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Safe travels

On the eve of Metpack, let me just wish you all a safe journey over to Germany. I do still have a few editorial appointments left, so please get in touch if you would like to discuss any new product offerings.

Can shipments on the up

Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) reports that aluminium beverage can shipments for alcoholic drinks were up 2.8%, while shipments for non-alcoholic beverages (largely carbonated soft drinks) declined 1.6% in Q4 2015.

Silver for Rexam at ABRE Awards

Rexam was awarded the silver trophy for the Alcoholic Beverage Packaging category at the 2014 ABRE Brazilian Packaging Awards. The beverage can maker beat competition with the FUSION aluminium bottle for Smirnoff Ice. The bottle, which holds 11oz, is unique in the Ready to Drink (RTD) category in the country; it is the lightest bottle […]

Drink packaging is ‘responsible’

An independent audit has shown show the vast majority of alcohol products sold in Britain conform to responsibility standards established by a watchdog. The Portman Group was established in 1989 by the UK’s leading alcohol producers to promote responsible drinking. As part of its ongoing compliance work, the group appointed independent consultants, Campden BRI, to […]

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Cans move in on Polish craft beer

A Polish craft beer, previously only available in glass bottles, is to be released in cans for the first time. Polish brand Piwo na Miodzie Gryczanymi is the first canned beer brand from the Jabłonowo Brewery launched under the Manufaktura Piwna label. It is being packaged for the first time in 500ml aluminum cans, produced […]

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Out of Africa

Managing director of Nampak Bevcan, Erik Smuts, tells CanTech International the company started up its new high speed aluminium can line at the beginning of May and plans to increase the operational speed to full production capacity in the third quarter of this year.

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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 […]

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