The world of canmaking comes to Las Vegas

April 26: Cannex de las Américas, the world canmaking congress, opens in Las Vegas tomorrow for three days as the metal packaging industry meets growing demand from its food and drinks customers in Latin America, Asia and Africa. With more than 125 exhibiting companies at the show, Cannex covers the manufacture of cans used for beverages, foods, and products...

Slovakia’s first beverage can plant officially opened

May 6: Crown Holdings officially opened its beverage canmaking plant at Kechnec in Slovakia, its first in Eastern Europe, last week.The plant has capacity to make 750 million aluminium cans in 33cl and 50cl sizes for customers Slovakia and bordering countries, including Hungary, southern Poland, the Czech Republic and Romania. Already there are plans to add a second line.Amongst...

Aerosol can fillings up 9.4 percent in the UK

Aerosol can fillings showed nearly double-digit growth in the UK last year, according to the latest data by the British Aerosol Manufacturers Association (BAMA). The UK filled 1.4 billion aerosol cans in 2011, up 9.4 percent year-on-year. Personal care and household products were the main drivers of growth, with fillings up by 8 and 15 percent...

Used aluminium beverage cans attract higher prices

January 28: Aluminium canstock manufacturer Novelis has raised the price it offers for used beverage cans in the UK. The increase of £100 (US$162) a tonne is the third this month – it was raised by £50 at the beginning of January and £100 a week later – and brings the price paid for bailed cans to £850 ($1,380)...

Ball to pay $70m to settle dispute

October 10: Canmaker Ball Metal Beverage Container will be paying one of its largest customers, Miller Brewing, $70 million to settle a dispute over alleged breach of contract. Ball Corporation said that the one-time payment will be made in January 2008, and under the settlement, Ball Metal Beverage Container (BMBC) will continue to supply all of Miller’s beverage can...

Garnier wins at the Aerosol Forum in Paris

Innovations in aerosol product technology were recognised at the Aerosol Forum, which was held on Tuesday and Wednesday in Paris this week. Winner in the Hygiene and Beauty category was Garnier’s Mineral Deodorant, packed in an aluminium can. Produced by L’Oreal it is said to be the first ‘extreme conditions’ 48-hour anti-perspirant and uses a naturally occurring...

More tinplate capacity in Thailand

March 24: Tinplate capacity at Thailand’s leading producer will be boosted by the end of March by the commissioning of a new line near Bangkok. Thai Tinplate Manufacturing will bring its fourth electrolytic tinning line on stream, increasing its steel canstock capacity to more than half-a-million tonnes. The plant at Samutprakarn produces both tinplate and tin-free steel...

Brasilata plans canmaking plant for north-east Brazil

March 19: Brazil’s leading three-piece canmaker Brasilata is finalising feasibility studies for its fourth canmaking plant in the country, to be based in the north-eastern state of Recife. The company recently launched a new closure design for food pails and has become the exclusive agent in Brazil to sell five-litre beer kegs made by Huber Packaging Group in Germany....

Alcoa tops up can recycling at Tennessee

December 10: Aluminium producer Alcoa plans to raise can recycling capacity at its plant in Tennessee, in the US. The US$22m investment will increase used-beverage-can molten output capacity by almost 50 percent. Due to be completed by mid 2009, the project includes a new crusher and delacquering furnace and supporting building enclosures, utilities and environmental systems. In...

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