March 2009


  • New Products: New cans and ends in the market place
  • Equipment News: The latest machinery and equipment for the can line
  • Candid: Vince Major, commercial director of Crown’s UK Ireland, Benelux and Scandinavia regions, is now chairman of The Can Makers


  • Tinplate turns to gold: The huge swings in tinplate prices and other raw materials have not helped can makers or their customers. Evert van der Weg reports
  • New Modelo: Mexico’s Grupo Modelo has increased its beer can production with a new cupping system
  • Moving right along: The pressures on the can making industry have extended into the conveying business, but industry participants are hopeful that this will be temporary
  • Every can counts: An interview with Rick Hindley, executive director of the UK Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation
  • Hitting the H1 note: A look at improving operational performance and hygiene by using synthetic H1 food grade lubricants in food contact applications
  • Cans on top: In the second part of our coverage of the Asia CanTech conference, Suzanne Christiansen reports on some of the new developments discussed at the event
  • Bubbling up: DIC Corporation has made the most of Japan’s can market and is seeing growth in innovative metal deco and new export arenas. David Hayes went to see them
  • Precisely Precisgal: Precisgal in Spain is working to uphold its reputation through research, as Evert van der Weg discovers
  • Three-piece suite: The difference between two- and three-piece can printing comes down to water, according to INX International

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