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Our Supplier Profile issue should start to hit desks at the end of next week. It’s a bumper 108-page issue so it has kept us busy during the past few weeks.

Posted 31 August 2017

A refreshing change

Neil and I have just returned from Portugal, where we visited Comur’s fish canning shops in Lisbon, followed by a trip to Aveiro to see the packing plant and museum.

Posted 24 August 2017

Football without cans is nothing

One of the aspects of my job I particularly enjoy is finding quirky stories to do with metal packaging and the public’s love for cans. This week I stumbled upon an interesting story to do with a flag from some football supporters in the UK, or soccer for those of you reading from the other side of the pond.

Posted 16 August 2017

A changing landscape

In this year’s CanTech MVPs list, unsurprisingly Ardagh feature strongly, with its CEO, Paul Coulson (‘The Cooler’ to some), at number three on the list.

Posted 9 August 2017

Playing the Trump card?

The most pertinent story of the past couple of weeks has been the intense debate between the CMI and the Aluminium Association.

Posted 2 August 2017

Sun, sea and sardines

There is a saying, one that I’ve not really subscribed to over the years, which is when you’re on holiday you’re still never truly off work. After sunning myself in the Algarve recently, I think I now understand this statement a little more.

Posted 26 July 2017

An independence of consumption

I would just like to take this opportunity to wish all of our US subscribers a belated happy 4th July. I hope you all enjoyed the festivities that came with your extended weekend.

Posted 6 July 2017

Taking the SLAC

Our first Candid Forum member for Asia CanTech has been finalised with SLAC’s Chris McKenzie confirmed for the event

Posted 28 June 2017

Supply and demand

As we prepare for our summer holidays here at Bell Publishing, I’d like to remind you all of the impending deadlines for our annual Supplier Profile issue.

Posted 22 June 2017

A forum for discussion

With preparations in full swing for our upcoming Asia CanTech show this October, we can now make another announcement regarding the show.

Posted 14 June 2017

The only way is cans

During my time in the industry so far, the main critique from the hardy souls of the can making business has been the fact that we have been so slow to market ourselves compared to other packaging formats.

Posted 7 June 2017

All’s fair in love and cans

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

Fighting the real enemy

We’ve just returned from Chicago and the annual International Metal Decorator’s Association’s (IMDA) annual conference.

Posted 26 May 2017

Keeping on board

Metpack was an excellent opportunity to meet some of our respected editorial advisory board members to exchange new ideas for the coming months ahead.

Posted 17 May 2017