Launch for Toyo Seikan’s cans with embossed necks

Two-piece beverage cans featuring embossed messages on the neck are being offered by Japan’s leading canmaker Toyo Seikan Group.Following the launch of the process in prototype form at last year’s Tokyo Pack show the process is being marketed as the Fantastic and Impressive Neck shaped can (FINE).The process enables brands to decorate the neck of the can with embossed...

Wine can designer Barokes buys out largest investor

Australian wine can inventor Barokes Wines has taken back control of the company in a management buyout from its majority shareholder.The Melbourne-based brand said its Intelligent Packaging holding company had struck a deal with Japan’s Daiwa Can Company to acquire the intellectual property, licensing and trademark rights to the business and its Vinsafe wine can technology.While Barokes sells a...

Hydro to focus on canstock in restructuring of its rolling business

Aluminium producer Hydro will in future focus on the canmaking and automotive sectors in a restructuring of its rolling business.The global supplier of body, end and tab stock for the production of aluminium beverage cans, says that as part of the strategic review of its Rolled Products division it is initiating a comprehensive restructuring programme designed to improve profitability.Rolled...

Canmakers could benefit from Indian plan to ban single-serve plastic bottles

Canmakers supplying the Indian drinks market can expect to see a boost in sales after the government said it would begin banning single-use disposable plastic bottles across the Sub-Continent.Aluminium drinks cans are likely to capture at least 40 per cent of products that move from plastic under the new law, according to Ceylon Beverage Can (CBC) general manager Peter...

Best year yet for can recycling campaign in UK

Growing demand for music and other festivals in the UK to be plastics-free has boosted consumer interest in the Every Can Counts drinks can recycling programme.Every Can Counts, which was set up with industry support in 2009, promotes out-of-home aluminium drink can recycling. As it celebrates its tenth anniversary, it reports that it has enjoyed its busiest and most...

Chinese steel mill HBIS expands into printed tinplate

China-based steel manufacturer HBIS Group Hengstrip has expanded into offering coated and printed packaging materials with investment in two Japanese-made decorating lines.Liu Fengchao, chief executive of HBIS, said the presses at the Hengshui Mill of HBIS Group have capacity for 2,000 tonnes a year each of printed and coated tinplate with the target of supplying markets in Asia, Europe...

Two-tone tabs make Ardagh’s cans prize winners

Canmaker Ardagh has produced customised drinks cans with two-tone coded tabs to help promote the latest edition of a popular video game.The cans will feature an alphanumeric code on the underside of each tab that unlocks a prize linked to the Xbox-based Gears 5 game. Every code will be linked to a prize, but the luckiest gamers stand to...

Crown Mexico receives supplier award from MillerCoors

Brewer MillerCoors has recognised canmaker Crown Beverage Packaging Mexico as its 2018 Packaging Materials Supplier of the Year and Packaging Materials Most Valuable Plant.The double-award win signifies a first for Crown, which previously received MillerCoors’ Packaging Materials Supplier of the Year award in 2016.Crown’s plant at Monterrey in Mexico supplies MillerCoors with crowns and aluminium roll-on closures for glass...

Eyuan expands into ROPP production in China

Chinese end manufacturer Eyuan has expanded into the production of roll-on pilfer-proof (ROPP) caps for use on aluminium bottles.The canmaker, which started making food ends but is best known for its aluminium easy-open ends used on cans for brands such as Coca-Cola, Budweiser, Tsingtao and Wonglokat, has constructed a facility at its Yiwu City base, in the Zhejiang region...