Can & end making


Rexam celebrates fourth line at Ludesch plant

Rexam, Europe’s largest beverage can manufacturer, is celebrating the official opening of the fourth production line at its Ludesch plant in Austria. The new line adds an additional 0.7 billion can capacity to the plant’s annual production, following a £20million investment by Rexam.   The plant, which opened in 2007, is a wall-to-wall facility next […]

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ITRI Tin Forum in Indonesia discusses progress in tin production

The Indonesia Tin Forum hosted by ITRI in Pankalpinang, Bangka on the 11th December 2013 attracted more than a hundred local and international delegates to hear about and discuss issues currently facing the Indonesian tin sector. These include changing export regulations, and international market concern over environmental and social sustainability. Attendees included industry, authorities and […]

CMB Engineering apprentice takes gold at the Skills Show

Dominic Trees, a third-year apprentice at CMB Engineering, won a gold medal in the Mechanical Turning competition at the UK’s Skills Show, the nation’s largest skills and careers event.   The show also plays host to the WorldSkills UK national competitions, where apprentices from companies across the country test their talents. In total, over 60 […]

Aluminium Closures – Turn 360°, the all-round sector focus

The pan-European promotional campaign ’Aluminium Closures – Turn 360˚’ has been extended to include new contents. The multilingual internet campaign portal provides detailed information on the numerous advantages offered by aluminium closures.   By expanding the scope from wine to spirits, water, and oils, the extensive promotional campaign – directed in particular at decision-makers […]

Expanding the categories for metal closures

The aluminium closures campaign Turn 360˚ is being expanded to spirits, water and oils. In the past few years, the number of aluminium closures used for wines, spirits, table waters, and oils throughout Europe has grown rapidly to a total figure of over 16 billion.   The campaign will highlight the benefits, such as flavour […]

Glow-in-the-dark can

Russian Favorit Stolica has relaunched its Black Jack brand with Russia’s first glow-in-the-dark beverage can. The new cans have updated graphics that include fluorescent ink and will be used across the Black Jack range of cocktail-inspired alcopops, including Mojito, Tequila Boom, Sex-on-the-Beach and Rum and Coke. Rexam Russia is producing the 50cl cans for the […]


Fashionable tin cans

Can manufacturing company Hindustan Tin Works and Pearl Academy, a design, fashion and artinstitute based in India, recently celebrated their ‘The Spirit of Sustainability’ fashion show event for the Canvironment Week in New Delhi. The fashion show witnessed students of Pearl Academy walking the ramp and showcasing their innovative designs created out of tin cans […]

Milkshake in a can

Alcon Group has partnered with Rexam to launch MIO, a unique and refreshing lemonade flavoured milkshake. Recognising a gap in the market amongst teenagers and young adults for a carbonated milk based drink, Rexam and Alcon have worked together to produce an innovative can design to launch the first beverage of this type in Russia. […]


CCL to close aerosol plant in Ontario

Packaging company CCL Industries is to permanently close its Canadian aerosol manufacturing operation, commencing in the first half of 2014 and completing no later than mid-2015. Geoffrey T. Martin, president and CEO of the company, says, “It is with great regret that we are announcing this news. Our operation in Ontario now exports its entire […]

Can initiatives rise to the fore

Industry initiatives that serve to aid the environment and portray the can making sector in a positive light are becoming more and more commonplace, and are – of course – very much welcomed. The latest example is The Great American Can RoundUp Industry Challenge, sponsored by the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI). Designed to promote awareness […]


Easylid closure rolled out across Europe

European paint manufacturers seeking the latest in convenience packaging now have access to the Easylid closure from Crown Aerosols and Speciality Packaging Europe, a business unit of Crown Holdings. Designed to make the opening and reclosing of paint cans significantly easier, the technology made its market debut in Finland and is now available for adoption […]

Ball’s designs recognised at Golden Image Awards

During the 2013 Golden Image Awards Competition – held last month in Orlando, Flordia – The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association recognised Ball Corporation for its industry-leading specialty container designs. Ball swept the digitally printed container category with four winning entries: – Gold – Maryland Decorated Tin – Silver – Outer Banks Popcorn Tin – Bronze – Fisher’s Popcorn New […]


Nampak acquires beverage can operation in Nigeria

Nampak has announced that it is to acquire Alucan Packaging, a beverage can manufacturer based in Nigeria. Nampak has also been granted an option to acquire a leading rigid plastics company in Nigeria. The total investment is $301m ($186m), which will be funded through available cash resources and existing debt facilities. The Alucan factory is […]


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