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Enter the Asia CanTech Awards now

This year the Asia CanTech Awards will be presented at the Asia CanTech gala dinner in Bangkok on 27 October 2015. These prestigious awards are open to all can manufacturers in the South East Asian region. You can enter as many times and in as many categories as you like. The awards are free to […]

‘Excellence in Supply’ award for Henkel

At Rexam’s annual Supplier Awards for Europe and Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Henkel took the award for ‘Excellence in Supply.’ Henkel provides adhesives, sealants and functional coatings worldwide, and was recognised for its high quality standards, reliability and on-time delivery. Alex Jennings, Rexam’s chief procurement officer, says, “Over the past seven years, Henkel […]

Trading update from Ball

Ball has released a trading update for Q1 2015. Highlights from the update include: • First quarter comparable earnings per diluted share of 69 cents vs. 81 cents in 2014, including 7 cents per diluted share for unfavorable currency effects in the quarter • Multiple growth capital projects underway to benefit 2016 and beyond • […]

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Ball’s R. David Hoover Sustainability Awards

Ball is honouring seven of its 58 global manufacturing plants with the R. David Hoover Sustainability Award for making a substantial impact toward Ball’s sustainability goals, both inside the plant and within their communities, in 2014. The annual award recognises one plant in each region of Ball’s global beverage can business and its global food […]

CMB expands in Shanghai

CMB Engineering is expanding its global operations with the opening of a new office in Songjiang District, Shanghai in a bid to better service its customers throughout China and Asia-Pacific region. The new facility will increase the speed of delivery of tools and equipment to CMB’s customers, will be used as a sales and spares […]

Keynote confirmed for Asia CanTech 2015

John Bigley, managing director at Jamestrong Packaging – Australia and New Zealand, will give a keynote presentation at Asia CanTech 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. He will give a market report on the Australasian marketplace with regard to metal packaging. John, a 30 year veteran of the industry, started out at Metal Box as a service […]

Hotel announced for Asia CanTech 2015

The Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel and Towers has been chosen as this year’s Asia CanTech Venue. The Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers is conveniently located just minutes away from Bangkok’s business districts, entertainment areas, and attractions. The hotel is adjacent to two public piers and provides easy access to all modes of transport. If […]

AkzoNobel to expand Indonesian plant

AkzoNobel Performance Coatings has announced plans to invest €2.5 million to expand its plant in Cikarang, Indonesia. The move comes to meet growing demand for the company’s International brand products, which are supplied by the Protective Coatings and Marine Coatings businesses. The project is expected to be completed by April 2015. “The local market has […]

Business as usual

Well, Christmas is done and dusted and here we are back at CanTech HQ to prepare for the first edition of next year. We have some real treats in store for you in 2015, not just from a magazine perspective but also from an events point of view. Euro CanTech, in Barcelona this March, is […]

Thank you very much

2014 has been an exciting year for the metal packaging industry. The rise in popularity of aluminium bottles, thermochromic inks and the trend towards personalisation are of particular note, as well as developments worldwide in terms of new can plant openings and investments in up and coming markets. Most have seen steady growth, while others […]

December/ January 2015

Focus: Asia Market/consumer trends Printing technology and consumables Oven technology Asia CanTech review

Keep it clean

At the recent Asia CanTech conference in Thailand, one of our speakers raised a very interesting topic – namely that of consumers’ attitudes to hygiene. A recent survey showed that close to 60 per cent of people asked were not satisfied with stay-on-tab (SOT) closures as they thought them to be unhygienic. Interestingly, over 30 […]

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Success in Asia

Hello and welcome back from Asia. Our conference Asia CanTech 2014 was hailed a success by attendees and ourselves and we are very pleased with the feedback we have received from both exhibitors and delegates alike. The event featured a wide range of speakers from around the world of can making, and we will shortly […]