Euro CanTech day one

As day one draws to a close and the gala dinner approaches, at present the delegation are enjoying the exhibition, which is in full swing. The tabletops are bustling after a day of very interesting presentations. We opened with Eduard Tenas of Grupo Damm, who gave us a detailed view of what the company does, […]


En la Ciudad!

Literally translated this title means In the City, and for Barcelona things are livening up ahead of Euro CanTech 2015, as more and more of you are registering to attend as the date draws ever closer. Our speakers, from around the world, are honing their presentations, suppliers are readying table top exhibition materials and can […]

Nachtergaele to attend Euro CanTech

Joris Nachtergaele, incoming secretary general of Metal Packaging Europe (MPE), will be attending this year’s Euro CanTech, which will be held in Barcelona, Spain, 23-25 March. The Euro CanTech conference and exhibition brings global suppliers together with can makers and fillers from across Europe and the Middle East. No other event offers the same opportunity […]

Rexam’s La Selva plant converts to aluminium

Rexam’s La Selva plant near Tarrogona, Spain, has completed the conversion of its three final production lines from steel to aluminium. The project was completed on time and within budget. Speaking about the project completion, Iain Percival, sector director for Rexam Europe, says: “After nine months of hard work and cooperation between the Spanish and […]


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 […]

Never-ending recyclability of metal

The Metal Packaging Europe (MPE) has developed a new recycling mark in a bid to highlight the never-ending recyclability of metal. Research from MPE found that consumers do not fully understand the value of recycling or what happens with the metal once it is collected. Research carried out across the UK, France and Spain showed […]


Rexam converts to Alu-cans in Spain

Rexam will convert its two beverage can plants in Spain from steel to aluminium it has announced. The preference for aluminium cans has increased significantly over the past few years and the switch, which is being supported by aluminium coil supplier Constellium, will help meet customers’ growing demand for packaging that helps them differentiate their […]

Survey shows preference for aluminium closures

A survey of 6,000 consumers undertaken by IPSOS to discover consumer preferences on wine and spirit closures has confirmed that the majority prefers an aluminium closure to other closure options due to its convenience. The study, which took place in five major European markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and UK) and the USA, was commissioned […]

Community Can Challenge results announced

Rexam Beverage Can Europe has announced the results of its third annual Community Can Challenge, supporting the overall efforts of the beverage can manufacturer in promoting and employing more sustainable ways of working. Now in its third year, the Community Can Challenge runs over a ten week period in nine European countries and sees Rexam’s […]


Ball unveils straw in a can

Beverage can manufacturer Ball Packaging Europe has revealed a new straw in a can that it will debut at drinktec 2013. The show is considered a leading world fair for the beverage and liquid food industry and showcases of beverage cans and aluminium containers for special occasions. Ball’s stand A1.302 will be showcasing the magic […]

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.