The latest in the PPG/AkzoNobel saga this week has been particularly interesting, with the news that PPG has decided to withdraw its proposal and not pursue an offer. With a visible conflict between the company and its shareholders, it will be interesting to see how long AkzoNobel can see off careful admirers…
I can imagine there are a few jaded individuals this week as it’s back to normality after a busy show schedule. For me at least, Metpack certainly lived up to expectations and it was a delight to see so many of you sampling our refreshments on our stand. Neil’s Morgan safely arrived back on home soil too!
It’s now less than two weeks until Metpack, where I’ll be looking forward to visiting the show for the first time. It’s going to be a terrific opportunity to see new product innovations, catch-up with industry colleagues and continue my industry learning process.
This blog comes to you from Stuttgart, Germany, where I’ve been kindly hosted by the team at KBA-MetalPrint. It has been a busy couple of days where I have gained an exclusive insight into the company’s latest innovations that will be presented at this year’s Metpack.
I’m afraid to be the bearer of more bad news, but it’s with great sadness that we have learnt of the passing of Hindustan Tin Works’ Atit Bhatia. He sadly passed away yesterday at the age of 35.
Neil and I have just returned from Dubai, where we were kindly hosted by Sharad Anand (pictured) and the team at Delta Food. You can read about our trip in the April issue, where we bring you an exclusive case study feature on the company and a wider look at the can making market in the region.
It’s that time of year again as we build up to show season here at Bell Publishing. Our March issue sees your essential guide to Metpack, with April taking a more detailed look at the company’s exhibiting at the show.