Filling

Bodega launches wine-based summer drink in AMP can

Family-owned Spanish winemaker Bodegas Barbadillo has opted for Ardagh’s specialised wine can for the launch of its Mixed Rebujito for the ready-to-drink market. The 250ml can is the largest size in Ardagh Metal Packaging’s wine can range, which has been...

Farm-based spring water firm expands canned format

UK-based Marlish Waters is trialling its top-selling spring water in a new format using 150ml cans to raise its sustainability credentials. From June, the Northumberland-based company, which claims to offer the UK’s first canned-at-source spring water, will launch its English...

PakTech begins Australian operations

The demand from customers and consumers for more sustainable secondary packaging has spurred US-based PakTech to open a facility in Australia where it will make and recycle its carry handles for multi-packs of cans. PakTech is partnering with Australian canmaker...

Nestlé introduces refillable can system for toddler milk product

Nestlé Australia has introduced a refillable packaging system for its toddler milk drink, Nan SupremePro. The company is exploring ways to reduce packaging, and claims that the Nan SupremePro Toddler ReFill system will reduce primary packaging weight by 40% over...

Resealable bottle-can ends enhance infant milk product

Japanese baby milk brand Meiji has begun using tinplate bottle-cans with resealable caps for its milk drink for infants. The drink does not need any preparation, and comes in two sizes: 120ml and 200ml with attachable teats.  The company said it...

Cheesemaker commemorates Brazilian festival with collectible cans

Brazilian cheesemaker Tirolez is marking the five-week festival of St John (São João) with a special edition of their Reino (Kingdom) cheese in collectible decorated cans. The cans were designed by Mellina Farias of Alagoas, with support from the A10...

More record results for Monster Energy

US-based Monster Beverage Corporation continues to post record sales with a first-quarter rise of 11.9% to US$1.7 billion compared with the same period last year as costs, including of aluminium cans, moderated. Price increases in US and international markets during...

London Wine Fair urged to embrace alternative packaging such as cans

Alternative packaging, such as aluminium cans, could be an easy win for meeting carbon targets in the wine industry. This was the message that producers, manufacturers, retailers and distributors heard at a meeting at the London Wine Fair in...

Ace cider legacy continues with new canned range in US

US premium cider maker Ace has added a higher-alcohol product to its range of fruit ciders – Ace High Imperial – in 355ml (12oz) cans. Wholly acquired by Sonoma County-based Vintage Wine Estates in 2021, the 30-year-old family-owned cider company...

Krones opens new process R&D centre at its HQ

Germany-based filling equipment manufacturer Krones has opened a new research and development centre within its headquarters at Neutraubling in Bavaria. The process technology centre will enable customers to develop, compare or optimise recipes, processes and parameters in small batches using...

More flexibility from KHS’s latest modular canning system

Filling equipment manufacturer KHS has developed a modular, future-proof, beverage canning platform that promises easier hygiene, maintenance and changes in configurations. On the latest Innofill DVD machine, Germany-based KHS is now using PTFE (polytetrafluorethylene) for the expansion joint seal on...

Beverage cans used for range of cleaning products

Puracy, a manufacturer of plant-based household and personal care products, is using aluminium beverage cans for one of its most popular cleaning products. In what the US-based company calls its “clean can system”, Puracy cleaning products will be packaged in...

New ‘hard’ teas seek to satisfy thirst in the US

Beverage giants in the US are expanding their portfolios with ready-to-drink alcoholic teas in cans. US-based Lipton’s, which has sold tea since the 19th century, has launched its first ‘hard’ iced tea in the US to capitalise on the nation’s...

Chinese company chooses aluminium packaging for yoghurt

The first factory in China to fill single-serve cans of yoghurt has opened in the central southeastern province of Hunan. Hunan Deren Husbandry Company said it invested RMB8 million (US$1.17m) in the facility, which took six months to construct and...

CanCollar helps Ska Brewing drop tons of plastic

US craft brewer Ska Brewing is ditching tons of the plastic rings it uses to hold multipacks of cans in favour of WestRock’s fibre-based CanCollar. Durango, Colorado-based Ska said West Rock’s Corsair machine, which it installed this month, enables it...

Faster canning line boosts capacity for PepsiCo Kuwait

Unibev, the bottler for PepsiCo Kuwait, has replaced two slower canning lines with a single high-speed line from Krones to increase production of soft drinks including Pepsi, 7Up and Lipton’s iced tea. The Germany-based equipment provider has installed a turnkey...

Molson Coors continues seltzer expansion

North American beverage maker Molson Coors is aiming to boost its Beyond Beer category and grow market share in the Canadian hard seltzer category with the introduction of two new variety packs. Coors Seltzer, launched in 2020, has expanded its...

Beer and premium drink sales help Constellation Brands to offset inflation

Beer, spirits and wine sales for US-based Constellation Brands for the year to the end of February exceeded expectations, with volumes continuing to grow despite price increases. While annual sales rose 7% year-on-year to a record US$9.45 billion, there was...

AMP cans get the party started

German beverage manufacturer Rhodius is hoping its herbal drink packaged in a range of three glittering gold, silver and black cans that feature one of the country’s most famous DJs will be a hit with consumers all day and...

Canpack celebrates påskebryg Easter brewing tradition

Canpack is helping to promote the Danish tradition of marking Easter with a celebratory ale by releasing specially-designed yellow and green cans for Harboe, Denmark’s third-largest brewery. Many breweries in Denmark make påskebryg, which translates into English as “Easter brew”....
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Register now to attend Cannex & Fillex Asia Pacific 2024

Visitor registration is now open for Cannex & Fillex Asia Pacific 2024. The four-day trade show for the canmaking industry...