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This blog is my last in the office for a few weeks, as trade show season has come around at pace, once again. I look forward to seeing many of you over the next couple of weeks at Cannex and IMDA.
We’ll come to IMDA next week, but first we look forward to visiting Guangzhou, China for Cannex 2018. For those of you visiting the show, please be sure to check out our stand, which can be found on booth number 118.
On our stand we’ll have plenty to keep you entertained, so please do pick up a copy of our April and May issues, as well as finding our information on next year’s CanTech- The Grand Tour. In case you haven’t seen it, the trade show will take place from 25-27 March 2019, in Istanbul, Turkey; we hope you like our choice of location. It promises to be a busy, but enjoyable week for sure.
Our June issue goes to press tomorrow, with the issue taking on a sustainability theme. With plenty of negative media coverage around plastic at the moment, it’s a timely reminder of some of the positive things going on within this industry at present.
Elsewhere, in this issue we have David Hayes assessing the impact of Asian tinplate suppliers having to seek new export markets after President Trump imposing tariffs to protect US producers. Hayes’ focuses on South Korea, but it just shows the far-reaching impact of this legislation. And not in a good way of course…
Our digital editor Sharan Aujla visits Apeal’s recent circular economy conference, and we have the latest from CarnaudMetalbox’s seamer tooling department.
I’ll be reporting from Cannex next week, so until then, I wish you safe travels.