Trump is advised to raise import tariffs on canstock

Canmakers in North America will have been shocked to learn that the US Commerce Department has decided to recommend increases in tariffs on imported aluminium coil and tinplate, which could have a cost impact on the domestic canmaking industry and its customers.At the end of April 2017, President Trump asked the US Secretary of Commerce to investigate the effects...

Commitment to green technology at fancy can manufacturer J L Clark

In a continuing commitment to sustainability and green technologies, fancy can manufacturer J L Clark has ordered the latest fume incinerator technology for one of its two plants in the US.The EcoTNV incinerator system, to be supplied later this year by KBA-MetalPrint, will enable J L Clark to make “significant” savings in gas consumption while reducing emissions from the...

Digital printing for beverage cans in China

A leading canmaker in China has started decorating its beverage cans using the latest digital system from Hinterkopf.The German equipment manufacturer was asked by Baowu Steel in December to ship one of its latest D240.2 digital printers to its plant in Shanghai.Baowu Steel was created from the consolidation and restructuring of Baosteel Group and Wuhan Iron & Steel in...

Triple thermochromic images launched on cans by Coca-Cola and Crown

A more sophisticated way of delivering promotional messages on drinks cans has been launched by Coca-Cola in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.Using thermochromic ink technology developed between canmaker Crown Bevcan Europe & Middle East and US-based Chromatic Technologies Inc (CTI), the graphics change to show complex specific imagery and messaging during consumption.Called Reveal by Crown, the technology is new to...

Craft brewery honours its American heroes by name

A craft brewery in the US has adapted the codes it uses on its cans to honour the names of fallen American Heroes.Goodwood Brewery, which is based in Louisville, Kentucky, has changed the date coding on its cans of American Pale Ale to include the names of local police department officers who have died in the line of duty.At...

Tubex chief is elected president of aluminium aerosol canmaking group

Leopold Werdich, chief executive of Tubex Holdings in Germany, has been elected president of the International Organisation of Aluminium Aerosol Container Manufacturers (AEROBAL), succeeding Eric Frantz of CCL Container.AEROBAL, based in Düsseldorf, Germany, represents 25 aluminium aerosol can producers that operate manufacturing plants in Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Australia and Africa.In his inaugural address, Werdich explained that the...

Beverage can volumes at Crown jump 4.5% in fourth quarter

Rising production of beverage cans at Crown Holdings, which increased by 3 percent in 2017 and accelerated to 4.5 percent in the fourth quarter, contributed to sales last year of US$8.70 billion, up 5 percent on the year earlier.New beverage can capacity came on stream last year at Nichols, New York; at Jakarta in Indonesia; at Danang in Vietnam; and...

Highest ever sales for Ball Corporation

Ball Corporation’s results in the first full year after its acquisition of Rexam produced its highest-ever sales, reaching US$10.98 billion, 21 percent up on 2016.The results also showed the impact of the US Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, with profit after tax increasing 52 percent to $399 million.The fourth quarter in 2017 also highlighted Ball’s performance following the Rexam...

Ball to build Paraguay’s first beverage can plant

Paraguay will get its first two-piece beverage can plant when Ball completes a construction project in the South American country at the end of 2019. The plant is to be built at Asunción and will have a single line which is estimated to have capacity to make almost one billion cans a year when it is up to full speed. The...

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