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Novelis introduces 90% recycled aluminum can

BY Jason Owen

ATLANTA — Novelis today announced the commercial availability of a high recycled-content aluminum designed specifically for the beverage can market.

With a minimum of 90% recycled aluminum, the Novelis Evercan aluminum beverage can body sheet will allow beverage companies to deliver soft drinks, beer and other popular beverages in a low-carbon footprint consumer package.

"We are excited to be able to deliver yet another tangible result of our commitment to sustainable aluminum product innovation," said Phil Martens, Novelis president and chief executive officer. "Our Novelis Evercan high-recycled content beverage can body sheet, backed by the industry’s first independent certification program, represents tremendous progress in sustainable consumer products packaging. As the world’s leading supplier of aluminum beverage can sheet, this is an important step toward delivering on our ultimate vision of an aluminum can with up to 100% recycled content."

The Evercan is the industry’s first independently certified, high-recycled content aluminum, the company stated.

Novelis Evercan aluminum sheet has been certified for high-recycled content by SCS Global Services, a trusted leader in third-party environmental, sustainability and food quality certification, auditing, testing and standards development. Novelis is initially offering aluminum can body sheet guaranteed to contain at least 90% recycled content. When combined with the can end made of a different alloy during the can making process, the new Novelis Evercan will enable beverage companies to market their beverages in standard 12-oz. aluminum cans certified as made from a minimum of 70% recycled content. The Novelis Evercan aluminum beverage can body sheet is commercially available now in North America and Europe and will be available worldwide later this year.


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Gojo launches ‘Tough Job – Sweet Deal’ sweepstakes

BY Alaric DeArment

AKRON, Ohio — Hygiene products manufacturer Gojo Industries is sponsoring a special promotion targeted at people that really get their hands dirty at work, the company announced.

Gojo announced the "Gojo Tough Job. Sweet Deal. Giveaway" contest and sweepstakes, which started Wednesday. The contest is designed to appeal to people working in jobs that require them to regularly use industrial and automotive hand degreaser and other hand cleaning and conditioning products.

"One of the great things about our customers is they don’t mind getting their hands dirty in accomplishing big things in their tough jobs," said Gojo Tough Soils market manager Jim Brown. "They rely on Gojo industrial and automotive hand degreaser and conditioning products. Our Tough Job – Sweet Deal Giveaway is a way for us to acknowledge our customers’ strong work ethic and reward some of them for sharing their experiences with us via photos and videos."

Entrants are eligible to win a trip for two to the 2014 Daytona 500, 2013 World Series Game 3 or 2014 BCS Championship game. Entrants must submit either a photograph or video through the entry form online or a photo through Instagram at #GOJOToughSoils.

 

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More than 80% of mothers regularly experience pain, survey finds

BY Alaric DeArment

STERLING, Ill. — The vast majority of mothers experience pain throughout their bodies, according to a new survey.

The survey, commissioned by electric massager maker Wahl Clipper Corp. and conducted by Harris Interactive, found that 84% of mothers experience pain. This includes 80% who experience lower back pain, 76% with shoulder and neck pain, 70% with upper back pain and 65% with joint pain. The survey included 2,000 men and women, including 300 mothers with children younger than 18, who were asked about their pain and how they cope with it.

"As a mom, it’s easy to just accept that pain is part of the job," Wahl massager division product manager Jenny McLaughlin said. "As a leader in pain management, we’re committed to developing new and better tools that can help those in pain, including moms, manage it more effectively from the comfort of their own homes."

The survey found that while the majority of mothers experience pain, they’re 10% more likely to have it in the upper back and 3% more likely to have it in the lower back, neck and shoulders, and almost 25% are more likely to experience it at least once a week. The company said this may account for why they’re more willing to do something to treat their pain; 70% said they treat it with medication, 43% use hot-cold treatments and 27% use massage therapy. Wahl’s products include the Hot/Cold Massage Gel Pack and the Hot/Cold Therapeutic Massager.

A 2012 survey of 1,000 mothers of children, conducted by Opinion Research Corp. and commissioned by the company, found that the average mother spends nearly 40 hours per week transporting children, cooking, cleaning and running errands, while 72% of mothers also work or volunteer.

 

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