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European steel packaging recycling rate hits all-time high

European steel packaging recycling rate hits all-time high

May 13, 2015 No Comments »

New figures have revealed that 2013 was the best year ever for steel packaging recycling in Europe. Read More »

Indie beer can advice website launched

Indie beer can advice website launched

May 8, 2015 No Comments »

The Can Makers has been unveiled the Indie Beer Can Advice website to help firms exploring the opportunity to put their product in a canned format. Read More »

Coca-Cola begins high-speed canning line at Sidcup plant

Coca-Cola begins high-speed canning line at Sidcup plant

April 29, 2015 No Comments »

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has begun operating a new £16.6m high-speed canning line at its Sidcup site. Read More »

Rexam reports European growth in first quarter

Rexam reports European growth in first quarter

April 28, 2015 No Comments »

Beverage can maker Rexam has said that volume growth has been strong in Europe during the first quarter of 2015. Read More »

GCS launches new anti-counterfeit closure

GCS launches new anti-counterfeit closure

April 23, 2015 No Comments »

Global Closure Systems (GCS) has launched a high quality security standard closure for the spirits market. Read More »

Record year as European can sales grow 4% in 2014

Record year as European can sales grow 4% in 2014

April 17, 2015 No Comments »

European can sales posted a record year in 2014, with total fillings rising by 4% to almost 63 billion cans. Read More »

UK Aerosol sector grows for fourth successive year

April 17, 2015 No Comments »

The UK aerosol sector has grown for the fourth year running, with personal care and industrial sector registering high growth figures. Read More »

Coca-Cola to invest £66m and announces university partnership

Coca-Cola to invest £66m and announces university partnership

March 27, 2015 No Comments »

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) is to invest £66m into its operations this year, topping the £1m a week it injected in 2014. Read More »

Coca-Cola trials unified can designs in Spain

Coca-Cola trials unified can designs in Spain

March 10, 2015 2 Comments »

Following Coca-Cola Great Britain’s unification of its Coke variants, the soft drinks giant is trialling a different ‘new look’ in Spain. Read More »

Alupro welcomes Can-Pack UK

Alupro welcomes Can-Pack UK

March 9, 2015 No Comments »

The Aluminium Packing Recycling Organisation (Alupro) has announced that Can-Pack UK has become its newest member. Read More »

Coca-Cola Great Britain to unify portfolio under “one brand”

Coca-Cola Great Britain to unify portfolio under “one brand”

March 5, 2015 1 Comment »

Coca-Cola Great Britain (CCGB) has announced that it will be unifying the Coca-Cola portfolio of products under a new “one brand” strategy. Read More »

Rexam confirms £4.43bn bid from metal packaging giant Ball

Rexam confirms £4.43bn bid from metal packaging giant Ball

February 20, 2015 No Comments »

Ball Corporation and Rexam have announced the terms of a recommended offer by Ball to acquire Rexam in a cash and stock transaction. Read More »

UK drinks can market grows to 9.8bn in 2014

UK drinks can market grows to 9.8bn in 2014

February 18, 2015 No Comments »

Drinks can deliveries reached 9.819 billion in 2014, up 2.4% on 2013, giving a timely boost to metal can packaging. Read More »

Crown to make new investment in closures at Polish site

Crown to make new investment in closures at Polish site

February 10, 2015 No Comments »

Crown Bevcan Europe & Middle East is investing in a new manufacturing line in Poland to produce 200 diameter (50mm) ends. Read More »

Metal giant Ball in takeover talks with rivals Rexam

Metal giant Ball in takeover talks with rivals Rexam

February 6, 2015 No Comments »

Metal can making giant Rexam has admitted that it is in discussions over a potential takeover bid from rival Ball Corporation. Read More »