December 2012/January 2013

Regulars:

New Products: New cans and ends in the market place

Equipment News: The latest machinery and equipment for the can line

Filling Focus: News and information from the filling industry

Candid: Thongchai Oranrigsupak, managing director, Benjamit Packaging

Features:

Ball Interview: Gerrit Heske has recently become senior vice president of Ball Corporation and chief operating officer, global metal beverage packaging. Here he talks to Alec Peachey about the role and Ball’s future plans

Oven technology: CanTech International correspondent Evert van de Weg talks to International Thermal Systems (ITS) about its range of drying technology for cans

Asia: In an exclusive interview with Alec Peachey, Stolle CEO Gus Reall discusses the company’s plans in China

Printing plates: Bruno Machado, technical and commercial manager at Seven Ogun International, examines the different types of printing plates available to can makers

Knight’s Knowledge: Jack Knight from INX International provides more tips on how to control costs associated with ink. Here he discusses choosing the right pigments

Machinery: As Belvac Production Machinery celebrates its 50th anniversary, Bill Speidell looks back at the company’s earliest days up to now

Coding: Nick Plaister, continuous ink jet director at Domino Printing Sciences, offers his views on the latest trends and innovations for the canning sector

Printing technology: Crabtree of Gateshead is a leading manufacturer of metal decorating presses and coating machines. Capital goods director John McHugh discusses the company’s range of machines and looks at the importance of safety

Tinplate conference: Over 100 delegates from around the world gathered in Barcelona, Spain, from 5 to 7 November for the 10th International Tinplate Conference. Dr Tony Wallace, technology manager at ITRI and coordinator of the Tinplate Group, reports on the event

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