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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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Applied Vision expands HQ

Applied Vision is set to significantly expand the size of its headquarters in Akron, Ohio, US. The company designs and manufactures application-specific inspection systems for the food and beverage industry.

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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Novelis reports strong results

Novelis, the world’s leading producer of aluminium rolled products, has reported strong results in the quarter up to the end of June. Higher shipments, conversion premiums and metal prices lifted sales in the quarter, the first of fiscal 2012, to $3.1 billion, up by 23% compared with the same period last year.

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Stay Full soups from Baxters

UK soup company Baxters has launched a new range of ‘Stay Full’ soups in cans. The can labels have been designed by design agency Springetts and feature a white background with images of key ingredients, which the company says helps reinforce the contents of each recipe.