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December 2013

In this month’s issue we take a look back at Asia CanTech 2013, which was held in October at the Marriot Hotel in Surabaya, Indonesia. Keynote speaker Hiroshi Ueno, general manager of Universal Can, gave an insightful update on the aluminium bottle market in Japan and Asia, while Christof Frohs from Ibea spoke about in-line […]

Indian can maker wins Asia CanTech Supreme Award

An Indian can maker has won the Supreme Award at Asia CanTech 2013. Easy Pack of India took the award for its Speciality can that uses reverse seaming technology. Held last week in Surabaya, Indonesia, the awards honoured innovations in the Asian can making industry at a prestigious gala dinner. Here is a round-up of […]

October 2013

This month’s issue features a look at how a German organisation is achieving greater levels of downgauging, details on the ‘next generation food can’, and a full Asia CanTech preview. Also included is the first in a series of articles from Rexam – looking at the importance of seamer interchangeability – along with our usual […]

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 […]

Are cans really that hard to open?

Which? a British magazine famed for campaigning for consumer rights has ‘named and shamed’ cans as the hardest to open packaging. Are cans really that bad? With EOEs it’s pretty easy for even the most infirm to open a three-piece can and two-pieces have had SOT for almost as long as I can remember. On […]

Michelin starred chef launches canned cook book

Celebrity chef Vikas Khanna’s latest title Everyone Can Cook shows how canned food can be Michelin standard. Published by Om Books International and backed by can maker Hindustan Tin Works in association with The Flying Saucer Café launched published by Om Books International. Everyone Can Cook was launched recently in New Delhi to offer simple […]

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Crown unveils new can sizes for China

Crown Beverage Packaging is to introduce several new aluminum beverage can sizes for the Chinese market. The company has announced the 185ml, 300ml and 330ml sleek and 500ml will now be available as alternatives to the traditional 330ml size. “Expanding our product line reflects Crown’s commitment to helping customers stay in tune with changing consumer […]

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Out of Africa

Managing director of Nampak Bevcan, Erik Smuts, tells CanTech International the company started up its new high speed aluminium can line at the beginning of May and plans to increase the operational speed to full production capacity in the third quarter of this year.

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Crown launches sleek format in Asia

Can maker Crown has announced the commercialisation of two sites in southeast Asia. The facilities are in Nong Khae, Thailand and Da Nang, Vietnam. The Nong Khae plant will begin producing beverage cans on one line this month, with the aim of annual production capacity to be 500 million two-piece 33cl aluminum cans. Frank Koh, […]

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Coke unveils can that splits in two

Coca-Cola has released a new can as part of a campaign to encourage drinkers to share. The can, which appears to look like any other two-piece beverage tin, actually splits in two so it can be shared with a friend It has been designed as part of a advertising campaign by Ogilvy & Mather for […]

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