The UK’s first large-scale wine canning line has gone live at Greencroft Bottling Company in County Durham, boasting filler speed of 17,000 cans per hour and offering both still and carbonated filling for wine, soft drinks and RTDs. Working closely with Ardagh Group Metal Beverage Europe, the new can filling line is initially focusing on the popular 200ml and 250ml slimline cans.
Beverage Cans Packaging News
Spring water is a delicate, highly regulated and safety-controlled product, which makes quality absolutely non-negotiable for Radnor Hills. Recognising the benefits of the aluminium can – with its long shelf life, 100% recyclability, transport efficiency and leakproof/lightproof qualities – the company worked with Ardagh to bring cans into its packaging portfolio in a way that presents fantastic shelf appeal as well as guaranteeing consistent product quality and safety.
Downeast Cider continues to extend its reach from the East Coast to the West Coast in the U.S., building a following for a growing niche in the specialty hard cider market: “unfiltered” cider. The brand’s reach is just starting, with growth supported by the choice to package Downeast ciders in Ardagh 12 oz. aluminum cans.
Ball Corporation has announced an agreement to sell its metal beverage packaging facilities in China to ORG Technology Co. Ltd, a leading Chinese metal packaging company, for approximately $225 million total transaction consideration including cash, plus potential additional consideration related to the relocation of an existing facility over the next several years, which the company currently expects to be in the range of $50 million to $75 million.
WaveGrip’s innovative multi-packing G1 applicator is helping Tupps Brewery streamline its manufacturing process while also providing a sustainable, environmentally friendly solution to the multi-packing of its beer cans.
WaveGrip, manufacturer of innovative beverage multi-packing solutions, is helping Lancaster Brewing Co. increase its canned beverage output. The majority of Lancaster’s canned output is in 12oz. 6-packs, but with the need to produce 4-packs of both 12oz. and 16oz. cans, the G1 applicator was the perfect solution.
WaveGrip’s G1 multi-packing applicator is helping Florida brewery, Due South Brewing Co. to pack its range of canned craft beer much more efficiently and cost-effectively.
Linx printers are providing the ideal solution for the coding of both primary and secondary packaging at London-based brewery Fourpure Brewing Co.
Simplot Australia has made history as the first company in Australia to successfully have five packaging professionals attain the Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) designation. This achievement was led by Jason Goode FAIP, Group Packaging and Process Improvement Manager, who had a vision to see his entire packaging team attain the CPP designation together and is a part of Simplot Australia’s support and encouragement for continued professional development of their staff. Offered through the AIP, the CPP designation is the leading mark of excellence internationally and a must-have recognition of industry proficiency and achievement for packaging professionals.
Two business units of Crown Holdings Inc, CROWN Beverage Packaging North America and CROWN Bevcan Europe and Middle East, have earned three prestigious awards at the 2017 International Metal Decorators Association (IMDA) Annual Conference. The theme of ‘Innovation & Technology: Keeping us Competitive,’ represented a strong platform to feature Crown’s latest collaborative projects with craft brewers.