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Thai Union sees increase in profits due to increase in sales of canned goods

Thai Union Group have reported a net profit of THB 1,716 million in the second quarter, an increase of 1,440 percent compared to the reported net profit of the same period last year. Second quarter sales saw a 2.6 percent increase year-on-year to THB 33,051 million. Overall, the first six months of 2020 saw the…


Heineken UK eliminates plastic from millions of cans

Despite major operational obstructions caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Heineken UK have rolled out its innovative 100% plastic-free cardboard topper across thousands of UK retailers. The topper will feature on Heineken, Foster’s and Kronenbourg 1664 multi-pack cans before rolling out across its entire beer and cider portfolio. The company’s commitment to innovate sustainably during…

Alcoa announces agreement to extend consultation period regarding Spanish aluminium Plant

Alcoa announces agreement to extend consultation period regarding Spanish aluminium Plant

Alcoa have announced an agreement with the workers’ representatives for the San Ciprián aluminium plant in Spain to extend the deadline of the formal consultation period for collective dismissal to September 28, 2020. The agreement is endorsed by the national and regional governments and includes a process to evaluate a potential sale of the aluminium…


AkzoNobel makes waves in China with water-based renewal of major plant

AkzoNobel’s new Guangzhou plant will aim to meet the increased consumer demand for eco-premium water-based decorative paints in China, A huge automation upgrade will have it running at full production of exclusively water-based products. Guangzhou is the last of four decorative paint plants in China to completely switch to water-based products. State-of-the-art technology will increase…


ETMA announces winners of Tube of the Year competition

Sustainability, consumer-friendly solutions and innovative product ideas dominate this years themes The European tube manufacturers association (ETMA) have announced the winners of its annual Tube of the Year competition. Ordinarily the winners would have been chosen by a jury comprising people from ETMA’s member companies during the association’s annual general meeting however this was cancelled…


CANPACK begins production in the aluminium cans factory in stribro

CANPACK has started commercial production of aluminium beverage cans at its newly established factory in Stribro (Czech Republic). Just 10 months after the announcement of the investment, the first batch of cans was delivered to the client – Plzeňský Prazdroj brewery. Soon all brands of Plzeňský Prazdroj beer will be available in cans delivered by CANPACK in…


Hard Seltzers enjoy strongest ever sales over July 4th weekend

The hard seltzer market posted its strongest ever week in sales in off-premise retailers during the 4th July weekend according to data from market research firm Nielsen. Off-premise dollar sales of hard seltzers increased 134%, to $138 million, compared to the same one-week period a year ago, according to Danelle Kosmal, Nielsen VP of beverage…


Trivium Packaging chooses Shopfloor-Online MES software

Trivium Packaging has selected Lighthouse Systems Shopfloor-Online manufacturing execution system (MES) for the Company’s North American manufacturing operations in Roanoke, Virginia. The benefits of Shopfloor-Online to the Roanoke plant are: Have one place for all Quality related data. This will greatly reduce the time it takes to generate reports Dashboards on the shop floor for…


Ball signs agreements to strengthen 100% European renewable energy goals

Ball Corporation have executed two virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs) in Europe – one for the Corral Nuevo project with wpd and one for the Brattmyrliden project with Falck Renewables – for a total of 93.4 megawatts (MW) of additional wind energy. These agreements are a testament to Ball’s long-term commitment to achieve and maintain 100% renewable energy…


PPG INNOVEL non-BPA packaging coatings selected for China’s iconic JDB herbal tea

China’s JDB Group have selected PPG INNOVEL non-bisphenol A (non-BPA) coatings for beverage cans for its iconic Jia Duo Bao (JDB) herbal tea. The companies, along with JDB Group’s beverage can and end manufacturers, worked closely to select and test a coatings solution that met Chinese and international packaging standards for food contact materials to…

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