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16 Oct 2019
--- Recycling rates for aluminum beverage cans in the EU, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland rose to a record high 74.5 percent in 2017, a 2.3 percent increase from 2016. Almost 31 billion cans were recycled in EU and EFTA... Read More
16 Oct 2019
--- As part of its greenfield project, Nigerian co-packer StrongPack has equipped its facilities with a total of four Sidel lines. After two years of development, the company’s operations now comprise a can line, two... Read More
04 Oct 2019
--- In industry news this week, materials science company Dow announced the development of a new resin made with 70 percent recycled plastic, called Dow Agility CE. The solution is the first post-consumer recycled (PCR) product... Read More
23 Sep 2019
--- UK-based Life Water has launched a sparkling version of its natural spring water in a matte black aluminum can, with a black colored shell and tab, produced by Ardagh. This complements its still water, released last year in... Read More
17 Sep 2019
--- In a “perfect marriage of modern and traditional,” Luxembourg-based Ardagh is supplying Austrian winery Weingut Johann Müllner with a slimline aluminum can for its “Kiss Me” Sauvignon white wine... Read More
11 Sep 2019
--- Coveris, an Austria-headquartered manufacturer of flexible packaging solutions, is expanding its range of products marketed as sustainable. Answering the demand for recyclable flexible packaging, Coveris is introducing... Read More
06 Sep 2019
--- In packaging news this week, butter brand Lurpak launched its first block packaging innovation since 1957. Known as “Butterbox,” the new design is a convenient reclosable box that addresses the consumer barriers... Read More
28 Aug 2019
--- Ball Corporation will be piloting its “infinitely recyclable” aluminum cups in the US. The cups were developed over the past several years as an alternative to plastic cups for use at home and in other areas... Read More
14 Aug 2019
--- Coca-Cola bottled water brand DASANI has announced a series of landmark sustainability moves, including the introduction of the HybridBottle. The HybridBottle is Coca-Cola’s first US pack to be made with a mix of 50... Read More
30 Jul 2019
--- Seventy-two percent of Brits would support a UK-wide deposit return system (DRS) for plastic and glass drinks bottles and aluminum cans, according to a Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) survey. This follows recent... Read More
30 Jul 2019
--- Ardagh has extended its range of can-design customizations with a new addition to its Coloured Tab and Shell portfolio: copper. The company notes that the copper color option is unique to Ardagh, offering customers the... Read More
25 Jul 2019
--- The UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has announced the results of its Resources and Waste Strategy for England consultations, including the proposed introduction of a plastics tax, Extended... Read More
23 Jul 2019
--- Ardagh Group has replicated the distinctive flutes of Jupiler’s glassware in an embossed can, providing an added functional benefit: the smaller surface area keeps the beer colder for longer. Ardagh reports that the... Read More
18 Jul 2019
--- B-Better, a water start-up brand from Unilever’s Future Platform, is launching a range of on-trend water beverages in SIG’s aseptic combidome bottle-shaped carton. SIG’s carton bottle is fully recyclable... Read More
16 Jul 2019
--- Ardagh has announced that it has entered into an agreement to combine its Food & Specialty Metal Packaging business (“Food & Specialty”) with the business of Exal, a leading producer of aluminum... Read More
09 Jul 2019
--- Aseptic packaging specialist SIG has become “the first in the industry” to produce cartons with ASI-certified aluminum foil. A start-up brand from Unilever’s Future Platform – B-Better – is set... Read More
08 Jul 2019
--- Liquid coffee extract producer Cafeahaus AG has launched Goldbrew – a ready-to-drink (RTD), cold-brewed coffee range in Ardagh’s 250ml slim can on the German market. The range includes “Goldbrew ginger... Read More
04 Jul 2019
--- Mexican beer brand Corona has created a prototype solution to the 17 million tons of plastic generated by beverage packaging each year – a screwable, stackable can. The Fit Packs have screw threads at the top and... Read More
03 Jul 2019
--- PepsiCo has announced that premium bottled water brand LIFEWTR will be packaged in 100 percent rPET and that bubly sparkling water will no longer be packaged in plastic by 2020. Bubly will instead be packaged in aluminum... Read More
02 Jul 2019
--- Luxembourg-based producer of glass and metal products Ardagh Group has launched a new slimline 187ml aluminum can, specially designed for wine and wine-based drinks. With its special design characteristics and unique sizing,... Read More
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