Can & end making


New general manager at CMbE

Jim Cozier has been appointed as the new general manager of CarnaudMetalbox Engineering. UK-based CMbE is a market leader in the design, development and manufacture of can making machinery.

New tabs create tough image

Norwegian beverage company Mack has chosen Rexam Beverage Can Europe to create a unique polar bear cut-out tab for its newly designed Arctic Beer series. Rexam worked closely with Mack to create a new can design that has a strong appeal to young urban males aged between 18-35, in particular positioning the series as a beer for the tough and adventurous.

Crown reports strong results

Crown Holdings reported strong third quarter results with global beverage can unit volumes rising by three per cent. For the three months to the end of September net sales were up 9.9% at US$2,423 million, mainly driven by the pass through of raw material costs.

Linking in

I have been impressed with the level of discussion on the CanTech International LinkedIn group. After creating the group around a year ago membership levels have slowly increased and are now approaching the 400 mark. A number of industry professionals have asked technical questions in the discussion section and have quickly been met with responses […]

Bomb lager launched in cans

US Brewer Bomb Beer Company has launched Bomb Lager in 12oz cans from Rexam. Bomb Lager is a traditional Bavarian Helles made from imported barley malt, noble hops and lager yeast. Each batch undergoes a long, cold fermentation process to produce a delicate and smooth flavour profile with a beautiful head that provides delicate yet firm lacing on the glass.


Novelis expands in Asia

Novelis, the world’s leading producer of aluminium rolled products, has announced the opening of a new office in the Shanghai World Financial Center to expand the company’s presence in Asia. The company has appointed James Liu (pictured) as managing director, Novelis China, and director, sales and marketing, Automotive Asia.

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Empac gains new members

European Metal Packaging (Empac), the association which brings together European producers of rigid metal packaging and their supply chain partners, has announced the addition of two new associate members. KBA-MetalPrint and Sidermec/Indumet will both support Empac in its mission to defend and promote the rigid metal packaging industry in Europe by conveying its many unique advantages.


Silgan to supply cans to Nestlé

Can maker Silgan has acquired Nestlé Purina PetCare Company’s steel can making assets for its pet food products. As part of the deal, the US company has also entered into a long-term supply agreement with Nestlé Purina PetCare Company.


Cans offer augmented reality

Ball Packaging Europe has developed a unique promotional campaign for the Edeka Hessenring grocery chain. The company’s augmented-reality technology allows teenage smart phone users to grab the images of cans and activate an animated character for use in images of friends.