Category Archives: Cans

Top 4 metal drinks cans myths busted! Part One

We understand the importance of recycling materials that we use every day now more than ever. Packaging related issues are in the news almost daily. We may know some of the waste and recycling stats but that doesn’t mean that … Continue reading

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Beer Day Britain: Top 10 beer can facts you didn’t know

Beer fans up and down the country rejoiced on 15th June as the nation celebrated Beer Day Britain. With Britain basking in warmer weather many of us toasted the nation’s national celebration day to all things beer with a cool … Continue reading

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Sustainable packaging at the Museum of Brands

Last month the Museum of Brands opened its Sustainable Packaging display to highlight the different food and beverage pack formats available. The Can Makers supplied a selection of aluminium cans for the recycling section of the display.  This helps visitors … Continue reading

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The sustainable role of metals

Recycling materials has been an important part of sustainable living to reduce waste and the use of energy for some time. Aluminium specifically has long been a leader in recycling because it is a permanently available material that can be … Continue reading

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The Can Makers Report 2016

Nielsen data shows some interesting trends in the soft drinks and beer sectors for 2016. For the first time in the soft drinks market, sales of plain water have overtaken cola, with growth of 10% in volume. Flavoured water also … Continue reading

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Drinks can market bolstered by strong CSD performance in the first half of 2015

CSD can deliveries increase to almost 2.6bn Alcohol can deliveries reach 2.2bn The Can Makers, the industry trade body representing manufacturers of beverage cans in the UK, have revealed strong performance from carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) in the first half … Continue reading

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Interview with the UK’s first mobile canning companies: Part 2

Welcome back to part two of our mobile canning line interview. Here Jamie Kenyon from ThemThatCan tells us about his perceived market trends and explains why mobile canning is a great option for independent brewers… You’re the second mobile canning … Continue reading

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The Can: The Popular Pack

The can is one of the most popular beverage packs in the world. Made from steel or aluminium, it perfectly preserves content and it doesn’t let light, odours or liquids, in or out. The can isn’t just a good pack, … Continue reading

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Metal Packaging in a Circular Economy…

Nick Mullen for the Can Makers As we have all seen, the EU intends to present a new package of circular economy proposals which will be ‘more ambitious’ and cover ‘the whole of the circular economy’. Ambitious indeed, but in … Continue reading

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Record Year as UK Drinks Can Market Grows to 9.8bn in 2014

  • CSDs grow 2.8% to 5.296bn cans
  • Beer and cider up 1.9% to 4.523bn cans

As the nation enjoyed the warmest year since 1910, the Can Makers, the industry trade body representing UK drinks can manufacturers, have reported another year of record growth in 2014. Drinks can deliveries reached 9.819bn for the first time, an increase of 228m units, up 2.4% on 2013 across the combined beer and cider and carbonated soft drink (CSD) can markets. Continue reading

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