Filling

Digitally printed cans help sustainability at coffee brand Roastar

A specialist in printing flexible packaging in the US has launched what it says is the industry’s first digitally-printed can for coffee. Roastar, based in Wausau, Wisconsin, is better known for its digitally-printed pouches and bags, but says it was offering the cans in response to customer demand for more sustainable packaging options. The company said many customers want to...

Jack Daniel’s and Coca-Cola launch RTD canned cocktail

Jack Daniel’s whiskey and Coca-Cola are uniting to offer 'Jack and Coke' - a pre-mixed cocktail of the two beverages - in a can. The Brown-Forman Corporation, which owns Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey, said the ready-to-drink (RTD) cans will be launched in Mexico later this year before a worldwide roll out. “Brown-Forman has been a leader in the ready-to-drink category since...

Coca-Cola aims for 100 per cent can recycling rate in India

Coca-Cola India aims to recycle every can and bottle it uses within the next couple of years, beating the worldwide target set by its parent company by up to six years.  The Indian arm of the soft-drinks giant, whose cans are supplied by Ball Beverage Packaging India, said it is working with a number of stakeholders to increase recycling rates...

Molson Coors invests to package hard seltzers in-house

Molson Coors is moving more of its hard seltzer packaging and logistics operations in-house to help reduce the time it takes to get the products to market and their associated transport costs. The maker of seltzers such as Vizzy, Topo Chico (in partnership with Coca-Cola) and Coors Hard Seltzer, said it’s building a new US$65 million variety packing warehouse at...

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,...

Detailed plans for Omani fisheries hub revealed

Duqm’s rise as the hub of Oman’s seafood canning industry has been reinforced with the announcement of detailed plans for a major fish processing development in the Arabian Sea port town. Fisheries Development Oman’s International Sea Food Company has signed a OMR14 million (US$36.4m) deal to build a canning plant in the purpose-built Fisheries Industries Zone. The facility, the second...

Krones installs new canning line at Heineken Malaysia site

Heineken Malaysia is upgrading canning capacity at its Kuala Lumpur facility with Krones equipment, more than 20 years after the German supplier installed the first canning line at the brewery. Krones is providing a range of machinery for Heineken’s canning and bottling needs at Heineken Malaysia’s Sungei Way Brewery, including a Pressant Universal 1A bulk-can depalletiser, aModulfill VFS-C filler (pictured)...

Corsair Distillery uses small cans to entice spirit drinkers

Corsair Distillery from Nashville, Tennessee, is filling 100ml three-piece cans with some of its signature whiskeys and gins, providing tasters for consumers new to the brand to try before purchasing a 750ml bottle. The cans hold the equivalent of two shots and the range includes Corsair Distillery’s award-winning Triple Smoke American single malt whiskey, its Dark Rye American malted rye...

Spiralling costs force closure of German fish cannery

Rügen Fisch, the European seafood subsidiary of Thai Union, said soaring costs have prompted it to close its Lübeck cannery on Germany’s Baltic coast. Run by Rügen Fisch’s subsidiary Hawesta, the Lübeck plant processes a range of fish for canning, including salmon and mackerel, for Rügen Fisch’s own label as well as brands such as Hawesta and Lysell. “The German and...