Welcome to December!

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We can’t quite believe that it’s December already, the last 11 months really have flown by and it almost feels as if we’re not quite ready for the festive period (especially in the UK where the sun is in short supply!). That being said, there are exciting things on the horizon, with more podcasts and features planned than ever before.

Showa Aluminum Can Corporation has entered into a series of definitive agreements to acquire the Aluminum Rolled & Extruded Products Business of Mitsubishi Aluminum Co., Ltd., a Japanese leading producer of diversified advanced materials, and all of the shares of Universal Can Corporation, which is engaged in the manufacturing of aluminium beverage cans, from its current shareholders Mitsubishi Materials and Hokkan Holdings Limited, a Japanese leading packaging group. Read more here.

Right in time for Thanksgiving, Lovers of canned cranberries found that they may have to be flexible and opt for fresh due to shortages of the cans used to transport the fruit, Ocean Spray Chief Executive Officer Tom Hayes told Bloomberg Radio. Find out more about the shortage here.

Flint Group Packaging Inks has revealed its new range of chlorine-free heat sealable coatings under the
NexisCode brand name. Launched in support of its overall sustainability vision of ‘supporting packaging markets with responsibly built products and sustainable solutions designed for circular economies’, the new portfolio is designed for a wide range of film, paper and aluminium packaging applications and is based on a number of binder technologies ensuring suitability no matter what substrate is used. You can read more about the new range here.

We’re currently working on pulling together our ‘Best of Canmaking News’, a collection of the top stories taken from 2021. It really is testament to the industry that collecting them has been quite a difficult job, there are just so many! Get in touch if you want to know more and if you’d like your own free copy!

We’ve built up an excellent team over the last couple of years with the pandemic giving us a really fantastic opportunity to find them. Hopefully next year you’ll get to meet some of them!

In the meantime, settle in with an ice cold (canned of course) beer, and have a read of some our latest stories or one of our podcasts which you can now find on our YouTube channel here.

 

Janis Osborn

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