can makers

 

Milan via China and Hong Kong

I’ve been travelling and out meeting can makers and a can making equipment supplier over the past week. It’s been pretty non-stop as I flew to Xiamen to see Baofeng Industry’s new end making plant. The company is aiming to be the biggest end maker in the world and is currently creating what could be […]

New global service manager for CMB Engineering

Leading provider of can making machinery CMB Engineering has appointed a new global service manager. Gareth Ashton (pictured) takes on the role as the company continues to enhance its support and sales roles to provide customers worldwide with engineering contacts. Ashton draws on more than 35 years of engineering experience gained with can makers as […]

Plastic’s not fantastic

The march of plastics seems to have been in full flow over the past couple of weeks. First the iconic canned meat Spam announced the sale of a plastic tub, then a British Company bought out a plastic “can”. The truth is plastic is not fantastic it’s a poorer version of metal and is worse […]

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Euro CanTech open

As all Euro CanTech packages include all entries, meals and accommodation please remember to book your package in advance. It will ensure there are still hotel rooms available, badges are printed in advance and there is no risk of late booking fees. If you are only visiting day passes are also available, click here to […]

June 2013

The June issue of CanTech International features an exclusive look at how a British company dealt with water issues around the installation of a brand new can line in sub-Saharan Africa. You can also read about expansion work at Nampak, Africa’s largest packing business and how they’re converting steel lines to aluminium. There is also […]

Knight bows out

Following two years of shining a light on all aspects of the can industry Jack Knight this month writes his final column for CanTech International.

The vision to remove 100% of HFIs

Applied Vision’s aim to remove all held for inspection (HFI) stoppages from can lines is moving closer. The company’s KromaKing DecoMaster, has been bought up by both Ball and Crown, and is currently cutting HFIs by an average of 70% in plants where it has been installed. Amir Novini, president and chief executive, Applied Vision, […]

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 […]

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.