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20 years of canmaking innovation

As Canmaking News celebrates its 20th anniversary, we take a look at how the global metal packaging landscape has evolved over the past two decades, as well as what lies ahead A lot has changed since Canmaking News made its digital debut in 2003. On the whole, the way we do business around the world…

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The Power of Versatility

Karen McKenzie recently visited Versatile Technology, producers of advanced precision test systems for the packaging industry, in Melbourne Australia.    I recently had the opportunity to visit Versatile Technology in November at its factory in Oakleigh, a suburb in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia.  I must admit that before my visit I knew little…


What role does canned food have in supporting the cost of living?

The cost-of-living crisis is being felt by people across Western Europe. To help weather the storm, many consumers are turning to metal packaging and tinned food, which, as well as offering an economical choice, is being increasingly championed for its sustainable credentials. These two important trends are highlighted in a recent report from Eviosys. After 12 months…

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BAMA Awards Review

Another spectacular evening in the beautiful Cheshire countryside, for the 2022 BAMA Awards dinner and ceremony. We had several familiar faces amongst the diners, people who have been actively involved with our Association for several years, but we also had some who came for the first time: companies that joined us recently and new staff…

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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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