Can & end making

 

360 end falling foul of litter laws

Littering laws from the 1960s and 1970s are holding back expansion plans for a US brewer. Sly Fox Brewing Company, which recently introduced the first cans to feature Crown’s 360 end, has run into trouble with some rather old littering laws. It seems quite a few American states have laws making cans that feature detachable […]

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Beer cocktails in one-of-a-kind can

A burger chain is claiming to be the first in the US to launch a beer flavoured cocktail in a unique can. Red Robin is serving, in a limited edition reusable beer can, two new cocktails: • Coors Light Can-Crafted Cocktail – A mixture of Coors Light, ginger liqueur and lemonade topped with fresh squeezed […]

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Soup company dumps cans for cartons

Food manufacturer Lassonde Specialties will stop using the traditional three-piece can and move to carton packs from SIG Combibloc. From now on the company’s Canton brand fondue bouillons, described as “traditional canned classics”, will be offered exclusively in carton packs. The brand has been available in the Canadian market for more than 30 years and […]

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New twist off aluminium bottle for Bud

Bud Light Platinum is soon to be available in a new 11.5oz realisable aluminium bottle across the United States. The Bud Light Platinum aluminium bottle, featuring a twist-off cap for a tool-less opening, is also more than 50% stronger than a standard aluminium can and, according to the brewer, also helps the beer get colder […]

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Soft drinks merger cleared

The Competition Commission has provisionally cleared the acquisition of Britvic by AG Barr. Both companies produce canned soft drinks, including AG Barr’s Irn Bru (pictured) and Britvic’s orange juice pure, both in 330ml cans. In a summary of its provisional findings on the merger published this week the commission concluded the proposed acquisition is not […]

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Obituary: Lars Emilson ‘a real can maker’

Former Rexam chief executive Lars Emilson passed away earlier this month. Emilson became chief executive of Rexam in October 2004, having joined the firm in 1999 when it acquired the European beverage packaging business PLM. He worked in the consumer packaging industry nearly his entire career, joining PLM in 1970, starting out in plastic packaging. […]

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New roles for Jennings

CanTech International editorial board member Simon Jennings has been invited to to join the board of directors as an independent non executive director of Hulamin and GZI Industries. Hulamin is a South African listed aluminium company and GZI Industries is a pan African bevcan business owned by Standard Chartered, Ashmore, Verod and other equity investors. […]

The can ‘reinVented’

Budweiser is to pilot a new vented can in one American state over the summer. Anheuser-Busch Global and North American Innovation Groups have been developing the Bud Light Vented Can for more than two years. The can aims to create a better drinking experience through the self-contained vent mechanism. Louisville in Kentucky will pilot the […]

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Coca-Cola cans return to Burma

Coca-Cola cans and bottles will be made and filled in Burma for the first time in more than 60 years after a deal was struck with the country’s ruling military junta. The country, which is also referred to internationally as Myanmar, will be home to a US$200 million investment in a bottling plant which will […]

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One billion plus cans sold

Brasilata is celebrating after selling one billion of its patented plus can. Launched in 1995 the mechanical closure system developed by the company is patented in Brazil as well as the United States, the European Union, Japan and China. To promote historic record a series of commemorative gold coin banks in the shape of a […]

Ardagh signs $250m US food can deal

Ardagh Group has signed a US$250 million deal to build two new state-of-the-art can making facilities. The plan will see ConAgra Foods convert the vast majority of its shelf-sized cans from traditional three-piece technology to Ardagh’s flexible DWI (Drawn and Wall-Ironed) style. The plant will also have the capability to manufacture Ardagh’s uniquely developed pressurised […]

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Brewer introduces canned food

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery has unveiled a line of canned food inspired by its ales. The brewer, based in Delaware US, has used ingredients infused with beers, which will be available at select retailers and at the company’s new food truck. The canned line features hard-tack chowder, which is infused with 60 Minute IPA and […]

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Founders Brewery forced to delay can launch

Founders Brewery has been forced to postpone the launch of its canned seasonal All Day IPA. The brewer, launched in 1997 by co-founders Mike Stevens and Dave Engbers, said a “perfect storm” of events meant it would not be introducing the new package launch of All Day IPA in 12-pack cans in July. The brewer […]

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Young French wooed by wine in cans

France’s traditional reputation as wine loving has come under attack from a rise in sales of beer, spirits and soft drinks. Younger people in the country are moving towards canned drinks and one wine producer feels to keep his market share he must move with the trend. Cédric Segal, co-founder of canned wine company Winestar, […]

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