energy drinks


Ex-Navy Seal releases recovery drink

Billed as an alternative to energy drinks the Kill Cliff recovery beverage has been developed by a former Navy Seal. Originally developed as the Tasty with an orange flavour, following a 4 July online launch there is now Double Awesomeness red flavour available. Both flavours have only 15 calories, 25mg’s of caffeine, no sugar, are […]


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.


Energy drink debuts in aluminium bottles

Energy drink Vuka will be sold in Ball Corporation’s Alumi-Tek bottle from this month. Vuka means wake up in Zulu and was chosen as an appropriate name for a company as it was set up by native South Africans, who wanted bring a more “sophisticated” look to the energy drinks market South African born Alexia […]

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Tough year for UK soft drinks

Last year was a difficult one for the UK soft drink market according to new market analysis. Soft drinks had some positive results in a “difficult year for the industry”, according to the 2013 UK Soft Drinks Report, Refreshing the nation, published by the British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA). Overall volumes were down 2.5% to […]


Drink cans strong as demand for aluminium drops

New figures have revealed a 4.6% drop in demand for aluminium packaging by German based manufacturers. The figures show volume losses through 2012 with packaging manufacturers producing a total of 320,025 tons (t) down from 2011’s total of 335,490t. The figures were released today (15 April) by Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie (GDA), a federation of product-oriented […]

Red Bull reveals can contamination threat

Red Bull has revealed a blackmailer is attempting to extort money by threatening to contaminate cans of its energy drink. The blackmailer is allegedly threatening to place cans of the drink contaminated with faeces on supermarket shelves in Austria. According to a statement by Red Bull the company decided to go public about the plot […]


Growth for CSD can market

The Can Makers, the body representing the UK manufacturers of beverage cans, has revealed that a total of 5,147 million carbonated soft drink (CSD) cans were shipped in 2012 – an increase of 0.6% on shipments in 2011.


December 2012/January 2013

The latest issue of CanTech International includes an interview with Ball’s Gerrit Heske. The latest oven technology is revealed and there is a review of the Tinplate Conference that recently took place in Barcelona, Spain. There is also a look at the rise of energy drinks in cans and the reasons why fillers are choosing cans as their package of choice. The area of printing is also covered in-depth in this issue.

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