Metal decorating


New facility for INX

INX International UK officials are set to host an opening event at its new manufacturing facility in Heywood, England, on 16 April.  The largest dedicated two-piece ink structure outside the United States reflects the company’s effort to accommodate expanded business in the beer and beverage can market throughout Europe and the Middle East. “This new […]

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Paris packaging event a success

The 8th edition of the Aerosol & Dispensing Forum, an event dedicated to packaging innovation, aerosols and dispensing technologies, was held together with the 10th edition of PCD (Packaging of Perfume Cosmetics & Design) on 5-6 February 2014 at the Espace Champerret in Paris. This innovation hub for brand packaging experts and their leading suppliers […]


FDA research may support BPA safety

The North American Metal Packaging Alliance (NAMPA) has reported that there is significant new evidence to support the safety of the chemical bisphenol A (BPA). The new peer reviewed study, conducted by regulatory scientists at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), was accepted for March publication in the journal Toxicological Sciences. The study also […]

Metalprint chooses Vision Experts

Italian-based Metalprint has invested in three print inspection systems from Vision Experts, which have been integrated into their metal sheet decoration lines. Metalprint supplies decorated metal sheets for 2-piece and 3-piece cans. The VE 4000+ METAL inspection systems were retrofitted on a 6-colour KBA Metal- star 2 and on two 2-colour Mailander printing lines. The […]


INX and CTI announce collaboration

INX, a provider of inks for beer and beverage cans, and Chromatic Technologies (CTI), a manufacturer of speciality inks such as thermochromic, photochromic, ‘Reveal’ and security inks, are set to join forces. The two companies will continue to be owned and operated independently and negotiate separate long-term supply agreements. The announcement follows CTI’s launch of […]

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2013 a record-breaking year for Applied Vision

Applied Vision Corporation, the global provider of machine vision systems for the food and beverage industry, has reported that 2013 was their fifth consecutive year of record-breaking sales. The company reported more than10% increase in shipped product, and claimed that new products such as the DecoMasterand Cyclops inspection systems have also been a success. Located […]

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KBA and Sensory announce co-operation

Coating line supplier KBA-MetalPrint and Sensory Analytics have announced that they will co-operate on coating quality management. The SpecMetrix inline coating thickness measurement system is to be installed at KBA-MetalPrint coating lines. It is hoped that this will ensure and record coating quality, and operate more economically. Continuous inline inspecting via a monitor will enable […]

Swedish researchers confirm no BPA found in human blood

North American Metal Packaging Alliance (NAMPA) points to findings as further evidence supports international regulatory conclusions that risk from BPA exposure is low. A new study published in Environment International by researchers in Sweden confirms previous reports that bisphenol A (BPA) in human blood is below the levels that can be detected. In addition to confirming […]


BPA: EFSA launches consultation

EFSA is launching a public consultation on its draft assessment of the human health risks posed by exposure to bisphenol A (BPA). The Authority has undertaken a comprehensive review of scientific literature and previous risk assessments from expert bodies on BPA. All stakeholders and interested parties are invited to comment on the document through an […]

Glow-in-the-dark can

Russian Favorit Stolica has relaunched its Black Jack brand with Russia’s first glow-in-the-dark beverage can. The new cans have updated graphics that include fluorescent ink and will be used across the Black Jack range of cocktail-inspired alcopops, including Mojito, Tequila Boom, Sex-on-the-Beach and Rum and Coke. Rexam Russia is producing the 50cl cans for the […]


Ball’s designs recognised at Golden Image Awards

During the 2013 Golden Image Awards Competition – held last month in Orlando, Flordia – The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association recognised Ball Corporation for its industry-leading specialty container designs. Ball swept the digitally printed container category with four winning entries: – Gold – Maryland Decorated Tin – Silver – Outer Banks Popcorn Tin – Bronze – Fisher’s Popcorn New […]


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