Canaries beer goes thermochromic

A popular beer served on the Canary Islands has started using new cans with thermochromic ink. Tropical, a Canary Island beer brewed by Compañia Cervecera de Canarias a subsidiary of SABMiller, has chosen Rexam to make its new 50cl cans. Produced out of Rexam’s German plant in Berlin, the can incorporates thermochromic ink into a […]

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Sleek look for all natural sodas

A soda made from all natural ingredients is now available in Sleek cans. Dry Soda, which is sweetened with just a small amount of pure cane sugar, is now available in the United States in 12oz sleek cans. It is made with only four all natural ingredients and claims to contains one-quarter to one-third of […]

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Indian drinks firm drop bottles for cans

India’s first fruit flavoured carbonated drink is to switch from glass bottles to cans. Rio Fusion Drinks has chosen to partner with Rexam Beverage Can in a deal that will see Rexam India produce the 330ml sleek can for the drink. Manufactured at Rexam’s Taloja plant, where a state-of-the-art aluminium line was opened in November […]

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Cool Beer Brewing launches in Rexam Sleek cans

One of Ontario’s fastest growing regional breweries Cool Beer Brewing Company has launched two of its flagship beers – Stonewall Light and Millennium Buzz – in distinctive Sleek cans from Rexam. Rexam’s Sleek cans contain the same amount of beer as regular 12oz cans but the cans are thinner and taller. “Cans are one of […]


Ex-Navy Seal releases recovery drink

Billed as an alternative to energy drinks the Kill Cliff recovery beverage has been developed by a former Navy Seal. Originally developed as the Tasty with an orange flavour, following a 4 July online launch there is now Double Awesomeness red flavour available. Both flavours have only 15 calories, 25mg’s of caffeine, no sugar, are […]


Celebrity fitness trainer launches health drink

Celebrity trainer Kim Lyons has helped to create canned drink Fuel as part of a health project called the automatic body program from health company Nutrié. Lyons, who has starred in the Biggest Loser, says automatic body is a “revolutionary” weight loss system designed to help people lose weight and keep it off. Rich Grimley, […]


Orbis opens new pallets centre

Orbis has opened a reusable packaging management centre in Mexico to support Rexam’s facilities in the country. Orbis works with can maker Rexam to provide management of its plastic pallets which are used to transport cans from Rexam’s manufacturing plants to customer filling plants. Through its service Orbis manages this process, including demand planning, shipping, […]

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Rexam boss named to museum’s board

Rexam president and chief executive Rich Grimley has been named to the board of a world-renowned museum. The Museum of Science and Industry (MSI), in Chicago, US, is the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere. Grimley was raised in the Chicago suburbs and is a 1980 graduate of the University of Iowa, he also […]

New Age debuts thermochromic ink can

Soft drinks maker New Age has worked with can maker Rexam to launch its drink Classic in a can with thermochromic ink. The innovative ink turns green, red or blue to create a unique artwork once the contents reaches a chilled drinking temperature. Three flavours (pictured) Classic Citrus, Classic Tonic and Classic Diet Tonic are […]

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“Challenging” first half for Rexam

Can maker Rexam revealed global sales grew by 1% for the five months to the end of May compared with the same period in 2012. However, overall operating performance in the first half of the year will be slightly below that of last year. In 2012 sales from continuing operations for the company were in […]


Obituary: Lars Emilson ‘a real can maker’

Former Rexam chief executive Lars Emilson passed away earlier this month. Emilson became chief executive of Rexam in October 2004, having joined the firm in 1999 when it acquired the European beverage packaging business PLM. He worked in the consumer packaging industry nearly his entire career, joining PLM in 1970, starting out in plastic packaging. […]

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New roles for Jennings

CanTech International editorial board member Simon Jennings has been invited to to join the board of directors as an independent non executive director of Hulamin and GZI Industries. Hulamin is a South African listed aluminium company and GZI Industries is a pan African bevcan business owned by Standard Chartered, Ashmore, Verod and other equity investors. […]

June 2013

The June issue of CanTech International features an exclusive look at how a British company dealt with water issues around the installation of a brand new can line in sub-Saharan Africa. You can also read about expansion work at Nampak, Africa’s largest packing business and how they’re converting steel lines to aluminium. There is also […]

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