June 25: Exhibitors and visitors who were at the Cannex Asia Pacific show in China two weeks ago are facing the second half of the year with no lack of business leads.

Canmakers from a number of global markets were upbeat, with most exhibitors reporting strong interest in the installation of new manufacturing lines or the upgrading of existing ones.

Amongst the visitors looking for equipment were Malaysia’s Kian Joo, Myanmar’s Metalcan Packaging, Pakistan’s Hussain Can Co, Jordan Tinplate Printing & Canning Industry, Egypt’s Misr Metalcan and Asat Trade, Syria’s Awad Press, Dubai’s Hassani Group, Saudi Arabia’s Consolidated Can Manufacturing and Brazil’s Brasilata.

China’s Pacific Can and ORG, and brewers planning to make their own two-piece cans, were also at Cannex.

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