Can & end making


Caffeine-free coke launched

Coca-Cola is to extend its Coke Zero range with a new caffeine free version of the drink. Coke Zero is according to Coca Cola, the only soft drink on the North American market to post double-digit sales growth for five straight years. The launch of caffeine free Coke Zero is part of a broader strategy […]

Crown to close food can plant

More than 100 jobs are to go at Crown Food Europe after the company announced plans to close a plant in Great Britain. In a brief statement a spokeswoman said the company made the move to close the site in Worcester due to a decline in sales in the food-packaging sector. She said, “We can […]

UK aerosol filling figures up by 5%

The UK aerosol industry filling figures for 2012 have risen for the third successive year. The latest figures, released today by the British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA) show  a year-on-year increase of 5%  up from 1394.4 million units filled in 2011 to 1464.7 million units in 2012. The full figures will be available in the […]

Global beverage can volumes up 6% for Crown

Strong sales in Brazil and Asia Pacific drove a 6% global volume increase in beverage can sales for Crown. Crown also said European beverage cans posted a strong start to the year with a 4% increase in sales volumes, however sales of canned food on the continent fell 2%. Net sales in the first three […]


Updated: Budweiser to launch bow-tie can

Brewer Anheuser-Busch is to launch a bow-tie version of its beer can next month, according to reports in the United States. The design builds on a rebranding of the can from 2011, Budweiser’s 12th can design since the brewer began offering the beer in cans in 1936, which prominently featured the company’s bow-tie. The brewer […]

Aerosol recycling rates rise

The aerosol industry is claiming a new milestone in sustainability after new figures showed recycling rates were on the rise. According to a new survey, which polled 1000 adults, of the 70% of the British population who buy or use aerosols 73% are recycling the cans. The work was carried out by the British Aerosol […]


Coke cans the most dropped

Cans of Coca Cola are the most dropped by litterbugs according to a new survey by the Keep Britain Tidy campaign. For the first time the campaign invited volunteers to join surveying staff and more than 500 people signed up to count over 37,000 pieces of litter dropped around the UK. The survey, which was […]


Singer Eliza Doolittle promotes Appletiser

Coca-Cola owned sparkling apple drink Appletiser has signed singer Eliza Doolittle as a brand ambassador. The platinum selling artist  will feature in an on‑pack promotion (pictured) offering 100 pairs of tickets to a private performance at a secret London location in June. The 10-week trial campaign, which launched on 18 March, features on the brand’s […]

Cans of corned beef contained horsemeat

Supermarket chain ASDA has revealed it pulled two canned meat products from the shelves after they were found to be contaminated with horsemeat. Since the scandal of horsemeat substituted for beef broke in January this year a number of frozen ready meals have been pulled from supermarket shelves. However, ASDA has now said ‘above trace […]


Young apprentices are UK champions

A team of young engineers from canmaking equipment manufacturer CarnaudMetalbox Engineering (CMB Engineering) have won first prize in the Manufacturing Team Challenge category at the national WorldSkills UK competition. The team were recognised for the design and production of a solar powered rubbish bin, capable of crushing cans and bottles. The winning engineers (pictured left […]

Food can’s footprint drops 30% in a decade

The environmental impact of the three-piece 425ml steel food can has fallen by almost a third since 2000, according to research. A study, by Empac and its supply chain partners released today (19 March), looked at the environmental impact of the iconic three-piece. It found the can’s carbon footprint has been reduced, on average, by […]


Cash for cans scheme given two-month lifeline

A scheme making drink producers refund cash for returned cans is to be propped up by a local government as a legal dispute threatens to derail it. Australia’s Northern Territory Government environment minister, Peter Chandler (pictured), said the authority would prop up the Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) for two months with taxpayers’ money. The scheme […]


Recall for loose seal tuna cans

A fault in seal tightness has forced one of North America’s largest producers of canned seafood into a voluntary recall of some of its tuna cans. The recall of specific codes of five-ounce chunk white albacore and chunk light tuna products is, the company says, because the cans do not meet its standards for seal […]


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