Canmaking

Constellation Brands’ profit surges as canned beer sales climb

Constellation Brands’ profit jumped in 2023, boosted by canned beer sales after a rival’s market-leading brand suffered catastrophic losses when a marketing campaign backfired. The producer of canned beers, including Modelo Especial and Corona, and wine, also posted a 56th...

Canpack profit doubles as rising US can shipments drive growth

Profits at canmaker Canpack more than doubled in the fourth quarter (Q4) as production from its new US beverage can plants helped boost sales and supply contracts helped delay the impact of rising metal prices. The Poland-based canmaker said also...

CCL Containers go large for one litre aluminium bottles

US canmaker CCL Containers has said that the demand for larger aluminium bottles from consumers and commercial customers is continuing to rise, as it launched a one-litre (32oz) bottle. The Pennsylvania-based company pointed out several benefits from the larger volume...

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 its Twentyby30 sustainability programme, which set 20 goals to be achieved by 2030. US-based Crown’s six...

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 its programme to support the recycling of used aluminium beverage packaging. The RVM is in operation...

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 jumped by 86% in the year to the end of December to PKR5 billion (US$18m)...

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 speed up innovation. The investment was led by Fortissimo Capital with participation from existing investors JAL Ventures, O.R.T....

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 the factory accompanied by local Member of Parliament Philip Davies, who organised the visit after...

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 new company, Packaging Innovation and Design, will continue to offer metal packaging consulting services, including...

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 researching or implementing sustainable packaging, according to the latest survey from Europe-based canmaker Eviosys. The survey...

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 Canpack. The one-off label designs are influenced by traditional Czech Easter decorations using Canpack’s proprietary printing...

British aerosol can trade body appoints new vice-chair

The British Aerosol Manufacturers Association (BAMA) has appointed Neil Bolton as the new vice-chair of its board of directors. Bolton has been a member of BAMA’s board since 2020, and on the Regulatory Affairs Committee since the 1990s. In a release...

Canned food for a Good Friday fish dish is championed by the MPMA

A British trade body for canmakers is encouraging consumers to add canned goods to their shopping trolleys in time for Easter celebrations. The Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association (MPMA) is promoting the benefits of canned food through Canned Food UK (CFUK),...

Linhardt’s aluminium mini-bottles take to the skies

A range of bottles for spirits made from 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) aluminium has taken off with two UK airlines. In a partnership agreement with travel industry brand marketer Sustainaholics, a range of spirits, dubbed ‘Aluminis’, have been packaged in...

Ball cuts carbon emissions by nearly a third in 2023

Increasing the volume of recycled content in beverage packaging and drawing a higher proportion of electricity from renewable sources helped Ball Corporation progress towards its sustainability objectives and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 29% last year. Ball’s 2023 Annual &...

Chinese canmaker Beiqi displays its decorating expertise 

A Chinese infant formula producer has launched milk powder in novel tinplate cans featuring direct laser lithography to enhance the traceability of the product. The 502 x 158mm cans for Yili QQ Star Hazel ‘high platinum’ milk powder are made...

Hoffmann Neopac chief executive Aegler to step down

Mark Aegler, chief executive of the Hoffmann Neopac Group, has decided to step down after 13 years with the Swiss packaging company. Certain differences of opinion between the company’s supervisory board and Aegler on the group's strategic direction are said...

Ball’s drinking cup showcases potential for recycled and low-carbon aluminium

Ball Packaging launched a 'low-carbon' aluminium drinking cup in collaboration with Novelis and Alcoa at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in January. The cup is made from 90% recycled aluminium from Novelis and 10% low-carbon primary aluminium from...

London canmaker invests in £850,000 technology upgrade

British canmaker William Say & Co has invested heavily in equipment and upgrades at its south London site. Around £850,000 (US$1.1m) is being spent on the kit at the 130,000sqft (12,000sqm) facility in Bermondsey where decorative and fancy cans are...

APEAL appoints new head of EU affairs

APEAL, the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging, has appointed Metka Cavka Luciani as its new head of EU affairs, from 11 March. In her role, Luciani will lead and manage resources for the organisation's policy advocacy campaigns. Luciani...
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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...