The latest in the PPG/AkzoNobel saga this week has been particularly interesting, with the news that PPG has decided to withdraw its proposal and not pursue an offer. With a visible conflict between the company and its shareholders, it will be interesting to see how long AkzoNobel can see off careful admirers…
Posted 1 June 2017
I can imagine there are a few jaded individuals this week as it’s back to normality after a busy show schedule. For me at least, Metpack certainly lived up to expectations and it was a delight to see so many of you sampling our refreshments on our stand. Neil’s Morgan safely arrived back on home soil too!
Posted 10 May 2017
Wolfgang Niemsch, chairman of the Metpack committee, welcomed in the 2017 edition of the show with a positive message of prosperity within the metal packaging sector.
Posted 4 May 2017
On the eve of Metpack, let me just wish you all a safe journey over to Germany. I do still have a few editorial appointments left, so please get in touch if you would like to discuss any new product offerings.
Posted 28 April 2017
It’s now less than two weeks until Metpack, where I’ll be looking forward to visiting the show for the first time. It’s going to be a terrific opportunity to see new product innovations, catch-up with industry colleagues and continue my industry learning process.
Posted 20 April 2017
This blog comes to you from Stuttgart, Germany, where I’ve been kindly hosted by the team at KBA-MetalPrint. It has been a busy couple of days where I have gained an exclusive insight into the company’s latest innovations that will be presented at this year’s Metpack.
Posted 13 April 2017
I’m afraid to be the bearer of more bad news, but it’s with great sadness that we have learnt of the passing of Hindustan Tin Works’ Atit Bhatia. He sadly passed away yesterday at the age of 35.
Posted 29 March 2017
It’s been a busy few days here at Bell Towers, as we put the finishing touches to our bumper 100 page April issue, which sees an eight page Metpack preview of new product innovations that will be seen at the show.
Posted 22 March 2017
Neil and I have just returned from Dubai, where we were kindly hosted by Sharad Anand (pictured) and the team at Delta Food. You can read about our trip in the April issue, where we bring you an exclusive case study feature on the company and a wider look at the can making market in the region.
Posted 9 March 2017
Aside from the merger of Ball and Rexam last year, the most significant news story of the past 12 months has been the on-going saga with Tata Steel in the UK.
Posted 1 March 2017
As I touched upon last week, Evert van de Weg is a valued member of the team, which is epitomised in his contribution to the forthcoming month’s issue. This month he speaks with Ferrum on the company’s record on innovation and heritage within can making.
Posted 23 February 2017
It’s that time of year again as we build up to show season here at Bell Publishing. Our March issue sees your essential guide to Metpack, with April taking a more detailed look at the company’s exhibiting at the show.
Posted 15 February 2017
The Circular Economy has dominated the discussions at the 14th International Recycling Congress so far on day one.
Posted 7 February 2017
It’s always a pleasure getting January out of the way; the month is a long one with little joy to be had.
Posted 2 February 2017
Last week I reported on the first day of the ADF Forum show. Here is my round-up of day two: On day two of the show, communications manager Ellen Wauters provided an overview on the European Metal Packaging Industry in Europe (Empac). Wauters explained the latest on Empac’s work on marketing metal as a permanent material and ‘The Forever Story’.
Posted 25 January 2017