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Editor’s blog

Sending condolences

Our November issue shortly goes to press where we make use of some new contributors. Editorial board member Andrew Truelove outlines how his company, CarnaudMetalbox, has used the global WorldSkills competition to help develop the next generation of can making engineers and professionals.

Posted 25 October 2017

Counting down the days

We are now only a few days from Asia CanTech in Bangkok! Most of the hard work from a logistics side is now done, so it’s just a case of waiting for the show to begin.

Posted 18 October 2017

A full set

With Asia CanTech now less than three weeks away, it is very much all systems go for the event, taking place in Bangkok, Thailand.

Posted 11 October 2017

Fun and fizz!

By now the October issue of CanTech International should be hitting your desks shortly. As you can see by our excellent front cover, we are celebrating 25 years in publication.

Posted 5 October 2017

Putting things into perspective

September 2017 has been memorable for all the wrong reasons. With hurricanes and earthquakes decimating the Caribbean and Latin American, it’s really hit home how life is so precious.

Posted 27 September 2017

Celebrating 25 years

The October issue of CanTech sees Bell Publishing celebrating the 25-year anniversary since the first issue of the CanTech International magazine was published.

Posted 14 September 2017

Doing our bit

This month’s Can Man is an interesting read, in light of the shocking scenes we have witnessed due to Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent flooding.

Posted 6 September 2017

Your essential guide

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