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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 1)

In the first upload of a 14 part series of videos, CanTech Online looks at how a beverage can is produced. Parts 1-3 can be found, with descriptions of each part of the process, in this post. 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.

UK orders boost Jef Can

China-based decorative can maker Jef Can has received strong demand for its products from UK customers.

The substrate

Jack Knight is director international technical service for INX International Ink Co. He is also CanTech International’s regular ink specialist. Here he discusses printing on tinplate.

March 2012

Articles in this issue include a look at the reasons why more craft brewers in the US are switching to aluminium cans, a technical article that looks at the maintenance of ovens and a look at sustainability issues. There are also reports on handling and conveying, seaming and the US. Regulars including Candid, Knight’s Knowledge and Clarke’s can corner are also included.