After an overall satisfactory market development in the first half of 2020, the deliveries of aluminum tubes and, in particular, aluminum aerosol cans to the German market are now significantly declining.
Aluminium foil deliveries inside Europe stayed relatively strong thanks to more demand for some gauges used in packaging application, during the current pandemic. Exports continued to decline due to lockdowns in many economies and disrupted supply chains. Total deliveries were down 4.5% in Q2, compared to 2019, at 234,000 tonnes. The first six months of this year saw production fall 2.0%, to 476,000 tonnes, according to figures just released by the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA).
On September 8, 2020, Vladislav Shapsha, a Provisional Governor of the Kaluga Region, officially launched the plant for the production of sanitary tissue products of Arkhbum Tissue Group LLC (Vorsino industrial park, a subsidiary of Arkhangelsk PPM JSC, part of Pulp Mill Holding, the Austrian-German group).
Paulig aims to strengthen its position as a market leader of Tex Mex in Europe with a 45-million EUR investment into a new production facility in Roeselare, Belgium. The new factory, which would be built next to the existing facilities, will focus on producing tortillas and increase the company’s innovation capabilities. Paulig expects to start production in the new factory in spring 2022.
Think big – when it comes to reducing plastic packaging in food retail, the beverage sector holds the greatest potential. An innovation recently presented by Black Forest-based packaging specialist Karl Knauer KG and Krones AG, a system supplier to the beverage industry from Neutraubling, could revolutionise secondary packaging in the beverage segment.
East African specialty food company The Perennial Foods Group is set to launch its first branded product; the Kib herbal tea range, with brand and packaging design by London studio & SMITH.
Despite the COVID-19 crisis, the european tube manufacturers association (etma) held its Tube of the Year competition again in 2020. The winners are usually chosen by a jury comprising people from etma’s member companies during the association’s annual general meeting, but this had to be cancelled due to the corona epidemic.
With shops around the world wondering how to serve customers during the COVID-19 crisis, Breadblok, an organic bakery in Santa Monica, California, has worked with London design studio Charlie Smith Design to rapidly launch a new website following a revamped visual identity and packaging design. With this new site the family-run bakery aims to continue serving loyal and fresh customers throughout this crisis.
RB reveals its newly designed Air Wick Freshmatic Automatic Spray - the newest product from the trusted Air Wick brand that neutralises odours and fills homes with continuous fresh fragrance through regular sprays.
New research powerfully underlines the value that aluminum used beverage cans (UBC) bring to America’s recycling system. A study conducted by Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) for the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI), Aluminum Beverage Can: Driver of the U.S. Recycling System, found that the relatively high value of UBCs make them essential to the country’s network of material recovery facilities (MRF).