With our newsletter, we aim to keep all our stakeholders up to speed on Metal Packaging Europe activities. You will find the latest updates on our projects, but also news from our partners and members.
- Beverage cans & bottles
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- Food cans
- General Line
Beverage cans & bottles11/09/18
A revolution for the wine industry?
Who would have thought that the noble wine industry would be so open to a revolutionary new concept in packaging, like wine in a can? Itâs true that wine in Europe has a l ...
Beverage cans & bottles23/08/18
More than a feeling
Itâs no secret that product packaging plays a huge role at the point of sale. Not just when it comes to brand recognition but also to stand out from the crowded retail shelf ...
Beverage cans & bottles01/08/18
Which beverage can sizes do Europeans prefer?
One of the many strategic options that beverage brands have elected has been to diversify the can sizes that they use so as to appeal to different target groups. Some can size ...
Beverage cans & bottles13/07/18
Sport Sponsorship: An excellent opportunity to connect with your audience
With the FIFA World Cup reaching its conclusion, we felt it was the right time to have a fresh view on whatâs happening in the world of Sports Sponsorships, particularly as ...
Beverage cans & bottles27/06/18
How to reach billions of football fans with a can
With the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia now in full swing, it is hardly surprising that many brands have decided to tap into the euphoria of the tournament. If you want to reac ...
Beverage cans & bottles15/06/18
All the advantages of the can in one infographic
Already recognised today, the can is most certainly the packaging of the future. In a world that is all about collecting and recycling, metal already has all the advantages. T ...
Food cans, News14/06/18
Metal Packaging Europe stars with Recycles Mark Canstruction at Alimarket
Together with Ardagh Group and seafood company Cofisa, Metal Packaging Europe showcased a brand new Canstruction at the Alimarket Food Conference in Madrid on June 13. The wal ...
Beverage cans & bottles17/05/18
Talks of the beverage industry
One can, different opinions. How is our sector evolving? What are the latest trends? How could brands be more sustainable? Metal Packaging Europe likes to stay on top of the h ...
Beverage cans & bottles, News26/04/18
The Recycles Mark, a universal logo to engage consumers in the recycling loop
The Recycles Mark has been developed to unify environmental messaging across rigid metal packaging throughout Europe. This mark is the one recycling mark for all metal packagi ...
Succesful AGM in Dublin
Succesful AGM in Dublin on April 12 & 13 The AGM has become a key date in membersâ diaries, resulting in a record attendance with 115 delegates from 21 countries. Besides t ...
Food cans, News18/04/18
Media retracts reports on Zinc in canned food based on flawed data
Recently there had been a number of media reports claiming high levels of Zinc in canned foods together with claims of adverse health effects. These were prompted by a scienti ...
Constellium and Novelis join Metal Packaging Europe
Metal Packaging Europe, the association bringing together European producers of rigid metal packaging and their supply chain partners, is pleased to announce that Constellium ...
Metal packaging in a true circular economy
Some things are forever... It is estimated that 80% of all metals ever produced, is still around today. That is because metals can be recycled over and over again without loss ...
Beverage cans & bottles03/04/18
A vending machine that calls you by your first name?
How the Internet of Things, and smart vending machines in particular, are redefining the beverage can industry.Â Have you ever slammed a vending machine because it swallowed ...
Beverage cans & bottles19/03/18
Can Collecting: How functional packaging can become a collector’s item
With 20 000 different cans of Coca-Cola in his collection, Davide Andreani is a Guinness World Record holder. He has designs from all over the world and every possible taste i ...
Food cans, News13/03/18
Metal Packaging Europe announces a European partnership with Canstruction
Metal Packaging Europe is delighted to announce that they have entered into a licence agreement with Canstruction, the successful US food charity based in Atlanta. Canstructio ...
Beverage cans & bottles07/03/18
Can logistics: lighter, greener and more efficient
The benefits of the beverage can are well established: lightweight, easily stackable, strong, ... The logistical merits are less obvious, but no less real: from delivery to fi ...
Beverage cans & bottles22/02/18
Shazam the can: Island Records brewing up innovation
Record label Island Records invented a Shazam-able can that links to several Spotify playlists with, of course, Island Record artists. Their Session IPAÂ picked up the Best In ...
Metal Packaging Europe talks circular economy at the Aerosol & Dispensing Forum in Paris
Metal Packaging Europe is again a sponsor at the Aerosol & Dispensing Forum (ADF), the prestigious annual global conference for the aerosol industry value chain. A key element ...
Beverage cans & bottles30/01/18
A poster boy for the craft beer industry
Marketing Case:Â Beavertown There are hundreds of craft beers in cans these days, and new brews are launched on an almost daily basis. This shouldnât really be a surprise, ...
Beverage cans & bottles23/01/18
Augmented Reality: How to bring your cans to life - quite literally!
Augmented Reality (AR) is one of the buzz words from the past few years. It allows you to add an extra dimension to your product. Cans have endless possibilities when it comes ...
Beverage cans & bottles21/12/17
5 things you didn’t know about cans (video)
We love cans, because they are small and you can take them with you any time. But thereâs more to the small drink container. It has five superpowers you probably didnât ev ...
Industry activities in October
Leading aÂ new initiative to address food waste with Canstruction Canstruction at Alimarket Food Conference in MadridIn 2017, Metal Packaging Europe began to work with Canstru ...
Beverage cans & bottles13/10/17
Arts and Craft beers make it big in cans
The remarkable story of how craft breweries stand out from the crowd with highly individual branded cans.Over the past few years, two things have become abundantly clear in th ...
Beverage cans & bottles26/09/17
Drinktec 2017: the best of the beverage can industry in Munich
From September 11 to 15, the Munich Messe was the venue for DrinkTec 2017, the world's largest trade fair for beverages. It was the perfect place to get a good overview of the ...
Looking back at Lisbon, looking forward to Dublin
Metal Packaging Europe is pleased to announce that its next Annual General Meeting will take place in Dublin, Ireland, on April 12thÂ and 13thÂ 2018. We look forward to welcom ...
Beverage cans & bottles07/08/17
Innovative Printing Techniques
New can printing techniques help brands make their mark. With production reaching an incredible 61 billion cans/year, the sheer size of the European beverage can industry sug ...
Beverage cans & bottles19/07/17
Trend spotted: Innovative drinks in a can
Cans offer many benefits: they cool rapidly when stored in a fridge, you can easily take them everywhere and you have the choice between a single serving can or a bigger-sized ...
Beverage Can Makers Europe and European Metal Packaging merge to form Metal Packaging Europe
Beverage Can Makers Europe (BCME) and European Metal Packaging (Empac) today announced that they have merged to becomeÂ Metal Packaging Europe. Together, they produce some 85b ...