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Celebrating women in metal packaging: Beth Graves

In a brand-new profile series, Canmaking News puts the spotlight on the inspirational businesswomen shaping the metal packaging industry. For our first piece, we speak to Dr Beth Graves, President of Prime Controls Inc   Based in Dayton, Ohio, Prime Controls is a world leader in metal sensing solutions. Its innovative inspection equipment, used by top…


Canmaking News represents metal packaging at the AmericaPack Summit

The 2023 edition of the AmericaPack Summit took place on 27th and 28th February at The Roosevelt New Orleans. As a leading voice for metal packaging, Canmaking News attended the event to represent our industry. The AmericaPack Summit is an invitation-only, premium forum bringing together leading packaging executives, suppliers and solution providers. Whilst it encompasses…


A look at the global aerosol cans market

Canmaking News provides an overview of the global aerosol cans market, with key insights from some of the sector’s leading manufacturers and suppliers Aerosol products account for a huge share of the canning industry. Manufactured in countries all around the world – from Europe to North America, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa…

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Canmaking News reviews ADF Paris at Paris Packaging Week 2023

Canmaking News recently attended ADF, which took place on 25th and 26th January at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, as part of Paris Packaging Week. So, if you want to find out about all the 2023 highlights, we’ve got you covered… Organised by Easyfairs in partnership with FEA (European Aerosol Federation), ADF is the world’s…

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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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