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Filling the world’s cans

The global beverage market has been reshaped in the past couple of years as a new generation of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks threaten to knock traditional brands from perches they’ve occupied for decades. At the same time, surging consumer demand for more sustainable products has shifted the packaging mix in favour of cans. And the coronavirus pandemic made eating and...

Flexibility in filling

Krones subsidiary Kosme has begun installing middle- market canning equipment as part of a targeted campaign to capitalise on the growth of start-up beverage businesses. The Italian company, which entered the Krones fold in 2003, has fitted out Hungarian craft brewer Monyo Brewing with an innovative multi- purpose machine with the capability to switch between filling cans and bottles at the...

Dressed for success

With the global canned beverage market expected to grow to US$53 billion by 2030, according to Market Research Future, a considerable number of small and mid- sized drinks producers continue to open up every year. The craft market has skyrocketed and diversified beyond beer with a stream of new launches hitting the shelves monthly in the form of hard seltzers, ready-to-...

Greasing the wheels

Producers of both steel food containers and aluminium drinks cans in the US are taking no risks when it comes to lubricants that keep their machinery in good working order – they are using products that are safer than even the most stringent regulations demand. Jax, which provides lubricants to food can manufacturers, and Force Industries, which services beverage can manufacturers,...

Industry outlook in troubled times

The global canmaking industry appears to be holding up well compared with many other sectors. As has been reported, in the first quarter of the year beverage can volumes were up in the major regional economies, with continued record shipments. In the US, the world’s largest market, shipments rose for the leading canmakers with both Ardagh and Ball reporting a...

Let the shows begin

More than 550 professionals hailing from all areas of the canmaking industry met at the Bourbon Atibaia Resort, in São Paulo, Brazil from 11-13 May for the Latin American Canmakers Conference (Latamcan). The trade show returned to Brazil after two years curtailed by Covid-19. In its last visit to Brazil in March 2020, Latamcan prematurely concluded what is usually a...

Welcome back, world, we missed you

It’s been a long two years with the world against us, yet the industry has seen the most significant jump in capacity since the 1970s and the largest I have been involved with since the Asia Pacific boom years of the early 1990s. It has been a bittersweet experience. I live in Australia, where lockdowns and isolations were sometimes severe, but...

Sustainability: the key word at Paris Packaging Week

One of the main events in the calendar of beauty, luxury drinks and consumer products brands, Paris Packaging Week returned to the capital of France for a face-to-face event at the end of June, reports Danielle Ingram. The trade show had more than 630 exhibitors spread into three main areas: aerosol and dispensing packaging (ADF); perfume, cosmetics and personal care packaging...

Hot news

The canning industry now has an updated version of its guidelines for the safe production of heat- preserved foods. This was officially released at the beginning of March 2022 following a one-year project funded by the member companies of Campden BRI and guided by the Thermal Processing Working group. Although it is primarily a UK document, these guidelines are used throughout...