January/February 2008


  • New Products: New cans and ends in the market place
  • Equipment News: The latest machinery and equipment for the can line
  • Candid: John Gardner, vice president communications, corporate affairs, HR & recycling, Novelis Europe


  • Lifting the loop: Easylift, Crown’s development in the EO end market, makes opening cans easier than ever. Evert van de Weg reports
  • Cambodia can!: Crown has opened Cambodia’s first two-piece beverage can manufacturing plant. David Hayes reports
  • A fine vintage: Packaging producers will look back on 2007 as “a good year” for wine in cans, as exhibitors at Brau Beviale in Germany showed
  • The royal hundred: Dutch can maker Royal Zaanlandia is 100 years old but still alive and kicking
  • Planning for easy openings: Enzo Orellana of Grace Darex Packaging Technologies explains how its coatings line aids the use of easy-open ends
  • Inspection innovations: An overview of developments in the can inspection field
  • Neck defects: In the second article in the series on neck defects from the Asia CanTech conference, Adrian Long, sales manager at CarnaudMetalBox, talks about various examples of can defects caused by bodymaker topwall variation
  • A close eye on cans: Speakers at the Asia CanTech conference offered views on everything from printing to inspection for can makers
  • Passing of the can torch: The new year brings a new leader at the MPMA, with the retirement of Tony Woods

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