Can & end making


Shaping the future

Budweiser announced this week that Belvac’s innovative shaping machinery produced its new Bow-tie can, arguably the most innovative introduction to the market for 30 years.


APEAL appoints Alexander Mohr as secretary general

APEAL, the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging, has appointed Alexander Mohr as secretary general, effective from this week. Mohr, who will speak at Euro CanTech later this month, joined the association in 2012 as director External affairs. “Apeal has an excellent reputation, both for providing high quality information to European Union stakeholders […]


Big can for a big tasting beer

Upslope Brewing Company is to release its Imperial Brew in Ball’s royal pint can. The drink, which is over 10% ABV, is described as a “bold flavoured” Imperial India Pale Ale (IPA). Its release in Ball’s (568ml or 19.2oz) aluminium can starts this week in all regions where Upslope is distributed, making the brewer only […]


Coke unveils can that splits in two

Coca-Cola has released a new can as part of a campaign to encourage drinkers to share. The can, which appears to look like any other two-piece beverage tin, actually splits in two so it can be shared with a friend It has been designed as part of a advertising campaign by Ogilvy & Mather for […]


AC/DC release the can that rocks

Fans of Australian heavy metal band AC/DC get ready to rock as Karlsberg Brauerei has completed the launch of its newly designed cans for the band’s beer. The premium pils can, which is made by Ball, is being released in an Australian “pint” size which equates to 568ml or 19.2oz. The can’s black matt printed […]

Natural appetite controlling drink debuts in can

A health drink launched to tackle the growing problem of obesity in the United States has signed a deal to be distributed in cans through a chain of health food stores. The new drink, called full core, will be available in Rexam’s 12oz sleek cans at approximately 4,550 GNC outlets throughout the United States and […]


Can maker Ball move towards zero waste

Ball Corporation drove down is energy use and has made about a third of its plants waste free. Of Ball’s 64 global manufacturing plants 21 have now achieved zero waste to landfill status. The company, which this week announced its sustainability achievements, also said due to its energy efficiency efforts around the world it had […]


Angolan can market boosts Nampak

South African based packaging company Nampak has revealed strong beverage can demand from Angola in particular has boosted profits on the continent. However, the key South African market proved tougher for Nampak with the company reporting “a marked downturn” in consumer spending in the second quarter resulting in reduced demand for most types of packaging. […]

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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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