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CPMC and Ma'aden to present at Summit

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Chief executive of CPMC Holdings, Zhang Xin, will be among the speakers at The Canmaker Summit which... Read more

Charitable water scheme moves into metal bottles

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CannedWater4Kids, an initiative which sells canned spring water to raise money for clean water progr... Read more

Crown promotes slimmer range of aerosol cans

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Canmaking company Crown Aerosol Packaging North America is promoting its slim, 45mm-diameter range o... Read more

CMB Engineering meets HM The Queen

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Management from UK-based canmaking machinery manufacturer CMB Engineering have been congratulated fo... Read more

Ball's Myanmar bevcan plant will be a JV

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Myanmar's first D&I beverage can plant will be a joint venture between Ball Asia Pacific and Japan... Read more

Metal food can margins rise at Silgan Holdings

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Despite a decline in volumes in the second quarter, US-based Silgan increased its margins and net pr... Read more

Ball employees support the needy in Colorado

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Colorado-based employees of canmaking firm Ball Corporation donated more than 22,000 pounds of canne... Read more

Can-Pack plans more expansion in Dubai

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Work has started to increase the capacity at Can-Pack's beverage canmaking plant in United Arab Emir... Read more

Upgrades for beverage can plant in Poland

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Europe's only independent beverage canmaking plant, Bagpak in Poland, is planning to increase its pr... Read more

Mivisa acquisition lifts Crown results in 2Q

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The acquisition of Spanish canmaking group Mivisa by Crown Holdings has already lifted the US-based ... Read more

VMI’s Auke Dalstra killed in Ukraine crash

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Auke Dalstra, financial chief at Netherlands-based VMI Group, which supplies ovens and washers to th... Read more

Beer can demand picks up in the US

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North America's canmaking industry shipped 240 million more beer cans in the second quarter of 2014 ... Read more

Strike disrupts Nampak food can deliveries

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Deliveries of cans to food canners are being disrupted by a national metal workers strike that has... Read more

More specialist metal printing capacity in Korea

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A Korean metal printing firm is increasing its capacity to supply customers in the canmaking indus... Read more

Qualification trials for Saudi canstock under way

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Saudi Arabia’s Ma’aden Aluminium has unveiled the first production-grade aluminium coil for canmakin... Read more

Nampak targets African markets for expansion

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South African canmaking firm Nampak has identified Nigeria, Ethiopia and Ghana as markets where it i... Read more

World Cup drinks can boost in Brazil

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The beverage canmaking industry in Brazil was boosted by more than one-third by the FIFA World Cup, ... Read more

Stolle acquires punch and die manufacturer

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Stolle Machinery has acquired Ultra Punch, an Ohio-based manufacturer of punch and die components us... Read more

Brazilian air in sardine cans

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Among the souvenirs that tourists returning from Brazil can now buy are lithographed cans of air tha... Read more

New tab design spreads its wings

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A new design of beverage can tab said to offer a more convenient opening process and potential for p... Read more

Coatings manufacturer plans Indian facility

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Inks and coatings specialist AkzoNobel is to construct a new production facility in India to serve t... Read more

Metal associations welcome EU waste policy review

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The Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging (APEAL) and the European Aluminium Asso... Read more

Skol Ice Pack for football World Cup tourists

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The latest campaign for Skol canned beer in Brazil is promoting a multi-pack made entirely of ice th... Read more

UK launch for spirited beer brand in cans

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Beer brand Amigos has worked with the canmaking industry to expand the reach of its tequila-flavoure... Read more

Investment for fancy can plant in China

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GM Metal Packaging, a Hong Kong-based manufacturer of fancy cans, is to install canmaking equipment ... Read more

Can collection record at Le Mans 24 Hours

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French drinks can recycling programme Chaque Canette Compte and its UK counterpart Every Can Counts ... Read more

Craft brewer pays tribute to US forces

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US craft brewer Rogue Ales & Spirits has paid tribute to the American Armed Forces with a special-ed... Read more

Coke cans play the name game again

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Coca-Cola’s UK ‘Share a Coke’ campaign, which features cans decorated with a wide range of first nam... Read more

Coke aims bottles at World Cup fans

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Fans of the eight quarter-final FIFA World Cup soccer teams in Brazil are being offered specially-de... Read more

Beer cans that honour fallen heroes

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Craft beer that delivers a message of gratitude for the sacrifices made by the US military has been ... Read more

Sustainability theme for Empac web site

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Empac, European Metal Packaging, the Brussels-based association that brings together canmaking firms... Read more

Aerosol can fillings stable in the UK

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Following two years of strong growth, the filling of aerosol cans in the UK was stable in 2013, acco... Read more

Advances in multiple can design technology

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Rexam has further developed its Editions technology, a process which enables the canmaking company t... Read more

Recycling association honour for Rexam

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Canmaking firm Rexam has been named the winner of a 2014 Excellence in Recycling Award by the Illino... Read more

Crown’s new report highlights food can benefits

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Crown Holdings has published its second Sustainability Report that recognises the company’s culture ... Read more

Fresh look at steel packaging

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The Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging (APEAL) has launched a video to support... Read more

Sleek cans help promote health awareness

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A 'natural' energy drink that was created in partnership with the US National Breast Cancer Foundati... Read more

Crown moves to new plant at Liverpool

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Crown Aerosols and Speciality Packaging has relocated its Aintree canmaking operations in the UK to ... Read more

Plant in China to supply herbal tea giant

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China's latest D&I beverage canmaking project is in a plant in Guangdong province that will supply t... Read more

Impacta supplies official World Cup bottle

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Brazilian monobloc canmaking company Impacta is one of the manufacturers of Budweiser’s limited edit... Read more

Extended deadline for Cans of the Year entries

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Canmaking companies are invited to continue submitting their best metal packaging into the 2014 Cans... Read more

Spirits high as Rexam lifts World Cup cans

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Whiskey brand Jim Beam is helping German football fans to celebrate the FIFA World Cup currently tak... Read more

Two more canmakers join the IPA

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Membership of the International Packaging Association (IPA) is on the increase with Spain's Auxiliar... Read more

Aluminium summit kicks off in Germany

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The German Aluminium Association (GDA) meets today in Essen for its third GDA Sustainable Aluminium ... Read more

Torrent One washer purchased by Rexam

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The first Torrent One can washer from UK-based Greenbank Technology has been successfully bought off... Read more

Craft brewer gets its claws into cans

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Michigan-based craft brewer Griffin Claw Brewing Company has begun filling four of its core beer bra... Read more

Buyer for Crown's food can plants in Spain

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A Venezuelan packaging group has acquired the canmaking plants that were required to be divested by ... Read more

Recycling organisation gets canmaker backing

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Canmaking company Ball has joined The Recycling Partnership, an organisation with the aim of increas... Read more

Rexam chief heads La Boîte Boisson

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Santiago Millet, Rexam’s sales and marketing director, has been appointed president of La Boîte Bois... Read more


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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

Closing the loop

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Tuesday, 10 September 2013

An aluminium beverage can with 100 percent recycled content could be a sustainability game changer for drinks manufacturers. John Gardner* explains how it could be achieved   It may be overly aspirational ...Read more

Delivering innovation meets global demand

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Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Unprecedented growth in demand for beverage cans around the world requires a streamlined system for constructing manufacturing plants. Ron Ragan, director of business development at Roeslein & Associates, explains the ...Read more


Rexam beverage can volumes up 4 percent

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Friday, 1 August 2014

London-based canmaking company Rexam revealed this morning that it produced 4 percent more beverage cans in the first half of the year, driven by volume growth in western Europe and ...Read more

Canned beer competition announces finalists

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Friday, 1 August 2014

The shortlist of 12 finalists in the first Indie Beer Can Festival, a canned beer competition sponsored by canmaking industry body The Can Makers, has been an...Read more

Ball’s Q2 results exceed its expectations

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Thursday, 31 July 2014

Improving demand for drinks cans and the “excellent” performance of Ball Corporation’s global beverage canmaking business contributed to increased second-quarter profit and sales at the co...Read more

New fancy canmaking plant for China

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Thursday, 31 July 2014

A new canmaking plant for decorative and promotional tins will be inaugurated in October at Dongguan in China’s southern Guangdong ...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

Uprated range of welders from Soudronic

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Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Three-piece canmaking systems that produce in excess of 1,000 cans per minute will be shown soon by Swiss manufacturer Soudronic, alongside a range of more flexible medium-speed welders. Soudronic's high-speed Soucan ...Read more

  • Cans of the Year Awards 2013



o Crown Holdings 45.96 ▼0.59 (-1.27%)
o Ball Corporation 61.68 ▲0.42 (0.69%)
o Rexam GBX501.00 0.00 (0.00%)
o Silgan Holdings Inc 49.35 ▲0.13 (0.26%)
o Amcor Limited 38.44 ▼0.17 (-0.43%)

Crown Holdings

Company ID [NYSE:CCK] Last trade:45.96 Trade time:4:04PM EDT Value change:▼0.59 (-1.27%)

Ball Corporation

Company ID [NYSE:BLL] Last trade:61.68 Trade time:4:02PM EDT Value change:▲0.42 (0.69%)


Company ID [LON:REX] Last trade:GBX501.00 Trade time:5:11PM GMT+1 Value change:0.00 (0.00%)

Silgan Holdings Inc

Company ID [NASDAQ:SLGN] Last trade:49.35 Trade time:3:59PM EDT Value change:▲0.13 (0.26%)

Amcor Limited

Company ID [OTC:AMCRY] Last trade:38.44 Trade time:3:36PM EDT Value change:▼0.17 (-0.43%)

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