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In-house production line for canned fish producer

Crown Food Europe, a business unit of Crown Holdings, has installed an aluminium can production line inside the Rabo de Peixe plant of Cofaco, the leader in the Portuguese canned fish market. Located in Cofaco’s plant on São Miguel Island in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores, the in-house line serves to meet a growing […]

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 […]

Ends maker aims to be world’s biggest

New player in the ends market Baofeng is aiming to be the world’s biggest and best manufacturer. Located on the outskirts of Xiamen, China’s fourth largest port, the company is currently constructing 240,000m2 site packed with state-of-the-art machinery. The company is wholly owned by the Chen family who have invested US$ 240 million into making […]

Milan via China and Hong Kong

I’ve been travelling and out meeting can makers and a can making equipment supplier over the past week. It’s been pretty non-stop as I flew to Xiamen to see Baofeng Industry’s new end making plant. The company is aiming to be the biggest end maker in the world and is currently creating what could be […]

Having a Ball

I’ve just had the pleasure of being shown around Ball Packaging Europe’s Rugby plant. As a journalist I’m often going to see places and, well, sometimes its amazing and other times you wonder why they wanted you to come at all. But the management team at Rugby led by plant manager Paul and assistant Mark […]

AG Barr ends Britvic interest … for now

The seemingly done deal to create Europe’s biggest soft drinks business has fallen through. Despite being agreed last year and clearing UK competition restrictions the deal is off after Britvic bosses rejected the terms of the take over. The £1.4 billion ($2.2.bn) merger of Britvic and Scottish rival AG Barr has been confirmed in late […]

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Stolle Machinery buys Ultra Punch

Can making equipment manufacturer Stolle Machinery has purchased a supplier of die components. As part of the deal 20 employees of Ultra Punch, of Dayton US, have joined Stolle’s Ohio operations. Founded in 1973 in Miamisburg, Ohio, near Dayton home of the easy-open end (EOE), Ultra Punch specialises in making high precision punches and die […]

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.

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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 […]

Spam plastic tub “major issue” for can industry

The move by the iconic canned meat Spam to introduce plastic tubs is something the metal can industry really needs to be concerned about, according to an industry expert. Simon Jennings speaking at Euro CanTech, Today 28 June, told delegates metal was becoming tarnished with a reputation of being “old fashioned.” Jennings, who is the […]

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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The can ‘reinVented’

Budweiser is to pilot a new vented can in one American state over the summer. Anheuser-Busch Global and North American Innovation Groups have been developing the Bud Light Vented Can for more than two years. The can aims to create a better drinking experience through the self-contained vent mechanism. Louisville in Kentucky will pilot the […]

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Shaping the future

Budweiser announced this week that Belvac’s innovative shaping machinery produced its new Bow-tie can, arguably the most innovative introduction to the market for 30 years.

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