French wine canner Star Beverages looks to make its own cans

Sales of canned wine are booming but France’s vineyards have been notably slow to capitalise on the trend.Star Beverages is seeking to plug that gap. After six years of growth at its wine canning plant in the heart of the Bordeaux region, it’s considering stepping up production by establishing its own canmaking line.Chief executive Cedric Segal was attending his...

BPA-NI food can coatings from PPG

A range of non-epoxy internal spray coatings for D&I food cans has been launched by PPG Industries.Nutrishield Solista chemistry is said to be the first bisphenol A non-intent (BPA-NI) high-performance coating range for the canned food industry. It is said to be food-contact compliant with flavour-neutral properties to help easily-affected products pass extensive tests.“They are suitable for all two-piece...

Self-chilling coffee cans test marketed in California

A range of sparkling cold-brew coffees in self-chilling aluminium cans is being test-marketed through 7-Eleven stores in California.Sold under the Fizzics brand, the 16oz cans have been produced by The Joseph Company International and feature the third version of a self-chilling system that has been under development for more than 20 years.The Twist-and-Chill can launched in April cools its contents...

Crown Beverage Packaging wins Can of the Year 2016

A can that offers lovers of frothy premium coffee a ready-to-drink option has won the title of Can of the Year 2016 at the canmaking industry awards, backed by The Canmaker magazine.The award was won by Crown Beverage Packaging, North America, for the InnoValve can used by La Colombe in the launch of its Draft Latte coffee in the...

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 Italy for CanO Water, the winning aluminium can features simple black and white decoration with minimal graphics...

Can-Pack owner to speak at The Canmaker Summit

Peter Giorgi, president and chief executive of F&P Holding, the US firm that owns Can-Pack SA, one of the fastest-growing beverage can manufacturers in Europe, will make the opening presentation at The Canmaker Summit in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 7-8 November. With Can-Pack SA having expanded into the Middle East and more recently Asia, Giorgi has a global view of...

More beverage can investments for Can-Pack

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A new beverage can plant is being planned for construction in The Netherlands by Poland-based Can-Pack SA.It is thought to be one of four new plants that are part of Can-Pack’s latest investment plan for Europe and South America.Owned by the Giorgi group in the US, Can-Pack is understood to have made its first move into South America with...

Work starts on new CCMC plant in Jeddah

Reconstruction is expected to start soon of the beverage canmaking plant in Saudi Arabia that was destroyed by fire two years ago.   The Consolidated Can Manufacturing Co (CCMC) plant at Jeddah was one of the biggest of its type in the Middle East and had just been converted to produce aluminium cans when the fire...

Brazilian expansion plans for Can-Pack

Can-Pack, the Polish-based canmaker, is planning to make its first investment in Brazil, one of the fastest-growing beverage can markets in the world. According to news reports, it is considering the construction of a beverage can plant at Manaus, where Can-Pack’s Mariusz Kosla is said to have recently met officials and business representatives from the Federation of Industries...