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End measurement station strives for accuracy

CMC-Kuhnke has recently introduced its EMS-3200 end measurement station, which reportedly provides automatic measurements for every characteristic of the can-end, substantially increasing time savings over manual gauges. Featuring automatic end rotation, the new end measurement station seeks to complete eliminate operator error and maximises accuracy. Via the touch of just one button, the EMS-3200 can […]

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Cans with embossed touch design

The Bavaria brewery from the Netherlands is to launch 8.6 Black, a dark version of its classic Bavaria 8.6 beer on the African market. The 50 cl cans, designed with an embossed touch process, are made by Ball Packaging. 8.6 Black is the latest addition to the 8.6 range from tradition-steeped Dutch brewers Bavaria. The […]

Resealable can shortlisted for innovation award

Can2close, a resealable beverage can, has been named as a finalist in the 2013 Beverage Innovation Awards. Judged by a panel of industry experts, can2closes’s concept was nominated in the ‘Best Closures’ category. The resealable beverage can end is a new mechanism that replaces the standard stay-on tab opening of beverage cans with a simple […]

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Blackstone cleared to buy Mivisa

The European Commission has cleared the purchase of Spain’s leading can making company Mivisa by private equity group Blackstone. Mivisa is a Spanish company that manufactures and supplies metal food cans. Blackstone is a US based global asset manager and provider of financial advisory services.

Ball to build third beverage can plant in Brazil

Latapack-Ball has announced plans to build a third beverage can making plant in Brazil. Ball Corporation has revealed that Latapack-Ball Embalagens, the company’s majority-owned beverage can joint venture in Brazil, plans to build a new facility in Alagoinhas, in the Brazilian state of Bahia.