Perseverance pays off

Despite the impact of bad weather in the US and higher material costs, the manufacturers of food cans such as Ardagh and Silgan persevered. Arthur Stupay reviews their third quarter performance In the third quarter, food can shipments in the US were down, dropping by 2.9 percent compared with the same period a year ago, and shipments were also down...

Capping a century of technical prowess

Italian crown cork and closure equipment manufacturer Sacmi is celebrating its 100th year in business. It marked the anniversary with a Metal Day event where it unveiled a range of new machines aimed at meeting the changing demands of the beverage market for the next century.Packaging industry executives and customers from 29 countries were given tours of the company’s...

‘Vertical control’ in Poland

A brewer in Poland has been making its own cans for almost a decade: now it’s expanding with more capacity along with design services. Paul Hill reports Bagpak Polska occupies a novel position in the beverage can market. When it was established in 2008, it was one of only two independent canmakers in Europe. A decade later it is much...

Sustainability triumph

Significant weight savings have been achieved in a newly-adopted process for making aluminium monobloc cans. John Nutting talked to Mall+Herlan’s Ezio Foresti about the process When Moravia Cans won the Can of the Year award last October, it was a triumph not just for the Czech Republic canmaker but confirmation that consumer products giant Unilever had made the right decision...

Smaller is beautiful

Craft beer canning systems are diversifying. Now, bar-top seaming machines are available, reports John Nutting One of the many challenges facing craft brewers who want to start using cans has been that even the smallest batches supplied by canmakers numbered in several pallet loads, each with up to 8,000 cans.That’s been solved by mobile canning services which take in limited...

Aluminium cans march on in Paris

The Aerosol & Dispensing Forum (ADF), held in Paris last month, was the biggest ever and offered a great opportunity for the metal packaging industry to show off its wares. Dominique Huret reports Keen observers looking for new trends in the aerosol dispensing business are well rewarded at the yearly ADF fair in Paris. This year at the end of...

Something historic is occurring now

There have been dramatic changes in North America, the most mature of beverage can markets, as consumers change their tastes. John Nutting talked to Ron Skotleski Jr, marketing chief for Crown's North America beverage can businessThe announcement that Crown is investing in North America’s first new beverage can plant in 20 years highlights the changes that have been occurring...

Lighter-weight cans without the wrinkles

Over the past decade, progress in the weight reduction of three-piece food cans has stalled, partly because of the problem of wrinkling of the seam during the canning process. This issue has tended to occur when the gauge of tinplate ends manufactured from higher-strength steels is reduced below a certain thickness.To resolve this, the Research Association for Steel Application...

One size clearly does not fit all

Gone are the days when a few standard can sizes met beverage market needs. Today, sometimes subtle differences in can shape and size have become a critical part of the brand design toolbox. Paul Gander asks what is driving innovation in this area, and what the implications are Both of the two new US greenfield beverage can manufacturing plants to...

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