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Young French wooed by wine in cans

France’s traditional reputation as wine loving has come under attack from a rise in sales of beer, spirits and soft drinks. Younger people in the country are moving towards canned drinks and one wine producer feels to keep his market share he must move with the trend. Cédric Segal, co-founder of canned wine company Winestar, […]

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Big can for a big tasting beer

Upslope Brewing Company is to release its Imperial Brew in Ball’s royal pint can. The drink, which is over 10% ABV, is described as a “bold flavoured” Imperial India Pale Ale (IPA). Its release in Ball’s (568ml or 19.2oz) aluminium can starts this week in all regions where Upslope is distributed, making the brewer only […]

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AC/DC release the can that rocks

Fans of Australian heavy metal band AC/DC get ready to rock as Karlsberg Brauerei has completed the launch of its newly designed cans for the band’s beer. The premium pils can, which is made by Ball, is being released in an Australian “pint” size which equates to 568ml or 19.2oz. The can’s black matt printed […]

Can maker Ball move towards zero waste

Ball Corporation drove down is energy use and has made about a third of its plants waste free. Of Ball’s 64 global manufacturing plants 21 have now achieved zero waste to landfill status. The company, which this week announced its sustainability achievements, also said due to its energy efficiency efforts around the world it had […]

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The vision to remove 100% of HFIs

Applied Vision’s aim to remove all held for inspection (HFI) stoppages from can lines is moving closer. The company’s KromaKing DecoMaster, has been bought up by both Ball and Crown, and is currently cutting HFIs by an average of 70% in plants where it has been installed. Amir Novini, president and chief executive, Applied Vision, […]

All Day IPA now in cans

Founders Brewing is launching its seasonal “All Day IPA” for the first time in cans. The brewer, launched in 1997 by co-founders Mike Stevens and Dave Engbers, has evolved into one of the most recognised craft breweries in the United States. It will use Ball Corporation 12oz cans for the drink, which will be available […]

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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, […]

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December 2012/January 2013

The latest issue of CanTech International includes an interview with Ball’s Gerrit Heske. The latest oven technology is revealed and there is a review of the Tinplate Conference that recently took place in Barcelona, Spain. There is also a look at the rise of energy drinks in cans and the reasons why fillers are choosing cans as their package of choice. The area of printing is also covered in-depth in this issue.