coating

 

French start-up selects wine cans from Ball

Fabulous Brands, the company behind WineStar, is offering French medal winning wines with an AOC-label in 200ml aluminium cans provided by Ball Packaging. A red, rose and white wine is available, and WineStar now aims to take on the German wine market. Fabulous Brands founder Cédric Segal has high ambitions, “We want to become the […]

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KBA and Sensory announce co-operation

Coating line supplier KBA-MetalPrint and Sensory Analytics have announced that they will co-operate on coating quality management. The SpecMetrix inline coating thickness measurement system is to be installed at KBA-MetalPrint coating lines. It is hoped that this will ensure and record coating quality, and operate more economically. Continuous inline inspecting via a monitor will enable […]

South Africa converts to aluminium cans

Between 100-200 million South African Rand (£6.1m-£12.2m) a year will flow into the scrap metals and recycling industry as a result of the conversion from tin-plated steel cans to aluminium cans, providing an additional 2,000-3,000 people a source of income from collecting and selling used cans, estimates South Africa’s sole beverage can manufacturer Nampak Bevcan. […]

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Sheet-fed press collaboration

Hebenstreit Metal Decorating GmbH and Manroland Sheetfed GmbH have agreed on a strategic co-operation to provide high-end sheet-fed offset presses to the metal packaging market. Manroland will support Hebenstreit with printing technology as well as manufacturing, R&D and service support on a worldwide basis. Hebenstreit engineers and markets a complete range of metal printing solutions […]

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Obituary: Charlie Price an industry icon

Robert Gary and his other friends at the Stolle Machinery Company describe Charlie Price as a can “industry icon.” Charlie sadly passed away recently and here his friends from Stolle pay tribute to him. We all lost an industry colleague and friend recently but perhaps more significant we lost a presence, the presence of style, […]

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.

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.