Alcoa increases UBC recycling capacity by 50 percent

March 29: Aluminium producer Alcoa increased its US used beverage can recycling capacity by 50 percent with the opening on Friday of a processing plant in Tennessee. The $24 million Tennessee Operations Can Reclamation facility includes a new crusher and delacquering furnace and supporting building enclosures, utilities and environmental systems. These improvements, says Alcoa, will help increase capacity...

Thai energy drink producer Carabao starts making its own cans

A new beverage can plant has been built in Thailand by energy-drink producer Carabao in response to expected sales growth and to highlight its goal of becoming a ‘world-class product, world-class brand’.The canmaking plant is part of a new 8.7 billion baht ($265.1 million) operations centre covering 28.8 hectares in Chachoengsao’s Bangpakong district which includes a glass bottle making...

Metal deco press maker Bauer+Kunzi to change name

June 26: Metal-decorating press manufacturer Bauer+Kunzi has gained regulatory approval for the acquisition of its fellow German competitor LTG-Mailänder. Bauer+Kunzi, which produces high-speed Metalstar2 presses, will complete the £11.6m (US$21.2m) deal at the end of July when it is expected that the company will be renamed KBA MetalPrint GmbH & KG. It will continue to support...

Aluminium bottle chosen for all-natural drink

A Canadian beverage manufacturer showcased its all-natural protein drink, packaged in resealable aluminium Alumi-Tek bottles supplied by canmaking firm Ball, at a natural products exhibition over the weekend. The Rumble protein shake is made from all-natural ingredients and also contains a range of omega 3s, said founder Paul Underhill: “We saw a gap in the market...

Crown to reduce water use by a fifth by 2025

Canmaker Crown Holdings has committed to a new environmental sustainability goal to reduce water use in its global operations by 20 per cent from 2019 levels by the end of 2025, cutting more than 500 million gallons annually.“We recognise the global urgency around water conservation and the responsibility we have as a business to help protect this invaluable resource,”...

Trivium boss says new venture will continue Ardagh’s winning ways

The chief executive of Trivium Packaging has said the canmaker will continue the innovation and quality that won Can of the Year for Ardagh, from whose food and speciality packaging business the newly-minted firm was forged this week.Michael Mapes hailed Ardagh’s victories at this year’s awards, in which it won The Canmaker magazine's Can of the Year for an...

Super heroes feature on Crown’s Jean Paul Gaultier fragrance packs

Continuing a two-decade relationship between French haute-couture fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier and canmaker Crown, a new range of fragrance packs have been launched.The secondary tinplate containers manufactured by Crown Aerosols & Specialty Packaging Europe feature images of the popular Superman and Wonder Woman superhero characters above the strapline ‘I Love Gaultier.’Looking as if they are ‘bursting’ out of...

More than 400 brews in canned craft beer awards

The Can Can Awards in the US, now in their second year, attracted more than 400 canned craft beers.Established by Nashville, Tennessee-based software developer and beer enthusiast Nathan Baker, the Can Can Awards promote the benefits of cans for beer, the environment and consumers.“Ultimately, we at Can Can Awards are trying to elevate the conversation and speed up the...

Crown honoured for its Spam cans

May 23: As Spam celebrates its 70th year of production, Crown Holdings, one of the canmakers that supplies the special cans in which the eponymous luncheon meat is packed, has been recognised for the sixth year in a row with the Spirit of Excellence award from Hormel Foods. To qualify for an award, suppliers must meet or exceed...

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