Can & end making

 

Perrier goes pop art

Perrier is launching a limited edition Andy Warhol can to mark its 150th anniversary. The pop art styled range will be available in stores from late May. Four different designs, featuring the artist’s distinctive use of paint, colour and style, are being rolled out across the Perrier range, including the 33cl cans. Giacomo Giacani, senior […]

New energy drink

Fuga a brand new energy drink has been launched in Rexam 12oz sleek cans. Fuga is made from the natural energy resource Yerba Mate which the maker claims offers the strength of coffee, the health benefits of tea and the euphoria of chocolate. “Fuga is a Latin and Spanish term meaning to ‘take flight’ which […]

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Crown targets olive oil market

Crown targets olive oil market as new research shows demand for the product is thriving worldwide. As consumers on the continent are opting for olive oil more and more over alternative cooking oils, many brands have turned to packaging as a way of appealing to health-conscious individuals while differentiating their products from the competition. Last […]

Fully recycled aluminium can a step closer

A new can aimed at the drinks market is the next step towards a 100% recycled aluminium product, according to its makers. The Evercan created by US based Novelis is, the company says, the first can to be independently certified for its recycled aluminium content. The can aims to allow drinks companies to deliver sodas, […]

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Belvac hints at more can shapes

At least three new can shapes are in development following the launch of Budweiser’s bow-tie can, according to the company that created the machinery to make the can. Ricardo Ruiz de Gopegui, vice president branded package solutions, at Belvac Production Machinery wouldn’t be drawn on who the company is working with but at least three […]

Rexam launches new printing technology globally

Following the launch of Editions last year in South America Rexam is now launching its new printing process globally. Using the latest patent pending technology, Editions allows Rexam to produce eight to 24 designs of the same label simultaneously on a single pallet. This printing innovation allows can fillers to deliver several designs to one […]

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Seafood firm pledges $1m to charity

North America seafood company Bumble Bee Foods has announced it will donate at least US$1 million from sales of a new line of canned products certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). The introduction of Wild Selections will see a portion of the proceeds going to support World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF). The company is committed […]

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Pepsi cola cans to feature Beyonce

PepsiCo has turned to pop super star Beyone Knowles in a bid to turn around its cola business. PepsiCo has stepped up the marketing around its namesake product after admitting it faces a “challenge” selling cola in the US market particularly. The problem for the company is its sports drinks, teas and other products are […]

MPMA and BBC mark 200 years of the can

The Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association has joined forces with the BBC to help produce two videos which mark the 200th anniversary of the can this year. Working with Dr Mark Jepson from Loughborough University’s department of materials. How the first tin cans were made recreates the labour intensive manufacture of a single food can. The […]

Raise a can to beer

I’ve just finished the May issue of Cantech International this month has a focus on canned beer and it’s been a real pleasure to explore the topic this month. At first glance the market may not seem to be in the best of health but once you’ve spoken to a few people and dug down […]

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‘Damme Cold’ cans

Molson Coors has introduced a two-stage cold activation to Coors Light 440ml and 500ml cans to the UK. The cans feature cold indicators of ‘Cold’ and ‘Damme Cold’ which are activated when the beer reaches perfect drinking temperatures. The initiative, launched last month for the UK market, draws on Coors Light’s successful ‘Closest to Cold’ […]

New look for DWI cans

Ardagh claims to have revolutionised the drawn walled and ironed (DWI) can making process. Its new 400g can, produced for Bonduelle, uses 15% less material due to a 43% reduction in wall thickness. Ardagh estimates if one billion cans were to convert to the new design, the material saving would be equivalent to the weight […]