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CanTech International has joined the business-networking site LinkedIn. We already have a number of professionals from the metal packaging industry signed up to the CanTech International group.

Asia CanTech 2011

Following on from the success of Asia CanTech 2010, this year’s event will take place in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The three-day annual conference, exhibition and meeting point for can makers and fillers, and suppliers to the industry, is taking place from 17-19 October 2011 at the Rex Hotel.

Crown’s laser-etched tabs used for World Cup promotion

Can maker Crown has revealed that laser-etched tabs used on Coca-Cola drinks cans as part of its FIFA World Cup promotion in the Middle East, could be used on other beverage brands around the world. Coca-Cola launched its 2010 FIFA World Cup promotion on beverage cans using the tabs from Crown Bevcan Europe & Middle East.


OKL expands into Brazil

OKL Can Line, a supplier of equipment to the beverage can industry, has expanded into Brazil. The US company has signed an agreement with Canpar to service OKL customers in Brazil, Argentina and Chile. It will be headed up by Andreia Cardoso.

Lieb joins Sandvik

David Lieb has joined Sandvik as business development manager for can tooling. Lieb has 30 years of experience in the can industry giving him extensive knowledge of the can making process, including machinery, tooling, materials and lubrication.

Whisky in a can could be banned in Scotland

A new canned whisky, which is on sale in the Caribbean and South America, has come in for criticism from the Scotch Whisky Association. Panama-based company Scottish Spirits has launched the 33cl aluminium cans, the first time straight whisky has been sold in a can.