3D printing speeds up single-filer designing

Single-file conveyors for both empty and filled cans require careful design and installation, especially when high-speeds combine with complex directional changes and inversions.As a rule, the design is refined in situ using standard components until the cans travel smoothly through the process. But if wear occurs, getting back to the original arrangement takes time.Engineers at German packaging equipment giant...

Meeting the rise in organics

Last year the US vegetable pack may have reduced demand for cans but there are new opportunities arising, including a chase for upmarket products with organic ingredients. Arthur Stupay studies the impact on canmakersThere is change afoot in the North American processed food business, and it is having an impact on the canmakers that supply the sector.In the last...

Better performance, higher productivity

Maximising operational performance is essential in can closing systems. Denise Freitas reportsDutch-based JBT FoodTech is planning to launch a line of seamers with different specifications for wet or powder applications.The range is based on the already-established SeamTec closing system for high-value powder cans, which are mostly infant formula.“Following the success of the SeamTec, we are re-designing completely our renowned...

From sprayability to sustainability

It could be argued that the way the environment dominates current debate around aerosol markets is no different from any other packaging sector; but at January’s Aerosol & Dispensing Forum (ADF) show in Paris, it became clear there were specific factors making this market especially sensitive to sustainability concerns.The section of the ADF conference dedicated to sustainability and recycling...

Cost alone is not the key to business success

There’s always been more to engaging with the customer or consumer than simply aiming to offer rock-bottom prices. Value is the key, says Richard Moore Low cost has become the order of the day. Entering a supermarket today you are greeted first by an array of prices, before you can actually see what is being sold. It is difficult to...

Mix and matching solvent abatement

Much as canmakers prefer to locate their plants away from highly-populated areas for environmental reasons, logistics dictates that facilities are close to their customers.Even with the recent trend towards the use of water-based coatings, air pollution abatement systems continue to be necessary, especially for the exhaust from decoration curing ovens.And as air pollution control systems age, the question arises for...

Analysing the ups and downs of increasing size

Throughout the ages changes have fuelled business and improved our lives, says Arthur StupayThe Ball-Rexam deal and Crown’s recent acquisitions seem to be part of a consolidation movement impacting many industries. They also include the beer companies seeking to become even more dominant than ever. The food companies, such as ConAgra and others have also been through a consolidation...

EU food contact legislation: did we get lost on the roadmap?

In 2017, the European Commission (EC) published a roadmap for the ‘Evaluation of Food Contact Materials’. This was the start of an assessment of the current framework legislation for food contact materials (FCMs) and articles within the EU to identify potential areas for improvement.The assessment was carried out by an independent contractor. The contractor based the analysis of the...

Colour is the next big thing

Metrology equipment manufacturers are increasingly moving into colour inspection, as John Nutting discovered at Metpack Litalsa signs up to use SpecMetrix film measuring systems Award-winning film thickness measuring equipment supplier Sensory Analytics has secured a key contract in which it will supply systems to leading metal decorating specialist Litografía Alavesa SL (Litalsa).The two companies have signed a supply agreement for the installation...

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