May/June 2009


  • New Products: New cans and ends in the market place
  • Equipment News: The latest machinery and equipment for the can line
  • Candid: John Bigley, general manager of Impress Paint and Coatings, has taken over as chairman of the UK’s Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association


  • Wine cans catch on: The recent London International Wine Fair showed that cans are a small, but growing niche market in wine and spirits packaging. Suzanne Christiansen reports
  • Open and shut ends: How do you tell whether an easy-open end is really that? Test it, of course. But is that really as straightforward as it sounds? Paul Gander reports
  • Drawn to D&I: Alex Jonker of Impress discusses the reasons behind the company’s decision to start making D&I cans with Evert van der Weg
  • Packaged up: Sustainability is the buzzword for packagers, according to The Packaging Community survey. Evert van der Weg reports
  • Quality counts: The metal deco market is responding to customers’ requests for quality finishes. Alec Peachey reports
  • Cannex 2009 China: The Cannex exhibition in Guangzhou, China promises to focus on both international and Chinese can making suppliers with new technology
  • Eye on Asia: Rexam’s business in China and India offers long-term growth. David Hayes reports

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