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CROWN: Combating Food Waste During the Product Development Phase

Crown have examined how working with packaging providers early in the product development process can help combat food waste. Crown have partnered with Dr. Lilly DaGama, a food waste consultant and founder of The Food Waste Doctor, to drill down into the food waste issue and discover where metal packaging can make an impact. The value of…


Production of aluminium aerosol cans only decreased slightly despite the corona crisis

AEROBAL have recorded a relatively moderate decline in the global production of aluminium cans of almost two percent for the first half of 2020 despite the corona pandemic. Compared to most other industrial sectors, the industry is still doing relatively well in a global comparison. That is why Gregor Spengler, Secretary General of AEROBAL, is…


Flint Group Packaging Inks announces the acquisition of Poteet Printing Systems LLC in North America

Flint Group Packaging Inks has announced the acquisition of Poteet Printing Systems LLC located in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.  The acquisition aligns with a key element of Flint Group Packaging’s strategy to grow not only organically, but also via acquisition. Poteet Printing Systems LLC manufactures and sells water-based inks for Flexographic applications to printersd converters…


Molson Coors to distribute La Colombe’s RTD coffee in US

Molson Coors Beverage Company has entered into an exclusive partnership with La Colombe, which will see it distribute the company’s ready-to-drink (RTD) coffee products across the US. The deal is the latest in a series of moves by Molson Coors to expand its business beyond the beer aisle since re-branding itself as Molson Coors Beverage Company. Just this month,…


European tube production defies corona crisis

Tube manufacturers in the European Tube Manufacturers Association (etma) have successfully braced themselves against the Covid-19 pandemic in the first half of 2020. While numerous industries and companies in Europe recorded double-digit sales declines, etma members increased their previous year’s result by 0.3 percent in the first half of 2020 despite the extremely difficult economic…


Alupro launches campaign to educate primary pupils about recycling

Alupro, the aluminium packaging recycling organisation, has announced the launch of its 2020 primary education programme. From Monday 28 September, schools across the UK and Ireland will be recruited to participate in the initiative, which aims to bring recycling into the classroom through science, art, design and PHSE. The anime-inspired Key Stage 2 (KS2) campaign…


Investing in aluminium packaging sorting and recycling pays off

Several speakers stressed the need to invest now into the Circular Economy, during the European Aluminium web workshop on investing in better collection and sorting of used aluminium packaging for recycling. A recent study by HTP1 performed for the Packaging Group of European Aluminium clearly demonstrates that it really pays off to invest in aluminium…


CANPACK’s QUADROMIX technology supports corporate social responsibility campaign

When the top beer company, Kompania Piwowarska decided to launch the second edition of their campaign to protect endangered species, they turned to CANPACK to produce a can which further served the cause. To visualise the scale of the threat to endangered species of the Białowieża Forest, Kompania Piwowarska replaced the image of European Bison…


Can metal packaging make a tangible difference to the issue of food waste? Crown Cork discusses.

According to the United Nations Environment Programme, one-third of all of the food produced in the world each year — more than 1.3 billion metric tons — is wasted, representing 3.3 billion metric tons in annual carbon dioxide emissions. In a new whitepaper, Crown have taken an in depth look at the challenges surrounding the…


Heineken enters hard seltzer market with new brand Pure Piraña

Dutch brewing company Heineken has announced the launch of its new hard seltzer brand, Pure Piraña. Produced with all-natural flavours, the Heineken hard seltzer brand will be initially available in Mexican and New Zealand markets. In Mexico, Pure Piraña will be available in three flavours including Grapefruit, Peach and Red Fruit flavours. In New Zealand,…

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