Coca-Cola resurrects the old days of New Coke

Coca-Cola’s ill-fated New Coke recipe of the 1980s is to be resurrected with its original 12oz can label design to promote the latest series of a TV thriller set in the decade that fashion forgot.New Coke, which was pulled from retailers less than three months after its launch in 1985, returns today (23 May) to promote the third offering...

Norway to increase its use of recycled aluminium packaging

A newly-launched collaborative project in Norway is expected to save more than 1.5TWh of energy and hundreds of thousands of tonnes of carbon dioxide each year by increasing the recyclability of aluminium food packaging, including beverage and food cans.Project Alpakka will last three-and-a-half years and receive NOK 15 million (US$1.7m) in funding from the Research Council of Norway.The project...

Fourth beverage can plant for Cambodia

Pacific Can, one of China’s largest beverage can manufacturers, is building its first plant in Cambodia.Closely associated with the Shengxing Group, Pacific Can started planning work on the plant at the Phnom Penh Economic Development Zone late in 2018.Covering an area of 40,000sqm, the plant will initially house a single swing line for the production of 330ml standard and...

US canmakers ‘thrilled’ after metal tariffs are dropped

Canmakers in the US are said be “thrilled” following an agreement by President Trump to drop tariffs on imports of canstock from Canada and Mexico.In a statement, the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) applauded the exclusion of aluminium and steel tariffs from the US Canada and Mexico Trade Agreement. At the same time, the two neighbours of the US agreed...

Canpack offers satin effect labels for beer cans

Poland-based canmaker Canpack Group has expanded its graphics portfolio with a satin varnish effect for two-piece beverage cans.The global manufacturer of aluminium beverage cans, food cans, general line containers, closures and glass bottles says the varnish gives cans a matt effect and soft, fabric-like feel. The canmaker is using the varnish on Saris Ejl beer cans for its brewing...

First high-speed D&I aerosol can line starts up in US

What is described as the first-ever high-speed D&I monobloc aerosol can line has been built and commissioned in the US for an undisclosed customer.The line, engineered to run at up to 1,200 cans per minute, was built by Stolle Global Systems, the Colorado, US, canmaking equipment subsidiary of Japan’s Toyo Seikan Group.Stolle has not revealed the customer, only referring...

New chief executive for Canpack Group

Global canmaker and packaging manufacturer Canpack Group has appointed a new chief executive, who will also be president of Can-Pack SA.He is Roberto Villaquiran, previously chief executive of Logoplaste, a global packaging manufacturer based in Portugal and majority-owned by the Carlyle Group.Villaquiran, who takes up the post at the beginning of June, will be managing a growing company with...

Recognition for Ardagh’s lightweight mackerel cans

Canmaker Ardagh has been recognised for its latest seafood can developed for Orkla Food Norway.The decorated Hansa-shaped can has been awarded with one of the Alufoil Trophy 2019 trophies presented annually by the European Aluminium Foil Association. The drawn ultra-thin aluminium can is designed specifically for mackerel fillets and features an easy-open lid with a ring-pull tab.Ardagh regards this...

€200 million fine for AB InBev after breaching EC anti-trust rules

Brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev has been fined more than €200 million (US$225m) by the European Commission (EC) for breaching EU anti-trust rules by restricting cross-border sales of beer.The world’s largest beer producer abused its dominant position on the Belgian beer market by hindering cheaper imports of its Jupiler beer from the Netherlands into Belgium, said the EC.Margrethe Vestager, the commissioner...