Is laminated canstock at a tipping point?

Polymer-laminated canstock has been around for years. Toyo Seikan’s Toyo Ultimate Can (TULC) was introduced in 1991 for beverages, and Tata Steel’s Protact has been on the market for more than 20 years. 

Fujifilm bets on a digital future

Ink specialist Fujifilm’s demonstration centre resembles a luxury car showroom for large-scale printing machines.

Innovation in focus

In The Canmaker’s second report from Cannex 2019, held in Denver in May, Mark McCord brings more news from the show floor and also the ideas unveiled by speakers at the three-day event’s Technical Conference

Beacon for best practice

As it’s 30 years since what became the Canpack Group was created in Poland it would be appropriate for celebrations.

Innovative thinking

Improved technology and flexibility are simplifying and speeding up the inspection process. Peter Brown reviews some of the latest systems

Strong demand for beverage cans

Demand for beverage cans produced by canmakers Ball and Crown have remained strong in the first quarter of 2019, as Arthur Stupay reports

In search of new markets

As consumer expectations in Japan change, the nation’s canmakers are having to respond with products that meet new needs, as Joanne Hunter discovers The rise of Japan’s café culture and a generation of coffee cognoscente are adding to a steady and significant decline in the country’s production of metal cans over the past decade. The reason is that portable and...

The future of canmaking

Last month’s Cannex and Fillex de las Américas was a feast of innovation for the canmaking world. Mark McCord reports Innovation was the watchword at Cannex and Fillex de las Américas 2019 last month as canmakers and equipment providers from all corners of the globe gathered in Denver, Colorado, to shape the future of the industry.From production-line machinery that communicates...

Full circle

After a long career in the canmaking business, Terry Voce is back managing a beverage can plant, this time with an independent. John Nutting talked to him It’s a common adage that canmakers don’t really retire from the business. Their accumulated knowledge is just too valuable to give up.If proof were needed of this, take Terry Voce as an example....