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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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June 2013

The June issue of CanTech International features an exclusive look at how a British company dealt with water issues around the installation of a brand new can line in sub-Saharan Africa. You can also read about expansion work at Nampak, Africa’s largest packing business and how they’re converting steel lines to aluminium. There is also […]

Sonoco announces first sustainability awards

One of the largest diversified global packaging companies has unveiled its Sonoco Supplier Sustainability Award program. Recipients, including Arcelor Mittal, Buckman International, Staples and WR Grace, were recognised during a dinner at the 9th Annual Sonoco/JBE/MYCA Supplier Diversity Business Conference on Tuesday 7 May. The company, founded in 1899 makes metal ends and closures as […]

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First thermochromic can ends revealed

Can maker Rexam has launched what it claims are the first thermochromic printed ends. Available to brands in 12 different colours and on 200 and 202 ends, thermochromic ink changes colour indicating the can is perfectly chilled and ready to be drunk. The technology has been used on the actual can bodies before, most recently […]

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May 2013

REGULARS 3 Comment 6 World News 32 New Products New cans and ends in the market place 33 New Equipment The latest machinery and equipment for the can line 34 Filling Focus An indepth look at how the international canned beer market 58 Candid Alexander Mohr, external affairs director at the Association of European Producers […]

Sly Fox first to use removable end

Helles Golden Lager will be the first commercial use of Crown’s new full aperture end in North America. The can, which is the ninth canned beer by Sly Fox Brewing of Pennsylvania, will have a fully removable lid and both brewer and can maker believe the combination is a perfect fit for beer. “This technology […]

March 2013

The latest issue of CanTech International includes features on drying technology for cans, handling and conveying and caps and closures. There is also an in-depth look at the soft drinks market.

February 2013

The latest issue of CanTech International features an interview with Stanislaw Wasko, first vice president and operational director of Poland-based can making group Can-Pack. Anders Linde, the secretary general of Metal Packaging Europe, looks at the organisation’s work to get metal recognised as a permanent material by the European Parliament. There is also a look at the aerosols market, leak testing for cans plus much more.