Novelis completes expansion in Korea

Novelis, an aluminium rolling and recycling specialist, has announced the completion of a two-year, $400 million expansion programme in South Korea. The expansion of its Yeongju and Ulsan plants increases the company’s production capacity in the region by more than 50% to approximately one million metric tons of aluminium sheet per year. “Investing further in […]


Crown opens three new beverage can facilities in China

Crown Holdings, a supplier of metal packaging products, has announced the official opening and commercialisation of three of its Chinese facilities in Heshan (Guangdong province), Ziyang (Sichuan province) and Putian (Fujian province). “These new plants will primarily supply local customers, although they may also be called upon to serve other parts of the country,” says […]

Novelis sales down on aluminium prices

Leading aluminium rolling and recycling business Novelis reported weak first quarter results this week. The announcement, made yesterday 12 August, showed Novelis’ net profit fell 84.61% to US$14 million or the first quarter of fiscal 2014. Net sales for the first quarter of fiscal were $2.4 billion compared to $2.6 billion reported for the previous […]

Ardagh Group to build $93.5 million US plant

Can makers Ardagh Group has announced plans to build a multi-million dollar food can plant in the US. The global manufacturer of containers for the food and beverage industry will invest US$93.5 million to establish a metal packaging manufacturing operation in a 525,000-square-foot facility in Virginia. Earlier this year Ardagh signed a long-term supply agreement […]


Novelis opens South American plant

A leading rolled aluminium company has opened a new plant and the continent’s largest recycling centre. Novelis has recently announced the opening of its expanded aluminium rolling operations in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The expansion increases production capacity at the plant by more than 50% to greater than 600,000 metric tons of aluminium sheet per year. […]


Tripling of Schuler’s Chinese site

Increasing demand for metal packaging including beverage cans and aerosol containers was behind a huge investment in manufacturing facilities. The world’s largest press manufacturer, Schuler, has more than tripled its capacity at its production facility in Dalian, China. Its site has grown from 5,000 to 16,000 square meters in less than one year. The new […]

Crown boosted by Q2 results

Crown Holdings’ second quarter results showed gross profit improved to US$375 million compared to $340 million in same the period in 2012. The company explained this was primarily due to increased beverage can sales volumes and lower depreciation expense. Overall Crown reported global beverage can volumes were up 3% in the second quarter and up […]

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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.


Expansion for Can-Pack

Polish can maker Can-Pack has expanded its UK site and opened an entirely new factory in Russia. Late last month the official opening (pictured) of the new beverage can plant in Novocherkassk, Russia took place. The factory produces cans with a capacity of 25cl, 33cl and 50cl and its installed capacity of the production line […]

Re-sealable can closure revealed

Xolution GmbH has launched a re-sealable closure system designed to be compatible with most cans. The new XO was unveiled during ProPack Asia, in Bangkok, Thailand, earlier this month. The XO promises to be a new solution for beverage cans allowing customers to reseal it again and again. Unlike traditional beverage cans, which can only […]

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Crown launches sleek format in Asia

Can maker Crown has announced the commercialisation of two sites in southeast Asia. The facilities are in Nong Khae, Thailand and Da Nang, Vietnam. The Nong Khae plant will begin producing beverage cans on one line this month, with the aim of annual production capacity to be 500 million two-piece 33cl aluminum cans. Frank Koh, […]


Novelis unveils new line

Aluminium rolling and recycling company Novelis has announced the opening of a new recycling and continuous casting line at its Pieve Emanuele facility in Milan, Italy. The US$15m expansion represents the largest single investment by Novelis in Italy in the past decade and is, according to the company, a key part of its drive to […]

Rexam’s new Brazilian plant starts production

Can maker Rexam has announced its new plant in northern Brazil has started production of beverage cans. The can plant in Benevides, Greater Belém in the Brazilian state of Pará officially started up yesterday (9 May). The plan will make traditionally shaped cans and has the capability to make specialist shaped ones too. It has […]

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