Brazilian plant investments for Ardagh

Canmaker Ardagh Group is planning to increase the production capacity of two plants in Brazil in response to growing domestic demand for drinks cans.Ardagh’s...

Ball recognises its most sustainable canmaking plants

Five of Ball Corporation’s plants have been recognised in the canmaker’s eighth sustainability awards.The awards identified those plants that demonstrated leadership through significant efficiency...

Laminated packaging steel line started up by Zhongshan Zhongyue in China

Chinese packaging steel manufacturer Zhongshan Zhongyue Tinplate Industrial Co Ltd started up its first production line for polyester-laminated steel in March.Zhongshan Zhongyue Tinplate, a...

Beverage can shipments in Russia up by 15%

Shipments of cans for beer and beverages in Russia grew by 15 per cent to 5.5 billion in 2018, according to a report prepared...

Irish mobile canner expands Crown distribution deal in UK

A mobile canning company that’s helped fuel the growth of canned craft beer in Ireland has expanded a distribution deal with canmaker Crown Bevcan...

Dedicated plant for laminated steel ends to open in China

Canmaker Xiangda Enterprise in China is planning to open a new plant dedicated to manufacturing polyester-laminated easy-open ends for food cans.Xiangda has committed RMB300...

Shaving cream aerosol debut for Crown’s debossing technology

US consumer products company Perio has worked with Crown Holdings to launch an aerosol shaving cream can featuring the canmaker’s new debossing process, marking...

Nestlé Purina plans to close pet food canning line

Nestlé is planning to close its Purina pet food canning line in the UK.The maker of the Felix, Winalot and Friskies brands said it...

Coatings for a better future

The latest technologies in beverage can coatings and inks perform better while reducing the environmental impact of canmaking plants. John Nutting reports Beverage can manufacturers...

AI reaches canmaking

Technological advances in vision systems, combined with the latest artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms, offer the prospect of real-time feedback control during canmaking, as Rick...

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