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A review of ADF Paris at Paris Packaging Week, June 2022

On 29th and 30th June, Canmaking News attended ADF as part of Paris Packaging Week. This highly anticipated event, which took place at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, featured conferences and exhibits for packaging professionals from the aerosol and dispensing sectors. Here is a brief resume of the show. The jam-packed two days of inspiration,…


Latamcan 2022 hailed a great success

If you attended this year’s Latamcan (the Latin American Canmakers Conference) on 11th, 12th and 13th May in São Paulo, Brazil, you’ll know that it was a spectacular affair! The 2022 event, held at the beautiful Bourbon Atibaia Resort, brought canmakers, suppliers and everyone in between together under one roof for several days of industry…

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Reducing the Environmental Pawprint

Karen McKenzie examines the surge in demand for pet food and the effect this is having on the three-piece can market   Since the pandemic began, it has been raining cats and dogs, and the subsequent pet food boom is playing its part in the thriving three-piece can market. As people worldwide faced restrictions, lockdowns…


The countdown to Brazil’s 2022 Latamcan begins

Latamcan (the Latin American Canmakers Conference) is just around the corner. 2022’s event, taking place in São Paulo, Brazil between Wednesday 11th and Friday 13th May, is pulling out all the stops! Industry professionals from across the globe will gather at Bourbon Atibaia Resort, located on the outskirts of the city, for a jam-packed couple…

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Four Pillars of Action for Metal Packagers

Last month, we looked at the can capture grant initiative by the Can Manufacturers Institute.  This month Karen McKenzie caught up with Scott Breen, Vice President of Sustainability at the Can Manufacturers Institute, to discuss the broader Four-Pillar Initiative to aid the industry in reaching ambitious new recycling rate targets.   For many years the…


Feature: The Craft Brewers supporting Ukrainian brewery’s

Canmaking News examines the craft brewers supporting the fight for Ukraine following Russia’s invasion   Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Lviv Brewery owner, Yuri Zastavny described how his team at the Pravda Beer Theatre was hand-bottling Molotov cocktails that day. “It’s a very special bottling. We’ll bottle beer later,” he said. The brewery then posted…

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Closing the Loop

Karen McKenzie looks at the recent aluminium can recovery grant rollout by the Can Manufacturers Institute in the USA – one step closer to reaching ambitious new recycling targets with funding from Ardagh and Crown   When we look to the population for commitment to the recycling initiative, we need to teach them not just…


The Complexities and Challenges of Beverage Production

Every industry has its obstacles, and the beverage manufacturing industry is no different. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and changing consumer demands, canned beverage companies are facing new hurdles such as aluminium shortages, a sizeable shift in the workforce, and diversifying offerings for customer preferences. These present circumstances make it apparent to the public that…

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2021 BAMA Forum and Awards review

After having to postpone and eventually cancel all its booked venues and planned events for the last 15 months, BAMA (the British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association) was thrilled to be able to finally host its annual Forum and Awards on the 13th and 14th October. There were excellent, wide-ranging entries and the 106 attendees experienced a spectacular evening…

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The land where legends are still made

Karen McKenzie explores why so many have chosen Cornwall as the location for their breweries and just what makes it so special.  Cornwall – the land of folklore, myths, and legends.  A brutal landscape and a wild and spectacular coastline have inspired the imagination for centuries.  From history came the stories of pirates and smugglers,…


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