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Colored By INX Can Design Contest April 29 deadline nears

The clock is winding down on the entry deadline for this year’s Colored by INX Can Design Contest. Open to all brand owners, metal decorators, design agencies and marketers who used the INX Color Catalog to produce a commercial can design before January 1, 2024, all entries with the submission form, electronic design, and actual…

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Can Manufacturers Institute strengthens sustainability communications position with new Director of Communications

Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) President Robert Budway has announced Tim Ebner will join the association as Director of Communications. Ebner will lead CMI’s annual strategic process for all internal and external communications programs. He will develop communication programs to protect and promote the industry’s interests to ensure the metal can is recognised as the superior…


interpack advisory board confirms Markus Rustler as President

At the constituent meeting of the Advisory Board of interpack,  the Chairman and his two deputies were confirmed. The Advisory Board thus sends a clear signal of continuity and emphasises the importance of interpack’s close ties with the packaging industry. Representing the interests of the industry and acting as a driving force for innovation and…


Hydro Årdal opens new recycling unit with capacity to process 25,000 tonnes of aluminium annually

As part of its efforts to meet the demand for low-carbon aluminium in European markets, aluminium and renewable energy company, Hydro, has invested NOK 100 million in recycling technology in the casthouse at the Årdal primary aluminium plant in Norway. “The demand for low-carbon aluminium is increasing, particularly in the automotive industry. Thanks to the…


Molson Coors pledges £100m investment in U.K. capabilities

Molson Coors Beverage Company is set to invest more than £100 million ($126 million) in its U.K. business infrastructure over the next five years, the company announced this week. The investment allows the company to grow its brewing and packaging capacity at a time when the continued strong performance of its brands requires enhanced capabilities,…


AkzoNobel invests in Dutch research labs to continue innovating with impact

Two new research labs are being built by AkzoNobel at its Sassenheim site in the Netherlands to further propel the company’s pioneering product development. Work is about to start on building a technology centre for Powder Coatings, while a new polymer lab has just opened which will develop innovative resin technologies for all the company’s…


Industry insight: preparing for proposed EU packaging regulations

Steve Davis, global director of product management at Industrial Physics, discusses the development in EU packaging and waste regulations, and the potential consequences for can makers.   The topics of sustainability and waste reduction have been climbing the agenda across the packaging industry in recent years. However, in accordance with the EU’s objective to achieve…


INX invests in AI tech firm

INX has participated in a $28.5M Series B round of venture funding for Oden Technologies, led by Nordstjernan Growth. Flat Capital, Recurring Capital Partners, and almost all existing investors including Atomico and EQT Ventures, also participated in the round. Oden Technologies is a leading AI-powered analytics provider for manufacturing companies and is the fifth company…

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INX Color Catalog update provides more options for Craft Brewers Conference audience

INX International’s status as North America’s leading supplier of metal decorating ink for the 2-piece metal can market continues to grow ahead of the Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America, being held April 21-24 in Las Vegas at the Venetian Convention & Expo Center. A recent expansion to the INX Color Catalog now provides brand…


EU carbon tax may have “limited impact on domestic aluminium producers”

Rating agency Icra on Tuesday said that the proposed European Union’s carbon tax may have a limited impact on the domestic primary aluminium producers. The CBAM (Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism) or carbon tax (a kind of import duty) will come into effect from January 1, 2026. “The Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) ruling on exports…




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