Can & end making

 

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.

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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.

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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.

Second filler to use wine in can technology

French filler Cacolac has signed a contract with Australian company Barokes licensing them to fill wine in a can using Vinsafe technology. The Vinsafe process is the only wine-in-a-can packaging system, combining long shelf life with high product quality and managed by global patents.

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MP visits British can making plant

British Member of Parliament Mark Lancaster recently visited Rexam Beverage Can’s Milton Keynes plant to gain an insight into can making first hand. The plant visit allowed Mr Lancaster, who is the MP for Milton Keynes North, the opportunity to gain a better understanding of both the workings of the plant itself and Rexam as a company.

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New look for Pepsi Istanbul

Rexam Beverage Can has teamed up with Pepsico Beverages Turkey to design a can for Pepsi Istanbul, a limited edition lemon and mint twist on the classic drink. Hülya Avsar, one of country’s most famous celebrities and spokesperson for local Pepsi campaigns, designed the 33cl cans, produced at Rexam’s Manisa Plant in Turkey.

Budweiser cans get new look

US brewer Anheuser-Busch has revealed a new design which will be seen on cans of Budweiser. The new look can will roll out of US breweries and into the hands of American beer drinkers this summer, before debuting in markets around the world later this year.

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