World-leading winery starts using polyester-coated cans

The world’s largest wine producer, E. & J. Gallo Winery, has launched a range of products using polyester-coated cans made in Japan.

US industry body strengthens its sustainability efforts

A “strong communicator” on sustainability matters has been appointed by the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI), the trade body that represents the interests of the...

Ball to increase production at flagship plant in Russia

Ball Corporation is planning to increase production at its Argayash beverage can plant, one of three that it operates in Russia.

Trivium to be formed from merger of Ardagh and Exal canmaking businesses

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 craft beer launched in Ball cans with ‘augmented reality’

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.

Sparkling cold-brew coffees use Ardagh’s Nitro Can

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. 

Roeslein is among top 150 private companies in St Louis

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.

Canmakers in Japan face fines for price fixing

Japan’s largest canmaker, Toyo Seikan, says it faces a ¥12 billion (US$110.5 million) fine for its part in a beverage can price-fixing conspiracy.Toyo Seikan...

Czech canned beer sales grow

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.

The future looks bright for capex

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.