Fourpure choose Rexam for bespoke design

Rexam has partnered with Fourpure Brewing Co (an independent British craft brewer) to develop unique designs for their newly canned craft beer range. The brand is switching from glass bottle to aluminium cans, with designs depicting the skyline of each city from which the characteristics of the beer are inspired – six in all. Daniel […]


New Aerosol Can line for Arenest JSC

The Russian aerosol can manufacturer Arenest JSC officially opened its new production facility for aerosol cans at the end of July. The core of the new production hall is the new IE production line for aluminium cans (MH 200) by mall//herlan, Germany, with a length of more than 100m. 100 invited guests attended the ceremony, […]

Ball broadens Netherlands operation

Ball has announced the expansion of its beverage can manufacturing plant in Oss, Netherlands. The company is to build an additional production line for 50cl aluminium cans at the existing plant location. “In the Benelux countries, more and more breweries are choosing cans for their beer packaging,” said Colin Gillis, president, Ball Packaging Europe. “The […]


Ball Q2 results strong

Ball Corporation has today reported second quarter net earnings attributable to the corporation of $153.1 million. “Our improved second quarter results were due to improving demand for beverage cans, excellent performance in our global beverage operations and solid program execution in our aerospace business,” said John A. Hayes, chairman, president and chief executive officer. Stronger […]

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Jet set CanTech

It’s certainly been a busy few months for the team here, both in and out of CanTech HQ in south east England. We have been travelling extensively to bring you the very latest stories and updates from around the world and the air miles are indeed stacking up!


New-look AEROBAL website

The International Organisation of Aluminium Aerosol Container Manufacturers, AEROBAL, has launched a new-look website which centres on the aesthetics and premium nature of aluminium. “This is because it is the numerous beneficial properties of aluminium that provide that decisive competitive edge over comparative packaging materials,” explains Gregor Spengler, secretary general of AEROBAL. “And it is […]

EAA welcomes steps taken towards circular economy

The European Commission is working to strengthen the EU waste policy framework in order to transition to a circular economy. The European Aluminium Association (EAA) has welcomed this move  ”EAA welcomes the European Commission’s package and supports many of its flagship proposals, including the new requirements on waste exports to combat illegal shipments of waste, the […]

Budweiser launches gold aluminium bottles from mall//herlan

Budweiser has launched limited edition gold aluminium bottles featuring the FIFA World Cup Trophy as part of its ‘Rise as One’ campaign for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. The aluminium-bottles are manufactured on a mall//herlan machine-line at Impacta in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The limited edition aluminium trophy bottle will be introduced simultaneously in more […]

New appointments at the LME

The London Metal Exchange (LME) has appointed Mr Walid Al Attar as a member of its Aluminium Committee. Mr Al Attar, responsible for marketing and sales at Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), is the first representative from the Middle East to sit on the committee. “We welcome Mr Al Attar to the committee,” said Garry Jones, […]

Mall//herlan at Metpack

This year at Metpack in Essen, Germany, mall//herlan presented a range of new products at its stand: For the beverage industry, the firm has launched a machine for the production of aluminium bottles. The machine can produce 500 bottles a minute using standard equipment and up to 3000 a minute when tailored equipment is in […]


Fifth anniversary for Every Can Counts Initiative

The Every Can Counts drinks can recycling initiative is celebrating its fifth anniversary, having launched in 2009. Since its launch, the initiative has expanded into seven European countries. In the UK the programme is delivered by a funding partnership comprising European and UK beverage can manufacturers, the aluminium packaging recycling industry and drinks brands. There […]

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Firestone Walker selects 12-ounce Ball cans

Firestone Walker, a mid-sized brewery, is releasing Firestone Walker’s 805 in 12-ounce aluminium cans from Ball Corporation. “Craft beer consumers are embracing cans, continuing to raise their profile,” said co-proprietor Adam Firestone. “We also live and work in a place where people spend a lot of time outdoors – at the beach or pool, by […]

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Croatian beer in collectible Ball cans

Croatian beer brand, Ožujsko Pivo, has launched a canned beer collectible in homage to Croatia’s national football team, for which it is the official sponsor. The company utilised Ball Packaging Europe’s variable printing technology Dynamark to create twelve can collectibles, featuring names of the key players on the team. The cans are available individually and […]

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