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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…


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…


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…


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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METPACK 2023: Day 2 highlights

The second day of METPACK 2023 was jam-packed, with the Conference taking place between 9am and 1pm, followed by the Innovation Awards later in the afternoon, on top of much more. The opening keynote of the METPACK Conference – chaired by Dr Daniel Abramowicz, Executive Vice President, Technology and Regulatory Affairs, Crown Holdings Inc –…


METPACK 2023: Day 1 highlights

It has been six years since METPACK, the leading global event for the metal packaging industry, took place and Canmaking News is thrilled to finally be back. Here are our highlights from day one at Messe Essen, Germany… The doors to METPACK 2023 officially opened to visitors at 9am today (2 May). We arrived bright…

Die Weltleitmesse für Metallverpackungen METPACK erreicht vom 2. bis 6. Mai 2017 neue Dimensionen: Mehr als 300 Aussteller präsentieren in der Messe Essen ihre Produkte und Neuheiten. Das Angebot der Hersteller umfasst nachhaltige und kosteneffiziente Lösungen für die Herstellung, Veredelung, Lackierung und Wiederverwertung von Metallverpackungen. Damit zeigt die Fachmesse die gesamte Wertschöpfungskette der Branche.
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METPACK 2023: Exhibitors reveal what they’ll be showcasing at this year’s highly anticipated event

From 2nd – 6th May, METPACK will welcome more than 300 exhibitors from over 25 nations and thousands of trade visitors from across the world. This year, the focus will be on trends and innovations for the production, finishing, printing and recycling of packaging made of sheet metal or aluminium. As a highlight on the…


Aluminium beverage can industry encourages expansion of well-designed recycling refund policies

Heath Cox, Director of Industry Affairs at the Can Manufacturers Institute examines the challenges US aluminium beverage can makers face to produce cans made solely from recycled content and promotes the expansion of recycling refund policies. An average aluminium beverage can in the United States is made with 73 percent recycled aluminium, an exceptionally high…

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