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...

Canpack to enter the US beverage can market with a plant in Pennsylvania

Canpack, the Poland-based canmaker, is planning to build its first beverage can plant in North America.With a global beverage can footprint in Europe, the Middle East and more recently in South America, Canpack has bought land in Pennsylvania where it will build a can and end plant along with an R&D centre. The canmaker is reportedly investing US$366 million...

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...

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...

GZI pushing ahead with South Africa plant

Nigeria’s fast-growing canmaking firm GZ Industries is pushing ahead with the construction of its new beverage can plant in South Africa as part of its strategy to meet demand for cans in sub-Saharan markets.The US$72 million joint venture with Golden Era Group, the Cape’s largest independent packaging company, was announced last October with a target to have the 1.2...

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...

Molson Coors to use aluminium bottles in UK

Molson Coors wants to invigorate the UK beer market with a £7.3 million relaunch of three of its brands in aluminium bottles. With a redesign provided by Echo Brand Design, Caffrey's, Carling and Coors Light beers will be sold in 45cl impact-extruded bottles supplied by Boxal in France, part of the US-based Exal group. It is not yet clear...

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