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Looking ahead: Metal packaging trends in 2024

As 2024 kicks off with a flurry of activity, Canmaking News looks ahead and invites industry experts to provide their thoughts on the trends they think the industry will see in the coming months. Consumers are undoubtedly changing their spending habits. High inflation and economic uncertainty has created a feeling of uncertainty throughout the world…

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The impact of AI in canmaking

We explore some of the ways artificial intelligence (AI) is shaping the canmaking industry. Artificial intelligence (AI) has become an omnipresent force in modern society. Its applications span a spectrum of advancements – from the convenience of voice-activated personal assistants to the transformative potential of autonomous vehicles, healthcare diagnostics and complex algorithms steering financial markets.…

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2023’s BEST canned beverage Advent calendars

Among the many traditions that have sprung up to accompany the Advent season over the years (the Christmas tree, wreaths etc), one of the simplest and most popular is the Advent calendar. Instead of strictly following the four-week Advent period, which can start anywhere from November 27 to December 3, an Advent calendar typically begins…

2023 BAMA Awards review

On 11th and 12th October 2023, Canmaking News returned to the picturesque Cheshire countryside for the annual BAMA Forum & Awards, hosted once again by the British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA) at the luxurious Carden Park Hotel. The first day of the event, Wednesday 11th October, was defined by the Forum, which commenced with registration and lunch,…

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RHODIUS Mineralquellen adds third KHS canning line

RHODIUS is doubling its capacity in the container segment with a third canning line from KHS. Despite the difficult framework conditions, the mineral water and contract bottler says it continues to focus on a clear growth strategy – for itself and for its customers. They say that the optimisation of the reusable glass line installed…

Latamcan 2023 review: Magic in Mexico City

The annual Latin American Canmakers Conference (Latamcan) returned to Mexico City, Mexico on 12th, 13th and 14th July 2023 for yet another triumphant show. Hailed as the most important meeting of the metal packaging industry in Latin America, the fair welcomed canmaking professionals and suppliers from across the globe, who gathered at the Hilton Mexico…

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The importance of integrity

Chris McKenzie examines the importance of integrity in the can making business The question of supplier integrity is often a grey area as there are many levels to consider. Usually there is a great deal of trust in the suppliers’ sales or technical adviser – sometimes the trust is hidden behind a large corporate name…

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Keeping it in the Family: Joe McEachern, T.D Wright

The metal packaging industry is abundant with family run companies. Our new feature series ‘Keeping it in the Family’ shines a spotlights on those organisations and the benefits and challenges associated with working within them. For our first Keeping it in the Family feature, we spoke to Joe McEachern, CEO of T.D Wright. Joe talks…

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METPACK review: 2023 event hailed a great success

As the leading global event for the metal packaging sector, METPACK should be on every canmaker’s radar. The exhibition took place from 2nd to 6th May – and for the first time in six years – bringing industry professionals from across the world together at Messe Essen in Germany. The long-awaited five-day exhibition welcomed around…

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METPACK 2023: Day 3 highlights

Another day in Essen, Germany, another great METPACK at the Canmaking News stand. We’re now officially halfway through the show. So, what were the best bits from Thursday? According to METPACK organisers, this year’s event has seen record-breaking numbers of attendees, and we’re not surprised; the exhibition halls have been buzzing with canmakers networking, meeting…

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