Happy 10th Birthday CannedWater4Kids
This year marks the ten-year anniversary of CannedWater4kids (CW4K), a small non-profit based in Wisconsin, US, who ensure all children around the world have access to clean, safe drinking water. It also marks the funding of the group’s 10th project to build wells in Zambia, Africa.
Ball Increases its Wind Power
Ball Corporation and One Energy Enterprises LLC have announced plans to build three more wind turbines at Ball’s Findlay, Ohio, beverage packaging plant. The three new turbines will join three similar turbines that have been in operation since December 2015.
Bill Coors Beer Pioneer Dies at 102
Bill Coors, former chairman of the Adolph Coors Company has died aged 102. A pioneer in the American brewing industry and former chairman of the Adolph Coors Company, Bill died peacefully at his home on 13 October 2018.
Roeslein Acquires MCS Technology of Dębno, Poland
Roeslein & Associates has completed the acquisition of MCS Technology, a fabrication and construction firm, located in Dębno, Poland. MCS was founded in 2015 by Jerzy Sroka and Tomasz Czechowski and works with some of the industry’s largest clients. Roeslein has been utilizing the services of MCS for several years on a variety of projects in the container manufacturing, packaging distribution, and petro-chemical industries.
Tata Steel Aims for Carbon Neutrality
Tata Steel’s European business has announced a partnership with leading chemicals company Nouryon and the Port of Amsterdam to develop the largest green hydrogen cluster in Europe with the aim of becoming carbon neutral by 2050.
Aluminium Drinks Cans Hits New Recycling High in Ireland
Repak, Ireland’s only government-approved not-for-profit packaging recycling scheme has announced that the official recycling rate for aluminium drink cans consumed in Ireland has risen from 54% in 2016 to 73% in 2017.
Future-Oriented Packaging Steel for Aerosol Cans at the FEA Global Aerosol Event
At the FEA Global Aerosol Event 2018 on 4 and 5 October in Düsseldorf, thyssenkrupp Rasselstein GmbH, a global supplier of high-tech packaging steels, and MAIKO Engineering GmbH, a specialist in tool and machine construction, will demonstrate thickness reduction potentials when using the new rasselstein® Solidflex packaging steel.
WaveGrip Perfect Fit for Royal Docks Brewery
Royal Docks Brewing Co. has increased its packaged beer output by using WaveGrip’s G1 Applicator and coloured carriers. The craft brewer is now consistently running at just over 50 cans-per-minute (cpm) to fit with the rest of its operation and restrictions on manpower after switching to its own canning line in 2017.
Sensory Analytics’ New SpecMetrix ACS-T34 System
Sensory Analytics has expanded its SpecMetrix ACS container coating measurement systems product line to include the SpecMetrix ACS-T34 System, a fully automated method for canmakers to measure all applied beverage and food container coatings with greater accuracy.