Features

 

A sense of nostalgia

Sri Lanka’s can making industry has entered a new phase with the opening of GM Metal Packaging’s decorative tinplate can production plant that is serving the customers who previously have been supplied from the company’s main factory in Guangdong Province in China. David Hayes reports.

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Leading the way

Since 2007, Moravia Cans has been the third largest supplier of aluminium aerosol cans in Europe. With innovation at the heart of its company ethos, Can Tech International editor Alex Fordham , was keen to find out more about the Czech based manufacturer of aerosol impact extruded aluminium cans.

Made in Yorkshire

Alex Fordham attended Carnaud Metal Box’s (CMB) open day on 12 July to celebrate their achievement of producing 100 Die Neckers and 1000 Bodymakers. There was also an opportunity to speak with the company’s senior management about its new reformat brand.

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Hopportunity Knocks

CanTech International was granted the opportunity of visiting the Indie Beer Can Festival on 13 May 2016. The event saw the UK and Ireland’s leading independent brewers converge on the trendy Hoxton Arches in London. Here is Alex Fordham’s round-up of the show.

Let’s twist again

With experience in the caps and closures market dating back to the 1960s, there is nobody better placed to write a feature than regular CanTech International correspondent, Evert van de Weg. He examines the convenient cap and the technology behind twist off closures.

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Crimea River

The can making industry in Ukraine has been in a state of crisis due to economic and political instability in the region. However, as the economy shows signs of recovery, cannery manufacturers are hoping to see an end to this harsh period. CanTech International’s new Eastern European correspondent, Vladislav Vorotnikov, investigates.

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An efficient saving

Alex Fordham was recently granted an exclusive interview with CIE’s general manager, Franco Falcone. Falcone spoke candidly about CIE’s new Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) technology, which is set to transform how metal packaging companies consume water.

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Life Down Under

As we approach the first anniversary of the Ardagh sale of their Australasian entities to Shanghai Yuanlong Investment Co. Ltd, Jamestrong’s managing director, John Bigley, reflects on some of the challenges in the Australasian market.

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