The Tin Packaging Market 2011-202103 Nov 2011 • by Natalie Aster
Visiongain sought opinion of a market provider of metal tinplate cans and end-making solutions. The company serving the global metal packaging and promotional markets focuses on production of tinplate containers and components.
They manufacture and supply stampings and components for the composite and tube winding packaging sector and ends, tops, lids and rings for the industrial tin container sector. They also manufacture a range of round and rectangular slip lid CD tins for major trade suppliers in the metal packaging market.
Cost Versus Recyclability
Visiongain: What would you say are the key trends and developments in the global metal packaging market and why?
A leading market expert: Increase in fuel costs and most importantly confusion concerning drivers that makes supermarkets choose their materials on basis of cost, products that can be recycled and light weighing. Metals clearly are the most advantageous for environmental sustainability but lose its battle to Tetra Pak on cost.
Ubiquitous Tetra Pak cannot be recycled which is why it ends up in a landfill site where all non-perishable waste is laid on the ground and covered with earth for nature to takes its course. However, as you might expect, total decomposition of Tetra Pak waste never happens as heaps and heaps of new waste is dumped every year in landfill sites. Local councils in the UK do not have facilities to recycle Tetra Pak due to its combination of paper and aluminium used.
A key development in the global packaging market is reduction in weight of metal cans. Continuous research and development in this area will result in lighter weighing cans which will further reduce the waste and increase its sustainability.
The Tin Packaging Market 2011-2021
Published: October 2011
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Perconal Care and Cosmetics Tin Packaging Submarket Forecast 2011- 2021($bn)
Source: Visiongain 2011
Ardagh Group is a leading packaging business operating 88 facilities in metal, glass and technology across 25 countries. The company employs 14,100 people and produces 25 billion containers a year. Ardagh Glass is the third largest glass packaging manufacturer in Europe with revenues of $1.7bn.
In January 2011, Ardagh Glass Group announced the acquisition of global metal packaging group Impress Cooperatieve U.A. for $2.4 bn from private equity firm Doughty Hanson. Impress was a global metal packaging company with annual revenues of $2.5 bn, operating 57 facilities in 22 countries across five continents and employing 7,500 people. It was a major player in the European, North American and Australasian markets.
The enlarged business will trade as Ardagh Packaging Group and will have annual revenues of more than $4.2 bn. The acquisition is conditional on EU and US competition authority approvals.
Ardagh Group has become a significant winner in two prestigious international awards for its innovative metal packaging. Its winning products were singled out for meeting specific customer requirements through technical excellence, with an emphasis on innovation, sustainability and cost effectiveness.
The company scooped the Technical Innovation category in Alufoil 2011 for its Deep Drawn End (DDE) development. Alan Moffat, packaging development manager at H. J. Heinz R&D, who chaired the panel of Alufoil judges, commented: “The technical concept of the end seal and the many ways in which it can be used offer numerous alternative markets for this interesting development.”
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