Vitamin-enhanced water launched in Balls bottles

June 15: A vitamin-enhanced water has been launched in Canada using Ball Corporation’s 16-oz Alumi-Tek aluminium bottles, which are expected to also be rolled out across the US this year with Miller Lite beer. Ball Corporation has developed its Alumi-Tek manufacturing line at Monticello, Indiana, which uses technology licensed from Universal Can in Japan, to produce a range of...

Australian cans meet rising demand in China

A Tasmanian organic infant formula manufacturer is capitalising on rising remand in China by using cans produced in Australia by canmaking firm Ardagh. Bellamy's Organic has an office in Shanghai and will soon open one in Singapore to serve as a hub for its other Asian markets. Chief executive Laura McBain said its biggest sellers...

Glud & Marstrand becomes Envases Europe

Danish canmaker Glud & Marstrand's name has been changed to Envases Europe A/S to reflect its ownership by the Florida-based Envases Universales.Established in 1879, the Losning-based manufacturer of food and general line cans which also has plants in Sweden and the US was acquired by Envases in 2011.In a statement, Envases said: “Now, the time has come to make...

Ball makes special beer cans for Samuel Adams

Production starts next week at a Ball canmaking plant in the US of new-style two-piece 12oz aluminium cans for the Samuel Adams brewery that "aim to provide a drinking experience that is closer to the taste and comfort of drinking beer from a glass". Following a US$1 million development programme, the 'Sam Can', as the Boston,...

Soup giant expands into canned energy drinks

Food and drinks giant Campbell Soup has expanded its V8 range of vegetable juices into the fast-growing canned energy drink sector, worth almost $8 billion in North America. Adding to its established V-Fusion range of mixed fruit and vegetable juice drinks, Campbell has introduced V-Fusion + Energy, which combines juice with caffeine and green tea. It is being...

Daiwa to speak at The Canmaker Summit

The director of Daiwa Can’s Overseas Division, Kazuhiro Tsujimoto, will be speaking at The Canmaker Summit, which this year is being held in Tokyo, Japan, on 27-28 September. The Canmaker Summit will open with a keynote presentation from Japanese brewer Kirin who will provide delegates insights into the company's packaging strategy and needs, while the second day will begin...

Crown wins UK Metal Pack of the Year

British canmaking firm Crown Speciality Packaging UK has won the Metal Pack of the Year award in the UK Packaging Awards 2012 which were presented at a dinner in London last week. The prize was given for Crown's decorated tinplate secondary container for Octomore Comus premium whisky produced by Bruichladdich. The judges said that there was...

Can-Pack plans more expansion in Dubai

Work has started to increase the capacity at Can-Pack's beverage canmaking plant in United Arab Emirates. The plant at Dubai recently had a second D&I production line installed, which is being upgraded. On completion in March or April 2015 it will mean that the plant will have capacity to make 1.9 billion aluminium cans a year in a number of...

Lock-out at Silgan plant threatens tomato pack

A labour dispute at a Silgan canmaking plant in California could threaten supplies of one-gallon tinplate cans to adjacent tomato canning operations.   Around 100 workers were locked out of the Modesto plant in California two weeks before Christmas in a dispute that involved a pay freeze, and healthcare and pension contributions.   Customers that could...

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