Polyester-laminated steel DRD canmaking line starts up in Tibet

Canmaking equipment manufacturer China Hanjiang has built a production line for Baosteel Packaging in the Himalayan region of Tibet.The project, which Hanjiang said took just ten days to complete, will provide the canmaker with facilities to produce two-piece draw-redraw (DRD) cans using Baosteel’s polyester-laminated canstock.With the plant located at Lhasa on the Tibetan plateau, Hanjiang claims that at more...

Metal packaging market predicted to grow by 3.1% to 2025

The total number of cans for food, drink, personal care and industrial applications totalled 528 billion in 2019, according to estimates in a study by canmaking veteran Mark Smyth published by Smithers PIRA.Smyth, who has 40 years’ experience in the industry and is a member of The Canmaker’s editorial board, lends authority to research that has been scarce of...

Expansion for Easytech Closures in Italy

Easy-open food end manufacturer Easytech Closures has expanded operations with a new production line at its Fisciano plant in Italy.The new line, which produces 83mm-diameter steel easy-open ends, is part of an investment project by the family-owned firm in cooperation with China-based Suzhou SLAC Precision Equipment.Talking to The Canmaker, general manager Fabio Bove unveiled the plans for next year:...

Resealable can end to begin US market tests on cold brewed coffee

Top Cap, the developer of a novel resealable beverage end called Click Cap, has signed a contract with an unnamed filler to begin market tests of canned cold brewed coffee using the technology in the US.“Currently, I cannot mention who we will be working with, but we should be seeing the first batches of resealable canned cold-brewed coffee in...

Novelis to meet rising demand for beverage canstock in North America

Novelis, the leading manufacturer of aluminium canstock, will meet rising demand in North America by increasing output from existing facilities rather the building new mills.During a conference call with analysts to discuss its second quarter (Q2) results for 2021, chief executive Steve Fisher said the extra capacity needed following announcements by canmakers to ramp up their production of cans...

Trivium pulls back its losses in the third quarter

Amsterdam-based canmaker Trivium Packaging reported a US$40 million net loss in the first nine months of 2020, in its first full year of trading.Profits were hit by restructuring costs associated with the food and specialist can firm’s creation in 2019, foreign currency devaluations in Brazil and Argentina and clean-up costs following a fire last December at its food can...

UBC recycling boosted at Constellium’s Alabama mill

Global aluminium canstock supplier Constellium has increased its used beverage can recycling capacity with a high technology recycling furnace at its Muscle Shoals mill in the US.The furnace at the mill in Alabama adds another 77 million kilograms – or the equivalent of about 5.2 billion cans – to its total annual recycling output.This makes the Muscle Shoals mill...

Chinese canmakers extend cooperation agreement

Chinese canmakers ORG Packaging and CPMC Holdings have agreed a three-year extension to the strategic cooperation deal first signed in 2017.The companies, two of China’s largest canmakers, hope to expand their range of consumer packaging for food, drinks and household chemical products sold domestically. As well as packaging and materials, the agreement brings ORG and CPMC together to cooperate...

Lightweighted can wins environmental award for Sunrise

A lightweight D&I beverage can design has won an environmental award for canmaker Sunrise Group in China.The can was recognised at the China Packaging Innovation and Sustainable Development Forum in Guangzhou.The so-called 'JSD' 211-diameter 330ml can was made from aluminium coil with a gauge of 0.240-0.245mm, using design features that maintain the column strength and dome reversal performance required...

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