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What’s the Apeal?

November 2016 saw the appointment of Alexis Van Maercke as the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging’s (Apeal) new secretary general. CanTech finds out how he is settling in.

Posted 2 February 2017

A true all-rounder

The dynamics of the can making industry have changed significantly over the past few months with the recent Ball acquisition of Rexam. In an industry exclusive, Evert van de Weg speaks with the recipients of Ball’s divested part of its business, Ardagh Group.

Posted 11 January 2017

Leading the way

Since 2007, Moravia Cans has been the third largest supplier of aluminium aerosol cans in Europe. With innovation at the heart of its company ethos, Can Tech International editor Alex Fordham , was keen to find out more about the Czech based manufacturer of aerosol impact extruded aluminium cans.

Posted 18 November 2016

Showing some bottle

Evert van de Weg explores the latest developments within the aluminium bottle can sector.

Posted 13 October 2016

Made in Yorkshire

Alex Fordham attended Carnaud Metal Box’s (CMB) open day on 12 July to celebrate their achievement of producing 100 Die Neckers and 1000 Bodymakers. There was also an opportunity to speak with the company’s senior management about its new reformat brand.

Posted 14 September 2016

The best for the world

Alex Fordham spoke with Chris Gove, co-founder of Saltwater Brewery, a Florida-based brewery which has devised edible six pack rings for beer which are 100 per cent biodegradable and help save marine life.

Posted 14 August 2016

Hopportunity Knocks

CanTech International was granted the opportunity of visiting the Indie Beer Can Festival on 13 May 2016. The event saw the UK and Ireland’s leading independent brewers converge on the trendy Hoxton Arches in London. Here is Alex Fordham’s round-up of the show.

Posted 1 June 2016

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