beverage cans

 

Soft drinks merger cleared

The Competition Commission has provisionally cleared the acquisition of Britvic by AG Barr. Both companies produce canned soft drinks, including AG Barr’s Irn Bru (pictured) and Britvic’s orange juice pure, both in 330ml cans. In a summary of its provisional findings on the merger published this week the commission concluded the proposed acquisition is not […]

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Angolan can market boosts Nampak

South African based packaging company Nampak has revealed strong beverage can demand from Angola in particular has boosted profits on the continent. However, the key South African market proved tougher for Nampak with the company reporting “a marked downturn” in consumer spending in the second quarter resulting in reduced demand for most types of packaging. […]

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First thermochromic can ends revealed

Can maker Rexam has launched what it claims are the first thermochromic printed ends. Available to brands in 12 different colours and on 200 and 202 ends, thermochromic ink changes colour indicating the can is perfectly chilled and ready to be drunk. The technology has been used on the actual can bodies before, most recently […]

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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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Rexam launches new printing technology globally

Following the launch of Editions last year in South America Rexam is now launching its new printing process globally. Using the latest patent pending technology, Editions allows Rexam to produce eight to 24 designs of the same label simultaneously on a single pallet. This printing innovation allows can fillers to deliver several designs to one […]

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Pepsi cola cans to feature Beyonce

PepsiCo has turned to pop super star Beyone Knowles in a bid to turn around its cola business. PepsiCo has stepped up the marketing around its namesake product after admitting it faces a “challenge” selling cola in the US market particularly. The problem for the company is its sports drinks, teas and other products are […]

Raise a can to beer

I’ve just finished the May issue of Cantech International this month has a focus on canned beer and it’s been a real pleasure to explore the topic this month. At first glance the market may not seem to be in the best of health but once you’ve spoken to a few people and dug down […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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Drink cans strong as demand for aluminium drops

New figures have revealed a 4.6% drop in demand for aluminium packaging by German based manufacturers. The figures show volume losses through 2012 with packaging manufacturers producing a total of 320,025 tons (t) down from 2011’s total of 335,490t. The figures were released today (15 April) by Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie (GDA), a federation of product-oriented […]

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