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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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Baosteel to build can plant in Vietnam

Baosteel Group is planning to build its first overseas beverage can plant in Vietnam, according to reports. The Chinese company, which is the world’s second-largest steel maker by output, hopes the steel beverage can plant will help meet the increasing demand from the Southeast Asian market.

Packaging students supported by Crown

Students at a US University who are studying packaging science will benefit from contributions worth $400,000 that will be donated over five years by Crown Holdings. The can maker has become the first corporate ‘partner in packaging,’ a new initiative of the packaging science program at Clemson University.

Heilbronn Group to expand

Germany’s Heilbronn Group has acquired Heilbronn Pressen, a manufacturer of mechanical presses and complete stamping lines for the sheet metal forming industry worldwide. The new company will be integrated into the already existing holding structure and continue to act as a supplier for the general stamping market.

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Long to take on Indian bike ride challenge

CarnaudMetalbox Engineering sales manager Adrian Long is attempting to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care by taking part in the Taj Mahal Cycle Challenge in November. Adrian will himself be covering the cost of flights, accommodation (tent hire), meals etc, so all donations will go to the charity which looks after terminally ill cancer patients.

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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Striking cans for cricket fans

A range of striking cricket-themed promotional cans which feature photo-like images are being manufactured by Rexam in the UK for brand owner A G Barr. Rexam has created eight promotional designs for the 330ml cans used for Rubicon’s Exoctic Fruit Juice drinks, promoting their Love Cricket campaign.

Ball to build can plant in Vietnam

Ball has entered into an agreement with its joint venture partner Thai Beverage Can Limited to build a beverage can manufacturing plant in Vietnam. The plant will be located in the Tan Uyen district in Binh Duong province. Ball will hold an approximately 50 percent economic interest in the joint venture facility, which is expected to begin production in the first half of 2012.