Cannex & Fillex preview – Part 3

Our preview of this year's Cannex & Fillex show continues with a look at more of the equipment, services, materials and technology that will be on display. NPB Automation will present its end counter and splitter along with its dynamic end counter for packing systems. Ends are counted as they pass and when the specified number is reached, the split...

Cannex & Fillex preview – Part 2

Our preview of this year's Cannex & Fillex show continues with a look at some of the equipment, services, materials and technology that will be on display. INX International Ink Co is the third largest ink supplier in North America and will be bringing two new developments to Cannex. The first is the INX two-piece metal colour catalogue, described as...

Cannex & Fillex preview – Part 1

This year’s Cannex canmaking technology exhibition, being held in China next month, shows that the business is as vibrant as ever. The Canmaker editorial team reports Cannex & Fillex Asia Pacific, which returns to Guangzhou in China from 15-18 May 2018, will be the biggest Cannex ever and promises canmakers and other visitors an opportunity to discover a wealth of...

High-growth market

The beverage canning equipment market is booming, with companies looking to expand in the sector to reinforce their market position. Paul Hill reports The beverage canning equipment market continues to grow, and Italy’s GEA is one manufacturer that has made efforts to enter it with the acquisition of Vipoll in January. Slovenian machine manufacturer Vipoll supplies filling machines and components...

The outlook is positive

The profitability of the leading canmakers increased in the final quarter of 2017, but the prospect of higher metal costs resulting from the import tariff increases is looming. Arthur Stupay analyses the performance of Ardagh and Silgan The businesses of the leading canmakers performed well in the final quarter of 2017. And the outlook for 2018 is also positive. While...

A strong voice for aluminium aerosols

Earlier this year, Leopold Werdich, managing director of Tubex Holding, was elected president of Aerobal, which represents the interests of aluminium aerosol can manufacturers. Paul Gander talks to him As a first impression, newly-elected Aerobal president Leopold Werdich comes across as being softly-spoken. This characteristic stands out at a time when strident or even shouted communication is all too common...

Bringing the latest in metal decorating developments

Every year it’s a challenge for the International Metal Decorators Association (IMDA) to compile an intriguing and educational agenda for its May conference, which is being held in Oakbrook, Illinois, from 23-24 May. While there are no major breakthroughs, there are adjustments being made to current technology, especially when looking at graphic arts from a wider view. Paper printing...

Keeping up with demand

In New Zealand, Jamestrong Packaging is chasing demand from China for infant formula cans with a newly-built canmaking plant. John Nutting reports Australia-based canmaker Jamestrong Packaging last month officially opened a new plant near Christchurch on New Zealand’s South Island.The A$13 million (US$10.1m) investment is part of a strategy by Jamestrong to build up its capacity for the manufacture of...

An epoxy coating for the future

Coatings suppliers to the canmaking industry have been successfully developing and commercialising new chemistries without the use of BPA. Sherwin-Williams Packaging Coatings has taken a different approach, as Jeff Niederst* explains. For almost 40 years, canmakers have relied on epoxy-phenolic internal coatings in the production of shelf-stable metal packaging that protects food safety and public health. Epoxy resins containing bisphenol...

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