Moving forward

As we creep our way through the cold days of January here in the UK, still in lockdown, it’s good to receive news of what’s happening around the world in metal packaging.

Back to Bangkok for Asia CanTech 2021

Happy New Year to you all. As we move business forward as well as can be expected at the moment, we have some good news with the announcement of the return this October of our Asia CanTech event. Once again – all being well in the world-  it will take place in Bangkok, Thailand.

Roll on 2021

I hope many of you are enjoying a relaxing break as 2020 draws to a close.

Season’s greetings

As I take over as editor of CanTech International it is reassuring to learn that during the current situation, the metal packaging industry is going from strength to strength and is riding out this Covid-19 storm despite the inevitable difficulties it has faced.

Virtually drawing to a close

As 2020 nears its end, so does access to Virtual Asia CanTech, with just one week left to view the latest technologies, products and services from our exhibitors and listen to an array of presentations from leaders in the metal packaging industry.

Bucking the trend 

At this time of year attention turns to Christmas shopping and of course the food and drink we’ll be consuming. Demand for food cans has increased during the pandemic, and for beverage cans, the jump in sales in the US and the UK has been huge.  

Thinking beyond recycling

The sustainability credentials of metal cans are often talked about. But now the greenness of the metal packaging sector is extending beyond just the containers, with Crown announcing that all 14 of its beverage can plants in the US and Canada are being run on renewable energy.

Reuniting the sector

This week saw Asia CanTech brought to life in a virtual fashion. At a time when face-to-face contact remains limited, CanTech International’s new online event provided a unique opportunity to bring the world’s can makers and suppliers together in a new and immersive, digital exhibition and conference.

Rising to the challenge

Hello everyone. It is good to be back as interim editor of CanTech International. In case anyone doesn’t know I previously edited the title between 2009 and 2013 and thoroughly enjoyed my time working in the sector.
A lot has changed during my time away from the industry and developments in metal packaging continue at a rapid pace. In the UK we’re about to go into another national lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Although I’m hopeful that we won’t see a repeat of the panic buying scenes that the country witnessed before the first lockdown, demand for canned products will likely increase.

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