Ribeiro to address Ink Related Issues at the Latamcan Conference

Schaumburg, IL – April 2, 2024 – One year after Eduardo Ribeiro talked about impending changes to the metal decorating industry, he returns to this year’s Latamcan Conference with a new message. His discussion on Ink Related Issues and Coming Changes to Current Regulations, is likely to catch the attention of more attendees. The April 17-19 event at the Hilton Hotel in Buenos Aires, Argentina, represents the first time the conference is being held outside Brazil or Mexico.

Ribeiro says the metal decorating marketplace in South America has restructured itself and is adjusting to meet new demands as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Eduardo Ribeiro

Eduardo Ribeiro

"There is a change taking place in the can market." confirmed Ribeiro, who is the Director of Metal Operations for INX do Brasil in Sao Paolo, Brazil. He has worked for INX since 2016, and his 30-minute presentation will take place on Thursday, April 18 from 9:30-10 a.m. in the 2PC room..

"Bars and restaurants in South America serve drinks mainly in bottles. Due to the restrictions that were in place until last year, people stayed home and it increased can consumption. Demand reached record levels in 2021 and 2022, and investments were made to accommodate this new structure. With life getting back to normal, there was an adjustment in the demand and some new challenges as a result."

Ribeiro says having the flexibility to adapt to market changes is one the key factors his message will center on.

"Metal Converters are working hard to expand can market share. Attention to detail is the key to achieving your goals, and the high speed production lines of today offer challenges that require our strict attention to maximize the process. It is my intention to show how small adjustments and ink related controls can be fundamental for long-term continuous improvement."

One of the tools INX has to offer the industry is the INX Color Catalog. Part of the INX Color Perfection program, it is widely accepted as the only true color standard for metal decoration and now offers about 650 removable color metal swatches after a recent update. Brand owners, metal decorators, marketers and designers benefit from using the Color Catalog to help reduce lead times in getting their labels to market sooner. More information will be available at the INX tabletop.

About INX International Ink Co.

INX International Ink Co. is the third largest producer of inks in North America, with full-service subsidiaries in Europe and South America and is part of Sakata INX worldwide operations. We offer a complete line of ink and coating solutions technology for commercial, packaging, and digital applications. As a leading global manufacturer of inkjet inks, we provide a full palette of digital ink systems, advanced technologies, and integrated services. Stay updated on the latest developments and follow INX on LinkedIn, Facebook, and X, or visit www.inxinternational.com.