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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

Rexam beverage can volumes up 4 percent

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London-based canmaking company Rexam revealed this morning that it produced 4 percent more beverage ... Read more

Canned beer competition announces finalists

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The shortlist of 12 finalists in the first Indie Beer Can Festival, a canned beer competition spon... Read more

Ball’s Q2 results exceed its expectations

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Improving demand for drinks cans and the “excellent” performance of Ball Corporation’s global beve... Read more

New fancy canmaking plant for China

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A new canmaking plant for decorative and promotional tins will be inaugurated in October at Dongguan... Read more

Russia bans canned imports from Ukraine

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The Russian consumer rights watchdog has banned imports of canned vegetables, fruit and fish from Uk... Read more

Can design key for new drinks brands

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The canmaking industry has a key role to play in assisting new brands in the marketplace, according ... Read more

Spanish air in a beverage can

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The "Love is in the air' campaign by carmaker Audi for its new A3 Cabrio is offering consumers in Sp... Read more

Premium soft drink range turns to cans

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Q Drinks, a high-end range of carbonated soft drinks previously only sold in glass bottles, is now... Read more

Champagne brand opts for metal packaging

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Luxury brand Nicolas Feuillatte has worked with canmaking company Crown Aerosol and Speciality Packa... Read more

Restructing to take place at Mall + Herlan

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Mall + Herlan, the Germany-based manufacturer of D&I and impact-extruded canmaking equipment, is to ... Read more

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


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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


Customer insight at The Canmaker Summit

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Friday, 22 August 2014

Packaging consultant Yen Heng Boon will be sharing with delegates at The Canmaker Summit his views on packaging design and packaging development derived from a career at PepsiCo and Cambodia ...Read more

Awards for Ball in US and Europe

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Friday, 22 August 2014

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

Expansion at Kurdistan’s first beverage can plant

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Thursday, 21 August 2014

Doubling of capacity at Kurdistan’s first beverage canmaking plant to meet local demand continues despite the advances of Islamic State forces in nearby northern ...Read more

Recycling centre and coating line expanded

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Novelis, a supplier of rolled aluminium products to the canmaking industry, has commissioned its new coating line and the expansion of its recycling centre in ...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

  • Cans of the Year Awards 2013



o Crown Holdings 46.78 ▼0.31 (-0.66%)
o Ball Corporation 63.20 ▼0.38 (-0.60%)
o Rexam GBX489.10 ▼0.30 (-0.06%)
o Silgan Holdings Inc 50.07 ▼0.17 (-0.34%)
o Amcor Limited 41.37 ▼0.02 (-0.05%)

Crown Holdings

Company ID [NYSE:CCK] Last trade:46.78 Trade time:4:02PM EDT Value change:▼0.31 (-0.66%)

Ball Corporation

Company ID [NYSE:BLL] Last trade:63.20 Trade time:4:03PM EDT Value change:▼0.38 (-0.60%)


Company ID [LON:REX] Last trade:GBX489.10 Trade time:5:06PM GMT+1 Value change:▼0.30 (-0.06%)

Silgan Holdings Inc

Company ID [NASDAQ:SLGN] Last trade:50.07 Trade time:4:00PM EDT Value change:▼0.17 (-0.34%)

Amcor Limited

Company ID [OTC:AMCRY] Last trade:41.37 Trade time:3:59PM EDT Value change:▼0.02 (-0.05%)

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