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Rising demand among South American consumers for canned beer prompted one of the continent’s oldest breweries to switch to metal packaging, reports...

Reptile style

A New Zealand craft brewer has switched from glass to locally-sourced aluminium cans as it aims to appeal to craft drinkers. Mark...

Crown’s operations in Mexico gain further ASI certification

Crown Holdings has received Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) Chain of Custody Standard certification for its canmaking facilities in Mexico as it works to meet...

Sapling Spirits flies skyward with miniature aluminium bottles

Miniature screw-top aluminium bottles will replace the plastic packaging formerly used by Virgin Atlantic airlines for its on-board servings of vodka. The 5cl resealable bottles...

Ball backs recycling initiative at Colorado ski resort

Ball Corporation has joined an initiative which has installed a reverse vending machine (RVM) at a popular American ski resort, the latest move in...

Sales at Pakistan’s beverage can maker exceed expectations

Profits almost doubled at Pakistan Aluminium Beverage Can (PABC) last year as it continued to boost sales of two-piece cans. The Faisalabad-based canmaker said profit...

Digital printer plans expansion with $38m funding

Velox, a manufacturer of direct-to-can digital printing equipment, has secured funding of US$38 million that will allow the company to increase its global footprint and...

UK Prime Minister visits CarnaudMetalbox Engineering site

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has visited canmaking equipment manufacturer CarnaudMetalbox Engineering (CMbE) at its Shipley site in Yorkshire. The Premier made a stop at...

Coca-Cola chooses aluminium cans for Smartwater

The Coca-Cola Company’s water brand Glacéau Smartwater has swapped its plastic packaging for aluminium cans in the US in a move aimed at offering...

The Canmaker Summit 2024 confirmed for Spain

The Canmaker Summit 2024 will take place in Sitges, Spain, on 6-7 November. The event will feature a programme of speakers from the canmaking industry,...

Rebranding for Biondich’s metal packaging consultancy

Scott Biondich, consultant at packaging experts The CANsultants, has launched a new venture, while colleague and fellow consultant John Adams has decided to retire. The...

Packaging survey highlights obstacles in the transition to sustainability

A third of businesses say that cost is a major hurdle when making the transition to sustainable packaging, although the majority of businesses are...

Simmons Pet Food to centralise its canning operations

North America’s leading private label and contract manufacturer of canned pet food, Simmons Pet Food, is closing its Streetsville cannery in Ontario, Canada, to...

Canned ales, beers and lagers sweep international awards

One of the oldest international competitions for ales, beers and ciders has announced its 2024 winners. The International Brewing and Cider Awards (IBCA) awarded 11...

Czech brewery prepares for Easter with special cans from Canpack

One of the Czech Republic’s oldest breweries is celebrating Easter with a limited edition of its strong Svijanský Máz beer in cans made by...

Campbell in the soup over discharges from Ohio canning plant

The Campbell Soup Company is facing a series of lawsuits from the US Department of Justice and environmental organisations that allege it illegally discharged...
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