Food of the gods marks its centenary

Ambrosia’s canned rice pudding and custard are staples in many home pantries. This year the Devon factory celebrates 100 years of production. John Nutting reports One of the most famous UK canned food brands, Ambrosia, celebrates this year its centenary of manufacturing dairy products in a village in Devon. Now part of the Premier Foods group, the factory is famed for...

Supporting ambitious goals

When Heineken decided to increase its brewing capacity in Vietnam, it called upon a long-term partner to install a new canning line. Paul Hill reports As a leading player in Vietnam’s domestic beer market and with a growing share, Heineken planned to significantly increase output of its Tiger beer brand at its Tien Giang site, one of six run by...

Ingredients for success

Cawingredients, one of the biggest contract beverage fillers in the UK, has installed one of the most flexible canning lines on the market to complement its PET bottling facilities as part of a strategy to significantly increase its output.However, the family-owned company faced a major challenge in that this was its first experience of producing beverages in cans. It...

Where do game changers come from?

A game-changing concept will have a major impact on how things are done, improve business and industry, and generate value and quite possibly wealth for its creator(s) and users.

Time to reinforce the good news about canned foods

With coronavirus impacting every continent – by early May there had been 3.6 million confirmed cases of which 1.2m had recovered, and 250,000 deaths worldwide – the nature of this plague gives the impression that there will be a long tail until the virus is beaten.Coronavirus is a reminder of how vulnerable we really are, and how we must...

The measure of success

It’s taken just ten months to turn a greenfield site into a canmaking plant shipping pallets of food cans. Roeslein made it happen for SilganCanmaking project integrator Roeslein & Associates has been measuring its success in not just the time taken to get a plant up and running, but in loads of pallets. Pallets of two-piece steel food cans...

Transatlantic food chain

This year Nestlé is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its forefathers setting up a business in Switzerland to produce condensed milk, an idea that was brought from America. John Nutting reportsNestlé this year is celebrating its 150th anniversary with a number of events at its global headquarters in Switzerland.What grew to be one of the world’s largest food and...

Revolution in chemistry

Coatings suppliers are focusing on broadening their portfolios of non-BPA-based lacquers.  Denise Freitas reportsProduction starts of tomato-skin based coatings Coatings manufacturer Salchi Metalcoat has started production of lacquers derived from tomato skins at its pilot plant in Italy, with pack tests planned to begin in June.At the EU Pavilion of the Expo 2015 held in Milan, Italy, tomato cans coated with a bio-based...

A competitive and growing business

Ardagh’s canmaking division ranks with Crown in its European food can output, and has growing prospects in North America. Arthur Stupay reviews its business in advance of its IPORecent consolidations in the canmaking industry have increased interest in the remaining independents, including both Ardagh and Silgan. In October 2015, Ardagh Metal Packaging filed an offering prospectus as an independent...

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