Harmony between baling speed and size

A waste extraction system for beverage canning lines has been developed by US-based Harmony Enterprises. The ExtractPack Pro Intermediate Liquid Extraction Baler is said to be cost-effective, space saving and also provides high efficiency and longevity.Aimed primarily at beer and beverage canners, and contract packers, the system is capable of perforating and draining cans and creating mill-sized bales of...

Innovating to meet changing demands

There was no shortage of smart ideas in the metal packaging that won Silver Awards in the Cans of the Year 2019. Mark McCord reviews them There was no shortage of smart ideas in the metal packaging that won Silver Awards in the Cans of the Year 2019. Mark McCord reviews themThe Cans of the Year Awards 2019 demonstrated that...

Speciality cans drive US growth

Beverage can manufacturers have been stumped by rising demand in the US that they were unable to meet. Arthur Stupay delves into the third quarter results Beverage can volumes in the US would have been 5 per cent higher in the first nine months of 2019 if there had been production capacity to meet demand growth.Both chief executives at Ball...

Cans are fit for the future

The future of packaging is with metal. But for canmakers to be successful they must embrace disruptive change. Rick Pendrous reports The global canmaking sector stands at a pivotal juncture in its long and distinguished history. Huge commercial opportunities are on offer to those bold enough to grasp the change that is necessary to ensure a bright metallic future. However,...

Sustainable combination

Michael Mapes is chief executive of the newly-formed canmaker Trivium Packaging. John Nutting considers the challenges he has taken on Times are sure to be exciting for Michael Mapes, the chief executive of Trivium Packaging, which came into being at the beginning of October.The canmaker was created by the merger of US-based Exal Corporation, where Mapes had been chief executive...

The Middle East: A region in crisis, or maybe not?

The Middle East has for the past 15 years been viewed as a region offering significant opportunities for drinks firms and canmakers.Driven by growing young populations with expendable income, and keen to be more aligned with western culture, brands have taken advantage of better television and internet access to develop new products in the carbonated soft drinks, new-age beverages, juice and...

Loaded with promise

Breakneck economic change is bringing new opportunities – and challenges – to the metal packaging industry in India and the wider sub-continent.

All change in food cans

A key development in the food can sector in August was the proposed sale by Ardagh Group of its food and aerosol can businesses, of which more will be detailed later. But Ardagh will still have a meaningful role both in equity ownership and management of the new company, with its chairman Paul Coulson taking on the same role in...

Lightness combined with strength

A canned fish container that left judges stunned by its lightness and strength has won The Canmaker’s overall Can of the Year award for 2019.