Canmaking

Envases to invest $13 million in Canada canmaking plant

Mexico-based canmaker Envases Group Packaging Solutions (EGPS) has announced plans to establish a new canmaking facility in Granby, Canada, due to be operational in 2023. The $13 million project is expected to create some 30 jobs and will produce aluminium...

Consumers want aluminium packaging in the bathroom, survey says

Recyclability, reusability and biodegradability are by far the most important attributes consumers are looking for in household and personal care packaging, according to a report from Ball. Ball’s aluminium bottles report covers the results from a consumer survey of 1,600...

Arconic Corporation leaves Russian canmaking sector

US-based aluminium canstock manufacturer Arconic Corporation has sold its Russian business for $230 million, the company has announced. The company was sold to the Industrial Investments company owned by local businessman Mikhail Shelkov, who is also the main shareholder (65%)...

Trivium wins Brazilian award for refillable aluminium gin bottles

Trivium Packaging and boutique gin distillery Beg Destilaria have won an award at this year’s Grandes Cases de Embalagem Competition, which recognises the best in Brazilian packaging. Trivium won the award for its refillable aluminium bottles, which were lauded by...

Canpack supplies cans for Czech energy drink

Polish canmaker Canpack has supplied Hacker, a Czech energy drinks company, with cans designed to appeal to younger consumers. Canpack provides its matt-finish 250ml cans for Hacker’s Space Energy brand of beverages, which comes in a range of flavours –...

New president for Aerosol Association of Australia

The Aerosol Association of Australia has appointed Paul Wynn-Hatton as president. Wynn-Hatton currently works as group technical director for Callington, a chemical products manufacturer. He obtained a PhD in Organic Chemistry from Sydney University in 1992 and has been working...

Malta aims for 90% recycling rate with container deposit system

Malta has launched a deposit refund system for beverage containers that will be run by licensed operator BCRS Malta Ltd. Representing an investment of €18 million by BCRS, the Beverage Container Refund Scheme includes a recycling plant and 331 reverse-vending...

P. Wilkinson supplies ‘solar powered’ cans for seasonal teas

Bird & Blend, a UK-based manufacturer of loose leaf tea and teabags, has launched a range of seasonal products packaged in cans supplied by canmaker P. Wilkinson Containers. Loose tea should be stored in an airtight container made of ceramic...

Ohio Art Company wins IMDPA Grand Award for record sixth time

Metal decorator Ohio Art Company has won the Grand Award at the International Metal Decorating and Packaging Association's (IMDPA) annual awards. Each year IMDPA organises the Annual Excellence in Quality Competition which recognises the achievements of the metal decorating and...

Delay in price rises hits profit at Toyo Seikan

Toyo Seikan suffered a sharp drop in half-year profit after failing to more quickly pass on the higher costs of energy and raw materials. The Japanese metals and packaging conglomerate, which derives 60% of its sales from its beverage can...

Brazil launches consultation on deposit return systems

Brazil’s Ministry of the Environment has launched a public consultation on deposit return systems (DRS) for metal packaging. This is the last of a series of consultations on how to boost the collection and recycling of the various packaging materials...

Canpack’s chief executive steps down

After almost four years as head of canmaker Canpack, Roberto Villaquiran is stepping down as chief executive. Villaquiran joined Poland-based Canpack in 2019 with more than 35 years’ experience in the packaging industry, first with Smurfit Kappa and then with...

Beverage can line at Baosteel’s Bengbu plant could be fastest ever

Baosteel Packaging’s new beverage can plant in Anhui province, which has started supplying customers, could be using Asia's fastest ever D&I production line. The line at the Bengbu City plant is said by the canmaker, which is part of China...

Ball’s digital printing is used for the first time in Chile

Chilean brewer Cerveceria Austral has launched what it says are the country’s first digitally-printed cans. A limited-edition run of 6,000 cans, supplied by Ball, will be used for the brewer’s Patagonia beer. The cans have been launched to mark the participation...

Novelis breaks ground on South Korea can recycling facility

Atlanta-based aluminium canstock manufacturer Novelis has started work on its US$50 million recycling centre in South Korea. The new facility, which should be operational in 2024, will have an annual capacity of 100,000 tonnes of ingot and is expected to...

More end-making capacity for Canpack in Poland

Poland-based canmaker Canpack will soon be starting up new end-making lines at its Brzesko plant in Poland. The plant, which dates back to the formation of Canpack some 30 years ago, also operates three beverage can lines. The new end-making...

American Canning becomes distributor for cans made by Ball

US canning service provider American Canning has become a distributor for Ball in a deal that the company has said will make it easier for smaller fillers to source beverage cans that have recently been in short supply. The agreement...

Digital ‘embossing’ technique helps DigiGrip win BAMA aerosol can award

An aerosol can that uses digital printing to produce a tactile embossed effect has won a top award from the British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA). The DigiGrip took the Aerosol Packaging gong at the event held in Cheshire. The can...

Ball says poor global economy is denting beverage can growth

The deteriorating global economic climate has reduced the growth in demand for beverage cans in the US, Ball Corporation has said, prompting the world’s largest canmaker to refocus its attention towards cost control as it continues to expand capacity...

Metal packaging helps drive up Sonoco results

Sonoco, the US-based global packaging manufacturer, reported robust third-quarter (Q3) results thanks in part to the recently-purchased food and aerosol can manufacturing business of Ball. Net sales in the three months to 2 October at Sonoco’s consumer packaging segment –...
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Innovation and resilience

Necessity is the mother of invention, and entries into the 2022 The Canmaker Cans of the Year demonstrated that...