Global beverage can volumes up 6% for Crown

Strong sales in Brazil and Asia Pacific drove a 6% global volume increase in beverage can sales for Crown. Crown also said European beverage cans posted a strong start to the year with a 4% increase in sales volumes, however sales of canned food on the continent fell 2%. Net sales in the first three […]


CMB Engineering creates new role for Asian markets

CMB Engineering has created a new role aimed at supporting the company’s sales in Asia. The British-based maker of can making machinery has appointed Lawrence Corbally (pictured) as its sales manager for Asia. CMB Engineering claims it has seen “strong growth” in the can making sector in Asia driven by the rising middle-class in the […]

UV Printing

When I worked for US Can in Burns Harbor, Indiana, US, 20 years ago we were already capitalising on the benefits of UV printing.

Competition for cans?

“One of my first challenges was to discourage the internecine fights between various packaging materials and interests. As I was fond of pointing out, I could write a handful of “plusses and minuses” for every packaging material. As an industry, we still have too many detractors and it does us little credit if public fights […]

Ink and colour

Jack Knight from INX International looks at how to reduce the costs associated with colour and ink

Long to take on cycle challenge

Adrian Long, acting sales manager at CarnaudMetalbox Engineering, is getting back on his bike to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

December 2012/January 2013

The latest issue of CanTech International includes an interview with Ball’s Gerrit Heske. The latest oven technology is revealed and there is a review of the Tinplate Conference that recently took place in Barcelona, Spain. There is also a look at the rise of energy drinks in cans and the reasons why fillers are choosing cans as their package of choice. The area of printing is also covered in-depth in this issue.

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