Soup maker buys tinned biscuit business

A British canned soup and food maker has snapped up a Scandinavian tinned biscuit business. Campbell Soup Company has announced it has entered into an agreement to buy Kelsen Group from Maj Invest a private equity firm and several other investors. Based in Denmark Kelsen is a producer of quality-baked snacks that are sold in […]


Ball bottles for new lemonade

Newcomer Dust Cutter Beverage Company has launched its brand new line of all-natural lemonades in Ball Corporation’s 16oz Alumi-Tek bottles. “Our family served this refreshing lemonade to our guests and the Dust Cutter was born,” explained Eric Green, founder, Dust Cutter Beverage Company. “We picked the Alumi-Tek bottle before we designed the logo or developed […]


360 end falling foul of litter laws

Littering laws from the 1960s and 1970s are holding back expansion plans for a US brewer. Sly Fox Brewing Company, which recently introduced the first cans to feature Crown’s 360 end, has run into trouble with some rather old littering laws. It seems quite a few American states have laws making cans that feature detachable […]


Founders Brewery forced to delay can launch

Founders Brewery has been forced to postpone the launch of its canned seasonal All Day IPA. The brewer, launched in 1997 by co-founders Mike Stevens and Dave Engbers, said a “perfect storm” of events meant it would not be introducing the new package launch of All Day IPA in 12-pack cans in July. The brewer […]


Expansion and new appointment for CMC-Kuhnke

CMC-Kuhnke has opened a new office in California as part of its drive to be seen as the leading provider of gauges and testers to the metal packaging industry. The opening of the CMC-Kuhnke west coast office in Los Angles forms, according to a spokeswoman, part of the firm’s “commitment to localised technical support” as […]

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 […]

Novelis unveils new line

Aluminium rolling and recycling company Novelis has announced the opening of a new recycling and continuous casting line at its Pieve Emanuele facility in Milan, Italy. The US$15m expansion represents the largest single investment by Novelis in Italy in the past decade and is, according to the company, a key part of its drive to […]

Global beverage can volumes up 6% for Crown

Strong sales in Brazil and Asia Pacific drove a 6% global volume increase in beverage can sales for Crown. Crown also said European beverage cans posted a strong start to the year with a 4% increase in sales volumes, however sales of canned food on the continent fell 2%. Net sales in the first three […]


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