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EU Committee backs regulation to restrict BPA in packaging

17 June 2024

In a significant stride towards enhancing consumer safety, the European Commission’s draft regulation to restrict bisphenol A (BPA) and similar chemicals in food contact materials has been approved by the Plant Animal Food and Feed (PAFF) Standing Committee. This endorsement, granted on 12 June, pushes the draft regulation closer to becoming law – a pivotal…

The changing tides of women in canmaking

10 May 2024

In the traditionally male-dominated landscape of canmaking, a subtle yet significant shift is occurring. As the industry marches towards modernisation, a wave of change is bringing more women into its fold. No longer confined to the sidelines, women are carving out their places in technical roles, manufacturing, leadership and beyond. To commemorate this evolution, we…

Latamcan 2024 review: Argentina’s remarkable debut

21 April 2024

What an incredible few days we’ve had! From 17th – 19th April, history was made as Argentina hosted the Latin American Canmakers Conference (Latamcan) for the very first time. Regarded as the pinnacle gathering of the metal packaging industry in Latin America, the 2024 exhibition and conference exceeded all expectations. Canmaking professionals and suppliers from…

Industry insight: preparing for proposed EU packaging regulations

10 April 2024

Steve Davis, global director of product management at Industrial Physics, discusses the development in EU packaging and waste regulations, and the potential consequences for can makers.   The topics of sustainability and waste reduction have been climbing the agenda across the packaging industry in recent years. However, in accordance with the EU’s objective to achieve…

Sustainable Innovation: Advanced air solutions for 2-piece can manufacturing

28 March 2024

Daniel Hilfiker, President of Pneumofore, unveils the green path to low life cycle cost and minimal environmental impact with durable, high-efficiency compressors and vacuum pumps More than 50% of the electric power used in a can factory is spent for running air compressors and vacuum pumps. The continuous availability of pneumatic energy is a pillar…

ALFED calls for government support to safeguard the aluminium industry

4 March 2024

Ahead of the Spring Budget, ALFED CEO Tom Jones discusses the need for government support in safeguarding the future of the UK aluminium industry. As a key ingredient for clean technologies like electric vehicles and renewable energy generation, aluminium is vital for the global transition to net zero. Despite the economic outlook for global aluminium…

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