Rexam sells glass business

Rexam, the global consumer packaging company and the world’s leading beverage can maker is to sell its glass business to Ardagh Glass Group plc for £660m (£449m). The transaction is conditional on competition authority approvals in Germany and Poland. In 2006, Rexam Glass, which employs 3,600 people and focuses on the north European market, reported […]

Meltdown in UK packaging manufacturing

Alcan is proposing to close its UK factory based in Somerset with the loss of 220 jobs. The company has fourteen sites based in the UK. The Somerset site produces paper, foil and plastic film for cartons and pouches. Peter Ellis Amicus national officer for the paper and packaging sector said,“We are extremely disappointed that […]

Coca-Cola goes green

The Coca-Cola Company has released its third annual report on the environment detailing gains in water, packaging and energy efficiency. The 2004 study details progress in company and bottler operations that improved water use ratios, increased energy efficiency and improved recycling efforts. “This report shows that we are serious about our commitment to the environment, […]

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