July/August 2012


New products: New cans and ends in the market place
New equipment: The latest machinery and equipment for the can line
Candid: Larry Tucker, president, Prime Controls


Eurocan: Eurocan recently experienced a taste of Hollywood after being asked to supply and setup can making equipment that was used in the film Dark Shadows. Alec Peachey talks to managing director John Jenner

Metal decorating: Eduardo Alegria, business development manager metal deco at Sun Chemical Europe,
looks at some of the key development trends in metal decorating inks

Caps and closures: Can expert Evert van de Weg speaks to Stéphane Lequin, division managing director
closures at Massilly, about the company’s experience in this important market

Sustainability: Gordon Shade, chief executive officer of the European Metal Packaging Association (Empac), and Ellen Wauters, communications manager, look at how sustainability promotes metal packaging

India: Editorial board member Atit Bhatia attempts to decode the story behind the Indian can market

Aluminium bottles: Ball sees potential for growth in the aluminium bottle market throughout Europe

Mobile canning: Based in the San Francisco Bay Area in the US, The Can Van makes it possible for local
breweries of all sizes to can their beer with a complete packaging service. Co-founder Kate Drane discusses this mobile canning service for craft breweries

Lightweighting: Stephen Clarke is the customer technical service (CTS) manager for Western Europe at Ball Packaging Europe. In his penultimate article he looks at the area of lightweighting

Decorative cans: Intense price competition among decorative can makers in southern China is causing can producers to review their production processes

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