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Enter the Asia Can Awards now

This year the Asia Can Awards will be presented at the Asia CanTech conference in Bangkok on 28 October 2014. These prestigious awards are open to all can manufacturers in the South East Asian region.  You can enter as many times and in as many categories as you like. The awards are free to enter.  All […]

Weidenhammer sell to Sonoco

Weidenhammer Packaging Group (WPG) has announced that they will sell all their shares to the Sonoco Products Company. Sonoco, one of the largest packaging companies worldwide will strengthen its packaging business in Europe and further expand its expertise in stable, highly decorated convenience packaging. The merger offers WPG additional growth prospects with new customers and […]

Fourpure choose Rexam for bespoke design

Rexam has partnered with Fourpure Brewing Co (an independent British craft brewer) to develop unique designs for their newly canned craft beer range. The brand is switching from glass bottle to aluminium cans, with designs depicting the skyline of each city from which the characteristics of the beer are inspired – six in all. Daniel […]


Masas to increase capacity

Masas Decorative Metal Packaging, Turkey’s leading producer of decorative cans, is planning to install a new printing machine that will almost double the company’s production capacity. Plans to install a new printing line, for which the supplier has not been decided, follow a sustained period of business growth over the past three years. The company’s […]

Toyo Seikan to give keynote at Asia CanTech 2014

Toyo Seikan, a company established nearly a century ago and one which is dedicated to the quality production of metal packaging, has confirmed its participation at Asia CanTech 2014 (27-29 October, Bangkok, Thailand). The company will give a keynote presentation, during which they will discuss the motivation behind opening a brand new mill for the […]

AkzoNobel commits to Chinese market

AkzoNobel today broke ground on a new Decorative Paints site in Chengdu, China. €50 million has been invested to build manufacturing facilities for both powder coatings and decorative paints in the region. The new site covers an area of 55,000 square meters and the site is expected to be fully operational by 2017. AkzoNobel CEO […]

Ball awarded Eco Business Partner 2014

Ball Packaging Europe (Belgrade) was awarded the Eco Business Partner Award by Mass Media International (MMI), a Belgrade-based market communication company. Voted on by like-minded SEE organisations, the process and ultimate outcome is designed to further connect businesses in the region and, in turn, better the overall economic environment. ”It is an honour to be […]

Rexam confirms for Euro CanTech 2015

Global can maker Rexam is to attend the Euro CanTech conference in Barcelona next March (23-25) as a guest and keynote speaker participant. John Revess, director of group sustainability at Rexam, will give his views on the industry to the delegation, which will comprise high level executives from around the industry, from can makers and […]

Coke seal Monster deal

Coca-Cola, in a cash deal, has acquired a 16.7% stake in Monster Beverage. The $2.15bn (£1.3bn) deal will see Coca-Cola’s energy business transfer to Monster. Monster’s non-energy business will, in-turn, transfer to Coca-Cola. Brands include; Hansen’s Naatural Sodas and Peace Tea. As a result of the deal, Monster will have access to Coca-Cola’s global distribution […]

UK drinks can market hits 4.8bn

The Can Makers, the industry trade body representing the UK manufacturers of drinks cans, have revealed that a record 4.835 billion can deliveries were made in the first half of this year. This is an increase of 7.1% across the UK drinks can markets. Beer and cider can deliveries showed 8.2% growth, with deliveries reaching […]


Rexam showcase circular economy initiative

A circular economy is regenerative in its design and is considered to be at the heart of the future ‘resource efficiency’ agenda, according to Rexam. The beverage can maker has created a unique infographic with engaging illustrations, which highlights the three key stages of beverage cans within the circular economy – manufacturing, consumption and recycling. […]


KMP choose Hebenstreit

The largest metal decorator in Korea, KMP Co Ltd, have completed a purchase for a new six-colour MD 3 metal decorator from Hebenstreit. In an open letter, managing director of global business Dongwook Lee praised the professional project management and high quality workmanship of Henstreit technicians, as well as what he deemed to be the […]

Denver Beer selects Ball cans for new promotion

Denver Beer is releasing two of its beers, Incredible Pedal and Graham Cracker Porter, in 12-ounce cans from Ball. The cans are marked using Ball’s Dynamark variable printing technology with one of 24 distinct GPS coordinates. These coordinates correspond to 24 secret locations in Colorado, as part of a promotion dubbed the DBC Explorer Challenge. […]

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New Aerosol Can line for Arenest JSC

The Russian aerosol can manufacturer Arenest JSC officially opened its new production facility for aerosol cans at the end of July. The core of the new production hall is the new IE production line for aluminium cans (MH 200) by mall//herlan, Germany, with a length of more than 100m. 100 invited guests attended the ceremony, […]

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