Budweiser launches gold aluminium bottles from mall//herlan

Budweiser has launched limited edition gold aluminium bottles featuring the FIFA World Cup Trophy as part of its ‘Rise as One’ campaign for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. The aluminium-bottles are manufactured on a mall//herlan machine-line at Impacta in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The limited edition aluminium trophy bottle will be introduced simultaneously in more […]

Crown unveils new can sizes for China

Crown Beverage Packaging is to introduce several new aluminum beverage can sizes for the Chinese market. The company has announced the 185ml, 300ml and 330ml sleek and 500ml will now be available as alternatives to the traditional 330ml size. “Expanding our product line reflects Crown’s commitment to helping customers stay in tune with changing consumer […]

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New twist off aluminium bottle for Bud

Bud Light Platinum is soon to be available in a new 11.5oz realisable aluminium bottle across the United States. The Bud Light Platinum aluminium bottle, featuring a twist-off cap for a tool-less opening, is also more than 50% stronger than a standard aluminium can and, according to the brewer, also helps the beer get colder […]


The can ‘reinVented’

Budweiser is to pilot a new vented can in one American state over the summer. Anheuser-Busch Global and North American Innovation Groups have been developing the Bud Light Vented Can for more than two years. The can aims to create a better drinking experience through the self-contained vent mechanism. Louisville in Kentucky will pilot the […]


Shaping the future

Budweiser announced this week that Belvac’s innovative shaping machinery produced its new Bow-tie can, arguably the most innovative introduction to the market for 30 years.


May 2013

REGULARS 3 Comment 6 World News 32 New Products New cans and ends in the market place 33 New Equipment The latest machinery and equipment for the can line 34 Filling Focus An indepth look at how the international canned beer market 58 Candid Alexander Mohr, external affairs director at the Association of European Producers […]

Belvac hints at more can shapes

At least three new can shapes are in development following the launch of Budweiser’s bow-tie can, according to the company that created the machinery to make the can. Ricardo Ruiz de Gopegui, vice president branded package solutions, at Belvac Production Machinery wouldn’t be drawn on who the company is working with but at least three […]

Raise a can to beer

I’ve just finished the May issue of Cantech International this month has a focus on canned beer and it’s been a real pleasure to explore the topic this month. At first glance the market may not seem to be in the best of health but once you’ve spoken to a few people and dug down […]


Updated: Budweiser to launch bow-tie can

Brewer Anheuser-Busch is to launch a bow-tie version of its beer can next month, according to reports in the United States. The design builds on a rebranding of the can from 2011, Budweiser’s 12th can design since the brewer began offering the beer in cans in 1936, which prominently featured the company’s bow-tie. The brewer […]

Anheuser-Busch launches Straw-Ber-Rita

Anheuser-Busch is to expand its range of fruity malt drinks with a new strawberry margarita cocktail in a can. Straw-Ber-Rita, an 8% strength drink, is a blend of Bud Light Lime with the taste of strawberry margarita. The new brand will be available in three pack sizes: 12 pack of 8oz cans and four packs […]

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