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Nov 30, 2020
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[Company News]
Nov 30, 2020
Unilever has announced the completion of the unification of its Group Legal structure under a single parent company – Unilever PLC. From 30 November, for the first time in history, Unilever now trades with one market capitalisation, one class of shares, and one global pool of liquidity, while also maintaining the Group’s listings on the Amsterdam, London, and New... [Read More]

[Product News]
Nov 27, 2020
Innosen has launched an upgrade of its IS415 Sheet Skew Measurement System to detect skewed or rotated metal sheets. The IS416 Sheet Skew Measurement System is now available to the market, as Innosen aims to ease canmakers’ troubles in detecting one of the most common issues in the industry – misaligned sheets. According to the firm, which specialises in sensors... [Read More]

[Company News]
Nov 24, 2020
VTW, a Vasantha Tool Crafts company, is building a new mould-making facility in Austria. The company, made up of former KTW employees with proven expertise in mould making, and India-based mould-maker Vasantha, will begin operations at the new 4,000 m2 state-of-the-art facility in spring 2021. Dayanand Reddy, founder and managing director of Vasantha, said: “This... [Read More]

[Company News]
Nov 23, 2020
PLZ Aeroscience Corporation (PLZ) has appointed Aaron M. Erter as the new president and CEO. The aerosol and liquid product manufacturing firm said Erter has proven leadership experience and a successful track record of growing manufacturing businesses. He succeeds Ed Byczynski, who served as the company’s president and CEO since 2009. Erter joins PLZ from the... [Read More]

[Sustainability News]
Nov 16, 2020
Clean Earth is expected to process around 13 million aerosol cans in 2020, breaking its previous record. Clean Earth, a major speciality waste company in the US, announced that its Aerosol Recycling System is expected to recycle 85% more aerosol cans than in 2015. Processing pressurised steel cans, aluminium cans, plastics, and glass, the company has already surpassed... [Read More]

[Company News]
Nov 10, 2020
Ball Corporation has reported strong third-quarter results. The firm reported, on a U.S. GAAP basis, its Q3 2020 net earnings stood at $241 million (€203 million), or $0.72 (€0.60) per diluted share, on sales of $3.1 billion (€2.61 billion), compared to $92 million (€77.7 million) net earnings or $0.27 (€0.22) per diluted share on sales of $3 billion (€2.53... [Read More]

[Product News]
Nov 10, 2020
The FEA Global Aerosol Awards 2020 winners have been announced. Despite the challenges surrounding COVID-19, the awards went ahead and, according to the European Aerosol Federation, the entries celebrated the “genius, creativity, and technical excellence” of the aerosol industry. Suppliers, fillers, brand owners, and retailers were encouraged to enter their innovative... [Read More]

[Company News]
Nov 9, 2020
Packaging dispensing solutions manufacturer PRECISION has announced the expansion of its production facility in Thailand is complete. Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Precision’s teams were able to stick to the original schedule to complete the expansion. The project was designed to optimise workshop layouts, increase the production capacities... [Read More]

[Product News]
Nov 9, 2020
Global lifestyle care brand, DFNS, based in the Netherlands, has partnered with Coster to use its innovative texture technologies. Coster’s bespoke actuators and overcaps were designed to suit DFNS’s brand for its new footwear care product. The actuators give a unique design and identity to the brand, with an ‘eye-catching effect’, making the product ‘impossible... [Read More]

[Other News]
Nov 5, 2020
The ADF&PCD and PLD Innovation Awards deadline has been extended to 27 November. The awards promote and reward the best launches of the year in the aerosol packaging, cosmetic, and premium drinks markets. A jury of packaging and cosmetics experts will study entries ‘from every angle’. Members of the jury include Unilever, L’Oreal, Chanel, Clarins, Pernod... [Read More]

[Company News]
Nov 4, 2020
Urs Hauser of Pamasol, also a representative from the Assoziation der Schweizerischen Aerosolindustrie (Switzerland), has been announced as the new president of the European Aerosol Federation (FEA). Hauser will succeed Gilles Baudin of L’Oreal, also a representative from the Comité Français de Aérosols (France), who has served as president of the FEA for two years. Hauser... [Read More]

[Other News]
Oct 29, 2020
thyssenkrupp Rasselstein has welcomed the EU Commission’s decision to temporarily approve the use of chromium trioxide for the production of rasselstein packaging steel. On publication in the EU Official Journal of 10/21/2020, thyssenkrupp’s products became subject to the following new review times for the use of chromium trioxide: approval for the passivation (treating/coating)... [Read More]

[Company News]
Oct 27, 2020
The CANsultants, a management consulting firm specialising in packaging, including aerosols, has announced a brand refresh. According to the firm, the new look and feel is reflective of the company’s professional evolution in service to clients. Co-founders John Adams and Scott Biondich have a collective 50 years of industry experience working for Alcoa, Anheuser... [Read More]

[Sustainability News]
Oct 27, 2020
Aluminium packaging recycling rates have surpassed 2020’s target, according to the UK Environment Agency. The figures show that in the third quarter of 2020, more than 42,265 tonnes of aluminium packaging were collected for recycling – an increase of 41% compared to the same period in 2019 and 4% higher than the previous quarter (40,653). To date in 2020, 119,198... [Read More]

[Features]
Oct 26, 2020
Damiano Marsilli, group commercial director at Coster, discusses the firm’s progress during the pandemic and introduces the company’s latest products. The situation for Coster, like many businesses, was challenging beyond anything we had previously witnessed. First and foremost, our primary concern was the safety and welfare of our colleagues and their families.... [Read More]


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