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Ball launches new aluminium can for Jimmy’s Iced Coffee in the UK

Ball Corporation has created a new aluminium recyclable 250ml can for the Dorset based UK beverage company, Jimmy’s. Replacing the cartons for recyclable cans helps to move Jimmy’s closer to achieving their environmental aim of removing all plastic from their packaging in 2020. The partnership between Ball and Jimmy’s  began  in 2019 with the launch……...


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UK manufacturing sector suffers worst slump in 8 years

UK manufacturing sector suffers worst slump in 8 years

The UK’s manufacturing output fell at its fastest rate since 2012 in March, data from HIS Markit/Cips purchasing managers’ index (PMI) has revealed. The COVID-19 outbreak has been blamed from the slump, causing broken supply chains and a significant decline in demand. The index fell to a three-month low of 47.8 in March, down from……...


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Hydro donates former employee quarters in Brazil for use as field hospital

The Albras aluminium plant, part of Hydro’s value chain in Brazil, has announced that they are to donate former employee quarters for use as a field hospital in the community of Barcarena. The nearly 4,000-square-meter building consists of 36 apartments with individual bathrooms, and common areas for laundry, cafeteria and bathrooms. The municipal administration will……...


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ACCC approves AB InBev’s proposed sale of CUB to Asahi

Anheuser-Busch InBev have been given the go ahead by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to sell its Australian subsidiary Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) to Asahi Group Holdings Ltd. Asahi Group have agreed to purchase CUB for 16 billion AUD, equivalent to approximately 11 billion USD. The nod from the ACCC is a……...


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Aluminum Extrusion Industry supports Aluminum Association and is ‘Ready to Assist’

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) have announced its support of the Aluminum Association’s statement that “local, state and federal governments must ensure that aluminium industry operations and employees are designated as ‘essential’ and exempt from any ‘shelter in place’ orders during the COVID-19 pandemic.” The AEC have asked that Trump administration put the aluminium industry to work……...


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METPACK 2020 Postponed – UPDATE

METPACK which was planned for the period from May 5 to 9, 2020 is being postponed and will take place at Messe Essen from February 23 to 27, 2021. The international trade fair will run parallel to interpack which is also being postponed. The decision was led by a general ruling issued by the City……...


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American Aluminum an Essential Industry in a Moment of National Emergency

The Aluminum Association have released a framework for policymakers developing economic stimulus and other programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The document – “American Aluminum Jobs: Essential to the Nation” – underscores the essential nature of U.S. aluminium production, fabrication and recycling and calls for a number of measures to support the industry during the ongoing public……...


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LATAMCAN 2021 – Change of dates

LATAMCAN have announced that due to the current pandemic, they have decided to change the original dates from March to April 21st – April 23rd. The committee made the decision to move the show dates in order to avoid clashing with Metpack who have also moved their show to next year. This, the organisers hope,……...


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BAMA Postpones Innovation Day

Although UK Government have yet to formally restricted large gatherings, a number of companies have restricted staff movements due to the COVID (19) outbreak. To ensure speakers, exhibitors and attendees get the maximum from the day, BAMA have taken the decision to postpone its 2020 Innovation Day. The event will now take place on Tuesday 7th July……...


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BREAKING: METPACK 2020 POSTPONED

Messe Essen have made the decision to postpone METPACK in light of the ever-evolving Coronavirus pandemic. The news comes after the state of North Rhine-Westphalia decided to postpone or cancel events with over 1,000 participants. Yesterday, Messe Düsseldorf also announced that they would postpone Interpack. It will now take place from 25 February to 3 March……...


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