Peace Tea plans for Coca-Cola distribution deal

January 6: Ready-to-drink tea was one of the few sectors to show any growth in North America last year, which could be why Hansen Natural Corporation hopes to get its latest product distributed by Coca-Cola bottlers. Peace Tea, a range of canned drinks with a distinctive 1960s hippy theme, was launched last November. Hansen, the California-based producer of Monster...

Baosteel starts making aluminium cans

Production has started at Baosteel’s fifth beverage can plant in China, its first to make aluminium cans. Zhuang Jianjun, general manager of Baosteel Packaging Company, which was to be spun off from the steel company last year, confirmed that the plant at Wuhan in central China had been completed. One of Baosteel’s key customers is JDB, the filler...

A-B ships canned water to hurricane victims

More than a million cans of emergency drinking water are being packed this week to meet the needs of stricken residents hit by Hurricane Sandy on the east coast of North America. Budweiser brewer Anheuser-Busch regularly shifts to production of canned water for emergency relief efforts and more than 4,000 cases are already en route...

Desktop beer canning reaches bars in the US

Fans of craft beer in the US are now able to have their draft brews individually canned at the bar. As many craft brewers have been setting up low-capacity canning lines as a means of marketing their products through retail channels, demand has grown for smaller runs of canned beers to be sold in bars. Three former Michigan Technological University graduates...

End-of-year recovery for Anheuser-Busch InBev

The impact of economic lockdowns around the world was shown in the 2020 results for brewing leader Anheuser-Busch InBev, despite 4.5 per cent sales growth in the last three months of the year and a recovery in its South American heartland. Full year revenue for the brewer of Budweiser, Stella Artois and Corona was down by 3.7 per cent at...

Countdown to Cannex & Fillex 15-18 May 2018

The countdown to what promises to be the biggest-ever metal packaging show in China has started. Cannex & Fillex Asia Pacific – the World Canmaking Congress, will open its doors on the morning of 15 May 2018 in Guangzhou, China, to begin four days in which the latest canmaking and filling technologies, materials, equipment and services will be showcased in...

Rexams canmaking lines filmed for Peace One Day

October 6: A rare view inside Rexam’s beverage canmaking plant at Wakefield in the UK could be the outcome of a film made there as part of a collaboration between the canmaker, Coca-Cola GB and the non-profit organisation Peace One Day. When the plant was making a million special Peace One Day cans last month, the canmaking lines were...

Weight saving crowns for China and India

Bottle closures developed by canmaking firms in South America from thinner tinplate that saves up to 10 percent in weight are expected to be launched into the Chinese and Indian markets next year.   The closures will be made from 0.15mm tinplate, the thinnest ever used. Developed by Packaging Products del Peru (PPP), production of the...

Canned water: the new craft beer?

Should canmakers be encouraging drinks manufacturers to pack more mineral water in aluminium cans? Consumption of bottled water will exceed carbonated drinks in the US for the first time this year according to researchers Euromonitor International. As Americans have been turning away from soft drinks in bottles and cans, they have been drinking more bottled water. Last year was a 30-year low...