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Craft beer cans augment the surfer lifestyle

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Southern California-based Saint Archer Brewing was founded by surfers and skateboarders, and their o... Read more

Aluminium aerosol can output tops 7 billion

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Worldwide production of aluminium aerosol cans grew by around 2 percent year-on-year in 2013 to top ... Read more

Wider applications for DSG's resealable Cap Can

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Canmaking technology combined with thermoplastic sealants that will enable drinks brand owners to of... Read more

Crown reaches labour agreement with union

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Workers at five of Crown's canmaking plants in the US have secured a multi-year labour deal with man... Read more

US canner Seneca Foods to take over Truitt Bros?

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One of the US's largest vegetable canners with its own canmaking operations, Seneca Foods, has acqui... Read more

New beverage can sales chief at Ball

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Ball Corporation's North American metal beverage canmaking business has a new vice president of sale... Read more

Novelis "disappointed" with LME ruling

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The world-leading manufacturer of aluminium canstock has reacted strongly to the result of a London ... Read more

New chairman for British aerosol industry group

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The British Aerosol Manufacturers Association (BAMA), which also represents the interests of compone... Read more

Work starts on Kenya's first bevcan plant

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Construction has started on Kenya's first two-piece D&I canmaking plant at Sultan Hamud, in Makueni ... Read more

Rexam breaks ground at Switzerland can plant

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Construction has begun at Switzerland’s first two-piece D&I canmaking plant, established by Rexam at... Read more

Kian Joo accepts $442m offer from Aspire

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Malaysia's largest canmaking company Kian Joo Can Factory has accepted a RM1.46 billion US$442m) tak... Read more

Cans get pulses racing in New Zealand

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New Zealand-based vegetable canner Wattie’s has launched a range of four canned pulse products, sold... Read more

Private equity firm buys Pride Engineering

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Chicago-based private equity investment firm May River Capital has purchased and recapitalized Pride... Read more

Name change for first bevcan plant in Kurdistan

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Kurdistan's first two-piece D&I canmaking plant, which started operations in January, has changed it... Read more

Rexam recognises its Suppliers of the Year

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Quaker Chemicals was awarded the Supplier of the Year accolade at canmaking firm Rexam's Supplier Aw... Read more

Canned wines match the best in bottles

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Award-winning French wines with the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée label are being launched in Germ... Read more

Ball Corporation’s Gerrit Heske has died aged 49

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Ball Corporation’s chief operating officer for global metal beverage packaging, Gerrit Heske, collap... Read more

Adding value to canned infant formula

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Precise dosing of infant formula has been enhanced with the launch to brand owners and the canmaking... Read more

Canning is better or equal to fresh, says study

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Canned foods could help Americans eat more fruits and vegetables because they are just as nutritious... Read more

Beverage cans increase their share in Europe

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Shipments of beverage cans in Europe grew by 3 percent in 2013, which was the fourth year of success... Read more

Crown upgrades its palletisers in the UK

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Crown Bevcan has upgraded palletising systems at two of its canmaking plants in the UK with strappin... Read more

Natural beverages launched in slim cans

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Soft drinks manufacturer Hiball Energy has launched six of its beverages in cold-activated 8.4oz can... Read more

Fusion bottle set for Brazilian launch

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The lightweight, resealable aluminium Fusion bottle, produced by canmaking firm Rexam, has been adop... Read more

EC approves Mivisa acquisition by Crown

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The European Commission (EC) has approved today the acquisition of Spain's leading canmaking compa... Read more

Toyota bid for Kian Joo values it at $530 million

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Control of Malaysia's leading canmaking firm, Kian Joo Can Factory, could be acquired by Toyota Tsus... Read more

Energy supplement launch for sleek cans

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Canmaking firm Rexam has supplied 12oz sleek aluminium cans for the launch in the US of Xtreme Energ... Read more

Can-Pack doubles its UK beverage can capacity

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Capacity at Can-Pack's beverage canmaking plant in the UK doubled last week when a second production... Read more

UACJ to appoint non-Japanese executive

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United Aluminum Company of Japan (UACJ), which supplies coil to the canmaking industry, will next mo... Read more

Asia's food can trends at The Canmaker Summit

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Canmaking trends and developments in the food markets of Asia will be the subject of a presentation ... Read more

Academy of canmaking opened in the UK

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The first phase of CMB Engineering's Academy of Canmaking and Seaming was officially opened at its S... Read more

Aluminium bottle chosen for all-natural drink

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A Canadian beverage manufacturer showcased its all-natural protein drink, packaged in resealable alu... Read more

D&I two-piece cans celebrate 50th birthday

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This weekend is the 50th anniversary of the first commercial launch for two-piece drinks cans made u... Read more

More D&I aluminium bottle capacity for Exal

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Aluminium bottle and aerosol canmaking firm Exal Corporation is planning to bring a third C2C produc... Read more

New name for growing inspection specialist

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A specialist in the supply of measurement and inspection systems to the canmaking industry will be c... Read more

Winter sports theme for sleek Coke cans

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A limited-edition series of sleek cans has been produced with a winter sports theme for Coca-Cola in... Read more

Crown’s acquisition of Mivisa delayed by EC

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Approval for the acquisition of Spain's leading canmaking company Mivisa by Crown Holdings has been ... Read more

Food contact legislation at The Canmaker Summit

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Developments in food contact legislation as they affect the canmaking business will be the subject o... Read more

Bellamy's breaks into China with Ardagh's cans

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The benefits of canmaking products supplied by Ardagh Group are helping a Tasmanian infant formula m... Read more

Nampak completes acquisition in Nigeria

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Nampak has completed its acquisition of the Alucan beverage canmaking plant in Nigeria.   Read more

Photo-image cans promote basketball

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Brewer Efes Rus has collaborated with leading canmaking firm Rexam to develop a limited edition can ... Read more

UK debut for Rexam’s aluminium Fusion bottle

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The resealable aluminium Fusion bottle, produced using D&I canmaking technology by Rexam, is to be u... Read more

Three-piece food cans for Ardagh's US plants

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Ardagh USA's project to build two new canmaking plants to supply food manufacturer ConAgra from the ... Read more

UK beverage can shipments top 9.5bn

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Beverage can shipments in the UK topped 9.5 billion for the first time in 2013, according to The Can... Read more

US share growth for 'focused' Rexam

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Recovery of its market share of beverage cans in North America along with growth in Europe contribut... Read more

Kian Joo to build D&I bevcan plant in Vietnam

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Vietnam's growing beer and beverage industry will be supplied by another canmaking plant when Kian J... Read more

Alcoa to shut canstock mills in Australia

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Two aluminium rolling mills that supply the canmaking industry with canstock are amongst a number of... Read more

FDA research debunks 'low-dose' BPA theory

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Significant new evidence that supports the safety of bisphenol A (BPA), the chemical used in the can... Read more

Sixth bevcan plant in China for Baosteel

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Leading Chinese canmaking firm Baosteel Packaging is continuing its investment in the domestic marke... Read more

Rexam to buy controlling stake in Saudi canmaker

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Global beverage can manufacturer Rexam is increasing its stake in the Middle East canmaking market... Read more







  • News


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


Expanded ink making plant opened in UK

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Thursday, 17 April 2014

A new UK inks manufacturing facility that will supply the canmaking industry in Europe was officially opened by INX International at Heywood in Lancashire ...Read more

US beer can shipments up in first quarter

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Thursday, 17 April 2014

Shipments of cans for beer in the US enjoyed a welcome boost in the first three months of the year, according to the latest figures from Washington-based Can Manufacturers Institute, ...Read more

Go ahead for Crown's acquisition of Mivisa

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Thursday, 17 April 2014

The planned sale of canmaking plants in Spain required by the European Commission (EC) as part of Crown's acquisition of Mivisa Envases SAU had an impact on the US-based canmaker's ...Read more

Recycled aluminium for lighter aerosol cans

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

An aluminium aerosol can that could be up to a tenth lighter than current versions has been developed in a collaborative project between canmaking firm Ball Corporation and Henkel for ...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

Next-generation decorators from KBA

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Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Germany's KBA-MetalPrint is soon to launch its most sophisticated continuous-grip metal decoration system, the high-speed MetalStar 3. New features of the printer – capable of operating at up to 10,000 sheets ...Read more

  • Cans of the Year Awards 2013



o Crown Holdings 46.59 ▲0.06 (0.13%)
o Ball Corporation 56.24 ▲0.20 (0.36%)
o Rexam GBX500.75 ▲4.95 (1.00%)
o Silgan Holdings Inc 50.51 ▲0.14 (0.28%)
o Amcor Limited 37.46 ▼0.44 (-1.17%)

Crown Holdings

Company ID [NYSE:CCK] Last trade:46.59 Trade time:4:02PM EDT Value change:▲0.06 (0.13%)

Ball Corporation

Company ID [NYSE:BLL] Last trade:56.24 Trade time:4:01PM EDT Value change:▲0.20 (0.36%)


Company ID [LON:REX] Last trade:GBX500.75 Trade time:5:02PM GMT+1 Value change:▲4.95 (1.00%)

Silgan Holdings Inc

Company ID [NASDAQ:SLGN] Last trade:50.51 Trade time:3:59PM EDT Value change:▲0.14 (0.28%)

Amcor Limited

Company ID [OTC:AMCRY] Last trade:37.46 Trade time:3:48PM EDT Value change:▼0.44 (-1.17%)

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