Canned seafood brands driving innovation

When it comes to appreciating the qualities of traditional foods, nothing unites the continent of Europe with the vast plains of the United States and the great sweep of Asian landscapes more than their mutual and abiding fondness for tuna. And a significant part of that mutual appreciation is the overwhelming packaging choice delivering tuna […]

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Indian can maker wins Asia CanTech Supreme Award

An Indian can maker has won the Supreme Award at Asia CanTech 2013. Easy Pack of India took the award for its Speciality can that uses reverse seaming technology. Held last week in Surabaya, Indonesia, the awards honoured innovations in the Asian can making industry at a prestigious gala dinner. Here is a round-up of […]

Recognising the best in metal

In the October issue of CanTech International, we featured an in-depth look at the ‘next generation food can’ produced by Ardagh in conjunction with vegetable canner Bonduelle. Since going to print at the start of last month, word has reached us that the can has now been formally recognised for its unique properties, and has […]

‘Next generation food can’ wins award

Ardagh Group has been awarded the MPMA ‘Best in Metal’ Supreme Gold Award 2013 for its innovative, lightweight Nemo can produced for Bonduelle, Europe’s leading canned and frozen vegetable brand. Heralded as the ‘next generation food can’, the Bonduelle Nemo can is the result of ten years’ research and development and combines ‘two-piece’ can production […]

Changing perceptions of canned foods

– I recently had the pleasure of meeting with Atit Bhatia – senior vice president of Hindustan Tin Works and member of our editorial advisory board – who provided some great insight into the current state of the can making market in India. Noting the fact that the canned food market in the country is […]

Ardagh Group to build $93.5 million US plant

Can makers Ardagh Group has announced plans to build a multi-million dollar food can plant in the US. The global manufacturer of containers for the food and beverage industry will invest US$93.5 million to establish a metal packaging manufacturing operation in a 525,000-square-foot facility in Virginia. Earlier this year Ardagh signed a long-term supply agreement […]


Ardagh signs $250m US food can deal

Ardagh Group has signed a US$250 million deal to build two new state-of-the-art can making facilities. The plan will see ConAgra Foods convert the vast majority of its shelf-sized cans from traditional three-piece technology to Ardagh’s flexible DWI (Drawn and Wall-Ironed) style. The plant will also have the capability to manufacture Ardagh’s uniquely developed pressurised […]


Metal paint cans awarded recycling label

Lobbying by businesses on behalf of the green credentials of metal paint cans has been rewarded with a recycling on pack label. Under new guidelines, after research was backed by the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP), metal paint cans have been awarded the ‘Widely Recycled at Local Council Recycling Centres’ on pack label. The […]