Ardagh Group partners Absolut Vodka for hydrogen-fired glass furnace

SWEDEN – Luxembourg-based packaging firm Ardagh Group has signed an agreement with Absolut Vodka for a partly hydrogen energy-fired glass furnace for large-scale production. The move is said to be the first-of-its-kind shift in the spirits industry and is intended to minimize the CO2 emissions from making Absolut’s bottles. Ardagh Group said the use of a hydrogen furnace is expected…

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Ardagh, Crown Holdings sponsors first global aluminum can sustainability summit

US – Ardagh Metal Packaging has partnered with Crown holding to sponsor the first global aluminum can sustainability summit in partnership with Can Manufacturers Institute and International Aluminium Institute. The Summit will bring together more than 100 leaders across the aluminum beverage can value chain with a focus on the decarbonization of aluminum production and global standardization of measuring recycled…

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Ste Michelle partners Ardagh’s ECO Series bottles to drive sustainability

US – US-based premium winery Ste Michelle Wine Estates has partnered with Ardagh Glass Packaging – North America, as part of its efforts to adopt sustainable glass packaging options. Under the collaboration, Ste Michelle Wine Estates will replace its traditional glass bottles with Ardagh’s ECO Series glass bottles. The company will Made of infinitely recyclable neutral and inert material, ECO…

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Ardagh Group awards AFRY engineering and consulting services contract

BRAZIL – Ardagh Group has chosen AFRY to provide engineering and consulting services for the new Ardagh Metal Packaging factory and new Ardagh Glass Packaging factory in Brazil. Under the contract, AFRY will be responsible for supply management for the new multi-line beverage can production factory and its detailed engineering services, and basic engineering services for the overall complex. AFRY…

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Ardagh secures planning approval for US$181M metal packaging facility in UK

UK – Ardagh Metal Packaging (AMP) has secured approval by the Antrim and Newtownabbey Council to construct a new £150 million (US$ 181.47 million) beverage canning facility at Global Point Business Park in Northern Ireland, UK. AMP plans to construct the 42,585 square meter factory, resulting in the creation of almost 200 jobs, at Invest Northern Ireland’s Newtownabbey location. The…

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Sales report for Q2 FY22 roundup: Sales increase for Smurfit Kappa, International Paper, Ardagh Metal, Graphic Packaging and SIG

GLOBAL – European and American packaging companies Smurfit Kappa, International Paper, Ardagh Metal Packaging, Graphic Packaging and SIG have registered sales growth in the second quarter of the financial year 2022. Smurfit Kappa registers 36% revenue growth for H1 2022 Irish corrugated packaging company’s earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) for the period were €1.17 billion (US$1.20 billion),…

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Ardagh Glass Packaging commissions US$95M expansion project in Gauteng

SOUTH AFRICA – Ardagh Glass Packaging – Africa has announced the commissioning of US$95 million (R1.5 billion) investments to expand its Nigel production facility in Gauteng, South Africa. The investment more than doubles the facility’s capacity to provide sustainable glass packaging to support its customers’ current and projected demand growth and has incorporated a new furnace and production lines. It…

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