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Food can shipments in US fall as fillers and consumers cut back

The dramatic gains made by the canned food sector in the US over the past three years of the pandemic are being lost as consumers tighten their belts and producers cut inventories. Arthur Stupay reports Shipments of food cans in...

Saving graces

Specialists in scrap management and recycling are devising new and sustainable ways of managing the waste generated by can manufacturing processes. Nisa Ali reports on the latest developments With rising raw material costs and an increased focus on sustainability performance,...

Canmakers boost the bottom line

Despite the leading drinks firms reporting lower volumes in the third quarter, their suppliers in the metal packaging industry were able to increase their margins, reports Arthur Stupay Leading beverage can manufacturers reported lower sales in the Americas and Europe...

Striving for net zero

Closing the loop for the world’s largest recycler is no mean feat, but aluminium manufacturer Novelis is working hard to achieve its goals. Michelle Russell visited the company’s recycling site in the UK to see the progress being made Novelis...

Silver Service

The canmakers who took home silver awards in the 2023 Cans of the Year, and their winning entries, are reviewed by Michelle Russell Bold, unique and attractive designs, clever technology, superior finishes, and a high level of innovation in sustainability...

Detect reject

Upgrades to the latest test and inspection systems are more effectively identifying defective cans on production lines, enabling canmakers to increase productivity, writes Mark McCord One inspection system for multiple formats Allvig Technology recently provided a system for Trivium Packaging, which...

Reaching out

Listening to younger consumers, adopting open innovation, communicating sustainability, and embracing the fourth industrial revolution were some of the ideas exchanged at The Canmaker Summit. Nisa Ali reports Delegates at the Canmaker Summit commented on the “openness” of companies and...

Raising the bar on circularity

Ball Corporation recently released what it admits is a very ambitious climate transition plan that it hopes will influence others to make substantial change. Michelle Russell talked to the company’s chief sustainability officer Influencing systemic sustainable change within the packaging...

Gold standard

Honouring the efforts of canmakers, judges bestowed gold awards to an impressive array of worthy winners. Nisa Ali reports The Canmaker Can of the Year Award has regularly been won by cans that combine innovative technology with a real benefit...

Moving towards recovery

The logistics industry continues to work through the after-effects of the pandemic, and a growing desire to act sustainably. Mark McCord reports on how freight forwarders are managing the changing landscape for canmakers Despite a long career in the logistics...

New horizons

Metal caps and closure specialists are finding clever ways of tackling various consumer demands. Nisa Ali reports In a bid to compete even more effectively with plastic overcaps, Eviosys has developed Horizon, designed to be the shallowest metal overcap for cans...

A greener future

The beautiful city of Edinburgh was the destination for the 35th Canmaker Summit where the global canmaking industry gathered for two days of topical discussion and networking — with sustainability front and centre. Michelle Russell reports Addressing delegates at this...

A taste for success

American Canning is having fun solving problems for its customers in the craft beverage business, while growing exponentially on the way. Michelle Russell talked to chief executive and co-founder David Racino A self-proclaimed life-long entrepreneur, David Racino began learning the ups...

Managing a slowdown

The impact of tight credit on spending and higher borrowing costs are expected to dampen growth over the next year. Arthur Stupay discusses how this will impact canmakers The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its most recent World Economic Outlook,...

The time for cans is now, but what about growth?

Before the Covid-19 pandemic we could see a slight shift towards metal from plastic in beverage packaging, and during the pandemic volumes increased further, as consumers drank more at home. At the same time, demand for canned food increased...

Cans with a peel

The latest innovation from Eviosys offers peel-off ends for food cans sealed directly on to the can body, offering a host of benefits. Michelle Russell reports Sustainability, convenience and product protection are key considerations for brand owners looking for the...

Making the grade

With increasing pressure on canmakers to comply with global climate targets, equipment suppliers are stepping up to offer sophisticated air and water emissions control systems, reports Michelle Russell The challenge of balancing a plant’s environmental footprint with production demands and...

H2O to go

With canned mineral water enjoying success with modern consumers, German company Rhodius Mineralquellen has invested in increased canning capacity. Nisa Ali reports Contract filler and co-packer Rhodius Mineralquellen has the claim to fame of being the first company in Germany...

Links in the line

Belvoir Farm’s success is in no small part down to the close partnerships it has formed with key suppliers and their community. Nisa Ali reports Villagers in the Vale of Belvoir, which nestles in the Leicestershire countryside in the UK,...

The direct approach

Can supplier and decorator Oasthouse Engineering believes demand for direct-to-can printing will continue to grow, and has backed this with the installation of a Hinterkopf digital system. Mark McCord visited the company When UK-based Oasthouse Engineering installed a Hinterkopf direct-to-can...
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Registration now open for The Canmaker Summit 2024

Registration is now open for The Canmaker Summit 2024, which will be held in Sitges, Spain, on 6-7 November. The...