October 2012


  • Filling focus: News and information from the filling industry
  • Candid: Peter Strode, managing director, Intercan


  • Conference preview: The technical conference and exhibition for can makers and fillers in the Asia-Pacific Region and their suppliers returns to Bangkok. Alec Peachey finds out what to expect
  • Steel developments: Nicole Korb, communications manager at ThyssenKrupp Rasselstein, reports on the company’s Future Symposium 2012: 2nd Steel Packaging Forum
  • Knight’s Knowledge: Jack Knight from INX International takes a look at what’s next in the metal decorating industry
  • Refurbishment: Chris McKenzie, sales manager, CarnaudMetalbox Engineering, looks at using refurbishment and enhancement to boost productivity and flexibility
  • Beading, necking & flanging: Evert van de Weg talks to Lanico’s Michael Kaufmann and finds out how the company has stayed at the  forefront of innovation
  • Troubleshooting: In his final article, Stephen Clarke from Ball Packaging Europe answers questions about some of the areas he has covered
  • Production: Daniel Hilfiker, CEO at Pneumofore, describes various vacuum system solutions and technological trends
  • Raw materials: Patricia Mobbs, communications manager at the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging (Apeal), discusses the value of steel
  • Used & refurbished equipment: In these tough economic times the used equipment market continues to offer can makers a viable alternative. Alec Peachey talks to two companies who specialise in this area
  • Asia report: Vietnam’s can industry is going through an important growth stage. David Hayes reports
  • Cupping: Ian Williams, the managing director of TG Can International, talks to CanTech International about the company’s new cupping press
  • Company profile: Publisher Neil McRitchie was invited to Chicago to meet the new owner and management team behind the buyout of OKL Can Line
  • BCME report: Beverage Can Makers Europe (BCME) examines how the drinks can has changed and developed over the years

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