A good year for KBA-MetalPrint

A review of the business year 2014 found that KBA-MetalPrint has once more recorded an increase in turnover. With its presentation of the two new metal decorating presses Mailänder 280 and MetalStar 3, together with the energy-efficient HighEcon drying oven (winner of the silver Metpack Award 2014), KBA-MetalPrint had a busy year and saw turnover […]


December/ January 2015

Focus: Asia Market/consumer trends Printing technology and consumables Oven technology Asia CanTech review

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 […]


Metpack: KBA oven takes Silver Innovation Award

KBA MetalPrint has won the silver Innovation Award at the Metpack Show for its HighEcon drying oven. Highlights of the oven include its ability to save up to 50% on natural gas consumption on average, and also its capability to handle metal sheets of just 0.100mm in thickness. CEO Ralf Gumbel commented on the award, […]

BAMA releases annual aerosol filling figures

The UK aerosol filling figures have remained robust, figures released by the British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA) show. Following two years of strong year on year increases, the sector has stabilised with overall growth of just 0.1 per cent. In 2013, 1466.5 million cans were filled in total within the UK compared with 1,464.7 million […]

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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Sencon’s three-piece division forms new company

A new company has been formed by Sencon’s three-piece division splitting off to form an independent business. Called Innosen the company will take over the portfolio of former Sencon products aimed at the three-piece market. This portfolio includes equipment like the widely used SC231 double sheet detector, which will now be called the IS231. A […]


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.

Ink and coatings

Jack Knight from INX International returns with a back to basics guide and provides a general description of the lithographic process and equipment

Beverage can making process: Training videos (Part 3)

Videos which show the drying and initial internal coating parts of the beverage can making process are now available to watch online. There is an explanation of each part of the process above each video. This latest upload continues CanTech’s look at how a beverage can is produced. Keep checking back for new videos. Videos are courtesy of Ball Packaging Europe. The idea of these videos is to help those who are new to the industry to learn about can making.

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Beverage can making process: Training videos (Part 2)

In the second upload of a 14 part series of videos, CanTech Online continues its look at how a beverage can is produced. The latest videos show the washing, outside coating and printing parts of the process. Once again there is an explanation of each section of the process above each video. Keep checking back for new videos. Videos are courtesy of Ball Packaging Europe. The idea of these videos is to help those who are new to the industry to learn about can making.

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