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American Can RoundUp winner announced

The Great American Can RoundUp Industry Challenge, sponsored by the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI), has declared Rexam Beverage Can North America as the 2012-2013 competition winner. This year, the aluminium can industry collected and recycled 178,000 pounds of beverage cans, raising more than $133,600 (£83,000) for local charities across the United States. Rexam’s North American […]

Ball to cease production at aerosol plant

Ball Corporation has announced that it will cease production at the company’s Danville, Ill., steel aerosol packaging manufacturing plant during the second half of 2014. Ball will redeploy the plant’s assets to other existing company facilities and will continue to supply the plant’s customers. The Danville plant produces three-piece welded aerosol cans and ends for […]

12oz can multipacks for green tea beverage

Xing tea, an all-natural, green tea available in 14 flavours, is expanding into a new package for consumers – 12oz cans from Ball. The new can size joins Xing’s well-known 24oz can package, also from Ball. “Our new can size, which is available in 12oz can, 12-pack fridge packs, provides all the great taste of […]

The growing aerosol agenda

In last month’s issue, we featured an in-depth analysis of the growing aerosol trend, and since going to press, we have been deluged with more positive stories that point towards its rise in prominence. Celebrating a wide array of newly designed aerosols, Aerobal recently held its annual World Aluminium Aerosol Can Awards, which CanTech International […]

Aerosol cans help drive Ball earnings

Ball Corporation has reported third quarter net earnings attributable to the corporation of $115.2 million, up on $115.1 million from the same quarter of 2012. Improved operational results were put down to better than expected global beverage can volumes, an improved seasonal vegetable harvest and solid execution companywide. In the Americas and Asia, metal beverage […]

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Microbrewer turns to 32-ounce cans

Mission Brewery, based in San Diego, California, has released two of its beers in new 32-ounce cans. Reportedly the first quart can to be used by a US microbrewer, Mission is using the cans for its Shipwrecked Double IPA and El Conquistador Extra Pale Ale products. Mission founder Dan Selis initially planned for the beers […]

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Cans with embossed touch design

The Bavaria brewery from the Netherlands is to launch 8.6 Black, a dark version of its classic Bavaria 8.6 beer on the African market. The 50 cl cans, designed with an embossed touch process, are made by Ball Packaging. 8.6 Black is the latest addition to the 8.6 range from tradition-steeped Dutch brewers Bavaria. The […]

Matte and gloss printing for aerosols

At the 28th FEA International Aerosol Congress in Madrid, Ball introduced its Matte & Gloss printing technology for impact extruded aerosol cans and beverage bottles. By enabling customers to combine the two finishes on the same can, the Matte & Gloss printing process can help differentiate and enhance a product’s shelf appeal through sight and […]

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Reflections from Drinktec

I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new editor of CanTech International. Having spent the majority of last week in Munich at Drinktec – which, I’m pleased to report, featured a strong can presence through the show – I have already had the opportunity to witness first-hand a range of innovations […]

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September 2013

This issue contains the annual Supplier Profile, the essential guide to equipment, materials, tools and services for the metal packaging industry – this year it is bigger and better than ever. But there is also so much more to read! Mall/Herlan has unveiled high speed bottle necking and shaping machine in Italy, and in China, […]

Cans move in on Polish craft beer

A Polish craft beer, previously only available in glass bottles, is to be released in cans for the first time. Polish brand Piwo na Miodzie Gryczanymi is the first canned beer brand from the Jabłonowo Brewery launched under the Manufaktura Piwna label. It is being packaged for the first time in 500ml aluminum cans, produced […]

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