Canmaking

Film lamination helps environment

Significant savings in costs and environmental impact are being claimed for a technology that laminates polyester films to the metal sheets used for canmaking and could replace lithography on metal in many sectors of the business. German canmaker Blechwarenfabrik Limburg will be first to use the technology developed by Billhofer in Nurnberg using expertise gained from laminating...

Can prices to jump this year

Aluminium beverage can prices could jump this year if dramatic rises in the cost of aluminium metal are passed on by canmakers from the rolled sheet manufacturers. Aluminium on the London Metal Exchange has risen past $2,500 a tonne, some 35 percent higher than last year and the highest for 17 years. Along with changes in the...