Metal decorating

 

Crown and WD-40 launch cans in support of US troops

Crown Aerosol Packaging North America has teamed up with WD-40 to launch a limited edition series of collectible cans to honour American military forces. The series consists of four different designs. Three depict air, sea and land themes while one combined graphic showcases all five military branches, including the Coast Guard.

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INX International announces price increase

The rising cost of raw materials has forced INX International Ink Co to announce a price increase effective from April 1, 2011. The company, which is a provider of inks for metal decorating, has cited the unprecedented upward price pressure on raw materials, transportation and the continued instability in the raw material supply chain as the major contributing factors for this new price increase.

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Cool feature added to cans of Busch Light

Brewer Anheuser-Busch has launched Busch Light in cans that show when the beer is cool enough for drinking. Chromatic Technologies Inc (CTI), a specialised inks company, has provided the technology in the form of a temperature indicator that turns blue when the beverage has chilled to the perfect drinking temperature.

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Green politician visits Ball’s Hassloch plant

The chairman of the German Green Party was recently shown the latest can making innovations and technologies during a tour of Ball Packaging Europe’s Hassloch plant. Cem Özdemir was shown the German plant’s digital printing line for beverage cans which features a globally unique technology brought to market by Ball Packaging after extensive research and development.

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