Tripling of Schuler’s Chinese site

Increasing demand for metal packaging including beverage cans and aerosol containers was behind a huge investment in manufacturing facilities. The world’s largest press manufacturer, Schuler, has more than tripled its capacity at its production facility in Dalian, China. Its site has grown from 5,000 to 16,000 square meters in less than one year. The new […]

Soup maker buys tinned biscuit business

A British canned soup and food maker has snapped up a Scandinavian tinned biscuit business. Campbell Soup Company has announced it has entered into an agreement to buy Kelsen Group from Maj Invest a private equity firm and several other investors. Based in Denmark Kelsen is a producer of quality-baked snacks that are sold in […]


New orders drop 21.8% for Schuler

The Schuler Group says it is still on course to deliver business targets despite revealing a heavy fall in new orders. The business, announced today (14 May), a slight increase in sales and earnings for the first six months of the current fiscal year 2012/13. In the period from October 2012 to the end of […]

Global beverage can volumes up 6% for Crown

Strong sales in Brazil and Asia Pacific drove a 6% global volume increase in beverage can sales for Crown. Crown also said European beverage cans posted a strong start to the year with a 4% increase in sales volumes, however sales of canned food on the continent fell 2%. Net sales in the first three […]


Aluminium aerosol can production up 5% in 2012

World production of aluminium aerosol cans almost reached the 7 billion mark a new record for the industry in 2012, according to new report. The total volume of 6.93 billion cans is a rise of 5% on 2011 and was driven by rises in Asia, North and South America as well as the Middle East […]

CIM enters Europe

Cincinnati Industrial Machinery (CIM), a leading supplier of can washers, industrial ovens and dryers for the metal packaging industry will sell directly into Europe for the first time in 40 years.

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.