September 2015

Focus: South America Ink and coatings update Tooling developments – including: two-piece can tooling, three-piece can tooling, aerosol tooling, chucks and rolls Seaming developments SUPPLIER PROFILE SUPPLEMENT

Stolle global expansion begins

Stolle Machinery has begun a programme of expansion that will increase both its machining and customer service capabilities around the globe. The first three expansions are expected to be completed by summer of 2016 and will result in better control of production, parts as well as increased servicing capabilities for customers. The three major expansions […]

Schuler expands product portfolio

Schuler has expanded its product portfolio to include bodymakers, neckers-flangers and light testers, thanks to a license acquired by the Japanese can making company Universal Can Corporation (UCC). Speaking of the acquired technology Johannes Linden, head of Schuler’s Systems Division, says, “The proven machine design will be enhanced by our powerful Research, Development & Engineering […]

Novelty tin for Fox’s biscuit brand

Crown Aerosols and Speciality Packaging Europe has launched a novelty tin for the Fox’s biscuit brand Vinnie’s Biscwits Selection range shaped like the character Vinnie’s head. The matte varnished design features Vinnie munching on a biscuit set against a metallic purple background finish. The triple-embossed gold banner reinforces Fox’s current seasonal range, and helps strengthen […]

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PneumaticScaleAngelus expands global operation

PneumaticScaleAngelus is expanding its global operations with a new engineering/manufacturing facility in Parma, Italy. The move is set to take place early May 2014. The new operation will include engineering, manufacturing, assembly, sales and service of new and rebuilt can seamers. It will serve as an additional manufacturing centre for seamer tooling (chucks & rolls). […]

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 […]

Lighter, more stable metal packaging

The topic of lightweight products is of growing interest to the packaging and consumer goods industries: for example, the less an aluminium aerosol can weighs, the lower the material and transportation costs will be. The aerosol can produced by Schuler’s ICON V-Drive vertical drawing and ironing press weighs around 20% less than conventional containers. Following […]

WorldSkills success for CMB Engineering apprentices

The CMB Engineering apprentice scheme aims to equip young individuals with the engineering skills required to succeed in the industry. In March last year CMB Engineering apprentices Andrew Maguire, George Moffat and Daniel Gebhard won first prize in the Manufacturing Team Challenge at the national WorldSkills UK competition, qualifying them to compete at the WorldSkills […]

CMB Engineering apprentice takes gold at the Skills Show

Dominic Trees, a third-year apprentice at CMB Engineering, won a gold medal in the Mechanical Turning competition at the UK’s Skills Show, the nation’s largest skills and careers event.   The show also plays host to the WorldSkills UK national competitions, where apprentices from companies across the country test their talents. In total, over 60 […]

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