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Applied Vision’s aim to remove all held for inspection (HFI) stoppages from can lines is moving closer.
A union is calling for a boycott of a brewer and canner after it made workers redundant.
Last year was a difficult one for the UK soft drink market according to new market analysis.
A Jamaican flavoured coffee drink has ditched it former bottle packaging in favour of 12oz cans.
The CanTech April 2013 issue of CanTech International is available to read online for logged-in subscribers.
April’s issue looks at environmental initiatives taking place such as the Hindustan Tin Works led Canvironment Week (pages 27 & 28), which seems to have become a truly global event.
Will Geller, general manager North America at Quality by Vision, writes about can seaming inspection (pages 14 & 15) and how technology has transformed this process.
There is also an article by Rich Grimley president and chief executive of Rexam Beverage Can North America (page 31) discussing how the world’s largest canned beverage market is performing and as with most thing what happens in the US often takes place in the rest of the world sooner or later.
David Sterrett, vice president of engineering at Shenandoah Automation, offers his views on autonomous maintenance for can lines (pages 18 & 19) and revealing what a truly difficult and rewarding job working in this industry can be.