Asia, food and cosmetics drive metal container growth

Metpack celebrates 25th year with more than 300 exhibitors

Samples from the UV inkjet MIchelangelo press. Photo PSA

One of the highlights of our first look at the show was the KBA stand, which is showing both an inkjet multipass flatbed press, the Metal Decojet that uses water-based CYMK inks and its new CS MetalCan, a 10-color dry offset indirect letterpress) printing machine for formed cans. The press which is built at the same KBA-MetalPrint facility near Stuttgart is being shown for the first time at Metpack. A unit of KBA’s traditional metal decoration offset press is also on display.

Two-piece welded steel beer kegs with special Bisphenol free food grade coatings at the Tata Steel stand at Metpack 2017. Photo PSA