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 […]

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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