Canmaking company reports launched at Cannex

April 28: A series of detailed reports on the major packaging companies is being launched today by the publisher of The Canmaker magazine at the Cannex de las Américas show in Las Vegas. The reports – researched and written by Arthur Stupay – aim to provide a full picture of the complex operations of companies that, until now, have...

Valspar to be bought by Sherwin-Williams

The board of Valspar, the largest supplier of coatings to the global canmaking industry, has agreed to be acquired by US-based The Sherwin-Williams Company in a deal said to be worth US$11.3 billion.It is not clear at this stage how the deal, expected to be completed in the first quarter of next year, will directly impact the canmaking industry....

Bigger ‘Sam cans’ for Boston’s nitro beers

Ball Corporation has revealed that one of its canmaking plants is manufacturing the widget cans for a recently launched ‘nitro’ beer in the US. The Samuel Adams Nitro project has developed a range of beers that are delivered using 16oz versions of the Boston Brewery’s signature 'Sam cans' fitted with plastics widgets, which after the can is opened expels nitrogen...

Craft brewers could use the Sam Can

The specially-designed can that will be used by US brewer Samuel Adams for its first venture into canned beers this summer will be made available to other craft brewers, without a royalty fee. The patent-pending design developed in collaboration with canmaker Ball Corporation will be used as a marketing tool to reach new markets for the...

Impress likely to shut UK food can plant

Impress Holdings is likely to close its Grantham, UK, food can plant following the acquisition of the nearby Alcan Packaging Sutton (APS) in September, which has been approved by the UK Office of Fair Trading. Both plants produce cans for human and pet food customers, but APS has a more productive DWI line compared to the DRD...

Canned cider success for Thatchers leads to bigger multipacks

Following the popularity of its Haze branded cider in cans supplied by Ardagh, UK-based Thatchers is launching 10-can multipacks in January 2018.Haze is the UK’s most popular cloudy cider in the off-trade with sales of Thatchers’ four-pack having grown 257 percent in the past year.The 440ml aluminium cans are filled on a KHS canning line, at Thatchers’ Myrtle Farm facility...

Sales up by a fifth for Valspar

May 17: Second-quarter sales for paints and coatings manufacturer Valspar showed significant improvement over last year, totaling US$803.6 million, up 20.2 percent. Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Valspar is also the largest supplier of coatings to the global canmaking industry. Net profit for the three months to the end of April almost doubled to $61.7m, compared with the same period of 2009....

Resealable can thats like a drinking cup

February 5: A resealable beverage can design with an end that acts like a cup to enhance the drinking experience is under development in Germany. The ICan from 4PACK, based in Wolfsburg, uses an end with a plastics circular opening device and a deep countersink. Spokesman Thorsten Schlesinger says that the design comes with a peel-off PLA...

Coke aims bottles at World Cup fans

Fans of the eight quarter-final FIFA World Cup soccer teams in Brazil are being offered specially-designed limited-edition Coca-Cola bottles made in aluminium by canmaking firm Ardagh.   Aimed at fans and collectors worldwide, the bottles feature players from the competing nations with high-definition lithography in 20 different designs.   The impact-extruded 25cl bottles are manufactured at...