Processing & packaging

Ball to close can plant

Ball to close can plant

A decline in demand for three-piece metal welded food cans has
forced US-based packaging group Ball to close one of its production
facilities in Arkansas and transfer production to another nearby
site.

Ardagh redefines itself

Ardagh redefines itself

Ireland-based Ardagh has said that it intends to demerge its Glass
Container Businesses into a new entity - Ardagh Glass Limited - a
move aimed at providing greater opportunities for future
acquisitions.

Astrapak profits soar

Astrapak profits soar

Significant investment by South African packaging group Astrapak
has helped the company's revenue climb a staggering 65 per cent in
the six months to August, CE Ray Crewe-Brown announced yesterday.

Pepsi dispute settled

Pepsi dispute settled

Pepsi-Cola North America (PCNA) and Marion Pepsi-Cola Bottling said
on Thursday that they have reached an agreement to settle legal
action, pending since June 1999, involving the two long-time
business partners.

Ball to web cast 3Q earnings

Ball to web cast 3Q earnings

Ball Corporation will release its third quarter 2002 earnings on
Thursday 24 October before trading begins on the New York Stock
Exchange. At 9am US Mountain Time, Ball will hold its regular
quarterly conference call on the company's...

Glass recycling plant opens

Glass recycling plant opens

United Glass has officially opened its glass recycling centre in
Alloa, Scotland. The £1.3 million (€2m) project was funded by an
investment of Packaging Recovery Note money to construct the
processing plant and a new visitor centre.

Fruitier PET

Fruitier PET

Procomac, the Italian-based provider of beverage filling lines, has
developed a method to bottle fruit nectars and juices in PET
containers using aseptic processing systems.

Grafobal boosts profit

Grafobal boosts profit

Grafobal Vilnius, one of the leading paper and paperboard packaging
manufacturers in Lithuania, has reported a strong rise in earnings
for the first six months of the year.

New technology for PET

New technology for PET

Graham Packaging Company, a global designer and manufacturer of
customised blow-moulded plastic containers, is using its newly
developed proprietary Active Cage technology to produce two new PET
plastic (polyethylene terephthalate)...

Strong outlook for Rexam

Strong outlook for Rexam

Rexam, the global food and beverage packaging manufacturer, has
boosted longer-term confidence within its sector after chairman,
Jeremy Lancaster, made positive comments about its outlook for
future trading during the annual general...

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