Metal decorating


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 […]


Raise a can to beer

I’ve just finished the May issue of Cantech International this month has a focus on canned beer and it’s been a real pleasure to explore the topic this month. At first glance the market may not seem to be in the best of health but once you’ve spoken to a few people and dug down […]


French authorities confirm BPA risks to unborn babies

Unborn babies face ‘potential risks’ if exposed to bisphenol A (BPA) a chemical commonly used in food cans, a new report claims. Epoxy resins containing BPA have been used as coatings on the inside of many food and beverage cans since the 1950s. Risks to people have been highlighted before, but for the first time […]

Mama’s Little Yella Pils debuts in ‘stovepipe’ cans

Czech-style pilsner Mama’s Little Yella Pils will now be available in Ball’s royal pint aluminium can. The launch follows the release of brewer Oskar Blues’ Dale’s Pale Ale in the royal pint cans, which holds 19.2oz or 568ml, last year. Ball claims to be the only can manufacturer in North America who makes the royal pint, […]


Beverage can making process: Training videos (Part 3)

Videos which show the drying and initial internal coating parts of the beverage can making process are now available to watch online. There is an explanation of each part of the process above each video. This latest upload continues CanTech’s look at how a beverage can is produced. Keep checking back for new videos. Videos are courtesy of Ball Packaging Europe. The idea of these videos is to help those who are new to the industry to learn about can making.

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