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Cans to become the RFID ‘antenna’

December 4: Tracking of canned products through the supply chain using radio-frequency identification (RFID) is the objective of a recently-signed joint development programme...

Cans replace cartons for Hormels chili

December 1: Hormel Foods has switched back to metal cans for its US range of Stagg Chili products after problems using cartons. Famed...

EU favours re-use over recycling

December 1: Canmakers in Europe are evaluating their response to an EU waste directive vote that favours reusable over recyclable packaging. It’s all part...

Launch for Rexam’s bottles in 2007

November 29: Rexam’s first lightweight aluminium bottle for beer and soft drinks is expected to be commercially available before the end of 2007,...

First Metalstar2 press for Brazil

November 24: Leading Brazilian canmaker Metalgráfica Rojek has invested in the latest KBA metal decorating equipment to improve the appearance of its innovative...

Steel can recycling rates hit record highs

November 24: Recycling rates for steel cans in Europe are exceeding EU targets because the material works better than other packaging materials in...

Holographic cans foil forgers

Crown Speciality Packaging recommended to SKF the use of polymer-coated steel with holographic effects made by Corus Packaging Plus, and the three collaborated...

Tough two years for Red Bull

November 24: Red Bull, an icon in the canned drinks world, risks losing the ‘cool’ factor that has made it such a success,...

Brazil’s CSN tops Tata’s bid for Corus

November 20: Brazil’s Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (CSN) has launched a counter-bid for Anglo-Dutch fellow steel maker Corus at £4.75 (US$8.99) a share against the...