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.

Canmaking innovation needs the right culture

Innovation is a Latin word which means the act of introducing novelty to any object. Specialist literature defines organisational innovation as new ideas plus implementation which result in profits generically outlined in the following equation: innovation = idea + implementation + results.According to this definition, innovation is more than just something new; it is necessary to have results or gains. A new project which does...

Reluctant revolutionary

Bill Smith has been chief executive of aerosol can business DS Containers since January 2018. Kavitha Sivasubramaniam asks him what’s next for the Japanese-American partnership

Single sourcing for sustainability

A specialist in environmental control systems enabled a canmaker to solve its waste water challenges more quickly and cheaply. Peter Brown reports

Digital printing offers flexibility

Digital printing system manufacturer Tonejet has opened a manufacturing and demonstration facility in the UK. Rick Pendrous explains the reasoning behind this investment

Safe formula at Jamestrong

In August, Jamestrong Packaging commissioned a new canmaking plant for infant formula packaging – the third such plant it has opened in Australia and New Zealand in recent years to meet this growing market.It was the culmination of continuing investment in Jamestrong by China’s Shanghai Yuanlong, which also has a majority shareholding in leading Chinese canmaker ORG Packaging.The plant,...

A catalyst for change

When Coca-Cola recently joined the brand owners launching ready-to-drink (RTD) still and sparkling water in cans it was time to take notice.By offering its Dasani water brand in easily-recyclable aluminium cans and bottles, the Atlanta-based global drinks giant underlined what had become a growing trend – that to appeal to increasing concerns among consumers about plastics waste a more...