May 2015

Filling focus: Soft drinks Caps & closures Canned fish update Investments & Financial update Euro CanTech review IMDA preview

Aerosols on the rise

According to figures released by the British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA) the UK aerosol sector has grown for the fourth year running. The annual UK filling figures show an overall increase of 3% for 2014 compared with the previous year. In total, UK producers filled 1509.7 million cans last year, with aerosols produced for both […]


Record year for can sales

Canadean, the market research company responsible for compiling Beverage Can filling figures for BCME, has confirmed that 2014 was a record year for can sales, with an impressive 63 billion cans filled across Europe. Highlights of the research includes: – Carbonated Soft Drink (CSD) fillings increased by 5% – Beer fillings increased by 2%, which […]


Four Peaks selects Rexam cans

Four Peaks Brewing Company has launched five of its beers in Rexam 12oz cans. The beers include: • Kilt Lifter Scottish-Style Ale • Peach Ale • Sunbru Kölsch-Style Ale • Hop Knot India Pale Ale • 8th Street Pale Ale Later in the year the company will launch a seasonal offering, Pumpkin Porter, in the […]


SanTan Brewing Company selects Rexam cans

SanTan Brewing Company’s Mr. Pineapple Wheat Ale is back and available now in redesigned Rexam 12 oz. cans. This year, the brewery has teamed up with Chiquita to use Rainforest Alliance Certified pineapple juice for a more sustainable, socially conscious and tasty beer. “Mr. Pineapple knows how to get the party started,” says Anthony Canecchia, […]


Euro CanTech day one

As day one draws to a close and the gala dinner approaches, at present the delegation are enjoying the exhibition, which is in full swing. The tabletops are bustling after a day of very interesting presentations. We opened with Eduard Tenas of Grupo Damm, who gave us a detailed view of what the company does, […]


March 2015

Filling focus: Beer Seaming update Three-piece market update Ends & end making Euro CanTech show issue

Krones acquires Schaefer Förderanlagen- und Maschinenbau

Krones AG, a German manufacturer of beverage filling and packaging technology, has acquired 100 % of the shares in Schaefer Förderanlagen- und Maschinenbau GmbH, Unterföhring, Germany. Since 2014 Schaefer has been focusing on engineering and after sales services in the field of pallet handling solutions for the beverage industry. Schaefer GmbH’s expertise and its patent […]

Increased production of resealable can ends

Xolution, a Germany-based manufacturer of the resealable beverage can end, has announced a major increase in its production capacity to 400 million units annually by January 2016 to meet global demand. XO equipped beverage cans have an integrated plastic opening mechanism that enables users to reseal their beverage cans once they have been opened. The […]


Finch’s beer transitions to cans

Chicago-based craft brewer Finch’s Beer has selected Rexam’s 16 oz cans for its beers. Finch’s has already launched Secret Stache Stout, Hardcore Chimera, Finch’s Pale Ale and Nuclear Winter in Rexam cans with Sobek & Set, Fascist Pig and Threadless coming soon, followed by Wet Hot American Wheat this summer. Secret Stache Stout features rich […]

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Fillers: what do you require?

As you know, here at CanTech we are keen to move into new areas in terms of what we cover so that you, our readers, are never left thinking that we are standing still as a publication. To this end, in 2015 we are looking to cover not just the technological side of the business […]


Novelty tin for Fox’s biscuit brand

Crown Aerosols and Speciality Packaging Europe has launched a novelty tin for the Fox’s biscuit brand Vinnie’s Biscwits Selection range shaped like the character Vinnie’s head. The matte varnished design features Vinnie munching on a biscuit set against a metallic purple background finish. The triple-embossed gold banner reinforces Fox’s current seasonal range, and helps strengthen […]

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