Digital printing on cans being shown in Germany

UK-based Tonejet, which has been developing electro-static drop-on-demand digital print engines that are aimed at decorating beverage cans, is planning to launch its latest version at a show in Germany this month.Launched as the Cyclone, the digital printing process is part of a can-handling set-up using an inbuilt Rockwell iTRAK transport system, first shown in a basic form at...

Soft drinks can sales help Crown’s third-quarter results

Strong sales in North America of cans for soft drinks contributed to good third-quarter results for leading global canmaker Crown.Sales were up by 6 percent as new beverage can plants came on stream in New York State and Monterrey in Mexico.But in Europe, although sales of beverage and food cans were up respectively by 4 percent and 7 percent...

Can-Pack’s new beverage can plant starts up in Brazil

Poland-based canmaker Can-Pack SA starts production this month at its new beverage can plant at Itumbiara in the southern state of Goiás in Brazil.The plant, which has a single D&I production line with capacity to make one billion aluminium cans a year, is the first new investment by Can-Pack SA in Latin America after it acquired the Fortaleza plant...

CCL and Ball jointly win Aerobal’s world aerosol can awards

Two winners have this year been announced for the annual World Aluminium Aerosol Can Award by Aerobal, which represents the aluminium aerosol can manufacturers.The awards were revealed as the latest industry data showed that in the first half of 2017 Aerobal’s member companies supplied 2.9 billion aluminium aerosol cans worldwide, equalling last year’s record figure for the equivalent six...

Sarten does its bit to highlight how cans help save food

Leading canmaker in Turkey, Sarten will be sourcing filled food cans for use in a display at the Asian Packaging Fair being held in Istanbul next week. The cans will then be donated to the charity organisation ‘Türk Kızılayı’ (Turkish Red Crescent).The display is the latest event in an initiative set up by canmaking industry group Metal Packaging Europe...

Global drinks producers continue to target canny craft brewers

Feral Brewing in Western Australia is the latest craft brewer to be snapped up by a global drinks producer.It’s been bought by Coca-Cola Amatil for an undisclosed sum and follows a similar recent acquisition of 4 Pines Brewing near Sydney by Anheuser-Busch InBev.Located at Baskerville, north-east of Perth, award-winning brewer and brewpub Feral trades on its Swan River roots...

Canning expansion for award-winning Oregon craft brewer

Oregon (USA)-based craft brewer Full Sail Brewing has launched an award-winning Mexican style lager in 12oz aluminium cans with the expectation that the beer will increasingly be used with outdoor pursuit fans.Full Sail Brewing, which is based at Hood River overlooking the Columbus River with a view of the snow-capped Mount Hood volcano, launched its Sesiόn Cerveza lager earlier...

Cans are the key to craft brewing investment in Massachusetts

Fast growing US-based Wormtown Brewery sees aluminium cans as an increasing proportion of its packaging mix as its business grows in the region west of Boston, Massachusetts.Already the craft brewer’s output has grown ten-fold since it opened two years ago and in October started moving into its enlarged taproom, brewery and administrative offices in Worcester.This included space for a...

Why packing tomato sauce in cans is better for nutrition

The differences in the nutritional properties of tomato sauce packed in cans and plastics bottles have been highlighted by the Stuff news website in New Zealand, and explained by the local food research organisation.Tomato paste packed by food manufacturer Wattie’s was simply checked using the labels on the packaging.And the results were a surprise.It was found that per 100g...

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