Can & end making


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, […]

Rexam’s new Brazilian plant starts production

Can maker Rexam has announced its new plant in northern Brazil has started production of beverage cans. The can plant in Benevides, Greater Belém in the Brazilian state of Pará officially started up yesterday (9 May). The plan will make traditionally shaped cans and has the capability to make specialist shaped ones too. It has […]

Landshark catches Zac Brown Band

Landshark Lager will feature Grammy award winners the Zac Brown Band on three special cans of its beer. Three limited-edition 16oz Landshark Lager cans will also give fans of the band an all-access pass to them this summer. The brewer, part of Anheuser Busch, released the first design (pictured) in May in the US, the […]


First thermochromic can ends revealed

Can maker Rexam has launched what it claims are the first thermochromic printed ends. Available to brands in 12 different colours and on 200 and 202 ends, thermochromic ink changes colour indicating the can is perfectly chilled and ready to be drunk. The technology has been used on the actual can bodies before, most recently […]


All Day IPA now in cans

Founders Brewing is launching its seasonal “All Day IPA” for the first time in cans. The brewer, launched in 1997 by co-founders Mike Stevens and Dave Engbers, has evolved into one of the most recognised craft breweries in the United States. It will use Ball Corporation 12oz cans for the drink, which will be available […]


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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