Can & end making


Shaq signs soda deal

Former basketball star Shaquille O’Neal has revealed plans to launch his own line of soft drinks. The former Los Angles Laker and Miami Heat star took to his twitter account to announce the partnership with the AriZona Beverage Company. Available in 25oz cans the drinks are due in stores in the US from June. The […]


Steel recycling rate continues to rise

Steel recycling rates remain on the increase and have in fact risen threefold over the past two decades. This is according to the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging (APEAL) who have released their latest European steel recycling figures. In 2011, 2.6 million tonnes of steel packaging was recycled to make new steel […]


Harley Davidson and Coors mark joint 110th birthday

Special cans of Miller High Life are being created which will feature the logo of iconic motorcycle brand Harley Davidson. Bizarrely, both brands were invented on the same street in Milwaukee, USA 110 years ago. Bill Davidson vice-president of the Harley-Davidson Museum and great-grandson of Harley-Davidson co-founder William Davidson officially kicked-off what is planned to […]

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New AEROBAL president

An organisation representing manufacturers of aluminium aerosols has appointed a new president. With average growth rates of 7% since 2006 the aluminium aerosol can market is in excellent health and Giorgio Aliprandi (pictured) hopes to continue this. The president and general manager of Ball Aerocan Europe, has been elected as president of the International Organisation […]

Coca-Cola aims for multi-pack and thermochromic strategy

Drinks giant Coca-Cola sees thermochromic technology and a new twist on multi-packs as the way to win over consumers. Speaking on the first day of the International Metal Decorators Association (IMDA) meeting in Chicago in the US, a senior Coca-Cola man explained the company’s strategy for cans. Coca-Cola’s package development manager, Alejandro Santamaria, explained the […]

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The vision to remove 100% of HFIs

Applied Vision’s aim to remove all held for inspection (HFI) stoppages from can lines is moving closer. The company’s KromaKing DecoMaster, has been bought up by both Ball and Crown, and is currently cutting HFIs by an average of 70% in plants where it has been installed. Amir Novini, president and chief executive, Applied Vision, […]

Unite calls for brewery boycott

A union is calling for a boycott of a brewer and canner after it made workers redundant. The union Unite is calling for the boycott of Cains-branded beers to support workers at Liverpool’s historic brewery in their redundancy fight. Oversees competition is being blamed for the closure of a supermarket own label and canning operation. […]

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Metal paint cans awarded recycling label

Lobbying by businesses on behalf of the green credentials of metal paint cans has been rewarded with a recycling on pack label. Under new guidelines, after research was backed by the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP), metal paint cans have been awarded the ‘Widely Recycled at Local Council Recycling Centres’ on pack label. The […]


Sonoco announces first sustainability awards

One of the largest diversified global packaging companies has unveiled its Sonoco Supplier Sustainability Award program. Recipients, including Arcelor Mittal, Buckman International, Staples and WR Grace, were recognised during a dinner at the 9th Annual Sonoco/JBE/MYCA Supplier Diversity Business Conference on Tuesday 7 May. The company, founded in 1899 makes metal ends and closures as […]


New flavours for Fanta

Fanta has added two new flavours to its Fanta range. Fanta Peach and Apricot, which maker Coca-Cola claims, has tested extremely well with consumers will be available in 330ml cans. Fanta is also launching Fanta Red Fruits and making last year’s limited edition Mango and Passion Fruit a permanent addition to the range. Nick Canney, […]