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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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Fully recycled aluminium can a step closer

A new can aimed at the drinks market is the next step towards a 100% recycled aluminium product, according to its makers. The Evercan created by US based Novelis is, the company says, the first can to be independently certified for its recycled aluminium content. The can aims to allow drinks companies to deliver sodas, […]

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Caffeine-free coke launched

Coca-Cola is to extend its Coke Zero range with a new caffeine free version of the drink. Coke Zero is according to Coca Cola, the only soft drink on the North American market to post double-digit sales growth for five straight years. The launch of caffeine free Coke Zero is part of a broader strategy […]

Aerosol giant Unilever cuts 1m tonnes of CO2

Unilever has announced it has reduced its carbon footprint by more than a million tonnes of CO2. The company, makers of deodorants including Axe, called Lynx in the UK, Ireland Australia and New Zealand, Dove and many other products, announced the news yesterday (15 April). According to Unilever, the UK’s largest deodorant manufacturer, since 2008 […]

April 2013

April’s issue looks at environmental initiatives taking place such as the Hindustan Tin Works led Canvironment Week (pages 27 & 28), which seems to have become a truly global event.
Will Geller, general manager North America at Quality by Vision, writes about can seaming inspection (pages 14 & 15) and how technology has transformed this process.
There is also an article by Rich Grimley president and chief executive of Rexam Beverage Can North America (page 31) discussing how the world’s largest canned beverage market is performing and as with most thing what happens in the US often takes place in the rest of the world sooner or later.
David Sterrett, vice president of engineering at Shenandoah Automation, offers his views on autonomous maintenance for can lines (pages 18 & 19) and revealing what a truly difficult and rewarding job working in this industry can be.

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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Hello and welcome

I’ve just finished my first issue as the new editor of CanTech International and I think it’s a great time to get into the can business. I’m hoping to meet as many of our readers and advertisers as possible in the coming weeks and months and with so many shows coming up it’s another reason […]

Sly Fox first to use removable end

Helles Golden Lager will be the first commercial use of Crown’s new full aperture end in North America. The can, which is the ninth canned beer by Sly Fox Brewing of Pennsylvania, will have a fully removable lid and both brewer and can maker believe the combination is a perfect fit for beer. “This technology […]

Recall for loose seal tuna cans

A fault in seal tightness has forced one of North America’s largest producers of canned seafood into a voluntary recall of some of its tuna cans. The recall of specific codes of five-ounce chunk white albacore and chunk light tuna products is, the company says, because the cans do not meet its standards for seal […]

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