Rosario Can Technology acquired by Belvac

Belvac Production Machinery has acquired service provider and equipment rebuilder Rosario Can Technology.Based in Dongen, The Netherlands, Rosario is a designer, developer and manufacturer of decorators, base coating machinery and associated replacement parts for the production of beverage, food and aerosol cans.The addition of Rosario to Belvac’s portfolio, will enable them to provide a more comprehensive and differentiated solution...

Iron Heart Canning continues to grow after River City acquisition

Iron Heart Canning has taken over River City Canning to become America’s largest mobile canner. The acquisition of River City adds the Philadelphia and Baltimore areas to Iron Heart’s existing customer base that stretches from Maine to Florida. “Iron Heart is quickly defining itself as the industry centre of canning expertise, ” said Tyler Wille, founder and chief executive of...

Brick Brewery invests $3.5m on new canning line

Canadian-based Brick Brewery, is upgrading the canning line capacity at its Kitchener facility. The company, which is Ontario’s largest Canadian-owned brewery, will spend $3.5m on a new can filler and pasteuriser to double its existing canning capacity to 400,000 hectolitres a year.The can filler and pasteuriser will be supplied by Italy’s CFT Packaging Group with the conveyors supplied locally by Largotta Packaging Group.Brick’s...

Diet Coke embraces slim can rebrand

Coca-Cola has relaunched the Diet Coke brand in sleek cans in a bid to appeal to younger consumers. With a streamlined and simplified logo, the 12oz cans are similar those used for Coca-Cola’s sparkling water brand Dasani.Alongside the visual changes, Coca-Cola is offering four new flavours: ginger lime, feisty cherry, zesty blood orange, and twisted mango. Coke says that...

Ball presents a new slim can format to Europe

Ball Corporation is adding a 150 millilitre slim can to its range of beverage packaging options in Europe. The can, which will be produced at the company's Naro Fominsk plant in Russia, represents the smallest sizing option in Ball’s portfolio. The company initially assumed that the 150ml size would be most convenient for strong alcohol or vodka, particularly within the...

Tata Steel plans mobile canmaking and processing line

A mobile canmaking and canning line that will enable farmers in markets such as India to process and package crops shortly after harvesting is being developed by Tata Steel. The process is aimed at reducing food waste and increasing farmers’ revenues.The complete line will include two 'factory' trucks plus distribution vehicles to transport the newly canned fruit and vegetables...

Italian craft brewer Napea opts for Ball’s cans

Leading canmaker Ball Packaging Europe is collaborating with Italian beer brand Napea with the supply of 330ml cans, as the craft brewer switches to a new packaging format. Operating under Les Bieres Du Grand St Bernard as one of its six craft beers, Napea is adopting cans to better preserve its beer whilst making the beer easier to carry, store...

Sustainability report highlights savings and reduced emissions at Crown

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.
Canmaker Crown Holdings has continued to cut its use of aluminium, lowered its greenhouse gas emissions, cut VOC and nitrogen oxide emissions and had zero work-related fatalities according to its latest biennial Sustainability Report.Entitled Infinite Innovation, the 2017 report details efforts over the previous two years to make more with less while it has expended, and includes for the...

Colman’s Mustard plant to close after more than 200 years in Norwich

The Colman’s Mustard factory at Norwich in the UK -- famed for its iconic yellow cans -- will be closed in 2019, says its owner Unilever.The closure will end more than 200 years of mustard manufacturing at the Norfolk site which is shared with soft drinks manufacturer Britvic.Britvic confirmed in December that it would be also closing the shared...

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