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Busy times ahead!

As the supplier profile issue has been sent to the printer’s you may have thought that things would relax a little here at CanTech HQ.

July/ August 2014

Filling Focus: Wine and spirits Bottle can update Raw materials Caps and closures IMDA review

AkzoNobel to build new facility in India

AkzoNobel has announced it is opening a new production facility in Thane, India, to manufacture coatings for the metal packaging and flexible packaging industries. The production facility will mainly serve Indian, Bangladeshi, Shri Lankan and Southeast Asian markets. The facility will have a capacity of 5000 tons a year and is set to produce a […]

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Artiseal PVC-free water based compound for lug caps

Plasticisers are one of the main causes of migration problems in food containers, particularly in glass containers where caps with PVC sealing compounds are used. Since the coming into force of the plastics directive 10/2011, and as a consequence of the previous modifications, since 30 April 2009 an overall migration limit (OML) of 60 ppm […]

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Mall//herlan at Metpack

This year at Metpack in Essen, Germany, mall//herlan presented a range of new products at its stand: For the beverage industry, the firm has launched a machine for the production of aluminium bottles. The machine can produce 500 bottles a minute using standard equipment and up to 3000 a minute when tailored equipment is in […]

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One trillion served

Jack Knight recently took up the challenge to see how many items were printed on metal worldwide.

Kerbside first for Alupro

Two more UK local authorities are to launch Alupro’s “Leave Your Cap On” recycling communications campaign, which encourages recyclers to screw the aluminium caps back onto glass bottles before recycling. The new campaigns have seen ‘Leave your cap on’ stickers applied to over 870 glass banks across Leeds and 191 in North Lincolnshire. In addition […]

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Indian can maker wins Asia CanTech Supreme Award

An Indian can maker has won the Supreme Award at Asia CanTech 2013. Easy Pack of India took the award for its Speciality can that uses reverse seaming technology. Held last week in Surabaya, Indonesia, the awards honoured innovations in the Asian can making industry at a prestigious gala dinner. Here is a round-up of […]

July/August 2013

This issue is packed with news, features, products and equipment. It contains a four page contains review of Euro CanTech (see page 14) and looks at how the three-piece can market, in particular, is under attack from plastic alternatives (see page 34). In the UK lager in a can is well established and the country […]

Europe’s first aluminium caps and closures recycling drive

A new drive to increase the awareness of recycling of caps and closures amongst UK residents has been launched. Called “You Can leave your cap on” the drive is a partnership between Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro), British Glass and the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA). The initiative is part of a trial campaign with […]

Caps and closures maker restructures

Weener Plastic Packaging is to integrate its subsidiary Plasticum Group. Since 2012 the two companies have been owned by Lindsay Goldberg a private equity fund, based in New York, and represented in Europe by Lindsay Goldberg Vogel GmbH. The 300 employees of Plasticum produce standard caps and closures for personal care, food and home care […]

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March 2013

The latest issue of CanTech International includes features on drying technology for cans, handling and conveying and caps and closures. There is also an in-depth look at the soft drinks market.

Colour matching

Jack Knight from INX International provides more tips on how to control costs associated with ink. Here he discusses choosing the right pigments.