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Let’s twist again

With experience in the caps and closures market dating back to the 1960s, there is nobody better placed to write a feature than regular CanTech International correspondent, Evert van de Weg. He examines the convenient cap and the technology behind twist off closures.

Posted 17 May 2016

Crimea River

The can making industry in Ukraine has been in a state of crisis due to economic and political instability in the region. However, as the economy shows signs of recovery, cannery manufacturers are hoping to see an end to this harsh period. CanTech International’s new Eastern European correspondent, Vladislav Vorotnikov, investigates.

Posted 17 April 2016

Let battle commence

Evert van de Weg speaks to Cees Verboom,Ardagh Group’s operations director Aerosols Europe, who provides an insight into the two-piece and three-piece can debate which shows no sign of relenting.

Posted 17 March 2016

An efficient saving

Alex Fordham was recently granted an exclusive interview with CIE’s general manager, Franco Falcone. Falcone spoke candidly about CIE’s new Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) technology, which is set to transform how metal packaging companies consume water.

Posted 17 February 2016

Life Down Under

As we approach the first anniversary of the Ardagh sale of their Australasian entities to Shanghai Yuanlong Investment Co. Ltd, Jamestrong’s managing director, John Bigley, reflects on some of the challenges in the Australasian market.

Posted 17 December 2015

A river of refreshment

Jim Peterson, of the Ball Corporation, looks at the rise of the canned beer market.

Posted 17 November 2015

Investors in people

Richard Piper visits CMB Engineering, in Shipley, UK, to find out more about the company’s achievements over the last 18 months.

Posted 17 October 2015

Turning aluminium “green,” one can at a time

What makes a product sustainable? Is it what you use to make it, how you make it, how the product is used or maybe where the product ends up? What about how well the product stands up against the competition?

Posted 17 September 2015

A sense of pride

Richard Piper speaks with Trevor Newman, operations director at Coca-Cola Enterprises’ (CCE) manufacturing facility in Sidcup, south east London.

Posted 15 July 2015

The fine print

Richard Piper visits Jørgen Windelev, in Copenhagen, Denmark, to find out how this innovative firm can offer near photo-quality finishes on metal substrates.

Posted 16 June 2015

Engineering success through UK Apprentice Scheme

With an increasing number of employers welcoming apprentices, there are more opportunities than ever to get inside some of the most exciting and innovative companies in the UK.

Posted 15 May 2015

The Triumph of Slim

Slim Cans are gaining ground in the beverage can market. The Ball Corporation tells us more about this important size variation.

Posted 15 April 2015

25 years of modular integration

Roeslein & Associates is this year celebrating its 25th Anniversary. CanTech editor Richard Piper travelled to Saint Louis, Missouri, to uncover just what makes this long serving integrator tick.

Posted 16 March 2015