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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 […]

Tin cans and metal scrap used for Canvironment Week fashion show

Can manufacturing company Hindustan Tin Works and Pearl Academy, a design, fashion and art institute based in India, recently celebrated their ‘The Spirit of Sustainability’ fashion show event for the Canvironment Week in New Delhi. The fashion show witnessed students of Pearl Academy walking the ramp and showcasing their innovative designs created out of tin […]

Changing perceptions of canned foods

– I recently had the pleasure of meeting with Atit Bhatia – senior vice president of Hindustan Tin Works and member of our editorial advisory board – who provided some great insight into the current state of the can making market in India. Noting the fact that the canned food market in the country is […]

Michelin starred chef launches canned cook book

Celebrity chef Vikas Khanna’s latest title Everyone Can Cook shows how canned food can be Michelin standard. Published by Om Books International and backed by can maker Hindustan Tin Works in association with The Flying Saucer Café launched published by Om Books International. Everyone Can Cook was launched recently in New Delhi to offer simple […]

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Aluminium tube marks 100th birthday

The European tube manufacturers association (etma) mark the 100th of the aluminium tube today (8 August). The unique success story began in 1913 exactly one hundred years ago a new technical development made the industrial scale production of aluminium tubes feasible. In 1913 Alfons Mall, who was 28 years old and living in Baden in […]

Low tin weights and nitrates causing concern

Low tin weights and nitrates are the two biggest factors affecting the can industry currently, according to a food research expert. Alan Campbell of Campden BRI has can his in his blood his father was run a can making factory, as a student he worked in a can making factory and he now lives on […]

MPMA and BBC mark 200 years of the can

The Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association has joined forces with the BBC to help produce two videos which mark the 200th anniversary of the can this year. Working with Dr Mark Jepson from Loughborough University’s department of materials. How the first tin cans were made recreates the labour intensive manufacture of a single food can. The […]

April 2013

April’s issue looks at environmental initiatives taking place such as the Hindustan Tin Works led Canvironment Week (pages 27 & 28), which seems to have become a truly global event.
Will Geller, general manager North America at Quality by Vision, writes about can seaming inspection (pages 14 & 15) and how technology has transformed this process.
There is also an article by Rich Grimley president and chief executive of Rexam Beverage Can North America (page 31) discussing how the world’s largest canned beverage market is performing and as with most thing what happens in the US often takes place in the rest of the world sooner or later.
David Sterrett, vice president of engineering at Shenandoah Automation, offers his views on autonomous maintenance for can lines (pages 18 & 19) and revealing what a truly difficult and rewarding job working in this industry can be.

Hello and welcome

I’ve just finished my first issue as the new editor of CanTech International and I think it’s a great time to get into the can business. I’m hoping to meet as many of our readers and advertisers as possible in the coming weeks and months and with so many shows coming up it’s another reason […]

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