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Enter the Asia CanTech Awards now

This year the Asia CanTech Awards will be presented at the Asia CanTech gala dinner in Bangkok on 27 October 2015. These prestigious awards are open to all can manufacturers in the South East Asian region. You can enter as many times and in as many categories as you like. The awards are free to […]

Ball to produce beverage can ends in Poland

Ball has announced that it will expand capacity for ends at its existing plant in Lublin, Poland. The facility was built in 2008 and was originally constructed to produce metal beverage cans, but the investment was suspended following the economic downturn. “With the growing demand for beverage cans in Europe, the Lublin facility provides us […]

March 2015

Filling focus: Beer Seaming update Three-piece market update Ends & end making Euro CanTech show issue

Alive

Whilst away on holiday I got to thinking about survival. Why, you may ask, did this cross my mind? Well, I was on a skiing holiday in the Alps and it occurred to me that cans – specifically canned foods – can play an important role when it comes to living in mountain regions, and […]

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Increased production of resealable can ends

Xolution, a Germany-based manufacturer of the resealable beverage can end, has announced a major increase in its production capacity to 400 million units annually by January 2016 to meet global demand. XO equipped beverage cans have an integrated plastic opening mechanism that enables users to reseal their beverage cans once they have been opened. The […]

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Crown announces acquisition of Empaque

Crown Holdings has announced that Mexico’s Federal Competition Commission has approved its acquisition of Empaque, a Mexican manufacturer of aluminium cans and ends, bottle caps and glass bottles for the beverage industry, from Heineken N.V. The parties expect to close the transaction shortly. Empaque, headquartered in Monterrey, Mexico, currently operates two beverage can plants, a […]

Ball acquires Sonoco’s Ohio facilities

Ball Corporation has completed its acquisition of Sonoco’s metal end and closure facilities in Canton, Ohio. The Canton plants employ approximately 100 people and produce multiple-sized closures for the food can market. They will become part of Ball’s global metal food and household products packaging division. “We are always looking for opportunities to expand into […]

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Crown expands Goleniow plant

Crown Bevcan Europe and Middle East is investing in a new manufacturing line at its Goleniow plant to produce 200 diameter (50mm) ends. The Goleniow plant, located in west Poland, currently produces a range of metal closures serving different food markets. The new line has a projected production capacity of 2.4 billion ends per year […]

Rexam acquires Arab Can Manufacturing

Following an announcement in February last year, Rexam has completed the aquisition of a 51% stake in Arab Can Manufacturing Limited (UAC). The company is to be renamed Rexam UAC. UAC makes beverage cans and can ends and is situated in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. The plant has an annual capacity of 1.8 billion cans in […]

Thank you very much

2014 has been an exciting year for the metal packaging industry. The rise in popularity of aluminium bottles, thermochromic inks and the trend towards personalisation are of particular note, as well as developments worldwide in terms of new can plant openings and investments in up and coming markets. Most have seen steady growth, while others […]

Crown offers 550ml beverage can

Crown Embalagens Metálicas da Amazônia S.A. (Crown Brazil), a joint venture of Crown Holdings and Évora S.A. of Porto Alegre, Brazil, is now offering a 550ml beverage can that brands can use to leverage the growing culture of sharing beverages. The can enables consumers to easily share their beverage with friends or family, yet retains […]

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Hiperbaric and Desmasa join Cepeda to enter the can making industry through Cepeda Can Tech

Hiperbaric, the world-leading manufacturer of High Pressure Processing (HPP) equipment for the food industry, together with Hi Tech special industrial machinery manufacturer Desmasa and Cepeda are the three shareholders of newly established Cepeda Can Tech. Cepeda Can Tech has strong industrial and technological back up from parent companies Hiperbaric and Desmasa, from which can makers […]

Crown showcases new packaging solutions

Crown Bevcan Europe and Middle East will be at Hall 4 Booth 231 at Brau Beviale in Nuremberg, Germany, displaying a range of packaging solutions. Crown has developed a range of solutions designed to build stronger relationships between brands and their consumers including its Smartcan, which uses an app designed for promotional uses such as […]