July 1: Canmaking leader Crown will later this year begin production of its EasyLift full-aperture easy-open ends in the US, for use on food cans in the North American market.
The EasyLift end was introduced to Europe on 73mm 450g cans of Felix and Pussi cat food produced by Nestlé Purina in 2007, and has since gone on to win a number of awards, including three of the top honours at the recent Starpack Awards, and the top prize at last year’s Best in Metal awards.

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