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Environment Secretary backs metal packaging recycling programme

Environment Secretary backs metal packaging recycling programme

April 23, 2014 No Comments »

Owen Paterson, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, has offered his support to the MetalMatters recycling communications programme as it launches three major campaigns in the... Read More »

Crown Holdings receives EU approval for Mivisa acquisition

April 16, 2014 No Comments »

Crown Holdings, Philadelphia-based manufacturer of consumer packaging products, has been given approval by the European Commission for its acquisition of Mivisa Envases, Spanish manufacturer of two- and three-piece food cans... Read More »

Indie Beer Can Festival launches for British brewers

April 11, 2014 No Comments »

The Indie Beer Can Festival, the first UK-wide search for the best independent beer in cans, has been launched by the Can Makers in partnership with the Society of Independent... Read More »

BAMA announces October dates of Aerosol forum and awards

April 11, 2014 No Comments »

The British Aerosol Manufacturers' Association (BAMA), is to hold its annual Forum on 16-17 October, with its Awards dinner on the evening of 16th October 2014, at The Belfry Hotel... Read More »

Smurfit Kappa launches flexible design for its Pouch-Up 3L

Smurfit Kappa launches flexible design for its Pouch-Up 3L

April 10, 2014 No Comments »

Smurfit Kappa has launched the Pouch-Up 3L with a generic design for the wine market, enabling brands of all sizes to try the new packaging in small quantities, without having... Read More »

Rexam starts construction work on new Swiss plant

Rexam starts construction work on new Swiss plant

April 4, 2014 No Comments »

Global beverage can maker Rexam has started construction of its new £115m plant in Widnau, Switzerland Read More »

Enval shortlisted for National Recycling Awards 2014

Enval shortlisted for National Recycling Awards 2014

April 3, 2014 No Comments »

Recycling and environmental technology developer Enval has been shortlisted for Team of the Year at the National Recycling Awards 2014. Read More »

BAMA appoints new chairman and vice chairman

BAMA appoints new chairman and vice chairman

April 1, 2014 No Comments »

The British Aerosol Manufacturers‘ Association (BAMA) has appointed Grant Coupland as its new chairman Read More »

Rexam hands out annual supplier awards

Rexam hands out annual supplier awards

March 27, 2014 No Comments »

Beverage can manufacturer Rexam celebrated its annual supplier awards last week with over 45 divisions vying for prizes Read More »

Rexam to sell closures division to Berry Plastics

Rexam to sell closures division to Berry Plastics

March 24, 2014 No Comments »

Global can maker Rexam has agreed a $135m (£81m) cash deal with Berry Plastics for its remaining Containers & Closures division Read More »

London school student wins aluminium packaging challenge

London school student wins aluminium packaging challenge

March 13, 2014 No Comments »

Ambre Bexter of Notting Hill & Ealing High School was announced as winner in the Packaging Recycling category of the 2013/14 Aluminium Design & Technology (D&T) Challenge. Read More »

Coca-Cola to spend £52m on UK operations as it reveals economic impact

Coca-Cola to spend £52m on UK operations as it reveals economic impact

March 6, 2014 No Comments »

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) is to invest £52m in its UK operations this year, ploughing money into its Wakefield and Sidcup manufacturing sites Read More »

Aluminium packaging sector exceeds 2013 recycling target

March 5, 2014 No Comments »

The Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (ALUPRO) has said it is satisfied the aluminium packaging sector has surpassed its recycling goal for 2013, recovering 70,788 tonnes of aluminium, up 7,928 tonnes... Read More »

Rexam records small rise in full year profits and sales

Rexam records small rise in full year profits and sales

February 20, 2014 No Comments »

Metal can giant Rexam has reported a slight rise in full year sales and pre-tax profit Read More »

UK drinks can market tops 9.5bn

UK drinks can market tops 9.5bn

February 19, 2014 No Comments »

The UK drinks can market registered over 9.5bn empty can deliveries for the whole of 2013, up 2.2% on the previous year Read More »