May 2012


  • New Products: New cans and ends in the market place
  • Equipment News: The latest machinery and equipment for the can line
  • Candid: Mark Taylor, managing director, Heat Food and Drink


  • US update: Andre Balbi and Rich Grimley from Rexam Beverage Can Americas answer questions about the company’s activities in the US
  • Can shaping: Bill Speidell from Belvac Production Machinery discusses the company’s range of shaping technology
  • Cannex 2012: Suppliers from around the world will be showcasing their products and services to can makers at this year’s Cannex Asia Pacific. Alec Peachey takes a look at what some of them will be exhibiting
  • Used and refurbished equipment: Dealers of used and refurbished equipment are continuing to see a strong demand for their equipment
  • China update: Editorial board member Simon Jennings looks at the can market in China
  • Can filling lines: Stephen Clarke is the customer technical service for Western Europe at Ball Packaging. In this article he discusses how to improve performance at the can filling stage
  • IMDA preview: Jack Knight from INX International is CanTech International’s regular ink specialist.  He is also president of the International Metal Decorators Association, which holds its annual convention in Illinois, US, from 22-24 May. Here Jack looks ahead to the event
  • Bisphenol A: In this article, CanTech International gets reaction to the FDA’s recent statement about Bisphenol A, a chemical that is used in the lining of some food and drink cans
  • Manufacturing: David Hayes visited two machinery manufacturers during a recent trip to Taiwan and discovered that demand from can makers in the region is strong
  • Aluminium bottles: Demand for aluminium bottles is increasing in the US. Editorial board member James Petersen, who works for Ball Corporation, discusses the reasons why

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