From sprayability to sustainability

It could be argued that the way the environment dominates current debate around aerosol markets is no different from any other packaging sector; but at January’s Aerosol & Dispensing Forum (ADF) show in Paris, it became clear there were specific factors making this market especially sensitive to sustainability concerns.The section of the ADF conference dedicated to sustainability and recycling...

Beverage cans in his blood

Nampak, Africa’s largest packaging group, has been undergoing a transformation over the past decade that has resulted in more of its products being beverage cans.Erik Smuts was largely responsible for this change, so he was in a good position to take over as chief executive in January after André de Ruyter left to join South African electricity utility Eskom.Smuts,...

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...

Greener ring carriers for cans

As a form of packaging, the Hi-Cone carrier has always been about holding four- or six-count consumer beverage multipacks together in a secure, cost-effective and portable way. As a company, Hi-Cone is currently all about keeping a firm grip on – and carrying forward in short order – some clear environmental objectives, from using 50 per cent recycled content to...

Belief in canned drinks

Canpack Group’s new beverage can plant in Colombia, officially opened last November, is just the latest facility built to help meet growing demand for canned drinks in South America.Last year also marked 30 years of growth of two-piece beverage cans in the region, which began with the commissioning in 1989 by Reynolds-Latasa of the first plant in Brazil.Since then the market has grown almost insatiably,...

Connecting with Brazil’s consumers

Cátilo Cândido, chief executive of Abralatas, the Brazilian Association of Aluminium Can Manufacturers, is on a mission to spread the word about the merits of the beverage can.

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.

Cans on the move

Bibby Distribution manages the UK downstream supply chains for one of the world’s largest canmakers. Mark McCord reports on what it takes to ship cans from the manufacturer to the filler

Special effects are the new weapons of choice

An annual gathering in Germany of suppliers to the global brewing industry has become the battleground as canmakers fight for market share with high-tech can decoration. Mark McCord reports

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