Canmaking

Food can shipments drop in US as inflation erodes year-end spending

Food can shipments in the US declined for a fifth consecutive quarter at the end of last year as inflation gripped the economy, impacting food and retail sales.   US customers bought slightly more than 7 billion cans to pack food...

Coatings giant PPG hires director to head can coatings

Can coatings supplier PPG has appointed Polina Ware to a newly-created role that will oversee the service the company provides to canmakers. Formerly global R&D director at speciality chemicals firm Rogers Corporation, Ware starts work as packaging coatings global technical...

Canpack and Monster partner on new Lewis Hamilton-inspired energy drink

Canpack is supplying the cans for Monster Beverage Corporation’s latest limited-edition energy drink, which pays homage to the Formula One racing driver Lewis Hamilton. The Lewis Hamilton Zero Sugar edition has a new formula with a peach and nectarine flavour...

Ball profits slide amid slowing demand growth and rising costs

Ball has posted the first drop in its bottom line figures in three years as falling demand for beverage cans and rising inflation put a dent in profits. While the world’s largest canmaker saw sales rise globally in 2022, the...

Seamer specialist Ferrum expands domestic and overseas presence

Seaming machine specialist Ferrum is investing heavily in increasing manufacturing capacity at its headquarters in Switzerland and setting up a new subsidiary in Vietnam, as part of efforts to extend its international reach and shorten supply chains. Ferrum has earmarked...

Resealable can ends back in black

An updated version of a leak-and tamper-proof resealable beverage end launched last summer has been revealed by Augusta Label + Packaging. The US company, which specialises in label printing and shrink sleeves for drinks cans, said its second-generation resealable end...

Guala meets Paris Agreement emissions reduction target

Guala Closures’ sustainability efforts have been verified as meeting the requirements of the Paris Agreement’s goal for limiting global warming. The Italian aluminium closures manufacturer said the United Nations-linked Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has verified that its greenhouse gas reductions...

Reusable aluminium cups to be tried out at Queensland stadiums

Metal cups will be included in a trial of reusable and recyclable drinks containers at stadiums in Queensland as the Australian state moves away from single-use products. Around 10,000 aluminium, stainless steel and plastic cups will be used in the...

Brazil’s canmaking sector ready for growth in 2023

The Brazilian canmaking sector expects steady growth for 2023 on the back of demand for aluminium cans that is stronger than other packaging formats, says local trade body Abralatas. Chief executive Cátilo Cândido told The Canmaker that “there were many...

Silgan posts another sales record despite softening volumes

Silgan posted year-end record sales for its canmaking business again as the US-based packaging firm pushed up prices to cover the rising costs of raw materials.  However, the figure for 2022 came with a profit decline as shipments of its...

New chairman for UK trade body Can Makers

Can Makers – which represents the  drinks can manufacturers in the UK – has appointed Tim Conybeare, commercial director UK & Ireland at Crown Bevcan EMEA, as its new chairman. Conybeare takes over from Simon Gresty, general manager metal for...

German aerosol can market strong even as industry suffers employee shortage

Demand for aerosol cans in Germany was up by double digits last year, despite concerns about the country’s shortage of skilled workers and inflationary pressures ahead of an expected national recession this year. Orders of aluminium aerosol cans rose 15%...

Metal packaging bodies dismayed by latest UK DRS proposal

Alupro, which represents the aluminium packaging recycling industry, said the sector “is hugely disappointed” about the UK government’s latest plans for a deposit return scheme (DRS). It believes the proposals issued on 20 January by the Department for Environment, Food and...

AMP launches new can size in the US as beverage economics change

Ardagh Metal Packaging (AMP) is launching a new size of beverage can to fill a gap in its range for North America. The canmaker said it will make a 568ml (19.2oz) can for the first time in the US for...

Can Makers Accolades toast outstanding drinks can design

Can Makers, the trade body that represents beverage can manufacturers in the UK, has announced the winners of Accolades, its awards for exceptional designs on canned drinks that have been marketed in the country. Gen!us India Pale Ale, a low-calorie,...

Crown and Canpack join UAE aluminium recycling coalition

Crown and Canpack have joined an initiative to increase aluminium can recycling rates in United Arab Emirates (UAE). The US- and Poland-based canmakers have joined a number of local drinks canning and waste management companies in the Aluminium Recycling Coalition...

More sustainability awards for Ball and Canpack

Ball and Canpack have welcomed in the new year with a clutch of sustainability awards and inclusion in financial benchmarks. Ball, the world’s largest canmaker, has been included for the ninth year in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America,...

Eviosys packages Barilla’s revamped pesto line

Europe-based canmaker Eviosys has partnered with Italian food giant Barilla to revamp its premium signature pesto line, Pesto Barilla. Eviosys will produce deep twist-off closures for Barilla’s glass jars and will install new capping machines in Barilla plants across Italy....

APEAL appoints Luc Brantjes as president

Luc Brantjes, Tata Steel’s packaging division director of sales, has been elected as the new president of APEAL, the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging. Brantjes, a Dutch national with more than 25 years of experience in the...

CPMC and ORG plan Europe’s second Chinese-owned beverage can plant

CPMC and ORG are to create a joint-venture to build a two-piece beverage can plant in Europe, the second to be constructed and run on the continent by Chinese canmakers. The proposed facility will be built in “Mid-Eastern Europe”, according...
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Art meets innovation

Cans of the Year Awards: Bronze The Bronze winners at the Cans of the Year Awards 2022 married high-class design...