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80 Years of Canny Innovations

The past 80 years has seen a rapid evolution of the beverage can. The continuous innovation displayed by the can making industry is indicative of its forward-thinking culture, continually looking to modernise and invigorate the beverage market. Here, we explore … Continue reading

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Can Creator launches label design option for craft drink brands

The Can Makers, the trade body representing drinks can manufacturers in the UK, has launched an enhanced version of its popular Can Creator (www.cancreator.com) app for craft drink brands.  For the first time, drink brands and designers wanting to visualise … Continue reading

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The Can Makers to sponsor first ‘Can Bar’ at BeerX

The Can Makers, the industry trade body representing manufacturers of beverage cans in the UK, will sponsor the first ever Can Bar to appear at SIBA BeerX, 16-19 March 2017. The Can Bar will be based in the “Festival of … Continue reading

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Top tips for getting into canning

Ever considered producing your beverage in a can? If not, why not? These days it is easier and more cost-effective than ever for you to put your brew in a canned format. The can is brimming with benefits for you … Continue reading

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The Can Makers – A Year in News

2016 has been an eventful year for us, with this year’s Indie Beer Can Festival, the release of the GfK consumer research and the growth of our Indie Beer Can Advice website. Here’s our rundown of 2016: We kicked off … Continue reading

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40 per cent of consumers call the can their drink pack of choice

The consumer perception of canned drinks, and how it has changed in the last decade, has been widely explored in recent research by GfK, which was commissioned by BCME. The results of the research have shown a positive upward trend … Continue reading

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All Winning Brewers from Indie Beer Can Festival 2016 Commercially Canning their Beer

All winners from the Indie Beer Can Festival 2016 are now commercially canning their beer. Just four months on from the market’s premier indie canned beer competition, brews from Windsor & Eton, Williams Bros Brewing Co. and Firebird Brewing Co … Continue reading

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The Origins of the Next Trend in Soft Drinks

For many years soft drink brands have been associated with the whole family, but this could be about to change as Craft and Adult Soft Drinks are being touted as the big drink trend of 2016/17. While simple flavours remain … Continue reading

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Permanently Available Materials

Bill Boyd (Chief Executive and Director, MPMA) At MPMA we have created a short video about metal as a Permanently Available Material and its role in the circular economy. While we have referred to ‘Permanently Available Material’ a number of … Continue reading

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Interview with Windsor and Eton, Indie Beer Can Festival winners 2016

We spoke with this years’ winners of the Indie Beer Can Festival Windsor and Eton to hear what they had to say about all things brewing. How did you make it to where you are now? Windsor and Eton started … Continue reading

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