As canmaker Crown reported flat sales in the second quarter, compared with the same period a year earlier, it is adding capacity to meet volume growth in beverage cans in North America.
Canmaker Crown says it is within striking distance of attaining its emissions reduction goal, tracking ahead of schedule even as its global production volumes increase.
The world’s largest wine producer, E. & J. Gallo Winery, has launched a range of products using polyester-coated cans made in Japan.
A “strong communicator” on sustainability matters has been appointed by the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI), the trade body that represents the interests of the canmaking industry in the US.
A new canmaker, Trivium Packaging, will be one of the world’s largest when the merger of Ardagh’s food and speciality can business and Exal Corporation’s aluminium aerosol and bottle operations is completed later this year.
Russian brewer Alcon has partnered with canmaker Ball for the launch of its Braus beer brand in cans, using augmented reality (AR) with a drinks brands for the first time in the country.
Cafeahaus, a wholly owned subsidiary of DEK Berlin, a leading producer of coffee beverages, has collaborated with canmaker Ardagh to launch a new line of sparkling cold brew coffees in Germany.
US-based canmaking equipment systems integrator Roeslein & Associates has been named one of the top 150 privately-owned companies in its home city of St Louis, Missouri.
Platan Brewery, based at Protivín in the Czech Republic and part of the Lobkowicz Group, has installed an energy-efficient canning line to meet growing demand for canned beer in the beer-loving nation. Now, further investment by the group to expand canning capacity is planned.
Capital spending in canmaking is related both to overall economic conditions and the increase of metal cans demand worldwide. The early signs point to continued growth of the world economy and can output, but at a slightly more modest pace than last year.