A significant update of Bev Pages seminal volume on canmaking, this 266-page 210x297mm larger format softback is an in-depth study of the metal packaging business and manufacturing processes.
It considers a wide range of applications and design implications, from drinks and processed food cans to foil trays and bottle closures. Different manufacturing techniques employed in canmaking plants are explored in detail, along with the interaction of processes such as coating technologies, right through to quality assurance, hygiene and shipping.
The key role of cans as a sustainable means of protecting and delivering food and drinks to consumers, is explained more clearly than in almost any other publication. The book also provides a positive demonstration of how manufacturing techniques, such as lightweighting and the introduction of recycled content, can improve profitability while delivering a strong environmental message that helps to promote the product.