Filling

Vietnamese canned clams reach Europe for the first time

Lenger Seafoods Vietnam said it has become the first Vietnamese business to export canned clams to the European Union (EU). The company said the order for two million cans to be delivered next year was backed by the investment and modernisation programme it undertook to bring operations in line with international quality and safety standards. Lenger’s clam farming and processing facility...

Saxco boosts shrink labelling capabilities with purchase of We-Sleeve-It

North American can and packaging distributor Saxco International has acquired the plastic shrink labeller We-Sleeve-It (WSI) to strengthen its appeal to fillers using aluminium cans. Saxco bought WSI from the California-based RB Dwyer Group of Companies. It said the purchase of the biggest supplier of domestic shrink packaging used by craft brewers would enable the company to offer integrated packaging...

Parmacontrols control systems business bought by Dylog Hitech

Italian inspection system specialist Parmacontrols has been acquired by Dylog Hitech, which says the move is key to increasing its presence in the food and drinks sector. Turin-based Dylog Hitech, which is a subsidiary of Dylog Italia SpA, said the purchase would enable it to strengthen its range of X-ray inspection equipment, which it exports to more than 70 countries. The...

Vtops Machinery exports canning line to Mexico

China’s Vtops Machinery Company has sold one of its milk powder canning lines to a customer in Mexico. The Henan-based equipment maker declined to name the purchaser, but said the canning line has five process systems: a feeding machine, a sterilising function, auger filling equipment, a screw conveyor feeding machine and a seamer. “The canning line is not only applicable for...

Ball Corporation and Mosquita Muerta add to canned wine offers

Ball is supplying cans to Mosquita Muerta Wines as the Argentine producer launches a third canned wine. Mosquita Muerta became the first wine producer to sell canned dry sparkling wines in the South American country when it unveiled its Extra Brut and Extra Brut Rosé in August. At the end of last month it debuted its canned Deltanque Malbec 2020. “Canned...

Iron Heart expands US reach to offer mobile canning in Minnesota

Mobile beverage canner Iron Heart Canning Company has expanded its US footprint with the acquisition of NorthStar Mobile Canning and part of the operations of Lagersmith Canning Co. As demand for canned drinks continues to rise in the country, which has been affected by a shortage of between 10 and 15 billion units, the investment will enable Iron Heart to...

Cans take honours at international beer, cider competition

Canned beers and ciders dominated at the International Brewing & Cider Awards, with drinks packaged in aluminium taking awards in more than 20 of the 34 categories. The global ‘beer Oscars’, which traces its roots back to 1886, returned after a pandemic-forced cancellation last year. It attracted entrants from 24 countries and judges were drawn from the UK, the US,...

Second line for WilCraft Can mobile canner

US mobile canner WilCraft Can is expanding capacity to serve small and medium-size beverage makers in the midwest. The Wisconsin-based service provider has bought a Codi CCL-45 Six-Head Counterpressure Filler. The company said the new equipment will give customers the flexibility to manage canning and its costs in line with the ebb and flow of demand throughout the year.  “This is...

Cocktail Courier adds new mixes to supersize RTD Party Cans

US-based Cocktail Courier, which last year launched large resealable Party Cans of ready-to-drink (RTD) margarita cocktail, is adding to its drinks list. New for the festive season is Cosmicpolitan, a 12.5% ABV passionfruit and vodka cocktail inspired by the more traditional vodka-based Cosmopolitan and Gold Rush Old Fashioned, a 15% ABV Kentucky bourbon-based cocktail for serving on ice or warmed....