Cannex 2016 Report I

Canmaking professionals came from around the globe to the Cannex canmaking technology show, this year held in the US, to find that the business was going up in the world. John Nutting reports from Denver, Colorado High-rise canmaking line wins Cannex booth of the show award Award for the Best Booth of the Show at Cannex went to the combined display...

Bryan Donkin, the world's first canmaker

2013 marks the 200th anniversary of the first canmaking and canning plant being established and Bryan Donkin helped make it happen. Many people contributed to the development of preserved foods in the early years of the 19th century as demand for healthy and nutritious provisions increased from armies, navies and expeditions which were engaged in wars in Europe and exploration...

Slim and sleek cans go on a diet

In this latest survey of beverage can weights and dimensions, Philip Rogers looks into the way in which canmakers have been trimming weight from the bodies of slim and sleek designs The evolution of slim and sleek beverage cans was last studied by The Canmaker in 2015. Since then demand, particularly for the larger sleek cans, has continued to grow,...

All change in Europe

What with acquisitions, newcomers and substrate conversions, the beverage can industry in Europe has been undergoing a dramatic period of transformation. John Nutting charts the changes This latest review of the beverage can manufacturing business in Europe highlights the impact of three key industry developments in the past two years: • the acquisition of Rexam by Ball • the rise of independent canmakers •...

Cannex Report II

Stolle Machinery
The Cannex canmaking technology show held in the US at the end of April offered so much that there wasn’t enough space last month to cover all the news. John Nutting reviews more of the highlights Back to the future for D&I bottle making There’s been a change in strategy at Mall//Herlan in its approach to providing aluminium bottle-making technology, said...

Getting things done in canned foods

Luis Spinardi is site director at Europe’s biggest food manufacturing operation, Kraft Heinz’s integrated canmaking and canning plant in the UK. He spoke to Rick Pendrous

Canmaking's road to China

With Cannex, the world trade show for metal packaging, being held in China on 1-4 June 2015, Mónica Higuera talks to local industry players. * Guangzhou-based Jorson Packaging Machinery trades in and manufactures machinery for the metal packaging industry. Jorson's own weld-seam powder repair system holds ten patents with more than 170 sold worldwide since it was launched at Cannex in...

Cans of the Year Awards 2016 – Part II

The Silver winning runners-up in the Cans of the Year 2016 awards offered a number of new technologies and innovations. John Nutting reviews them If the entries to the Cans of the Year awards guarantee anything to us at The Canmaker magazine, it’s that there’s no shortage of surprises. As it’s been since the first awards were selected more than 20...

Hall of Fame welcomes first inductee

As Bill Coors approaches his 100th birthday and becomes the first inductee into The Canmaker Hall of Fame, we consider the part that he played in turning an innovative idea into a container that changed the world. Printz Holman reports   Bill Coor’s citation from The Canmaker Hall of Fame reads, ‘in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the canmaking industry’,...