Can & end making


Beyoncé to star on aluminium bottles

PepsiCo Beverages Italy is too feature pop-star Beyoncé on a limited run of Rexam’s Fusion aluminium bottle. The singer, who appears very pale on the bottle, and PepsiCo have partnered with each other for a series of adverts and on can promotions in 2013. But in Italy, where the aluminium bottle for the drinks is […]


Cans move in on Polish craft beer

A Polish craft beer, previously only available in glass bottles, is to be released in cans for the first time. Polish brand Piwo na Miodzie Gryczanymi is the first canned beer brand from the Jabłonowo Brewery launched under the Manufaktura Piwna label. It is being packaged for the first time in 500ml aluminum cans, produced […]


Michelin starred chef launches canned cook book

Celebrity chef Vikas Khanna’s latest title Everyone Can Cook shows how canned food can be Michelin standard. Published by Om Books International and backed by can maker Hindustan Tin Works in association with The Flying Saucer Café launched published by Om Books International. Everyone Can Cook was launched recently in New Delhi to offer simple […]

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Carlsberg becomes first brewer to join Alupro

Carlsberg UK is the first brewer to join the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro) and will also fund its Every Can Counts recycling programme. The decision marks the beer giant’s commitment to increase the recovery and recycling of its aluminium cans used across its portfolio of beer and cider brands, which alongside Carlsberg and Carlsberg […]

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Belgian soccer stars get canned

Superstar footballers from Belgium are to appear on cans of the country’s favourite beer. High profile players, including Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany and Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard, feature alongside their international colleagues on cans of Jupiler. The beer is the top seller in Belgium and sponsors the country’s national league. According to the website […]


Book now for Asia CanTech

Asia’s best conference for can makers and suppliers is selling out fast. Asia CanTech, which will be in its seventh year in 2013, will take place at the outstanding JW Marriott Hotel Surabaya, Indonesia from 11-13 November 2013. The event prides itself on attracting can makers and fillers from across Asia as well as global […]

Jaws crushed can re-released

A can of beer famously crushed in the classic film Jaws has been temporarily re-released. Made by the US-based Narragansett brewery the cans were immortalised in the 1975 Oscar winning movie. Before hunting the shark captain Sam Quint, the shark hunter played by the late Robert Shaw, crushes a can of Gansett lager with one […]


CANvitational beer festival to launch

Indianapolis-based craft brewer Sun King Brewery is planning to hold a festival of canned beer. On 28 September the beer hosts the inaugural CANvitational, tan event it describes as Midwest’s first-ever canned craft beer festival. More than 30 craft breweries will be at the event representing 16 states. “We’re incredibly excited to share the beers […]


Ends maker aims to be world’s biggest

New player in the ends market Baofeng is aiming to be the world’s biggest and best manufacturer. Located on the outskirts of Xiamen, China’s fourth largest port, the company is currently constructing 240,000m2 site packed with state-of-the-art machinery. The company is wholly owned by the Chen family who have invested US$ 240 million into making […]

Tata Steel profits hit four-year high

Tata Steel has turned around a recent slump in profits to announce a four-year best performance. The steel giant was backed up by a solid performance by its European and Indian operations. Group net income climbed to 11.39 billion rupees (US$186 million) in quarter one three months ending June 30 from 5.98 billion rupees a […]

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David McEachern steps down from TD Wright

Following 35 years as a supplier to global can makers David McEachern has announced he will step down as president of TD Wright. David, who will be succeeded by his son Joe, had an unusual career path as he graduated from Hamline University in St Paul, Minnesota, in 1978 as a history major. As a […]

Judgement day

I’m a judge in this year’s Aerobal world aluminium aerosol can award. It’s obviously an honour for me to be involved in the competition, which began originally in Europe as the aluminium aerosol can of the year. As Aerobal grew to represent the industry on a global scale so did the competition, which was turned […]


Huber Packaging Group to move out of Russia

German based Huber Packaging is pulling out of a its Russian tin-plate manufacturing facility. The company had built a facility in the greater Moscow region to produce tin-plate packaging for the industrial chemicals sector. Huber opened the site after saying there was “strong demand” for western-standard tin-plate packaging, particularly in the market segment for paints […]

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