Re-servicing the industry

The used and refurbished equipment market offers canmakers interesting solutions and lower costs for their needs. Nick Roseblade reports Embracing digital markets Cazander Bros has now settled into a new warehousing facility in its hometown of Middleharnis in the Netherlands. “The movement of the stock to our 30,000 square feet warehouse worked out very well” says Arnold Cazander who runs the...

A developing market

The growing use of compressed gases and regulatory changes are driving the development of the aerosol filling machine market. Paul Hill reports The growing global market for aerosol packaging is driving demand for new technologies in this area of filling. A recent report has also highlighted that rising demand from defence industries for specialist aerosols – such as bear deterrents,...

Precision repair

Sophisticated design features based on practical experience have enabled a reduction in the consumption of powder for the weld repair coatings at a Puerto Rican canmaker. Printz Holman reports Canmaker Island Can Caribbean (ICC) recently commissioned a new powder side-stripe repair system (PSS) for the three-piece welded food cans produced at its facility at Bayamon in Puerto Rico.The system was...

Cool (clean and smooth) running

Coolant filtration systems for D&I bodymakers producing aluminium cans have come a long way in 50 years, as Andy Ricketts* of Primetals Technologies explains to Paul Gander A canmaking engineer or metallurgist may generally have little incentive to think long or hard about the need for – and the challenges around – coolant systems in aluminium drawn and wall-ironed (D&I)...

Sustainability triumph

Significant weight savings have been achieved in a newly-adopted process for making aluminium monobloc cans. John Nutting talked to Mall+Herlan’s Ezio Foresti about the process When Moravia Cans won the Can of the Year award last October, it was a triumph not just for the Czech Republic canmaker but confirmation that consumer products giant Unilever had made the right decision...

Better codes for better canned beer

A London craft brewer has upgraded its coding systems to raise packaging quality on its canning lines London-based craft brewer Fourpure has updated the coding systems for the primary and secondary packaging used on its canned beers to improve productivity.The award-winning brewery has incorporated a 8900 Continuous Inkjet and a TJ725 Thermal Inkjet supplied by Linx Printing Technologies into its...

The future looks good

The future has never looked better for the canmaking industry, with its global reach to take advantage of worldwide growth, says Arthur Stupay* in his economic and product outlook for 2018 The last twelve months have been a period of change and uncertainty for everyone with, in the United States, a new president whose platform was to change the policy...

A healthy outlook

What’s driving change in the North American drinks markets? Paul Hill found out at the recent Beverage Digest conference in New York that it’s healthier products and eCommerce Although the famous logos of Pepsi and Coca-Cola were emblazoned around Times Square, Monica Kvamme was around the corner informing industry officials of the need for a change in market focus for...

Dominant technology

A lightweight beverage end design is emerging as the most popular worldwide. John Nutting charts the progress of the CDL end  Few technologies are as demanding or intensive as beverage end manufacturing.Demanding because drinks manufacturers have long been pressing for smaller, lighter and hence cheaper aluminum ends that maintain stringent performance standards for burst pressure and opening forces.And intensive, because as a...

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