Euro CanTech Day Two

The second day of presentations was set in motion this morning by John Revess of Rexam. The delegation were no doubt interested to hear if he would discuss the potential takeover by Ball, and whilst this was mention briefly in the beginning, the main body of his presentation was devoted to his specialist area of sustainability. It was interesting to see the plans for carbon reduction at this major can manufacturer, and also to learn that today we can produce 50% more cans using 50% less carbon compared to 1980.

The morning session continued with talks from C.I.E on zero liquid discharge, Jakob Purruker of Ibea on its optical inspection systems, Jed Hardcastle from Dantex on the dry offset printing sector and William Geller of Quality by Vision on quality and process control equipment.

After coffee, Michael Calahan from IPS gave a presentation on how his company supports the can industry, Michael Almagor from Advanced Vision Technology outlined the services it can provide and Oscar Lacueva presented a video to the delegation on his company Lacueva Can Making Machinery.

Vision systems were prevalent at the event, and the final presentation before our closing keynote was delivered by Emilio Chiesi of Sacmi Imola. The title Deeds not Words showed that this is a company that prefers to act rather than to sit back and simply talk of what can be done.

Our final keynote address was by industry heavyweight Anders Linde, executive director of Metal Packaging Europe. He spoke of a sustainable future for metal packaging, highlighting the importance of this packaging format in terms of then circular economy.

Lunch was followed by a final exhibition session, throughout which the delegation had a chance to discuss the various technologies and services presented over the last two days in more detail.

From all of us here at CanTech we would like to thank our speakers for the wonderful presentations they gave and everyone who attended in order to learn more and to share their own experiences with other likeminded industry professionals.

We look forward to seeing you all again next year.

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