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interpack advisory board confirms Markus Rustler as President

At the constituent meeting of the Advisory Board of interpack,  the Chairman and his two deputies were confirmed. The Advisory Board thus sends a clear signal of continuity and emphasises the importance of interpack’s close ties with the packaging industry. Representing the interests of the industry and acting as a driving force for innovation and…

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CANPACK reveals Easter themed cans

CANPACK has been working with Svijany Brewery to “Create That Feeling” of Easter celebration, using an array of impressive special effects on limited edition cans of their lager beer. The fully Czech-owned Svijany is one of the oldest breweries in the Czech Republic, established in 1564 with roots reaching back to beers brewed by Cistercian…


Century Aluminum secures $500m US DOE boost for new smelter

The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations has chosen Century Aluminum to enter negotiations for up to $500m in funding for a new aluminium smelter. This funding will be provided under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act, as part of the Industrial Demonstrations Program. The Green Aluminum Smelter Project…


Westmeath canning company ‘frustrated’ with new recycling scheme

The founders of a Westmeath company have been left “frustrated” with the new Deposit Return Scheme, which they say has caused “big challenges” for small breweries in Ireland. Bevcraft, located at Mullingar Business Park, is a market leader in Europe’s ‘craft can’ sector, which specialises in can decoration, filling and distribution. They say the new…


The Sustainable Bottling Co. launches UK aluminium bottling factory

On the back of a £1million investment, the founder of anti-plastic campaigning soda brand GUNNA Drinks, has launched a brand new aluminium bottling facility near Leicester. The 8,000 sq ft site is the first in the UK and Europe with the capabilities to bottle drinks in aluminium beyond water and, as well as bottling GUNNA’s…

A new study from behavioral insights platform Velylinx shows nearly 4 in 10 drinkers are currently trying to reduce alcohol consumption -- an 18% decrease from last year. This segment is 50% more interested in non-alcoholic canned cocktails. Many respondents were also in favor of a 10% tax on alcohol to aid in reducing consumption.

Consumer demand increases for canned cocktails

According to a new, year-over-year study from behavioural research platform Veylinx, consumer demand is increasing for both non-alcoholic and alcoholic canned cocktails. Using Veylinx’s proprietary methodology—which measures actual demand rather than intent— the study found that demand for non-alcoholic canned cocktails grew by 4%, while demand for alcoholic canned cocktails surged by 20% over last…

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Terrapin and Five Trail team up for barrel-aged beer

Available now on shelves in Georgia and Wisconsin is a surprising collaboration between two Molson Coors brands, Terrapin Beer Co. and Five Trail blended American whiskey. The pair have teamed up to produce Double Barrel Red Ale. At 12.5% alcohol-by-volume, the barrel-aged imperial red ale was not only aged in whiskey barrels but used its…

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Can Makers announce new Design Accolade winners

Can Makers, the trade body representing drinks can manufacturers in the UK, has confirmed that four brands will receive its Design Accolade in the second of this year’s awards. Since launching in 2022, the Design Accolades have recognised exceptional design and creative excellence in the canned beverage sector, emphasising shelf presence and brand positioning. In…


Mars chocolate drinks launches in new can format

Mars Chocolate Drinks and Treats (MCD&T) has launched a new 250ml can format for its Mars and Galaxy milk drinks. The move is part of the company’s drive towards sustainable packaging that can be more easily recycled. If successful, the cans will be rolled out to other variants within the range alongside the existing 350ml…


Orora Beverage opens new $80 million can production line

Australian manufacturer of cans from aluminium foils, Orora Beverage has opened its new $80 million multi-sized can production line. The company produces almost 1 billion beverage cans annually and has a client base consisting of VB, Mount Franklin and Coke. The President, Simon Bromell, said: “The cans business has been growing strongly and hence the…




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