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Having a Ball

I’ve just had the pleasure of being shown around Ball Packaging Europe’s Rugby plant. As a journalist I’m often going to see places and, well, sometimes its amazing and other times you wonder why they wanted you to come at all. But the management team at Rugby led by plant manager Paul and assistant Mark […]

SpaghettiOs expands into CheeseburgerOs

For the first time in more than twenty years Campbell Soup Company is to add a twist with the newest flavour debut in the SpaghettiOs line-up: CheeseburgerOs. The famous O-shaped pasta, along with its memorable “Uh Oh, SpaghettiOs” slogan, will now include another American favourite, cheeseburgers. “SpaghettiOs has been a kid favourite in homes for […]


Tuna cans offer perfect day out promotion

Tuna products maker Princes is launching a new on-can promotion aimed at driving sales across the canned fish category. Its perfect day promotion, aimed at UK consumers, will feature on 2.5 million promotional four packs of Princes Tuna Chunks. Each pack contains a unique code letting consumers do a two for one perfect day of […]


Crown marketing director gives aerosol market insight

Lee Bradley, European marketing director, Crown aerosols Europe, a business unit of Crown Holdings offers an insight into the global lubricants market and how aerosol packaging technology is contributing to its future growth. The outlook for the lubricant industry is extremely bright. According to the latest market research from Freedonia Group, 37 million metric tons […]


Sleek look for all natural sodas

A soda made from all natural ingredients is now available in Sleek cans. Dry Soda, which is sweetened with just a small amount of pure cane sugar, is now available in the United States in 12oz sleek cans. It is made with only four all natural ingredients and claims to contains one-quarter to one-third of […]

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Crown unveils new can sizes for China

Crown Beverage Packaging is to introduce several new aluminum beverage can sizes for the Chinese market. The company has announced the 185ml, 300ml and 330ml sleek and 500ml will now be available as alternatives to the traditional 330ml size. “Expanding our product line reflects Crown’s commitment to helping customers stay in tune with changing consumer […]

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Aluminium price “fix”

Well, if the general public didn’t have enough reasons to hate investment banks now there is another one. According to an investigation by the New York Times one investment bank’s ownership of warehouses in Detroit in the US, is allowing it to move aluminium around between its sites. The practice is not illegal but does […]


Price of aluminium cans inflated by bank

International investment bank Goldman Sachs has been accused of inflating the price of aluminium cans through its ownership of storage warehouses. According to the New York Times Goldman Sachs is using what it calls “loose market regulations” to increase the price of aluminium cans by around US$5 billion a year. Today (23 July) is also […]

Indian drinks firm drop bottles for cans

India’s first fruit flavoured carbonated drink is to switch from glass bottles to cans. Rio Fusion Drinks has chosen to partner with Rexam Beverage Can in a deal that will see Rexam India produce the 330ml sleek can for the drink. Manufactured at Rexam’s Taloja plant, where a state-of-the-art aluminium line was opened in November […]

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Crown gambles on games market

The games market is expected to be worth (US)$100 billion by 2015 and Crown would like a piece of it. Analysts attribute the industry’s growth to the combination of a higher standard of living and the increased perception of the importance of pursuing leisurely activities. Crown Speciality Packaging North America, a division of Crown Holdings, […]


Lindal’s twist-lock actuator now available globally

The Sunny Lindal Group’s new twist-lock overcap-free actuator is now available globally. The Sunny actuator’s design was developed for easy actuation and high top-load resistance, for use in a wide range of personal care product applications. The actuator (pictured) is already winning the attention brand owners, and a major retail launch is “imminent” according to […]

AG Barr ends Britvic interest … for now

The seemingly done deal to create Europe’s biggest soft drinks business has fallen through. Despite being agreed last year and clearing UK competition restrictions the deal is off after Britvic bosses rejected the terms of the take over. The £1.4 billion ($ merger of Britvic and Scottish rival AG Barr has been confirmed in late […]

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Pepsi cans still contain cancer-causing chemical

Pepsi has still not removed a potentially cancer causing chemical from its cola drink. According to research commissioned by the Centre for Environmental Health (CEH) rival drink Coca-Cola has changed its caramel colouring in the United States. But, outside of California, Pepsi is still using colouring with high levels of the cancer-causing 4-methylimidazole (4-MeI). California […]


Celebrity fitness trainer launches health drink

Celebrity trainer Kim Lyons has helped to create canned drink Fuel as part of a health project called the automatic body program from health company Nutrié. Lyons, who has starred in the Biggest Loser, says automatic body is a “revolutionary” weight loss system designed to help people lose weight and keep it off. Rich Grimley, […]


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