north america


Silgan could lose out in bid to buy company

Can maker Silgan could lose out in its bid to buy Graham Packaging after an unnamed company bettered its offer. Yesterday (13 June), Graham informed Silgan that it had “received an unsolicited proposal from a private non-investment grade company to acquire all of the shares of Graham Packaging for $25 per share in cash”.

A-B’s Shock Top ale now available in cans

US brewer Anheuser-Busch has launched its Shock Top Belgian White ale in aluminium cans. Previously only available in bottles, Shock Top will now be sold in bright, eye-catching orange cans with corresponding orange pull-tabs. It will be sold nationwide in 12-packs of 12oz cans.


Sandwich in a can goes on sale

Candwich, a sandwich in a can, is now available to buy in the US and online. The product was invented in the US by Markonefoods and has a shelf life of a year.

Cans of Coors Light to feature new cold indicator

Cans and bottles of Coors Light will feature a new design which indicates when the beer reaches the “peak of refreshment”. As part of its upcoming Super Cold Summer, brewer Miller Coors is debuting its latest cold-acticated technology: New Coors Light two-stage super cold activation, which makes it easy to see when the beer goes from cold to super cold.


Wilson returns to Crown’s food business

James Wilson has been promoted to president of Crown Food Packaging North America. The promotion marks his return to the food business, where he served as vice president, sales and marketing for four years.

Crown and WD-40 launch cans in support of US troops

Crown Aerosol Packaging North America has teamed up with WD-40 to launch a limited edition series of collectible cans to honour American military forces. The series consists of four different designs. Three depict air, sea and land themes while one combined graphic showcases all five military branches, including the Coast Guard.


INX International announces price increase

The rising cost of raw materials has forced INX International Ink Co to announce a price increase effective from April 1, 2011. The company, which is a provider of inks for metal decorating, has cited the unprecedented upward price pressure on raw materials, transportation and the continued instability in the raw material supply chain as the major contributing factors for this new price increase.


Can industry raises money for charity

A number of US can plants helped collect and recycle approximately 140 million aluminium beverage cans and subsequently raised more than $150,000 (€108,700) for charities across the country. Organised by the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI), the America Recycles Day Challenge, took place over 76 days and involved can companies and aluminium suppliers.

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