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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

Unilever’s aerosol can wins top award

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An aluminium aerosol can for Unilever’s line of compressed deodorants took the top honour at the 26t... Read more

Canmaker named one of most sustainable firms

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The sustainability credentials of metal packaging have been once again underlined, with canmaking fi... Read more

Coca-Cola bottle joins Scotland celebrations

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Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) is commemorating Scotland’s 2014 Homecoming celebrations with a limited-... Read more

First-class delivery for Champagne maker

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French canmaking company Virojanglor has continued its partnership with Champagne manufacturer Veuve... Read more

Coatings expertise at The Canmaker Summit

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The leading global supplier of coatings to the canmaking industry, Valspar will be presenting at The... Read more

Million-dollar marketing for canned salmon

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US canmaking firms will be gearing up as Alaskan salmon packers plan to use smaller cans as part o... Read more

Metal packaging chosen for premium coffees

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Luxury goods brand Fortnum & Mason has expanded its range of premium coffee products, using decorati... Read more

Showa takes control of Vietnam plant

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Control of Rexam-Hanacans Joint Stock Company, which operates a beverage canmaking plant in Vietnam,... Read more

Champions honoured with World Cup beer cans

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The Spanish national football team is being supported ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup with the laun... Read more

Brighter bev-can ends to attract the consumer

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Beverage can ends that attract the consumer with a brighter surface finish could soon be on the mark... Read more

Another record year for Hindustan Tin Works

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Growth continues at one of India's leading canmaking firms, with Hindustan Tin Works Ltd (HTWL) repo... Read more

Clever can wins a WorldStar for Nampak

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A beverage can produced by South Africa’s Nampak was honoured with a WorldStar packaging award, as t... Read more

Ardagh commissions its new US food can plant

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As commissioning of the first of Ardagh's two new canmaking plants in the US continues, the Luxembou... 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


CMB Engineering meets HM The Queen

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Thursday, 24 July 2014

Management from UK-based canmaking machinery manufacturer CMB Engineering have been congratulated for their export performance by Her Majesty The ...Read more

Ball's Myanmar bevcan plant will be a JV

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Thursday, 24 July 2014

Myanmar's first D&I beverage can plant will be a joint venture between Ball Asia Pacific and Japan-based Koyo Radiator Company, which produces automotive pa...Read more

Metal food can margins rise at Silgan Holdings

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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Despite a decline in volumes in the second quarter, US-based Silgan increased its margins and net profit in its metal food can operations. The business "performed well", said chief executive ...Read more

Ball employees support the needy in Colorado

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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Colorado-based employees of canmaking firm Ball Corporation donated more than 22,000 pounds of canned food for its 2014 'Let's Can Hunger' food drive to benefit Community Food ...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 48.53 ▲0.68 (1.42%)
o Ball Corporation 63.46 ▲0.50 (0.79%)
o Rexam GBX525.50 ▼3.50 (-0.66%)
o Silgan Holdings Inc 50.58 ▲0.14 (0.27%)
o Amcor Limited 38.57 ▼0.45 (-1.15%)

Crown Holdings

Company ID [NYSE:CCK] Last trade:48.53 Trade time:10:40AM EDT Value change:▲0.68 (1.42%)

Ball Corporation

Company ID [NYSE:BLL] Last trade:63.46 Trade time:10:39AM EDT Value change:▲0.50 (0.79%)


Company ID [LON:REX] Last trade:GBX525.50 Trade time:3:37PM GMT+1 Value change:▼3.50 (-0.66%)

Silgan Holdings Inc

Company ID [NASDAQ:SLGN] Last trade:50.58 Trade time:10:39AM EDT Value change:▲0.14 (0.27%)

Amcor Limited

Company ID [OTC:AMCRY] Last trade:38.57 Trade time:10:24AM EDT Value change:▼0.45 (-1.15%)

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