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Transparent UV ink for beer cans

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Skol Beats Senses, said to be the first and only beer-based drink that can be consumed on the rocks,... Read more

China’s ORG celebrates its 20th anniversary

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ORG, one of the world’s fastest growing canmaking companies, is celebrating its 20th anniversary in ... Read more

First distribution centre in Peru for Rexam

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Rexam Beverage Can South America (BCSA), the largest player in the region’s canmaking business, has ... Read more

HD printed cans for Brazilian iced tea

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Iced tea drink NamasTea marketed by Arbor Brasil has been launched in aluminium cans made by Rexam i... Read more

Crown to convert a bevcan line to aluminium

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Another canmaking firm in Europe is to convert a beverage can line from steel to aluminium next year... Read more

Orora offers re-sealable beverage ends

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Energy and soft drinks brand owners in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific region could soon be u... Read more

Bigger range for Can of the Year winner

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DS Containers, which is unique in North America for the use of polyester-coated steels in its aeroso... Read more

New president for industry body Apeal

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The Brussels-based industry association that represents the manufacturers of steels for canmaking in... Read more

Canned foods are often better than fresh

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A study in the US has shown that in many cases canned foods are not only better value than fresh, bu... Read more

Video gamers recycle 94% of beverage cans

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French drinks can recycling programme Chaque Canette Compte [Every Can Counts] set a new record coll... Read more

New president for Tri-Arrows Aluminum

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A key supplier of aluminium sheet to the canmaking industry, Tri-Arrows Aluminum is to promote Matth... Read more

Pirlo expands canmaking capacity in Austria

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

Revamp for Crown’s European Design Studio

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Crown has revamped its European Design Studio in the UK to demonstrate how the latest pre-press and ... Read more

London canmaker goes up market at Christmas

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London’s only canmaking firm, P Wilkinson Containers, is going up market by producing Christmas-them... Read more

Safer closing system for industrial pail fillers

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An automated metal pail closure system designed by canmaking firm Ardagh has been given an award by ... Read more

Novelis commits to 90% recycled content sheet

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Leading supplier of aluminium canstock to the canmaking industry, Novelis is to convert its entire p... Read more

Another resealable beverage end from Ball

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A new design of resealable beverage end was launched by canmaking firm Ball Packaging Europe at th... Read more

German award for prototype aerosol can

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A prototype steel aerosol can has been recognised by the German Packaging Institute (Deutsche Verpac... Read more

Aluminium premiums will add to costs: Rexam

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The impact of rising aluminium premiums and increased energy costs on Rexam’s canmaking business in ... Read more

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


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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


MCC doubles bottle capacity at Arnold plant

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Friday, 19 December 2014

Production of aluminium beer bottles is to be increased at the Metal Container Corp (MCC) canmaking plant in Missouri with an investment of US$150 ...Read more

'Media hypes up health impact of BPA'

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Thursday, 18 December 2014

The media relies too much on the PR departments of research institutions, which leads to overhyped and inaccurate conclusions about the health effects of chemicals such as bisphenol-A (BPA), says ...Read more

Photochromic inks for cans turn on faster

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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Beverage cans will be able to change colour more quickly when exposed to sunlight with the launch of photochromic decoration inks into the canmaking industry by US-based Chromatic Technologies Inc ...Read more

Another award for Ardagh’s King Oscar can

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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Canmaking firm Ardagh’s decorated seafood can for King Oscar has completed the year on a high with another ...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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