Lighter cans cut environmental impact for UK cider maker

A UK cider maker is reducing its impact on the environment by using lighter cans for its products.Canmaker Ardagh collaborated with Somerset-based Thatchers to...

Crown launches shorter cans that are both round and square

A new variant of round-to-square cans aimed at the luxury packaging market has been launched by canmaker Crown Europe.The cans, which are now available...

Global can volumes increase 3% at Crown

Crown Holdings reported first quarter sales up by 25.4 per cent to US$2.76 billion compared with the same period a year ago, but this...

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...

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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