Growing sustainably

Italy-based closures manufacturer Pelliconi is expanding its geographical footprint and product offer. Mónica Higuera reports A year ago, Italian closures manufacturer Pelliconi opened a new manufacturing plant near Shanghai in China. Pelliconi Suzhou Closures Manufacturing Co Ltd supplies Carlsberg with Maxi P-26 closures, the aluminium ring-pull bottle caps made on production lines supplied by Sacmi Imola.“In this market we will...

Expanding in metal

With the acquisition of Tubettificio, Italy’s Tecnocap has diversified its business to include aluminium aerosol canmaking. Mónica Higuera reportsItaly-based Tecnocap Group makes about 5 billion metal closures a year for glass jars and bottles and for plastics containers, or more than 60,000 tonnes of tinplate and aluminium closures for some of Europe’s largest brands including Nestlé, Barilla and Mars...

Better codes for better canned beer

A London craft brewer has upgraded its coding systems to raise packaging quality on its canning lines London-based craft brewer Fourpure has updated the coding systems for the primary and secondary packaging used on its canned beers to improve productivity.The award-winning brewery has incorporated a 8900 Continuous Inkjet and a TJ725 Thermal Inkjet supplied by Linx Printing Technologies into its...

Bouncing back after the storms

Following a storm-impacted third quarter, the outlook is for a bounce in volumes while canmakers focus on improving efficiencies and margins, says Arthur Stupay The third quarter was challenging for the major beverage can manufacturers, marked in the US by hurricanes and violent storms, impacting the major population centres in Texas and Florida. Yet they showed higher sales and rising...

Across the board

Having an interest in different parts of the metal packaging industry is paying dividends for PackSys Global, reports Tom WoerndlIn the super-competitive packaging market, it pays to have a broad range of competences that allows you to respond quickly to changing market demands.Based in the picturesque Swiss town of Rüti, near Zurich, PackSys Global manufactures a variety of production...

Crafty tricks

Cask Canning Solutions is using process innovation to help drive growing demand for high quality craft beer in cans, as Mark McCord describes A technical breakthrough that originated in a borrowed workshop 16 years ago at Calgary in Canada has developed to the stage that it is now helping to transform the North American craft beer industry.It all started when...

Visionary leadership

Defects in decorative and internal coatings and inks are being identified with much more sensitivity, leading to reduced HFIs. Peter Brown reviews some of the latest systems that make it possible An effective diagnostic tool The performance capabilities of Orion G6, the latest colour inspection system for two-piece beverage cans from Applied Vision, have been detailed in a case study by...

Managing growth

The Alliance of Colep and One Asia often merges its roles as aerosol manufacturer, contract filler and innovator when launching new products. Printz Holman reports Founded as a canmaker in Portugal in 1965, Colep is a major contract manufacturer, a developer of aerosols and liquids, and a manufacturer of tinplate aerosol and general line cans.Until 2013, the company expanded its territory through...

Overcoming resistance

A key development in child-resistant and senior-friendly lids could provide a breakthrough in the North American canned marijuana market.  Scott Martin, a former mortgage broker, set up N2 Packaging Systems with partner Mike Standlee three years ago to provide canning systems for marijuana growers (see The Canmaker, September 2016).He has now developed the special lids for attaching to shallow-drawn easy-open...