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Aerosol update – Paris

Recently I visited the ADF Aerosol forum in Paris and I have to say it was a day well spent. Having looked around the exhibition and spoken to many of the exhibitors present it seems that aerosols are going from strength to strength. Bag on valve technology was high on the agenda, and a visit to […]

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An alternative waste water treatment for Ardagh

Discharging polluted water onto open water in the Netherlands is subject to strict rules and it is very costly. The various regional Water Board Authorities carefully guard over any violation and fines are high. Therefore it pays out to get your act together on your own production site. Facilities manager at the Ardagh plant in […]

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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Sixty years of canmaking in Dutch beverage can plant

In his welcoming speech on 21st December at the Ball plant in Oss (Netherlands), plant manager Peter Kauw referred briefly to the status of canmaking in the Netherlands 60 years ago. “Mister Frits Drijver, founder, managing director and main shareholder of the then leading Dutch canmaker Thomassen & Drijver, decided overnight in 1952 and virtually […]

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Ardagh signs $250m US food can deal

Ardagh Group has signed a US$250 million deal to build two new state-of-the-art can making facilities. The plan will see ConAgra Foods convert the vast majority of its shelf-sized cans from traditional three-piece technology to Ardagh’s flexible DWI (Drawn and Wall-Ironed) style. The plant will also have the capability to manufacture Ardagh’s uniquely developed pressurised […]

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New look for DWI cans

Ardagh claims to have revolutionised the drawn walled and ironed (DWI) can making process. Its new 400g can, produced for Bonduelle, uses 15% less material due to a 43% reduction in wall thickness. Ardagh estimates if one billion cans were to convert to the new design, the material saving would be equivalent to the weight […]

November 2011

Articles in this issue include a review of Asia CanTech 2011, an article about manufacturing methods used for making aerosols and a report on Apeal’s recent Steel Summit in Slovakia, plus regulars including Candid and Knight’s Knowledge.

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