US pet food cans: a special case

Special circumstances caused volumes of pet food in cans to fall, while the soup can market grew. Arthur Stupay reports

Seizing the opportunity

Robert Monaghan of UK design agency Air Innovation believes canmakers are missing a trick when it comes to promoting metal packaging. Kavitha Sivasubramaniam finds out more

Sprays on display

If it’s the end of January, the place to be is the Aerosol and Dispensing Forum. Peter Morales-Brown previews the show being held in Paris

Where great manufacturing meets design excellence

New manufacturing, design and decoration techniques ensure that each year a wave of impressive new packages is sent to The Canmaker’s experts for assessment. With an astounding level of attention paid to detailing this year, the 2019 cohort of candidates made for a delightfully colourful and imaginative collection.  

Harmony between baling speed and size

A waste extraction system for beverage canning lines has been developed by US-based Harmony Enterprises. The ExtractPack Pro Intermediate Liquid Extraction Baler is said to be cost-effective, space saving and also provides high efficiency and longevity.Aimed primarily at beer and beverage canners, and contract packers, the system is capable of perforating and draining cans and creating mill-sized bales of...

Innovating to meet changing demands

There was no shortage of smart ideas in the metal packaging that won Silver Awards in the Cans of the Year 2019. Mark McCord reviews them There was no shortage of smart ideas in the metal packaging that won Silver Awards in the Cans of the Year 2019. Mark McCord reviews themThe Cans of the Year Awards 2019 demonstrated that...

Speciality cans drive US growth

Beverage can manufacturers have been stumped by rising demand in the US that they were unable to meet. Arthur Stupay delves into the third quarter results Beverage can volumes in the US would have been 5 per cent higher in the first nine months of 2019 if there had been production capacity to meet demand growth.Both chief executives at Ball...

Cans are fit for the future

The future of packaging is with metal. But for canmakers to be successful they must embrace disruptive change. Rick Pendrous reports The global canmaking sector stands at a pivotal juncture in its long and distinguished history. Huge commercial opportunities are on offer to those bold enough to grasp the change that is necessary to ensure a bright metallic future. However,...

Sustainable combination

Michael Mapes is chief executive of the newly-formed canmaker Trivium Packaging. John Nutting considers the challenges he has taken on Times are sure to be exciting for Michael Mapes, the chief executive of Trivium Packaging, which came into being at the beginning of October.The canmaker was created by the merger of US-based Exal Corporation, where Mapes had been chief executive...

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