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Saint Archer Brewing Company selects Ball cans

The Saint Archer Brewing Company has announced it will be releasing their four core beers in 12oz cans from Ball Corporation. The four beers, Blonde Ale, White Ale, Pale Ale and IPA, will be available in the cans in select stores throughout central and southern California. “The bottom line is cans speak to who we […]


Aerobal reports record result for 2013

Aerobal, the International Organisation of Aluminium Aerosol Container Manufacturers, has reported a record result for 2013. With output rising by 2% to more than seven billion cans, the industry continued its upward trend. Aluminium cans account for nearly 50% of the total worldwide output of aerosol cans. Aerobal secretary general Gregor Spengler says the further […]


Amcor Flexibles awarded two Alufoil Trophies

Amcor Flexibles has been awarded two Alufoil Trophies at an event organised by the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA). In the Consumer Convenience category, Amcor Emend tri-pack formpack with peelable lidding was awarded an Alufoil trophy for its improved open-ability and product protection. The product consists of a peelable lid blister pack, combining a lidding […]

BAMA updates its website

The British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA) has re-designed its website to incorporate a number of new features and additional information about aerosols and the industry. The site, www.bama.co.uk, allows the media to download images through a secure link available from the Association. Use of these images is free of charge provided that BAMA is credited […]

Rexam cans selected for new energy drink

A new natural recovery drink, formula O2, has hit the market in Rexam 16-ounce cans and is available online. formula O2 is an oxygenated beverage containing electrolytes and 140mg of caffeine to help consumers recover after exercise. It comes in Orange Mango and Grapefruit Ginger flavours. Dr. Dan Kim, vice president of research and design […]


CanTech sponsors CMB Academy of canmaking

CMB Engineering recently opened the CMB Academy of Canmaking and Seaming in the company’s headquarters at Shipley, Yorkshire. The new Academy – a first in the industry – will serve as a platform to train the company’s existing customer base, offering in-depth theoretical and practical understanding of seaming and canmaking. Present at the opening of […]

Intercan and CMB Engineering terminate licensing agreement

Intercan has agreed with CMB Engineering to terminate the licensing agreement that was in place in relation to technical co-operation and manufacturing of Beverage Can Decorators. This will be effective on 31 May 2014. The Sovereign Decorator will continue to evolve and will be part of Intercan’s future plans. The name ‘Sovereign’ is the registered […]

Heinz selects barcode reader from Olympus Automation

At HJ Heinz’ factory in Cumbria, UK, Baby Milk Powder is manufactured and packaged for distribution overseas. Until recently the factory was using a label verification system, where one element of the previous system could only read ladder barcodes, and although a separate system was created to read the picket fence barcodes, the readers could […]


French start-up selects wine cans from Ball

Fabulous Brands, the company behind WineStar, is offering French medal winning wines with an AOC-label in 200ml aluminium cans provided by Ball Packaging. A red, rose and white wine is available, and WineStar now aims to take on the German wine market. Fabulous Brands founder Cédric Segal has high ambitions, “We want to become the […]

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Rexam Supplier Awards winners announced

The 11th annual Rexam Supplier Awards saw over 45 suppliers from across Europe, Asia and the Middle East come together to celebrate the achievements of those in their industry. The event was held at the Grove Hotel in Hertfordshire, UK. Suppliers were recognized in three categories, Supply, Quality and Cost. The ‘Supplier of the Year’ prize […]

Keynotes confirmed for Asia CanTech 2014

Gary Aslam and Craig Jones, vice president of sales and sector director respectively at Rexam BCAMEA, have confirmed their attendance as keynote speakers at Asia CanTech 2014. Rexam is in ‘expansion mode’ within the region, and the pair will give an overview of their operation, highlighting Rexam’s plans for the future in the Asian market […]

Aluminium industry calls for robust measures

The aluminium industry has called on EU policy makers to build on the European Council’s conclusions by developing robust measures to prevent further investment leakage. Gerd Götz, director general of the EAA, says, “We greatly appreciate that EU Member States are focusing on restoring industrial competitiveness and securing competitive energy costs, but we deplore the […]

Open letter from aluminium industry sent to heads of state

EOs and leaders of the aluminium industry in Europe have signed an open letter addressed to the Heads of States and governments in view of the European Summit on 20-21 March and successive institutional deadlines. According to the signatories, the European Summit should mark a decisive step for Europe to align its EU industrial, climate […]

SweetWater selects Ball Corp cans

SweetWater Brewing Company will debut two of its beers in 12- and 16-ounce aluminium cans from Ball Corporation. Beginning in the next couple of weeks, SweetWater’s 420 Extra Pale Ale and IPA beers will be available in 100% recyclable, 12- and 16-ounce cans in nine southeastern states, including Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, South […]

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