Countdown to The Canmaker magazine Cans of the Year Awards

As the final date for entries to The Canmaker magazine Cans of the Year Awards 2017 approaches, an innovation in the lightweighting of seafood cans is amongst those that will be under consideration by the team of judges.What is claimed to be the lightest Dingley format can in the world was this year launched following collaboration in its development...

Bosnia and Herzegovina expansion for German fancy can maker

German fancy can supplier ADV PAX Lutec, which has been sourcing its decorated tinplate products from China, starts production at a new factory in Bosnia and Herzegovina this month.According to local reports, the new factory at Maglaj has been under construction for the last four months. Following installation of canmaking equipment and training of the 30 staff, trial production...

Yellow Springs Brewery launches latest beer in cans

Dayton, Ohio-based craft brewer Yellow Springs Brewery is launching today its latest India pale ale (IPA) in 12-ounce cans.Boat Show IPA, available at Yellow Springs Brewery’s taproom in six-packs for US$10, has 7 percent ABV and is described as having “juicy tropical fruit and citrus hop notes that blaze through this fresh and hoppy American IPA”.The new release will be distributed...

Crown beats five-year energy reduction target in 12 months

One year into a five-year plan cut its energy consumption, leading global canmaker Crown Holdings says it has already reached its target.In 2016, Crown announced it would reduce energy consumption by 5 percent by 2020 compared with 2015, relative to its production of cans.By the end of 2016, it had already reduced its energy consumption by 5.3 percent per...

Second line starts up at Can-Pack’s plant in the Netherlands

Production of beverage cans has started on a second line at Can-Pack SA’s newly-built plant in The Netherlands.That’s just five months after the first line started up at Helmond near Eindhoven and doubles capacity to two billion cans a year.The plant has been engineered by US-based Roeslein & Associates with the building being completed in October 2016.While most of...

Hidden messages revealed by two-stage thermochromic inks

A new twist has been added to the way thermochromic inks are able to change the look of beverage can labels.Ardagh Group’s metal packaging division is offering a means to place hidden messages on drinks cans by the use of Reveal Impact, which uses two inks that have the same colour when cooled but have a different rate of...

Tinned fruit cake ‘well preserved’ after 106 years in the Antarctic

Further evidence of the long-term preservation qualities of tinplate has emerged with the discovery of a 106-year-old tinned fruit cake in the Antarctic.Conservators with the Antarctic Heritage Trust found the tinned cake among the artifacts from continent’s first building at Cape Adare.Originally made by Huntley & Palmers in the UK, the fruit cake was still wrapped in paper and...

Sales of water overtake those of cola in the UK and Eire

For the first time in the UK and Eire soft drinks market, sales of plain water overtook sales of cola with volume growth of ten percent in 2016, while flavoured water sales increased by 2 percent, according to Nielsen data.Sales of energy drinks, fruit and non-fruit carbonates also grew in 2016, whilst cola and lemonade sales declined somewhat. The...

French beverage can market up in first half of the year

Sales of beverage cans in France in the first six months of 2017 grew by 1.3 percent in volume and 3.4 percent in value year-on-year, according to industry association La Boîte Boisson, which promotes the interests of the French beverage canmaking sector.Favourable spring weather helped sales of canned beer which increased by 0.2 percent in volume and by 4.5...

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