S3, Ep5: 30 years of INX Europe
The Metal Pack Pod
by Alex Fordham
3d ago
We welcome Ben Grant, Managing Director of INX International Company in Europe, to the show. Recently we were fortunate to visit INX’s headquarters in the UK, where we were treated to a site visit and learnt about the company’s market leading innovations in the inks sector. During the conversation Ben informs the metal packager on the key trends in the inks market, and what it means to be a part of INX International Ink Co. (Europe) on its 30th anniversary! Whilst producing this episode, INX UK was recently awarded a silver medal for a Sustainability assessment conducted by EcoVadis. Founde ..read more
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Plant closures, Digital Printing, Resealability and more!
The Metal Pack Pod
by Alex Fordham
1M ago
In this latest podcast, we have industry experts Mark Smyth and Simon Jennings, discuss the latest pertinent issues within the industry. During the episode we discuss the Ball plant closures in the US, the advent of digital printing technology and more! Joining the show is regular guest Mark Smyth. Mark established his company MS Can Solutions in 2019, which is an independent packaging consultancy based in France. Prior to MS Can Solutions, his most recent position was with Ardagh Group as business development and marketing intelligence director, for metal and glass packaging. He is the autho ..read more
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S3, Ep3: "We aren't going away": Chris McKenzie, SLAC Group
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by Alex Fordham
1M ago
We welcome Chris McKenzie, chief operations officer and chief marketing officer for SLAC International. During the conversation Chris shares his views on the latest industry developments including whether the aggressive growth we have seen in the beverage can sector is sustainable, and the on-going challenges to do with inflation and supply chain issues globally. Chris also shares some more information about the company’s innovations, including the advent of its Digital Mini Line technology, which is taking advantage of the growing trend in digital printing ..read more
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S3, Ep2: A footprint to decarbonisation
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by Alex Fordham
1M ago
Scott Breen from Can Manufacturers Institute updates our listeners on The Global Aluminium Can Sustainability Summit. This event brought together more than 100 leaders from organisations globally across the aluminium beverage can value chain to operationalise the decarbonisation of aluminium produced for can sheet and generate transparent information on recycling and circularity ..read more
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S3, Ep1: Jack Knight
The Metal Pack Pod
by Alex Fordham
2M ago
Joining the podcast today is popular industry figure, Jack Knight. Jack is certainly a larger than life character, popular with the industry for his zest for life and the inks market. During the episode, we track Jack’s heritage within the industry and his take on some of the pertinent industry topics surrounding us at present ..read more
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S2, Ep10: Amy Ericson, PPG
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by Alex Fordham
5M ago
We welcome Amy Ericson, PPG Senior Vice President, Packaging Coatings. Prior to joining PPG in 2018, Ericson was the president of SUEZ Chemical Monitoring and Solutions after SUEZ acquired General Electric’s Water Services Company in 2017, where she served as president. While at General Electric, Ericson helped lead the organization’s water purification efforts while managing the growth and profitability for the $1.2 billion business composed of over 2,700 employees. In her current role, Ericson is continuing her passion for mission-driven work with PPG in its efforts to “Protect and Beautif ..read more
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S2, Ep9: Mark Williams, Greenbank
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by Alex Fordham
6M ago
Joining us for this episode is Mark Williams, managing director of Greenbank Technology. Greenbank is one of the market leaders in the design, development and manufacture of “Two Piece Can Making Equipment – and specifically can ovens, washers and dryers” with over 650 installations in 45 countries. In this episode Mark has an exclusive for us, as we learn of an exciting new industry announcement ..read more
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S2, Ep8: Mark Smyth, Smithers
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by Alex Fordham
6M ago
Joining us is Mark Smyth, author of research company Smithers’ new report on the future of metal packaging and coatings. In the podcast, Mark explains the findings of Smithers’ recent report the Future of Metal Packaging and Coatings to 2027. A friend of the show, having been a guest in 2021, we discuss the latest findings from the report and examine the key variables involved as we move forward into the post pandemic can making world ..read more
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S2 Ep7: "I can't think of another industry where I'd want to be right now"
The Metal Pack Pod
by Alex Fordham
7M ago
Joining the pod is Marc Hoche - Vice President/General Manager, CarnaudMetalbox Engineering. Marc is a mechanical engineer by trade, after serving 10 years in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, he then went on to work in heavy industry, most notably for Caterpillar and Cummins. After gaining a Business degree and an MBA, Marc then switched industries in 2013, where he began his career at CarnaudMetalbox Engineering as Head of Sales. He led the global sales and aftermarket teams for seven years before moving into his current role in Jan 2021. In the podcast, Marc spoke at length ..read more
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S2, Ep6: We all know Aluminium is Amazing – but what about the next generation?
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by Alex Fordham
9M ago
Joining The Metal Pack Pod are 2 special guests as we discuss another recently launched podcast – Amazing Aluminium, a podcast dedicated to engaging children in the importance of aluminium recycling. The podcast has been produced by the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation, and Fun Kids, a leading producer of audio and video content, online visual resources and experiential activities, reaching over 2,000,000 children and parents each month across the UK. During the episode we discuss the importance of engaging the next generation, and how the industry can benefit with new and innovati ..read more
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