Sun Chemical extends SunCure Lite range

Sun Chemical has announced addition to its SunCure range of inks, SunCure Lite, a series of UV curable, lithographic inks, designed for commercial printing and non-food packaging applications. Utilising energy efficient UV curing lamp technologies, based on formulations developed in collaboration with DIC Corporation, the ink formulations absorb the specific spectral output of Low Energy […]


Vision Experts reports success at Metpack

Vision Experts has reported success at Metpack 2014 in Essen. Can makers and contract printers from around 40 countries showed their interest in the new solution for 100% inspection of metal decorated sheets. Vision Experts could demonstrate realistically on a machine how VE 4000+ METAL works. “We are very happy with the feedback to our […]


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 […]


Croatian beer in collectible Ball cans

Croatian beer brand, Ožujsko Pivo, has launched a canned beer collectible in homage to Croatia’s national football team, for which it is the official sponsor. The company utilised Ball Packaging Europe’s variable printing technology Dynamark to create twelve can collectibles, featuring names of the key players on the team. The cans are available individually and […]

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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, […]

One trillion served

Jack Knight recently took up the challenge to see how many items were printed on metal worldwide.

What’s the best way to innovate?

I’ve recently been on a whistle-stop tour of can plants and machine manufacturers across the UK and Europe and the question of innovation has cropped up on many occasions. It seems to me, in my short time as editor of CanTech, that the manufacturing process has changed very little over the years. For two-piece, which […]


Britvic implements 1620 Ultra High Speed Printer

Britvic UK has implemented Videojet’s new 1620 UHS, CLARiSOFT and CLARiNET software to increase production line speed by 30 metre/minute. A long-time trusted partner of Videojet, Britvic UK looked to the next generation of machines at its Rugby manufacturing facility in order to meet the increasing production demands of the beverage industry. The advantage of […]

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Rexam has partnered with Efes Rus to develop a limited edition can to celebrate its 2014 partnership with Euroleague basketball. The eye-catching 500ml can design uses eight colour HD printing to achieve a high quality photographic finish. The design brings to life the sponsorship and reflects the brand truths energy, positivity and modernity. Efes Rus […]


Metalprint chooses Vision Experts

Italian-based Metalprint has invested in three print inspection systems from Vision Experts, which have been integrated into their metal sheet decoration lines. Metalprint supplies decorated metal sheets for 2-piece and 3-piece cans. The VE 4000+ METAL inspection systems were retrofitted on a 6-colour KBA Metal- star 2 and on two 2-colour Mailander printing lines. The […]


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