Spraying sustainably

With CanTech International’s May 2023 edition going to press, as well as a visit for me to Leeds for the British Aerosol Manufacturers Association’s Innovation Day, this week has been a busy one.

Beer creating itself

Global brewer, Ab InBev, has used artificial intelligence platforms ChatGPT and Midjourney to not only create a new beer to celebrate its 150th anniversary, but to design the branding and ad/marketing campaigns for it.

Strengthening the RTD coffee space

I’m remembering one of my early CanTech blogs which featured an aesthetically pleasing tin of Grind coffee beans, as news arrives that the London-based brand has completed the acquisition of ready-to-drink canned coffee company, Bottleshot Coffee.


Can refresh

You might remember that last year, I interviewed Eliza Flanagan, co-founder of personal care company, Kankan, which uses cans as a packaging source for its hand wash and body cleansers. Well, the Kankan brand has had a makeover and its new look is here.

Educating ourselves & others for Global Recycling Day

By now, the world’s clued up to the pollution caused by companies and the general public not recycling properly. However, as the metal packaging industry reiterates again and again, more communication is needed to really drive the message home and ensure we’re acting on this issue in the most effective way.

Embracing equity

This year’s International Women’s Day theme is #EmbraceEquity, which is all about recognising that every person has different circumstances, and may need varying resources and opportunities to reach an equal outcome.

Charity in metal

A resident of York in the UK has raised more than £16,000 over the past ten years, for a charity aiding the personal development of young people with disabilities, by collecting and selling used metal packaging.

Coating the future

In coatings news this week, AkzoNobel Packaging Coatings has revealed its next generation product portfolio, enabling customers to distinguish its new industry leading BPA-Ni and NexGen coatings from its legacy products.

Improving Poland’s recycling rates

Retailer Carrefour Poland and the EKO-Punkt Packaging Recovery Organisation are partnering to trial a deposit refund system for plastic bottles and aluminium beverage cans, in an effort to increase the amount of waste recycled and to support the household budget of Poles in times of high inflation.

CanTech International