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Canmaking News is pleased to announce its media partnership with LATAMCAN for the very first time, and at the 2017 LATAMCAN Conference 4 – 6 October will be the only global canmaking magazine making an appearance this year.

Janis Osborn, publisher and proprietor of Canmaking News, and her partner Chris Baldock are off to Sao Paulo, Brazil to cover the show.

Later this month, 18 October, Janis will be attending the BAMA Forum and Awards 2017 Dinner at Oulton Hall, a luxury venue near Leeds in Yorkshire, UK.

You can read more about both these events in next month’s issue.

In this month’s Feature you’ll get the lowdown on what visitors and exhibitors can expect at LATAMCAN 2017 and the highlights and award winners of the ADF&PCD show, held in early September in New York.

Increasingly, modern consumers expect more from packaging than just information and functionality, and the Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming more widely exploited by up-to-the-minute producers. Discover what a couple of innovative companies are up to in our World News section.

In News in Brief, you’ll get what it says on the tin: a collection of short articles to keep you abreast with what’s happening in the industry worldwide.


The industry has lost a much beloved member, James Abbott. James had worked for MetalBox R&D and Metalbox (CMB) for 25 years before joining FMC and other US based companies like Preferred Machining Corp, Alcoa Packaging Machinery, Alfons Haar and Service Tool, ending up with Custom Machining Corporation.

James, who had been diagnosed with leukemia, was taken ill earlier this summer, he returned to England to be with his family and passed away in September, just short of his 77th birthday. “It is with great sadness,” said Raul Martinez, “that LATAMCAN informs the passing of our great friend and collaborator James Abbott. His joyous personality and his willingness to always help his friends and co-workers were an inspiration to many… Rest in peace old friend, you will be missed.”

Ed Bendell of Custom Machining Corporation, added, “Jim had so many friends worldwide throughout the canning industry and he will be dearly missed.”

All of us at Canmaking News wish to add our condolences to all of Jim’s family and friends.

Janis Osborn