Can shaping systems on show at Drinktec

As appeared in The Canmaker September 2013.

The canmaking technology that has been used to create the Budweiser 'Bowtie' shaped cans is being demonstrated at the Drinktec 2013 show in Germany this week.

The 11.5oz wasted beer cans were developed by Anheuser-Busch InBev's subsidiary Metal Container Corp using metal forming technology from Virginia-based Belvac Production Machinery.

Belvac is demonstrating its latest Shaping and Bottle Container technology – first launched to the canmaking industry in 2011 – with a running machine shaping the sidewalls of an aluminium beverage container. Demonstrations will occur on the Belvac booth at throughout each day.

Belvac is one of a number of equipment suppliers offering technology that provides branding opportunities to drinks manufacturers, with can shaping and embossing systems, and aluminium bottle necking and finishing processes.