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Colep expands its North American sales effort

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Portugal-based canmaking and contract filler Colep is moving into the North American market with two... Read more

Ardagh's second new food can plant opened

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North America's newest canmaking plant was officially opened in Nevada last week. Read more

New chief for Crown’s Americas division

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Djalma Novaes Jr is to take over as president of Crown’s Americas canmaking division from the beginn... Read more

Solar panels win UK's Best in Metal award

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The installation of solar panels on the roof of a canmaking factory in London has been recognised wi... Read more

Winning ways for canmaking at Brau

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Techniques in the canmaking design process that provide brand differentiation is the focus for Crown... Read more

Refurbished Ardagh plant celebrates its centenary

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The centenary of the opening of an Ardagh canmaking plant was celebrated last week in the UK. Read more

Vote of confidence for new recycling logo

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A new recycling mark to engage consumers and highlight their role in the continuous lifecycle of met... Read more

More awards for wine in aluminium bottles

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The quality of wines packed in canmaking firm Daiwa’s aluminium bottles was recognised this week at ... Read more

US-based Stolle expands its international team

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Leading equipment supplier to the two-piece canmaking industry, Colorado-based Stolle Machinery has ... Read more

French beverage can fillings to top 5bn

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Yearly beverage can fillings in France are expected to top five billion units for the first time thi... Read more

Canned Food UK's Youtube is a year old

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The Youtube channel of Canned Food UK, the British organisation backed by the canmaking industry tha... Read more

ConAgra and Ardagh celebrate at new plant

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The first of Ardagh Group’s two new canmaking plants that will be supplying the North American foo... Read more

Water bottler chooses aluminium to go green

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Three years of development by canmaking firm Ball Corporation have resulted in its Alumi-Tek alumini... Read more

Texturing to improve grip on beverage cans

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A technique that is said to improve the grip on wet beverage cans needs support from the canmaking i... Read more

Cosmetic tins that come in small batches

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Standard-size decorated cosmetic tins are possible in small batches using a new service from Swiss c... Read more

China growth buoys Ball’s third quarter results

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Increases in beverage can volumes in China helped the third quarter sales for leading canmaking firm... Read more

Metal crown presses reach new highs in Italy

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Metal crown presses are some of the most productive machines in the canmaking business, and they are... Read more

BPA-NI bevcan coatings reach French market

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Drinks manufacturers in France have started using beverage cans with internal coatings that comply w... Read more

GM Metal Packaging starts up in Sri Lanka

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Production has started at GM Metal Packaging’s new plant in Sri Lanka. The Hong Kong-based fancy can... Read more

SLAC to expand into the US market

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Chinese canmaking equipment manufacturer SLAC Precision Equipment has moved to larger premises to en... Read more

Official openings for Ardagh’s new US plants

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The US metal packaging division of Ardagh is planning official opening ceremonies for its two new ca... Read more

BAMA announces its aerosol winners

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Reabrook, Cascade Technologies, and Aptar Beauty & Home were the winners of this year’s aerosol awar... Read more

Smaller vegetable pack hits Silgan

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Silgan, the US-based canmaking firm that supplies food canners such as Campbell’s Soup, reported a s... Read more

Lords and MPs to hear about sustainability

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Canmaking firm Ball Packaging Europe and soft drinks manufacturers will this afternoon be meeting di... Read more

Third line to start up at plant in Saudi Arabia

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Canmaking capacity at the plant in Saudi Arabia in which a controlling stake is being acquired by Re... Read more

Food continues to drive Crown’s sales growth

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The impact of Crown’s acquisition of Mivisa’s food canmaking operations earlier this year continues ... Read more

Japan’s Daiwa wins Can of the Year award

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A stunning decorated tinplate coffee can from Daiwa Can Corporation in Japan has won the canmaking i... Read more

Baosteel starts up its 6th bevcan plant in China

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Production of two-piece beverage cans has started up at Baosteel Packaging’s latest canmaking plant ... Read more

Insight into Crown’s latest acquisitions

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Insights into the impact of the most recent acquisitions by Crown Holdings are provided in the lates... Read more

Cans provide better appeal for craft beer fans

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A California craft brewer has turned to the canmaking industry to in a bid to make its flagship prod... Read more

New chief executive for Brasilata in Brazil

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Brazilian canmaking company Brasilata Embalagens Metálicas has appointed marketing manager Tiago Hel... Read more

Red Bull wings offered with more flavours

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Energy drink brand Red Bull is planning to expand its Editions line to provide a range of exotic f... Read more

New openings for King Oscar’s mackerel can

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A redesigned easy-open can for mackerel from one of the world’s leading seafood brands has been shor... Read more

Expansion for CMB’s canmaking academy

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After launching the world’s first Academy of Canmaking and Seaming earlier this year, UK-based machi... Read more

Rexam’s US operations chief moves to the UK

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Rich Grimley, Rexam’s operations chief for its beverage canmaking business in North America, will fr... Read more

Thermochromic cans for non-alcoholic beer

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Global brewer SABMiller’s Birell non-alcoholic range of beers is to be sold in the Czech Republic in... Read more

Aluminium coffee cans worry steel makers

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Packaging steel manufacturers in Japan are reportedly concerned that coffee brand owners and canmaki... Read more

Canmakers to meet next week in Hong Kong

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Canmakers, suppliers and customers are meeting next week at The Canmaker Summit in Hong Kong.Being h... Read more

Unilever recognises Ball’s aerosol can investments

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Canmaking firm Ball Corporation has been recognised by its key aerosol can customer Unilever for inv... Read more

US beverage can recycling rate hits 66.7%

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Aluminium cans remain the most recycled beverage packaging in the US with 66.7 percent of drinks can... Read more

Constellium’s Wise canstock move in the US

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Europe’s leading supplier of aluminium coil to the canmaking industry, Constellium, will increase it... Read more

Stevia-sweetened Pepsi launched in US

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PepsiCo’s answer to Cola-Cola Life, the stevia-sweetened cola with fewer calories, has been launched... Read more

World’s largest aluminium recycling centre opens

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The world’s largest aluminium recycling plant was officially opened today in Germany by Novelis, the... Read more

Rexam to convert to aluminium in Spain

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Europe’s leading beverage can manufacturer Rexam is planning to convert its two canmaking plants in ... Read more

“Guilt-free” energy drink launched in the US

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Following its success in Europe and Asia, Global Functional Drinks has launched its E-ON energy drin... Read more

Canned seafood is the star in London’s Soho

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Canmaking products have an up-market outlet in London’s Soho with the opening of Tincan, a restauran... Read more

Tubex wins aluminium aerosol can award

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German aerosol canmaking firm Tubex has won the commercial category in this year’s World Aluminium A... Read more

Machinery supplier Bibra celebrates its 125th

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German canmaking machinery manufacturer Biagosch & Brandau (Bibra) is celebrating its 125th annivers... Read more

Official opening for new metal decorating plant

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More than 100 attended an open day at Independent Can Co’s new canmaking plant at Vandalia in Ohio l... 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


Paris Games Week recycles 94% of beverage cans

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Monday, 24 November 2014

French drinks can recycling programme Chaque Canette Compte [Every Can Counts] set a new record collection of used beverage cans at the Paris Games Week held between 29 October and ...Read more

New president for Tri-Arrows Aluminum

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Friday, 21 November 2014

A key supplier of aluminium sheet to the canmaking industry, Tri-Arrows Aluminum is to promote Matthew Kampling to the position of president from the beginning of ...Read more

Pirlo expands canmaking capacity in Austria

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Thursday, 20 November 2014

Austrian canmaking firm Pirlo has officially opened a new extension at its headquarters in Kufstein, Tyrol....Read more

Revamp for Crown’s European Design Studio

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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Crown has revamped its European Design Studio in the UK to demonstrate how the latest pre-press and print technology in the canmaking process can benefit brand ...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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