Ball highlights sustainability milestones

Ball Corporation has released details of the major milestones it achieved in 2016 which are tied to its previously announced sustainability priorities.In a statement,...

Longer shelf life for La Colombe’s canned ground coffee

La Colombe Coffee Roasters, the US café chain that launched Draft Latte in cans developed by Crown, has developed a new idea – ground...

Ball donates a million cans to Can’d Aid water-crisis foundation

Canmaker Ball Corporation is increasing its commitment to providing help in the wake of disasters with the donation of one million aluminium beverage cans...

Former Ball chief to set up metal bottle plants

A newly-formed independent manufacturer is planning to offer lightweight aluminium bottles to brewers in Europe who are looking for more stylish containers that match...

Packaging innovation award goes to Crown’s Peelfit can

An easy-open foil-membrane-sealed can developed by Crown Food Europe has won the Gold Award in the 29th DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation.Said to enhance...

Exotic rum-based cocktails launched in slim cans

A range of three ready-to-serve canned cocktails has been launched in the UK by the team behind London tiki club Mahiki.The 250ml slim cans...

‘BPA-free’ epoxies appear in California beverage cans

First US application of ‘new generation’ internal beverage can coatings that replace BPA epoxies is in California, in response to the Proposition 65 list....

Trump called by canned food industry to exclude tinplate from import tariffs

Canmakers and their customers in the US have written to President Donald Trump and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross asking them to exclude tinplate used...

The heart of the matter

Key to the growth of canned beers is support for start ups, and Iron Heart Canning is a rising player. John Nutting reports  While the craft brewer’s...

Opportunities for profit growth

Acquisitions in the past two years by the leading canmakers are starting to bear fruit with improved performance. Arthur Stupay analyses their first quarter...