The restaurant that ‘can’

Canned fish can sometimes be viewed as a slightly lower end product in certain countries. A functional product for that tuna mayonnaise sandwich or a few sardines on toast for a quick snack, but one restaurant pop-up in London’s Soho has been making canned fish ‘sexy’ for the past six months. The idea was hit […]


India: all aboard?

In our upcoming issue, Atit Bhatia of Hindustan Tin Works has written a piece on the future of can making in India. He commented: The Honourable Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, envisions a breakthrough in the manufacturing sector. He talks about the concept of “Make in India” as a major indication of his focus to […]

Cans at Christmas

With the festive season fast approaching and preparations well underway, what part will cans play when it comes to your own celebrations this Christmas? Being a devout foodie I will certainly be opening a few myself. Perhaps some duck confit for Christmas Eve, or a few of chestnut purée to add a twist to the […]


Can making or canmaking?

At the recent Latamcan conference in Guadalajara, Mexico, it came to my attention that there are two trains of thought on the way in which we refer to our industry. Is it one word or two? Personally, I would go for the latter. A can, as we know it, is a singular object and therefore […]

Keep it clean

At the recent Asia CanTech conference in Thailand, one of our speakers raised a very interesting topic – namely that of consumers’ attitudes to hygiene. A recent survey showed that close to 60 per cent of people asked were not satisfied with stay-on-tab (SOT) closures as they thought them to be unhygienic. Interestingly, over 30 […]


Success in Asia

Hello and welcome back from Asia. Our conference Asia CanTech 2014 was hailed a success by attendees and ourselves and we are very pleased with the feedback we have received from both exhibitors and delegates alike. The event featured a wide range of speakers from around the world of can making, and we will shortly […]

On it’s way…

The November issue of CanTech International is nearly ready to go. We have been working hard as always to get everything ready, and with Asia CanTech starting just next week we haven’t stopped for a second here in the office. Aluminium is the focus this time, and we kick off the issue with an interview […]

Destination Asia

With just a couple of weeks left to go until Asia CanTech 2014 in Bangkok, the office is in full swing preparing for the off. All of the team are pitching in, organising banners, magazines, brochures, exciting free gifts, in anticipation of a great event from 27th October. Speakers from around the region have sent their […]

Up and running

Last week, publisher Neil McRitchie and I travelled to Ball Corporation’s European Headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, to carry out the first interview in our series for CanTech TV. Jesus Gainza, director of Customer Technical Services (CTS), very kindly agreed to talk to us on camera about the role of his team and how their expertise […]

Creativity is paramount

Keeping packaging fresh and exciting is key to keeping your customers’ brands at the front of consumers minds. I’ve noted this time and again I’m sure, but today I’m at the Packaging Innovations show in Islington, London, and a good look around will tell you that you must be coming up with new ideas all […]

CanTech TV is coming your way

Many of our faithful readers will have noticed that CanTech TV has been providing an outline of the can making process for quite some time now via a series of video clips. Now, as useful as this is to the layperson, we are fairly confident that you’re all au fait with the process by now […]

What’s a can opener?

Last night I had to reach for an object that I had hitherto thought of as obsolete – my can opener. In a world that is geared towards convenience I actually found myself feeling slightly put out by the inconvenience of turning the lever. It sounds lazy doesn’t it? But should the industry be looking […]

Busy times ahead!

As the supplier profile issue has been sent to the printer’s you may have thought that things would relax a little here at CanTech HQ.