Unforeseen circumstances, aligned with The IMDA Conference and the Bank Holiday, has meant we’re a little late with this issue . . . however, it has meant we’ve been able to include the breaking news story of the introduction of US tariffs on EU steel and aluminium. Check out our World News section.

May saw the IMDA Conference in Illinois and this year’s annual event reflected the many challenges the metal packaging industry has to deal with to keep it viable, leading, and innovating onwards to continued success.

In recognition of the many successes of last year one of our features this month looks at the recipients of the 2018 IMDA Awards.

In the light of changes in the law, particularly in a number of US states, our second feature considers the budding of the canned cannabis industry, led predominantly by the Honest Marijuana company in collaboration with N2 Packaging Systems, whose patented process of packaging controlled substances in a hermetically sealed container greatly extends the shelf life of any contents.

As usual, there are plenty of articles in the News in Brief and World News sections, including cameos of men and women who are making a difference in the industry.


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