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Matte and gloss printing for aerosols

At the 28th FEA International Aerosol Congress in Madrid, Ball introduced its Matte & Gloss printing technology for impact extruded aerosol cans and beverage bottles. By enabling customers to combine the two finishes on the same can, the Matte & Gloss printing process can help differentiate and enhance a product’s shelf appeal through sight and […]


New double sheet detector introduced

Prime Controls, a designer of sensors and controls for machine makers and end users, has introduced its newest double sheet detector, the Pulser II (control model DS210) with electromagnetic, smart sensors (probe model PE36M). The Pulser II double sheet detector has a compact, NEMA 4X control housing, which conveniently pairs with a newly designed, smart […]

Community Can Challenge results announced

Rexam Beverage Can Europe has announced the results of its third annual Community Can Challenge, supporting the overall efforts of the beverage can manufacturer in promoting and employing more sustainable ways of working. Now in its third year, the Community Can Challenge runs over a ten week period in nine European countries and sees Rexam’s […]


Crown opens three new beverage can facilities in China

Crown Holdings, a supplier of metal packaging products, has announced the official opening and commercialisation of three of its Chinese facilities in Heshan (Guangdong province), Ziyang (Sichuan province) and Putian (Fujian province). “These new plants will primarily supply local customers, although they may also be called upon to serve other parts of the country,” says […]

Dagger Falls goes pink with cans for cancer awareness

Idaho-based Sockeye Brewing has partnered with Crown Beverage Packaging North America to launch its flagship Dagger Falls IPA brand in limited-edition pink cans. The concept is to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which takes place every October. Discussions of the project began in May of this year, with Crown laying the groundwork over the summer […]


EAA reinforces its recycling dimension

The European Aluminium Association (EAA) has announced the appointment of Magdalena Garczynska as the director of its new recycling department. This new position will strengthen the expertise of EAA on an industry segment that is a cornerstone of the aluminium industry’s sustainability. “The appointment of Magdalena comes at a crucial time as the EU starts […]


South Africa converts to aluminium cans

Between 100-200 million South African Rand (£6.1m-£12.2m) a year will flow into the scrap metals and recycling industry as a result of the conversion from tin-plated steel cans to aluminium cans, providing an additional 2,000-3,000 people a source of income from collecting and selling used cans, estimates South Africa’s sole beverage can manufacturer Nampak Bevcan. […]

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Resealable can shortlisted for innovation award

Can2close, a resealable beverage can, has been named as a finalist in the 2013 Beverage Innovation Awards. Judged by a panel of industry experts, can2closes’s concept was nominated in the ‘Best Closures’ category. The resealable beverage can end is a new mechanism that replaces the standard stay-on tab opening of beverage cans with a simple […]


Precise tooling measurement for can makers

Integrated Packaging Solutions (IPS) has announced the release of ToolScan, a precise tooling measurement system. The system uses a non-contact LED micrometer to measure bodymaker punch OD and contour scan/ironing and redraw die ID and OD. ToolScan also features an innovative punch scan feature, which scans the punch contour along the longitudinal profile, measuring all […]

Asia CanTech Technical Session

Details of the Asia CanTech 2013 problem solving Technical Session have been released. Industry experts from Stolle will facilitate the high level technical discussion on various process issues in the plant that can cause both quality and efficiency problems throughout the can making production line. The extended discussion, which will include a dedicated question and […]

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