Mónica Higuera, John Nutting and Daniel Searle report The metal packaging industry found a haven of positive economic activity when it met at the Cannex Asia Pacific show in Guangzhou, China, last month.
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There may be a slowing of investment in the North American and European markets, but from the way metal packaging professionals were either signing up deals or asking for quotes from exhibitors, the business in the Middle East and Asia is growing unabated. Manufacturers of canmaking equipment put on a great show, with machinery either making cans, pails and ends, or overflowing from booths.
One of the exhibitors said that for the first time he had been asked to prepare two full-blown proposals at an exhibition, while another one said that he was “pretty sure” of getting some business out of companies he had met for the first time.