A tribute to Dave Wynn of Stolle

David (Dave) Wynn of Stolle Machinery passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 28th at the age of 63. He was well known and respected throughout the can industry. Dave was graduated from Ferris State College with an engineering degree in tooling design and began his professional career in 1972 at E.W. Bliss Packaging Machinery Division […]

CIM expands international presence

Cincinnati Industrial Machinery (CIM) has expanded its international presence into the European market with the addition of two new partners based in the United Kingdom. With this expansion, CIM now has operations across three continents; the United States of America, China and the United Kingdom. Craig Fisher joins the firm as a European Field Service […]


Crown marketing director gives aerosol market insight

Lee Bradley, European marketing director, Crown aerosols Europe, a business unit of Crown Holdings offers an insight into the global lubricants market and how aerosol packaging technology is contributing to its future growth. The outlook for the lubricant industry is extremely bright. According to the latest market research from Freedonia Group, 37 million metric tons […]


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 […]

Stolle Machinery buys Ultra Punch

Can making equipment manufacturer Stolle Machinery has purchased a supplier of die components. As part of the deal 20 employees of Ultra Punch, of Dayton US, have joined Stolle’s Ohio operations. Founded in 1973 in Miamisburg, Ohio, near Dayton home of the easy-open end (EOE), Ultra Punch specialises in making high precision punches and die […]

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, […]

Shaping the future

Budweiser announced this week that Belvac’s innovative shaping machinery produced its new Bow-tie can, arguably the most innovative introduction to the market for 30 years.


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 […]

May 2013

REGULARS 3 Comment 6 World News 32 New Products New cans and ends in the market place 33 New Equipment The latest machinery and equipment for the can line 34 Filling Focus An indepth look at how the international canned beer market 58 Candid Alexander Mohr, external affairs director at the Association of European Producers […]

Belvac hints at more can shapes

At least three new can shapes are in development following the launch of Budweiser’s bow-tie can, according to the company that created the machinery to make the can. Ricardo Ruiz de Gopegui, vice president branded package solutions, at Belvac Production Machinery wouldn’t be drawn on who the company is working with but at least three […]

Shaping the future

Budweiser has announced that Belvac’s innovative shaping machinery produced its new Bow-tie can, arguably the most innovative introduction to the market for 30 years. Bill Speidell, strategic initiatives, Belvac Production Machinery reveals the details of the shaping technology behind the Belvac Vertical Shaper. Read the full article in this month’s CanTech International.  

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 […]

CIM enters Europe

Cincinnati Industrial Machinery (CIM), a leading supplier of can washers, industrial ovens and dryers for the metal packaging industry will sell directly into Europe for the first time in 40 years.

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