Pelliconi previews lightweight crown at The Canmaker Summit

A new design of lightweighted metal closure for bottles was revealed to the canmaking industry by Pelliconi during The Canmaker Summit this week in Venice, Italy.Marco Checchi, chief executive of the Italy-based metal caps producer, explained in a presentation that the production process of the Flower Cap is very close to that of the firm’s conventional crown caps, with...

Ball to close beverage can plant in Italy

Ball Beverage Packaging Europe is planning to close one of its canmaking plants in Italy.Production at the San Martino beverage can plant will cease at the end of December 2018, following negotiations with the local trade unions.Customers currently served by the plant will be supplied by other Ball facilities in Europe, said the canmaker.The San Martino plant was one...

Resealable mineral water can wins Can of the Year for Ball

Ball Corporation has won the Can of the Year 2018 award for a drinks can that is challenging the plastics water bottle market. The award was announced at a gala dinner held last night during The Canmaker Summit in Venice, Italy.Produced in the UK for CanO Water, the winning aluminium can features simple black and white decoration with minimal...

Sustainability is good for business, Canmaker Summit speakers agree

Sustainable canmaking is not only good for the environment, it’s also good for business.That was the message from the opening day of The Canmaker Summit, held this year in Venice, where industry leaders lined up to highlight the sector’s commitment to reaching European circular economy and environmental-protection goals.“It’s not only a cost saving, but a saving for our planet,”...

New metal-deco inks plant opened by INX in Brazil

A new plant for the manufacture of decorating inks for two-piece beverage cans has been opened in Brazil by INX International Ink Co.Located at Itatiba, in São Paulo state, the 24,000 sq ft facility is the first to be built in South America by US-based INX International since it acquired Creative INX in December 2016.With 28 employees, the plant...

Canned water is rebranded to better convey sustainability message

A US-based mineral-water company is rebranding as Open Water, in a bid to better convey its campaign to offer a more sustainable alternative to water packaged in plastics.Formerly known as Green Sheep Water, the Chicago-based brand believes that plastics bottles are a major contributor to pollution in oceans, so has been selling still and sparkling water in aluminium bottles...

Crown hits 2020 sustainability goals three years early

One of two sustainability targets for 2020 have been achieved by Crown Holdings, despite the canmaker being just two years into a five-year plan that aims to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse-gas emissions.Its targets were based on energy consumption and emissions per can produced, so with strong growth in global can volumes the energy target has been reached.In 2016,...

Arizona craft brewer starts using 24oz cans from Ardagh

Arizona craft brewer SanTan Brewing, which has built success with award-winning beers such as Mr Pineapple and MoonJuice IPA in 12oz cans, has moved up to offer 24oz cans.The 24oz cans are being supplied by Ardagh Group, and the fast-growing brand MoonJuice is the only IPA sold in Arizona in this size.Chandler-based SanTan Brewing’s national sales director Matt Neuman...

Gruppo ASA renames its plants in UK and Switzerland

Gruppo ASA, the San Marino-based canmaker, has changed the names of its subsidiaries in the UK and Switzerland as part of an optimisation process throughout its operations in Europe.Central Tin Containers, at Speke near Liverpool, is now called ASA UK & Ireland Ltd, while Sauter at Ermatingen in Switzerland is now called ASA Switzerland AG.The two plants are part...

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