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
- Closures & crown corks
- Food cans
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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 Reports on High Levels of Zinc in Canned Food are Based on Flawed Data
Recently there have 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 scient ...
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 ...