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, ColoradoHigh-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...

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...

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•...

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...

The Canmaker Summit 2016

Customer insights If the canmaking industry worked harder in promoting metal packaging to customers and consumers there would be more growth and opportunities for the sector. Mónica Higuera reports from Lisbon At The Canmaker Summit held last month in Portugal there was a call from speakers for the industry to work harder in promoting metal packaging and to be more aggressive...

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’,...

The biggest deal in canmaking, ever?

Ball’s offer to buy Rexam could result in the formation of the world’s biggest canmaker. But it won’t be a simple transaction, as Arthur Stupay explains In many ways, Ball Corporation’s revelation early in February that it was in acquisition talks with Rexam plc was a surprise to the market. Dedicated beverage canmaker Rexam was not in financial distress and...