Record year for can sales

Canadean, the market research company responsible for compiling Beverage Can filling figures for BCME, has confirmed that 2014 was a record year for can sales, with an impressive 63 billion cans filled across Europe. Highlights of the research includes: – Carbonated Soft Drink (CSD) fillings increased by 5% – Beer fillings increased by 2%, which […]


Record year for UK drinks can market

The Can Makers, the industry trade body representing UK drinks can manufacturers, has reported another year of record growth in 2014. Drinks can deliveries reached 9.819 billion for the first time, an increase of 228 million units, up 2.4% on 2013 across the combined beer and cider and carbonated soft drink (CSD) can markets. Growth […]


Innovel HPS internal protective spray approved

PPG Industries’ packaging coatings business has announced that Innovel HPS’ internal protective spray lacquers for the beverage can industry, have been approved for use on aluminium and steel beverage cans. Innovel HPS internal sprays are pale-gold water-based acrylic polymer resin coatings which conform to North American and European regulations, including the second phase of French […]


Q Drinks selects Rexam cans

Q Drinks has selected Rexam 12 oz Sleek cans for its carbonated drinks range. Q Tonic, Q Ginger, Q Kola, Q Club, Q Lemon, Q Grapefruit and Q Orange are made with the finest ingredients including organic agave, quinine from the slopes of the Peruvian Andes, ginger from the fields of Southeast Asia and salt […]

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The Outlook for Metal Cans report

Omega Research Associates has published the third edition of The Outlook for Metal Cans. The report looks at the competitive position of metal cans around the world, including end-use markets, growth prospects, environmental considerations, and the impact of competitive materials and systems. The report found that the US market for metal cans is in its […]


MangaJo selects Rexam cans

MangaJo has selected Rexam cans for its new range of lightly carbonated green tea beverages, MangaJo Sparkling Pressé. The 330ml cans, produced at Rexam’s Milton Keynes plant, see MangaJo switch from glass to an aluminium format for the first time. The can was selected for its recycling credentials and contemporary feel.

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Nampak to expand within Africa

As part of Nampak’s continuing strategy of expanding its African footprint, the company today announced that it had acquired ownership of the Alucan beverage can plant in Agbara, Nigeria. The plant has the capacity to manufacture one billion cans per annum and boasts the latest technology to supply Nigerian consumers with world-class beverage cans for […]


2B “Healthy Bubbles” in Rexam 12 oz. cans

Consumers now have a great new option for a healthy, low calorie carbonated drink. 2B Sparkling, the first beverage to use Purefruit Natural Sweetener, has launched in Rexam 12oz. cans. Purefruit originates from the monk fruit. For centuries, Buddhist monks have cultivated the small fruit and treasured it for its sweetness, which comes from unique, […]

Can Makers appoint Fenton to lead role

The Can Makers, the industry trade body representing the UK manufacturers of beer and carbonated soft drinks cans, have announced the appointment of Graham Fenton as the new chairman. Graham will be bringing over 30 years of experience in the can industry, taking the helm from Geoff Courtney, who has held the position since 2011. […]

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Milkshake in a can

Alcon Group has partnered with Rexam to launch MIO, a unique and refreshing lemonade flavoured milkshake. Recognising a gap in the market amongst teenagers and young adults for a carbonated milk based drink, Rexam and Alcon have worked together to produce an innovative can design to launch the first beverage of this type in Russia. […]


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