Canmaking industry body formed in South Africa

An organisation that will represent the interests of the metal packaging industry in South Africa has been formed.MetPac-SA, which has membership within the canmaking...
Metal packaging manufacturer Crown Holdings has outlined its new environmental sustainability goals up to 2020 in a submission to the Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) climate change program.

“Solid start” for Crown as it increases beverage can capacity

With four beverage can plant projects due to increase its capacity, Crown says that it is off to a “solid start” this year with...

Special Ardagh finishes for American Lager brewed in St Louis

Canmaker Ardagh has helped design and manufacture cans with a special finish for the launch of a lager produced in St Louis, Missouri, by...

Special effects draw attention to Crown’s speciality cans in Paris

The full range of shapes, textures and special effects that are possible in metal packaging will be displayed by the speciality packaging unit of...

Ball’s Widget Can relaunched for the craft brewing industry

The draft-beer experience in which a foamy head is produced when poured from a can is being revived for the craft brewing industry at...

Diversity championed with skin-coloured cans from Skol in Brazil

Beverage cans star in two campaigns developed by advertising agency F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi in Brazil.Leading Brazilian beer brand Skol, part of Anheuser-Busch InBev,...

New colour management program for beverage can design and printing

A new approach to colour management by INX International Ink Co is being introduced at this week’s Craft Brewers Conference in Washington DC.Part of...

NAPIM honours Dave Weller with Ink Pioneer Award

The National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) in the US awarded the Printing Ink Pioneer Award to Dave Waller, INX International Ink Co’s...

All change in Europe

What with acquisitions, newcomers and substrate conversions, the beverage can industry in Europe has been undergoing a dramatic period of transformation. John Nutting charts the...

Good prospects for food cans

Higher volumes and profits are expected for manufacturers of food and aerosol cans this year as the results for Silgan and Ardagh indicate, says Arthur...