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Alcoa sells two upstream assets

Alcoa has announced it has completed two previously-announced sales within its Global Primary Products portfolio. The divestitures, one in the United States and the second in Jamaica, are apparently aligned with Alcoa’s strategy to lower its cost base and create a globally competitive business. Alcoa World Alumina and Chemicals (AWAC) finalised the sale of its […]

Happy thanksgiving

To all of our American readers, wherever you are in the world, the team here at CanTech would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. May your turkeys be moist and the trimmings plentiful during this holiday.

Coca-Cola invests in France

Coca-Cola Enterprises will invest in a new, state-of-the-art production line for cans at its manufacturing site in Grigny, France. This investment of 30 million euros will create some 20 new jobs at the site. “With this new investment, Coca-Cola Enterprises reaffirms its commitment to produce in France, since 90% of our drinks consumed in France […]


New president for APEAL

Dr Ulrich Roeske, chairman of the Executive Board of ThyssenKrupp Rasselstein, has been appointed as president of APEAL. He will assume the role from 1 January 2015. Dr Roeske was elected unanimously by the Board and General Assembly of APEAL and succeeds Christian Korn of U. S. Steel. He said: “Christian Korn has done a […]

Crown revamps design studio

Crown Bevcan Europe and Middle East announced recently that it has revamped its European Design Studio to serve as a one-stop shop for brand owners across the EMEA region. Located in Leicester, UK, the Studio features cutting-edge pre-press and print technology which offers customers a wholly integrated design service in a single location. Included in […]

SteeloCare wins German Packaging Award

SteeloCare, a tinplate aerosol can from the technology network Lanico, Schuler Pressen and ThyssenKrupp Rasselstein, has been awarded the renowned Packaging Award in the category cosmetics & hygiene articles. The jury of independent experts from industry, research, teaching and the trade press was convinced by the new concept can, which combines the unusual approach of […]


Stolle names Shanghai GM

Stolle Machinery has named Jarrod Li as General Manager of Stolle Shanghai – the company’s service facility in China. Jarrod has held management positions in China for several years and has dual citizenship in China and the United States. He attended National Taiwan University and received his MBA in International Management from the prestigious Thunderbird […]

Asia CanTech Awards 2014 – the winners

The results of the Asia CanTech Awards 2014 were announced last night at the Gala Dinner during Asia CanTech in Bangkok. As always the level of entries was exceptionally high and likewise the quality of the containers. For more news on the conference, exhibition and award winners, make sure you read the next issue of […]


Asia CanTech Conference Day 1

It’s just before the awards dinner on day one as I write this from the Asia CanTech secretariat office here in Bangkok. We kicked off the day with a keynote speech from Craig Jones at Rexam, who took us through the company’s ambitious vision for the coming years. It was interesting to hear about their […]

Textured beverage cans

US-based XanCan has launched a range of textured aluminium beverage cans. The sidewalls of these cans feature various textured patterns to help brands distinguish themselves on the shelf. The texturised surface also improves the grip of the can. “Our goal is to revolutionise the canned beverage industry with packaging that puts the ‘fun’ back into […]


KBA’s MetalStar 3 is a best-seller

In the three months since this year’s METPACK, KBA-MetalPrint’s MetalStar 3 has proven to be a best-seller. Over 50 printing units of the MetalStar 3 have been sold worldwide, from two-colour to eight-colour printing presses with integrated UV coating towers, as well as with purely thermal drying as six-colour printing presses with the MetalCoat 480 […]

Novelis announces closure of Ouro Preto aluminum smelter

Novelis has announced that it will focus its operations in Brazil on its core business of aluminium rolling and recycling. As a result of this, the company will cease operations at its Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, primary aluminum smelter at the end of 2014. “The decision to end operations at Ouro Preto is consistent with […]

CMB Engineering expands Academy

CMB Engineering has announced it will be expanding the Academy of Canmaking and Seaming that it launched earlier in the year. The Academy, which includes workshop area where practical lessons could be conducted with machines as the CMB5000 Bodymaker and CMB550 Trimmer (CMB 5500 Canmaker), will now also feature three separate classrooms where theory lessons […]

EAA predicts growth for the aluminium market

The European Aluminium Association (EAA) has predicted that the European aluminium market will be driven by a demand for its applications in transport in years to come. End-use demand for aluminium in Europe is expected to grow from around 3.8 million tonnes per year today to 7 million tonnes in 2050, with the average use […]

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