Canmaking

Canpack celebrates topping off at its second US canmaking site

Canpack has completed the construction of the steel framing for its US$380 million US canmaking plant in Muncie, Indiana. Covering about 80,000sqm, the site will be the Poland-based canmaker’s second beverage can facility in the US. The site is forecast to have three D&I lines and capacity to make up to three billion cans a year, when operations begin in...

Finalists announced for INX beverage can design award

Five brewers have made it to the last stage of INX International Ink’s beverage can design contest, including the winner of last year’s competition. The finalists for the 2022 Colored by INX awards, and their product names, are: Founders Brewing Co., 4 Giants and The Haze of Destiny TUPPS Brewery, Juice Pack  Molson Coors, MadJack Cherry Berry  Saint Arnold Brewing,...

Crown increases investment in new US beverage can plant

Crown Holdings is investing a further US$20 million in a US beverage can plant that is still under construction. The funds will add 16,000sqm of storage capacity to the 33,000sqm site, at Martinsville, Virginia, according to the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation (EDC).  The US-based canmaker announced the $145 million project, its first beverage can plant in Virginia, in January 2021....

Silgan to close its canmaking plant at Lyons, New York

Silgan Containers is to close one of its US food can plants, almost three years after the canmaker said it would cease operations at six plants to focus on other parts of its business. The US-based company will close its Lyons factory in up-state New York in September, according to a notice issued by the state’s Department of Labor. The...

KJ Can USA to build beverage can plant in New Hampshire

KJ Can USA is establishing a beverage can plant in New Hampshire, following rising demand for aluminium cans and the entry of newcomers to the US including Canpack, Envases Universales, Vobev and Florida Can. It is understood that the plant will be constructed at Nashua, and will be run by KJ Can USA, which was created in March. The 23,000sqm facility...

Greenbank and Proline merge to streamline equipment operations

British curing oven specialist Greenbank Technology has merged with conveying systems maker Proline Engineering to offer canmakers a consolidated and streamlined sales and aftermarket service. The two companies have formed a new business unit that will serve the canmaking industry within parent company CPM Holdings. They will also eventually combine operations in a purpose-built 200,000 sqft manufacturing and services site...

AMP to boost capacity at French canmaking plant

Ardagh Metal Packaging is to expand production at its plant in the south of France as the beverage can specialist meets growing demand in Europe and the Middle East-Africa (MEA) region. Investment provided by AMP and two publicly-funded bodies will increase production at the company’s La Ciotat plant, located near Marseilles. Work is expected to be completed early in 2023...

UK canmaker P. Wilkinson creates Platinum Jubilee biscuit tin

British fancy can specialist P. Wilkinson Containers has made a limited-edition biscuit tin to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne. The London canmaker was commissioned to make 2,022 decorative containers embellished with the official emblem of the Platinum Jubilee. The Royal Collection Trust, an organisation that oversees the production of commemorative items for the UK monarch, wanted...

Ball and Novelis urge aluminium companies to join them on WEF initiative

Ball Corporation and canstock producer Novelis are urging other companies within the aluminium chain to sign up to an initiative that seeks to reduce pollution across a number of industries. The world’s largest canmaker and the US-based aluminium canstock producer and recycler are inviting companies to join them in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) First Movers Coalition (FMC). The grouping...