Ball hopes to make 10 billion more cans next year

Beverage cans will continue to be imported into the US by Ball for its customers into the New Year despite new capacity being added to ease tight supplies.However, during a conference call following the release of its third-quarter results in which volumes were reported to have grown by 9 per cent year on year, the canmaker said it may...

One billion can export windfall for Nampak

South African canmaker Nampak has signed a deal with the local arm of global brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev to export a billion cans to markets in South, Central and North America between 2020 and 2021, where there is a shortage of cans.Bevcan, Nampak’s beverage can division, has restarted a decommissioned line to produce the aluminium cans for export.The deal will...

Ball’s beverage can growth is led by North and Central America

Ball’s global beverage can volumes grew by 9 per cent in the third quarter compared with the same period a year earlier, as its fortunes recovered from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in the first part of 2020.For the three months to the end of September, global sales were US$3.1 billion, an increase of 4.74 per cent compared...

Baosteel considers making film-laminated steel food cans

China-based canmaker Baosteel Packaging is considering the manufacture of food cans made from film-laminated steel as a means of alleviating poverty.During a briefing by Baosteel Packaging’s chairman Cao Qing in which he announced the canmaker’s performance in the first nine months of 2020 he said that film-laminated canstock could be used more extensively to help reduce farming losses resulting...

Nivea brand owner installs the latest decorating press for its tins

The famous blue tins used for Nivea Creme have been made in Germany by brand owner Beiersdorf Manufacturing Hamburg since 1932. To maintain the tradition, earlier this year Beiersdorf’s decorating lines were brought up to date with new systems supplied by Köenig & Bauer MetalPrint.A two-colour MetalStar 3 press was installed to provide faster makeready and better productivity through...

Crown is considering the sale of its food can business, report says

Crown Holdings is considering the sale of its global food can business, according to the Bloomberg financial news agency.The news emerges a year after Crown, whose 49 food can plants are centred in Europe and North America (NA), announced a board-led strategic review of its product portfolio.Over the past two years, Crown’s competitors in the beverage can sector, Ball...

Cans of the Year winner brings medieval poem to life

The Gold winner of this year’s Cans of the Year Award for two-piece beverage cans involved a close collaboration between Crown Bevcan Europe & Middle East and brewer Efes Georgia, working with graphic artist David Matchavariani.The limited-edition design for leading Georgian beer brand Natakhtari portrays the 12th century poem ’The Knight in the Panther’s Skin’ by medieval poet Shota...

Ardagh brings workers to life in Polish ‘hero’ can design

Ardagh Group has deployed state-of-the art graphics to produce the “working heroes” range of six limited-edition cans for Poland’s Tatra lager.Against a gold background, each 500ml can focuses on the face of what Tatra calls the country’s “everyday working heroes” who are employed in industries including construction, fishing and mining, as well as fire fighting and mountain rescue. Beneath...

Roeslein buys conveying equipment firm to expand global reach

US canmaking project integrator Roeslein & Associates has bought Indiana-based conveying supplier, Sager Metal Strip Company (Sager).Roeslein said the acquisition, the terms of which were not revealed, follows a long association with Sager. The deal brings an additional 100,000sqft of conveying equipment fabricating space and 30 employees to the St Louis, Missouri-based company, and expands its canmaking equipment portfolio.“We...

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