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What’s a can opener?

Last night I had to reach for an object that I had hitherto thought of as obsolete – my can opener. In a world that is geared towards convenience I actually found myself feeling slightly put out by the inconvenience of turning the lever. It sounds lazy doesn’t it? But should the industry be looking […]

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.

One billion ends for HTW

Hindustan Tin Works Ltd (HTW), celebrated the export of its “One billion’th end” at the Metal Packaging Plaza during the Interpack show, the world’s largest packaging exhibition, held at Messe Dusseldorf, Germany. This landmark achievement is a huge step forward in HTWs plans to become a major supplier of ends across the world. On this […]

Metpack: The Metpack Conference

Anders Linde, secretary general of Metal Packaging Europe, opened the Metpack conference with a review of the history of the can, claiming that its invention ‘has changed the world.’ At the conference, nine international experts gave an overview of new technologies and recent research results. Linde’s opening speech addressed the historical significance of the can, […]

Hindustan Tin Works celebrates export of 1bn ends

Hindustan Tin Works will celebrate the export of its “1bn ends” at the Metal Packaging Plaza during the upcoming Interpack show (May 8 – 14, Messe Dusseldorf, Germany.) The company is aiming to position itself as a global end manufacturer by exporting its products like metal ends, components, cans, printed sheets to the major brand […]

Asia CanTech Platinum packages sold out

Platinum packages for the upcoming Asia CanTech conference in Bangkok are now sold out! Gold and Silver packages are still available, as are Can Maker packages, so book now! The early bird deadline ends 31 May. For more information, please visit the website: www.asia-can.com or contact Megan Freeman at megan@asia-can.com. Held from 27-29 October 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand, Asia CanTech […]

Seaming systems from Lanico

Lanico will be presenting a range of stainless can seaming machines at this year’s Interpack. The automatic model V1 10 SVA 50 T is designed for low volume production and laboratory applications, and is stainless and splashproof. The machine can operate as a stand-alone unit or in combination with a filling machine. By means of […]

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Rexam acquires majority stake in UAC

Rexam PLC has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire a 51% stake in beverage can maker United Arab Can Manufacturing Limited (UAC) for US$122m. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to complete in Q3 2014. UAC makes beverage cans and can ends out of Dammam, Saudi Arabia. The […]

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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 […]

Ball to cease production at aerosol plant

Ball Corporation has announced that it will cease production at the company’s Danville, Ill., steel aerosol packaging manufacturing plant during the second half of 2014. Ball will redeploy the plant’s assets to other existing company facilities and will continue to supply the plant’s customers. The Danville plant produces three-piece welded aerosol cans and ends for […]

In-house production line for canned fish producer

Crown Food Europe, a business unit of Crown Holdings, has installed an aluminium can production line inside the Rabo de Peixe plant of Cofaco, the leader in the Portuguese canned fish market. Located in Cofaco’s plant on São Miguel Island in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores, the in-house line serves to meet a growing […]

Crown opens three new beverage can facilities in China

Crown Holdings, a supplier of metal packaging products, has announced the official opening and commercialisation of three of its Chinese facilities in Heshan (Guangdong province), Ziyang (Sichuan province) and Putian (Fujian province). “These new plants will primarily supply local customers, although they may also be called upon to serve other parts of the country,” says […]