Can & end making


World Aluminium Aerosol selects can award winners

The winners of the World Aluminium Aerosol Can Awards 2013 were presented at this year’s Aerobal congress, the global association for manufacturers of aluminium aerosol cans. A truly global competition, the 18 Aerobal members with their production facilities in Europe, North and South America, Asia, Australia and Africa account for about 75% of production worldwide. […]


End measurement station strives for accuracy

CMC-Kuhnke has recently introduced its EMS-3200 end measurement station, which reportedly provides automatic measurements for every characteristic of the can-end, substantially increasing time savings over manual gauges. Featuring automatic end rotation, the new end measurement station seeks to complete eliminate operator error and maximises accuracy. Via the touch of just one button, the EMS-3200 can […]


Tinplate prices on the rise in India

Metal Container Manufacturers Association of India (MCMA) has expressed serious concern relating to an approximate 8% increase in tinplate prices by a local producer, which it believes are abnormal and unjustified. MCMA believes that this has been done primarily to benefit from adverse rupee dollar parity in the last two months, in which the landing […]

Microbrewer turns to 32-ounce cans

Mission Brewery, based in San Diego, California, has released two of its beers in new 32-ounce cans. Reportedly the first quart can to be used by a US microbrewer, Mission is using the cans for its Shipwrecked Double IPA and El Conquistador Extra Pale Ale products. Mission founder Dan Selis initially planned for the beers […]


Changing perceptions of canned foods

– I recently had the pleasure of meeting with Atit Bhatia – senior vice president of Hindustan Tin Works and member of our editorial advisory board – who provided some great insight into the current state of the can making market in India. Noting the fact that the canned food market in the country is […]

Cans with embossed touch design

The Bavaria brewery from the Netherlands is to launch 8.6 Black, a dark version of its classic Bavaria 8.6 beer on the African market. The 50 cl cans, designed with an embossed touch process, are made by Ball Packaging. 8.6 Black is the latest addition to the 8.6 range from tradition-steeped Dutch brewers Bavaria. The […]

Novelis completes expansion in Korea

Novelis, an aluminium rolling and recycling specialist, has announced the completion of a two-year, $400 million expansion programme in South Korea. The expansion of its Yeongju and Ulsan plants increases the company’s production capacity in the region by more than 50% to approximately one million metric tons of aluminium sheet per year. “Investing further in […]



Only silver attendance-only and can maker packages are now available for the successful Asia CanTech event in Surabaya, Indonesia. All platinum presentation slots are booked and all gold tabletop packages have sold out. Don’t miss out. The agenda includes keynote presentations from: Hiroshi Ueno General Manager, Universal Can – Japan John Bigley Managing Director, Metal Australasia, Ardagh – […]

Matte and gloss printing for aerosols

At the 28th FEA International Aerosol Congress in Madrid, Ball introduced its Matte & Gloss printing technology for impact extruded aerosol cans and beverage bottles. By enabling customers to combine the two finishes on the same can, the Matte & Gloss printing process can help differentiate and enhance a product’s shelf appeal through sight and […]


Community Can Challenge results announced

Rexam Beverage Can Europe has announced the results of its third annual Community Can Challenge, supporting the overall efforts of the beverage can manufacturer in promoting and employing more sustainable ways of working. Now in its third year, the Community Can Challenge runs over a ten week period in nine European countries and sees Rexam’s […]


Crown opens three new beverage can facilities in China

Crown Holdings, a supplier of metal packaging products, has announced the official opening and commercialisation of three of its Chinese facilities in Heshan (Guangdong province), Ziyang (Sichuan province) and Putian (Fujian province). “These new plants will primarily supply local customers, although they may also be called upon to serve other parts of the country,” says […]

Dagger Falls goes pink with cans for cancer awareness

Idaho-based Sockeye Brewing has partnered with Crown Beverage Packaging North America to launch its flagship Dagger Falls IPA brand in limited-edition pink cans. The concept is to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which takes place every October. Discussions of the project began in May of this year, with Crown laying the groundwork over the summer […]


EAA reinforces its recycling dimension

The European Aluminium Association (EAA) has announced the appointment of Magdalena Garczynska as the director of its new recycling department. This new position will strengthen the expertise of EAA on an industry segment that is a cornerstone of the aluminium industry’s sustainability. “The appointment of Magdalena comes at a crucial time as the EU starts […]


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