Global canmakers meet in China

May 6: Sales of canned foods in China rose last year by a third to more than ¥50 billion (US$7.5bn), making the market the fastest growing in the world. That is why manufacturers of metal cans from around the world are meeting in China for Cannex Asia Pacific, the biggest showcase for canmaking technology which this June is being...

Expansion and new chief executive at Nampak

South Africa's Nampak has received approval from its board to install a second production line at its beverage canmaking plant in Angola. The 750m-capacity facility was opened mear the capital Luanda in June 2011, and it is now planned to add a second line at the plant in a project due to cost around $100m. A...

Carlsberg starts second canning operation in India

Danish-based brewer Carlsberg has expanded its operations in India with the installation of a canning line at its Aurangabad brewery. The line started filling aluminium 50cl cans in January, and augments two other canning lines run by Carlsberg at its plant at Paonta Sahib in northern India. Cans filled at Aurangabad are supplied by Can-Pack India from its nearby...

German canned ready meals are easier to open

One of Germany’s leading food canners is promoting the convenience of its products with the adoption of the latest design of easy-open ends. Heristo, which is also a top own-label product supplier, has launched its Buss range of ready meals and soup and its Saturn pet food products in Germany with Easylift ends from Crown Food Europe. ...

Beverage cans fuel Rexam's profits

World-leading drinks can producer Rexam will be installing a fourth canmaking line at its Ludesch plant in Austria as part of its focus on increasing capacity for speciality-size cans around the world. The plant, which mostly makes cans for Red Bull, is said like much of Rexam's European operations to have a high utilisation rate that contributed to record...

Rexam's global can volumes rise 6% in 3Q

Global volumes in Rexam's canmaking operations grew by 6 percent in the third quarter since the beginning of July, compared with the same period in 2011.   With the beverage can manufacturer producing almost 60 billion units a year, that equates to an additional 3.6bn cans. It follows similar growth in the first six months of...

Higher performance end tabs also save costs

An easy-open can end tab design that will enable canmakers to offer their customers higher performance with increased abuse resistance will be launched this week by US-based DRT at the Cannex Asia Pacific canmaking technology show in China Two types of manufacturing tooling are being offered by DRT. The D-1300 is a lightweight tab for easy-open food can ends....

Bigger gulps of Corona in the US

October 16: Mexican beers Corona Light and Corona Extra in 24oz aluminium cans are being exported into the US for the first time. According to IRI data, over the past four years import brands in the 24oz single-serve segment have averaged 13.3 percent case sales growth versus 4.7 percent for domestics. The Corona brands are exclusively imported...

More complex bottle shapes for Mall+Herlan

Complex design shapes for aluminium bottles could be the outcome from a partnership between Polytype, the Swiss owner of canmaking machinery manufacturer Mall+Herlan, and Bulgaria's Mechatronica Co. Polytype AG, part of the Wifag-Polytype Group, primarily specialises in equipment for the decoration and finishing of extruded plastics tubes for the cosmetics market. Its partnership with Mechatronica...

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