Crown invests in its beverage can graphics studio

To meet increasing demand for graphics services at its beverage can studio in the UK, Crown Europe has invested in additional equipment.The Bevcan Graphics Studio near Leicester in the Midlands now features computer-to-plate imaging technology, a new eight-colour proofing machine to complement the existing upgraded version and additional enhancements to its flat digital proofing capabilities.“Crown recognises that packaging is...

California cannabis canner plans to triple operations

A canner in California is responding to the state’s recent legalising of cannabis for recreational use with a plan to triple the size of its operations and the creation of a ‘cannabis campus’. Since the change in the law in January, Advantis Corporation reports that it has filled record volumes of its Amster-Cans of cannabis, with stocks up 300 percent. “Sales...

Kiwi infant-formula can plant opened by Jamestrong Packaging

Australia-based canmaker Jamestrong Packaging officially opened a new plant near Christchurch on New Zealand’s South Island last week.The A$13 million (US$10.1m) investment is part of a strategy by Jamestrong to build up its manufacturing capacity of cans for the packaging of infant formula milk products, much of which are exported to China.More than 100 guests attended the opening of...

Charitable food can art structures to roll out across Europe

Canmaking industry group Metal Packaging Europe (MPE) is teaming up with Canstruction, the successful US food charity that has hosted a number of events showcasing artistic structures made entirely of filled food cans, which are then donated to charities.The licence agreement means that Canstruction’s activity will be accelerated in Europe in 2018, with new designs available for roll-out.MPE...

PPG’s Metal Deco ink business purchased by Sun Chemical

Printing inks and pigments specialist Sun Chemical has acquired the Metal Deco ink business of PPG.According to US-based Sun Chemical, which is owned by DIC in Japan, the purchase, for an undisclosed sum, emphasises its strategy of expansion by acquiring businesses that complement areas of its existing operations. It is expected that Sun Chemical will expand both its operational...

Aluminium rolling mill investment in Greece

A rolling mill in Greece is planning to expand its operations so that it can increase capacity to supply more aluminium sheet to the canmaking industry.ElvalHalcor SA, which was created from the merger of Elval Hellenic Aluminum SA with copper supplier Halcor Metal Works SA last December, has ordered a new four-stand aluminium tandem hot finishing mill for its...

Toyo Ink Group set to expand in Turkey

Japan's coatings and inks manufacturer Toyo Printing Inks is planning to invest 3 billion yen (US$26.7 million) to expand its operations in Turkey.The company, a subsidiary of Toyo Ink SC Holdings, produces printing inks, coatings and related materials used in packaged food products. Currently, it mainly manufactures and sells can coatings, metal decorating inks, gravure inks, flexo inks and...

US canmakers repeat call for exemptions from steel and aluminium import tariffs

The Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) has repeated its call for an exemption for food and beverage canstock imports into the US, following President Trump’s decision to proceed with the imposition of import tariffs on steel and aluminium.Describing the proclamation signed by Trump at the White House on 8 March in the presence of workers from the US steel industry...

Steel import tariffs could cost Seneca Foods $25m a year

Speaking at a food canning plant in the US, a Republican state governor has warned President Donald Trump that Seneca Foods could lose more than US$25 million a year if the proposed import tariffs on steel and aluminium are enacted.Seneca Foods, based in Marion, New York, is one of the largest food canners with a chain of plants in...

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