Metal decorating

 

CMB Engineering chooses Sencon gauges

CMB Engineering in Shipley, UK has invested in a set of benchtop gauges from Sencon to equip its manufacturing QC lab and its new Academy of Canmaking and Seaming. A Front End Gauge (trimmed can) and a Back End Gauge (finished can) are in the QC lab, while the training Academy is using a Dome […]

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‘Excellence in Supply’ award for Henkel

At Rexam’s annual Supplier Awards for Europe and Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Henkel took the award for ‘Excellence in Supply.’ Henkel provides adhesives, sealants and functional coatings worldwide, and was recognised for its high quality standards, reliability and on-time delivery. Alex Jennings, Rexam’s chief procurement officer, says, “Over the past seven years, Henkel […]

Feilong selects Rexam cans

Feilong has selected Rexam to produce a can for its new traditionally-inspired rice beer. The can uses various ink combinations to incorporate Feilong’s Chinese cultural influence; two shades of white re-create a traditional Chinese silk pattern, and the Feilong symbol – meaning flying dragon – is brought to life with an array of colours. Jonnie […]

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A good year for KBA-MetalPrint

A review of the business year 2014 found that KBA-MetalPrint has once more recorded an increase in turnover. With its presentation of the two new metal decorating presses Mailänder 280 and MetalStar 3, together with the energy-efficient HighEcon drying oven (winner of the silver Metpack Award 2014), KBA-MetalPrint had a busy year and saw turnover […]

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INX International’s Jim Bailen recognised

Acknowledging over 30 years of achievements in the ink industry, the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers bestowed a Printing Ink Pioneer Award to INX International Ink Co executive Jim Bailen at its Centennial Convention’s awards and black tie dinner on 23 March in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Jim has served as lead project engineer […]

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Crown cans for Hops For Heroes’

For the second year, Crown will help to make Memorial Day memorable in support of US military armed services, veterans, and their families. The Company will be a national sponsor of Hops for Heroes’ 2015 Homefront IPA program and will donate cans, graphics work for can printing, and freight for shipping, so that the 10 […]

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Valspar chameleon in charity can artwork

Valspar, a global supplier of coatings for light metal packaging, unveiled 6,600 cans of tuna that became the building blocks for a mammoth sculpture depicting Val, Valspar’s chameleon mascot onsite at the Valspar Championship on 12 March this year. Four members of Canstruction, a global charity whose mission is to feed and inspire the world one can […]

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Alive

Whilst away on holiday I got to thinking about survival. Why, you may ask, did this cross my mind? Well, I was on a skiing holiday in the Alps and it occurred to me that cans – specifically canned foods – can play an important role when it comes to living in mountain regions, and […]

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612Brew selects Rexam cans

612Brew has launched three of its craft brews – SIX, Unrated Rye IPA and Gateway Park Lager – in Rexam 12 oz cans. SIX is a golden, biscuit-flavored American Pale Ale with a light hop aroma, Unrated Rye India Pale Ale is the brewery’s most full-bodied beer with a burst of citrus hop aroma and […]

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AkzoNobel to expand Indonesian plant

AkzoNobel Performance Coatings has announced plans to invest €2.5 million to expand its plant in Cikarang, Indonesia. The move comes to meet growing demand for the company’s International brand products, which are supplied by the Protective Coatings and Marine Coatings businesses. The project is expected to be completed by April 2015. “The local market has […]

Sun Chemical’s sustainability report

Sun Chemical has released its 2014 Corporate Sustainability Report. The report focuses on energy consumption/conservation at production and non-production sites, the energy carbon footprint at the production sites, process waste reduction, water consumption, materials safety and employee safety. “Our customers want to know that Sun Chemical is doing its part to be a sustainable organisation. […]

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Aerosol update – Paris

Recently I visited the ADF Aerosol forum in Paris and I have to say it was a day well spent. Having looked around the exhibition and spoken to many of the exhibitors present it seems that aerosols are going from strength to strength. Bag on valve technology was high on the agenda, and a visit to […]

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