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Budweiser’s Save Pub Life scheme hits £1 million milestone

Budweiser Brewing Group’s Save Pub Life programme has hit its target pledge of £1 million in financial support, including gift card purchases and matched funding, to Britain’s pubs. The scheme remains open for pubs to sign up and for gift card purchases. Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I, launched Save Pub Life in March to provide urgent…


Canned Wine Competition expands to three days

The World’s 1st Canned Wine competition, in 2019, was so successful, it has now been expanded to three days this year, in order to make room for all of the entries. The competition will be held July 21-23, 2020 at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds in Boonville, California. All canned beverages that contain grape wine as…


Weak economic demand across Africa impacts Nampack’s results

Nampack’s 6 month results have revealed weak economic conditions and increased competition in key markets across Africa. Demand in South Africa was lower than expected over the festive season and weak economic growth continued into 2020. Bevcan Nigeria performed well initially, with good operating efficiencies and pleasing demand for the first quarter, despite a slowing…


Nearly half of parents shamed by their own children for bad recycling practices

A poll of 2,000 mums and dads of school-aged children found 41% believe it is their children who drive recycling and sustainability attitudes at home, thanks to the popularity of teenage environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg. 43% have faced a telling off from their offspring for not making more effort with the recycling – an average…


Tinmasters and fujifilm collaborate to bring inkjet benefits to metal packaging

Tinmasters have further demonstrated their commitment in order to reduce order sizes and decrease lead times by collaborating with Fujifim to bring inkjet benefits to metal packaging. Two years ago Tinmasters invested in a highly automated state-of-the-art Koenig & Bauer Metalstar 3 lithographic press to improve efficiency on shorter run sizes. However, the firm has…


Silgan Buys Albea’s dispensing unit, expanding closures business

Silgan Holdings Inc. have recently completed the acquisition of the Albéa Group’s dispensing business for $900 million. The acquisition is a strategic fit for the closures business and is likely to strengthen its position in the dispensing markets. Albéa’s dispensing business is the leading global supplier of highly-engineered pumps, sprayers and foam-dispensing solutions to major consumer…


Ardagh Group joins forces with The Naked Collective to launch new range of health drinks

A new range of premium health drinks from UK beverage company The Naked Collective, based on a ‘clean and simple’ philosophy, are to be launched in infinitely recyclable 33cl Sleek aluminium cans from Ardagh Group. Brewed from plants, vitamins and water – nothing else – The Naked Collective’s So-Beer non-alcoholic lagers and Mude isotonic drinks…


Sun Chemical and DIC Corporation acquire digital inks business from Sensient Technologies Corporation

Sun Chemical and its parent company, DIC Corporation, have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares of Sensient Imaging Technologies and certain other assets related to the production of inks. The transaction is expected to be finalised in the second quarter of 2020. The strategic investment in Sensient Imaging Technologies,…


CTI launches innovative solvent technology

Specialty inks that are popular among consumers for driving interest on packaging for beer, soda and candy are now feasible for fountain cups as a result of Chromatic Technologies’ new invention of solvent-specialty inks. CTI has invented a new suite of colour-change technologies using solvent inks, including thermochromic (temperature-activated), photochromic (sunlight-activated), glow-in-the-dark and reveal technology…


Ball to present at 2020 Deutsche Bank Global Industrials & Materials Summit

Ball Corporation have announced that their participation at the virtual Deutsche Bank’s 11th Annual Global Industrials & Materials Summit on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.  John A. Hayes, chairman, president and chief executive officer, is scheduled to speak at 2:15 p.m. Eastern time. Click here to listen to the presentation via the live webcast.  A replay of the presentation…


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