New beverage can plant in Florida ready for commissioning

Construction has been completed at US canmaker Florida Can Manufacturing's new facility, with production due to begin later this year. The US$120 million plant at Winter Haven in Florida is said to be the first in the industry to use a predictive-analytics system that can identify when and where line failures are likely to happen. Designed by systems integrator Roeslein &...

The Canmaker Summit is on for 2022

The Canmaker Summit will be next held from 5-6 October 2022, after being postponed due to continuing concerns around travel restrictions. The location will still be at the Marriott Prague Hotel, in Prague in the Czech Republic. The event is a fixture of the global canmaking industry and has for many years attracted delegates from across the world to network, listen...

Trivium denies deal that could keep Belgian tinplate mill open

If a deal is signed with canmaker Trivium Packaging a tinplate mill in Belgium that is under the threat of closure could survive. It would keep open the Tilleur mill, one of two at risk, as owner Liberty Steel Group considers a financial restructuring of its Belgian operations. Liberty was reported by financial information company Platts as saying that the mill’s...

Pandemic packaging trends to continue: good news for canmakers

Canmakers are forecast to continue benefiting from the pandemic-altered market for packaging as home-consumption trends established during lockdowns are set to continue long after the virus has abated. More than half of consumers polled in a US survey said they would increase their consumption of canned beverages after the pandemic had passed. That’s up from 32 per cent who said...

Malaysian canmaker back in business as pandemic restrictions are lifted

Malaysian canmaker Able Global is reported to have returned to full operation this month after pandemic mitigation measures restricted its activities. The company, formerly known as Johore Tin Berhad, makes cans used for beverages, food, paints and chemicals, as well as producing canned milk products. It said manufacturing had been curtailed as pandemic stay-at-home orders had reduced its workforce by as...

Canmakers nominated in UK Packaging Award shortlist

Seven canmakers have been nominated for the UK Packaging Awards Metal Pack of the Year prize. Sponsored by the UK’s Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association (MPMA), the nine products nominated in the metal category range from wine cans to paint containers. Ardagh is on the shortlist for its packaging for wine, beer and seltzer brand 19 Crimes. The packaging features historical pictures...

First public debut for Canovation’s all-metal resealable end

An all-metal resealable end for beverage cans makes its public debut at this week’s annual Pack Expo trade show in Las Vegas. The CanReseal Ring-End (CRE), a prototype of which which was first described by The Canmaker three years ago, provides a full-aperture opening to make drinking and pouring easier, says its developer, Florida-based Canovation. The product, which will be demonstrated...

Construction starts at Baosteel’s ninth beverage can plant

Shanghai Baosteel Packaging (Baosteel), one of China’s largest canmakers, has broken ground on its D&I beverage can plant in eastern Anhui province. The opening ceremony in Huaiyuan County, Bengbu City, was attended by local dignitaries, Baosteel executives and leaders of the project’s construction team. Baosteel, which is part of Baowu Steel Group Corporation, the world's largest steelmaker, formed a wholly-owned subsidiary...

Trivium seeks to lure young Americans to manufacturing

Canmaker Trivium Packaging is rallying to inspire a new generation of Americans to work in the manufacturing industry. Throughout October, the Dutch-based manufacturer of food cans, bottles and aerosol cans will hold a range of events to highlight the variety of jobs in professional, technical and operational roles. “We are thrilled to engage with the communities around Trivium’s facilities by opening...