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Ferment Brewing release year round beers in cans

Ferment Brewing has revealed its first-ever line-up of year round beers in cans — a selection of five fan favourite beers. The two newest-to-can offerings, 12° Pils and India Pale Ale, are also the first recipes Brewmaster Dan Peterson wrote for Ferment and remain his favourites. Joining them are three well-loved beers previously available as…


Heinz factory to get new ‘cookhouse’

The Heinz factory in Wigan, UK is getting a new ‘cookhouse’ where it can produce its famous beans, after city council approval. That means the old cookhouse facility, which is still in use and surrounded by scaffolding, will soon be finished. Reportedly, this poses a health and safety hazard, which is why an upgrade is…


Alcoa’s Portland Aluminium venture recognised by the ASI

Alcoa’s Portland Aluminium joint venture in Victoria, Australia, which Alcoa operates, has been recognised for its environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance by the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative. Both the smelting and casthouse operations at Portland Aluminium have earned ASI’s Performance Standard certification, which is the most comprehensive in the aluminium industry. The standard defines various…


CCEP Wakefield workers to strike over pay

Hundreds of workers at Coca Cola Europacific Partners’ soft drink plant in Wakefield, the largest in Europe, are set to strike in June over pay offers, Britain’s Unite union said on Thursday. The strike action will be for 14 days between June 8 and June 22, according to the union. “While Unite has chosen to proceed…


Keeping it in the Family: Joe McEachern, T.D Wright

The metal packaging industry is abundant with family run companies. Our new feature series ‘Keeping it in the Family’ shines a spotlights on those organisations and the benefits and challenges associated with working within them. For our first Keeping it in the Family feature, we spoke to Joe McEachern, CEO of T.D Wright. Joe talks…

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Novelis introduces roll forming development line

Novelis Inc., a leading sustainable aluminium solutions provider and the world leader in aluminium rolling and recycling, today announced the start up of its new roll forming development line. The new development line will help Novelis meet industry demand for a process that can produce large volumes of high-strength aluminium auto parts. Located at the company’s…


AkzoNobel launches bisphenol-free internal coating for beverage can ends

Can makers and coil coaters ramping up their bisphenol-free transition have a ready alternative in a new BPA-NI (Bisphenol A non-intent)* internal coating for beverage can ends, from AkzoNobel Packaging Coatings. As a BPA-NI coating, Accelshield 700 does not use BPA or bisphenol-based epoxies as part of its manufacturing process. It complies with both Food…


Busch Light announces third release of Corn Cans

Busch Light has announced its third annual release of Busch Light Corn Cans. The limited-edition cans honour and celebrate America’s farmers who work tirelessly to grow food for our communities, while raising awareness and funds for Busch Light’s long-time partner Farm Rescue, a non-profit organisation that provides critical aid to family farms in crisis. For…

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New VP of Digital at INX

Paul Edwards has been hired as the new Vice President of the Digital Division at INX International. A long-time and successful printing industry executive, he reports to President and Chief Executive Officer Bryce Kristo. Edwards joins INX after serving as the Vice President of Ink Technology at EFI since 2011. He directed a team of…


INCA Packaging expands sustainable aluminium solutions

Among its latest innovations, Inca Packaging has showcased its recent collaboration with Collistar for Puro lipstick at PCD Milan. The new packaging consists of a polypropylene base and cap, complemented by a refillable aluminium mechanism. The refill can be replaced indefinitely, generating a saving of more than 50% in plastic. At PCD Milan, Inca Packaging also presented a new version…


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