Can & end making


Rexam boss named to museum’s board

Rexam president and chief executive Rich Grimley has been named to the board of a world-renowned museum. The Museum of Science and Industry (MSI), in Chicago, US, is the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere. Grimley was raised in the Chicago suburbs and is a 1980 graduate of the University of Iowa, he also […]

New Age debuts thermochromic ink can

Soft drinks maker New Age has worked with can maker Rexam to launch its drink Classic in a can with thermochromic ink. The innovative ink turns green, red or blue to create a unique artwork once the contents reaches a chilled drinking temperature. Three flavours (pictured) Classic Citrus, Classic Tonic and Classic Diet Tonic are […]

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Spam plastic tub “major issue” for can industry

The move by the iconic canned meat Spam to introduce plastic tubs is something the metal can industry really needs to be concerned about, according to an industry expert. Simon Jennings speaking at Euro CanTech, Today 28 June, told delegates metal was becoming tarnished with a reputation of being “old fashioned.” Jennings, who is the […]

Nestlé: Time to move away from BPA

Nestlé’s top quality and safety manager effectively signalled the end for cans containing BPA when he gave the keynote speech at the second day of Euro CanTech. Speaking this morning Stephen Klump the filler’s global packaging quality and safety manager said despite evidence that BPA, also known as Bisphenol A, was safe consumers didn’t want […]


Ball aims to can hunger

Ball employees have collect 29,040 pounds of canned food for charity. Colorado-based employees of the can maker collected canned food for the company’s 2013 “Let’s Can Hunger” food drive. The food collected, which totalled 29,040 pounds of cans, was combined with The Ball Foundation’s dollar per pound match to give local charity Community Food Share […]


Euro CanTech open

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Soup maker buys tinned biscuit business

A British canned soup and food maker has snapped up a Scandinavian tinned biscuit business. Campbell Soup Company has announced it has entered into an agreement to buy Kelsen Group from Maj Invest a private equity firm and several other investors. Based in Denmark Kelsen is a producer of quality-baked snacks that are sold in […]


Princes pours £319m into tuna market

Princes is investing in the £319 million in the canned tuna market through the launch of a tuna in tomato sauce product and a range of tuna deli-inspired sandwich fillers. Tuna is the largest market in ambient fish in the UK and Princes is aiming to bring innovation to the category by launching a new […]


Caps and closures maker restructures

Weener Plastic Packaging is to integrate its subsidiary Plasticum Group. Since 2012 the two companies have been owned by Lindsay Goldberg a private equity fund, based in New York, and represented in Europe by Lindsay Goldberg Vogel GmbH. The 300 employees of Plasticum produce standard caps and closures for personal care, food and home care […]


Ball bottles for new lemonade

Newcomer Dust Cutter Beverage Company has launched its brand new line of all-natural lemonades in Ball Corporation’s 16oz Alumi-Tek bottles. “Our family served this refreshing lemonade to our guests and the Dust Cutter was born,” explained Eric Green, founder, Dust Cutter Beverage Company. “We picked the Alumi-Tek bottle before we designed the logo or developed […]


Re-sealable can closure revealed

Xolution GmbH has launched a re-sealable closure system designed to be compatible with most cans. The new XO was unveiled during ProPack Asia, in Bangkok, Thailand, earlier this month. The XO promises to be a new solution for beverage cans allowing customers to reseal it again and again. Unlike traditional beverage cans, which can only […]

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Depot displays can boost sales

Canned food giant Heinz is encouraging depots to get creative with the way they present key products in a bid to increase sales to wholesalers. According to the firm “eye-catching” displays of instantly recognisable products help to significantly increase sales. The latest Heinz in-store competition to support this initiative encouraged wholesalers to be imaginative when […]


Carbon infra-red emitters conquer lacquer problem

A carbon infra-red system from Heraeus Noblelight has solved the problem of curing a lacquer applied to the longitudinal weld of metal containers. The equipment was developed when the existing foil heating system at the Aintree, UK, manufacturing plant of Crown Packaging was unable to meet the stringent curing requirements of a new lacquer formulation. […]

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