Relief from pollution provided by Swiss air in an aerosol can

Pure air from Switzerland is being marketed to people in heavily-polluted cities around the world by start-up company Swiss Alpine Air.Launched last week, ‘Air’ is compressed in an aerosol can and comes complete with an integral face mask to assist with breathing.The can contains seven litres of air that has been collected from the Swiss Alpine region, enough for...

Lightweight interchangeable SuperEnd from Crown

An aluminium easy-open end for beverage cans that is said to be 10 percent lighter than conventional 202 ends has been launched by canmaker Crown.The lightweight SuperEnd has been developed for the Asia Pacific market and is interchangeable with other ends.A key new feature of the 202 (52mm diameter) end is that it is also compatible with the seamer...

Canned foods get top marks from students

Although most students setting off for university this month will be using canned foods, just as many are unaware of their nutritional benefits.More than nine out of ten students had canned foods in their kitchen cupboards at any time, according to an industry-backed survey.The top three canned foods that students can’t live without are baked beans, 38 percent; tinned...

Canned foods play a vital survival role for astronauts in space

A French astronaut has paid tribute to the vital role played by canned foods during his time on the International Space Station (ISS) this summer.When Thomas Pesquet, whose reports from space had captivated audiences throughout the world, returned to Earth last summer, he was quick to salute the foods packed by Hénaff, the Britanny-based pate canner, in aluminium cans...

Craft brewers switch to cans across North America

As the switch to cans in the US craft brewing business gains momentum, three more brewers upgraded their operations this week.In Tennessee, Memphis Made Brewing said that would be canning its Fireside amber ale all year round, in Ohio, Woodburn Brewing Co launched two of its ales in 16oz cans, while in Colorado, Bristol Brewing Company will from next...

Can’d Aid cranks up its support efforts for Hurricane Harvey victims

Can’d Aid, the foundation formed employees of Colorado (USA) craft brewer Oskar Blues, is inviting volunteers to help in the clean up operations following the destruction created by Hurricane Harvey in Texas.At the same time it has short-listed five label designs from graphic artists, one of which will be used on one million aluminium cans supplied by partner Ball...

Crown gets colourfully connected at Drinktec

Beverage can printing technology that enables up to 24 different designs to be produced in a single production run has been launched this week by canmaker Crown at the Drinktec trade show in Germany.Crown’s ‘Colourful World’ finish range include the Accents multi-label process which is said to offer finishes that are the culmination of bespoke design and development between...

Russian market targeted with new can sizes by Ball

Three new beverage can sizes have been launched by Ball Corporation at this week’s Drinktec trade show in Munich, Germany.In response to international market trends, says Ball, the three new can sizes include 250ml sleek and 450ml super sleek cans, along with the 900ml King can.Both the 900ml King and 450ml super sleek cans have been launched in Russia,...

Crown confirms it is to build its third beverage can plant in Spain

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.
A project by canmaker Crown to build a new beverage can plant in Eastern Spain, revealed in July by The Canmaker, has been confirmed by the US-based company.Crown says that it will build the new plant in the Valencia region of Spain to produce aluminium beverage cans.The location of the facility, Parc Sagunt, is about 10 miles north of...

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