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Aerosol can production up in Europe

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Output of the aerosol canmaking industry in Europe increased by 1.83 percent year-on-year to 5.52 bi... Read more

Pakistan’s first D&I drinks can plant planned

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Investment plans for a canmaking plant that will serve the Pakistan and Afghanistan drinks markets h... Read more

Cut backs for Ball’s Oakdale food can plant

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Ball is to scale down its canmaking operations in California following an announcement by ConAgra Fo... Read more

Milkshakes promoted by the Amazing Spider-Can

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Russian milkshake manufacturer Alcon Group has teamed up with canmaking firm Rexam to produce a rang... Read more

Japan’s Toyochem expands in S E Asia

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Canmaking coatings supplier Toyochem, part of the Japanese Toyo Ink Group, opened last month two new... Read more

Crown’s 360 End makes canned beer topless

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Topless beer drinking will be on offer next week at the National Football League opening home game f... Read more

Cans are key to cocktail relaunch

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Once only available in US restaurants, the popular Shirley Temple non-alcoholic cocktail has been re... Read more

Texan brewer goes large with multi-pack

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Texas-based craft brewer Austin Beerworks has introduced what may be the largest beverage can multi-... Read more

Incinerator ash to boost UK aluminium recycling

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The UK’s aluminium can recycling rate is set to rise when the metal recovered from incinerators is i... Read more

Green energy recognised at London canmaker

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A British canmaking factory has been shortlisted for an award that recognises its investment in rene... Read more

Strong growth for canned food in Turkey

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With the canned food market in Turkey showing strong growth, Crown Food Europe is planning to showca... Read more

Empty cans pay for burgers in Sweden

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McDonald’s is attracting younger customers in Sweden by letting them pay for burgers with used cans.... Read more

Sales rise as Ardagh Group expands

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Sales in the canmaking operations of Ardagh Holdings grew by 2 percent in the three months to the en... Read more

Last chance to enter the Cans of the Year Awards

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Registration to the canmaking industry’s Cans of the Year Awards closes in the next few days.The Can... Read more

Crown to buy Heineken’s Mexican packaging unit

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Crown Holdings will significantly increase its share of the North American beverage canmaking indust... Read more

Global can market to grow by 3 percent a year

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A market analysis forecasts that the global food and beverage can sector will grow at an annual comp... Read more

Safety first for auto pail closing system

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Manufacturers that use steel pails are the target for an automatic sealing system for the clamping r... Read more

Aluminium packaging recycling association turns 25

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The UK’s Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro) is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Th... Read more

Largest ever aluminium recycling site to open

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Leading supplier of aluminium coil for canmaking plants, Novelis will inaugurate the world’s largest... Read more

Production line upgrade for China’s Rongxin

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Chinese beverage can manufacturer Rongxin Packaging has upgraded its canmaking line at Guangzhou usi... Read more

Trend to canned craft beer expands in UK

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Another British craft brewer has joined the growing trend to use cans with London-based Fourpure Bre... Read more

UK store chain limits alcohol content in cans

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The canmaking industry has welcomed recent moves by supermarkets in the UK to limit the amount of al... Read more

Customer insight at The Canmaker Summit

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Packaging consultant Yen Heng Boon will be sharing with delegates at The Canmaker Summit his views o... Read more

Awards for Ball in US and Europe

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Canmaking firm Ball and its European division Ball Packaging Europe have both been honoured with awa... Read more

Expansion at Kurdistan’s first beverage can plant

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Doubling of capacity at Kurdistan’s first beverage canmaking plant to meet local demand continues de... Read more

Recycling centre and coating line expanded

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Novelis, a supplier of rolled aluminium products to the canmaking industry, has commissioned its new... Read more

Iconic coffee can recreated by Crown

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Coffee brand French Market has worked with canmaking firm Crown Food Packaging North America to rela... Read more

New operations VP for Rexam in Europe

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Jason Ramskill has been appointed vice president of operations at Rexam’s European beverage canmakin... Read more

US data charts canmakers’ rising productivity

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A comprehensive economic breakdown of America’s canmaking industry shows how its shipment values hav... Read more

Brazil’s drinks can sales to decrease markedly

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Brazil’s weak macroeconomic environment is forecast to drive down sales of beverage cans significant... Read more

Cans are part of the future circular economy

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Canned foods are found in 99 percent of grocery shoppers’ baskets, according to a report from Kantar... Read more

Korea's Dongwon wins race for Techpak

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South Korean canmaking specialist Dongwon Systems is to buy domestic canmaker Techpak Solutions, whi... Read more

Canmaking sales up in 2Q for BWAY

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Higher manufacturing and plant realignment costs eroded gross profits in BWAY's canmaking business i... Read more

First-half canned drinks boost for UK market

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Warm weather and sporting events helped boost demand for drinks cans in the UK by 7.1 percent in the... Read more

World Cup boosts sales at Novelis

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World-leading supplier of aluminium coil to the canmaking industry, Novelis shipped 770,000 tonnes o... Read more

Novaes succeeds Lopes at Crown in Brazil

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Djalma Novaes Júnior has been appointed president of canmaking firm Crown Embalagens in Brazil and s... Read more

Merger proposal for Nampak in Zimbabwe

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Nampak, South Africa's leading packaging and canmaking firm, is aiming to consolidate its business... Read more

Hunt for beer begins with can design launch

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Denver Beer Company (DBC) is offering a prize of a year’s supply of beer as part of a promotional ca... Read more

Russia’s Arnest starts up aerosol can line

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Russia’s largest manufacturer of cosmetics and household products in aerosol cans, OJSC Arnest, has ... Read more

Sprimag inaugurates new assembly hall

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German canmaking equipment manufacturer Sprimag recently showcased its redesigned HIL-34 machine for... Read more

Brewer comes of age with canned beer

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A craft brewer based in Texas has teamed up with the canmaking industry to help celebrate its 18-yea... Read more

Canmakers to expand in speciality cans

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First reported in the June issue of The Canmaker magazine, Ball Packaging Europe today issued a pres... Read more

General line can shipments rise in the US

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Shipments in the US of general line cans used for products such as paint, varnish and automotive art... Read more

Full-scale launch for canned barleywine

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A Colorado craft brewer has teamed up with the canmaking industry to produce the first barleywine – ... Read more

Canned infant food growing in China

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The infant food market in China is providing the canmaking industry with an opportunity for growth, ... Read more

Delaware brewer latest to join craft can trend

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Another member of the US craft brewing sector has sourced packaging from the canmaking industry afte... Read more

Ball promotes cans at Serbian beer festival

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The largest beer festival in south-east Europe, due to take place for five days from 13 August, will... Read more

Mexico’s La Costeña buys Faribault Foods

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Mexico-based canmaking and canning company La Costeña has acquired fellow US bean and vegetable cann... Read more

Metal packaging top choice for craft beer

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Craft brewer Burnside Brewing Company has chosen cans for its first expansion into single-serve pack... Read more


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Sustainability targets set for canmaker Rexam

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Friday, 19 September 2014

Canmaking firm Rexam has updated its sustainability aims, including commitments to reducing the overall carbon footprint of its beverage cans. ...Read more







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From canning to end making

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Wednesday, 13 August 2014

China's Xiamen Baofeng is planning to become the world's leading manufacturer of aluminium ends for beverage ...Read more

Canmaking's road to China

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Wednesday, 13 August 2014

With Cannex, the world trade show for metal packaging, being held in China on 1-4 June 2015, Mónica Higuera talks to local industry ...Read more

Happy 50th birthday to the D&I drinks can

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Thursday, 20 February 2014

The two-piece drawn & wall-ironed (D&I) drinks can was first produced commercially 50 years ago in March 1964, reports John Nutting, who charts its development and impact on the metal ...Read more

Bryan Donkin, the world's first canmaker

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Tuesday, 10 September 2013

2013 marks the 200th anniversary of the first canmaking and canning plant being established and Bryan Donkin helped make it happen. Many people contributed to the development of preserved foods in th...Read more


Sustainability targets set for canmaker Rexam

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Friday, 19 September 2014

Canmaking firm Rexam has updated its sustainability aims, including commitments to reducing the overall carbon footprint of its beverage ...Read more

Tobacco tin range launched by Hoffmann

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Friday, 19 September 2014

Switzerland-based canmaking company Hoffmann Neopac has launched a range of decorative tins designed for shisha tobacco ...Read more

Novelis partners with World Wildlife Fund

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Friday, 19 September 2014

The leading supplier of aluminium coil for canmaking plants, Novelis is the first metals company to join the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)’s Climate Savers programme that encourages companies to reduce their ...Read more

Ball to expand aerosol canmaking in US and India

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Thursday, 18 September 2014

Canmaking giant Ball Corporation is planning to expand its production of impact-extruded aluminium aerosol cans into the US and India. ...Read more


Tinplate rules with an invisible seam

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Wednesday, 13 August 2014

The Adidas toiletries brand owned by Coty has switched back to using tinplate aerosol cans largely as a result of a canmaking design change that improves their appearance, making them ...Read more

Asian canmaker orders Schuler conversion press

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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

An Asian canmaking firm has ordered a high-output beverage end press that is the result of collaboration between Germany's Schuler and Japan's Showa Machine Tool Co. The Smartline SA-S press converts ...Read more

Positive charge improves pin chain life

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Tuesday, 18 March 2014

An electrostatic lubricator for the chains used in beverage can pin ovens is expected to extend chain life and reduce the amount of oil mist that contaminates the cans. Launched by ...Read more

New range of seamers from PSAngelus

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Tuesday, 4 March 2014

A completely new range of can seaming machines that addresses the most pressing issues faced by food and drinks canning operations will be launched next month (April) by PneumaticScaleAngelus (PSA). The ...Read more

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