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    Envases to Open Aluminum Beverage Can Manufacturing Center in Texas

    Envases Group plans to open its first aluminum beverage can production and distribution center in Waco, Texas. The completed facility will be located in Texas Central Park, a master-planned business center, and will have more than 450,000 sq ft of production and distribution space. “Our decision to establish this plant in Waco is the result of an […]

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    December 2020

    Cover Teammates Nick Harris, electrical automation technician (left), and Caleb Nunley, maintenance operator (right), enthusiastically display the first production coil from JW Aluminum’s new continuous casting and rolling operation in Goose Creek, SC. See story on page 6. Articles JW Aluminum Launches Advanced Continuous Casting and Rolling Facility: Collaboration Ensures Success Despite Challenges By Andrea […]

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    Aluminum Challenging Plastics in Beverage Industry

    By Goran Djukanovic, Aluminum Market Analyst. After replacing some quantities of steel in the automotive industry in recent years, aluminum has another potential area of increasing use, which is gaining importance, namely the beverage industry. Although aluminum has been present in the packaging and beverage industry for a long time, it is now challenging plastics […]

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    Showa Denko Launches New Aluminum Can Manufacturing Plant in Vietnam

    Showa Aluminum Can Corporation (SAC), a subsidiary of Showa Denko (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan) held a ceremony to celebrate the completion of its new aluminum can production facility in Southern Vietnam. The new facility is operated by SAC’s Vietnamese subsidiary Hanacans Joint Stock Company. Hanacans has been successfully increasing the sale of aluminum cans throughout northern […]

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    Canned Water, a Fad or the Future? Pepsi Wants to Know.

    Pepsi in New Bern, North Carolina plans to market its water brand Aquafina in aluminum cans beginning in 2020. The company said that Aquafina in aluminum cans will be available in restaurants at the start of the new year, and they are working on a roll out for retail sales following shortly thereafter. “Tackling plastic waste […]

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    Fresher Coffee in Aluminum Cans

    With the influx of boutique and craft coffee available on every corner, customer tastes have been expanding into a slew of ever more adventurous options for their daily caffeine fix. Coffee drinkers have been seeking cold espresso drinks and brews. Whether for convenience or for the super power energy charge, the cold brew satisfies those […]

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    60 Years of the Aluminum Can

    The iconic and popular aluminum beverage can is 60 years old this year. Beverage cans were originally heavy objects made of tin or steel. The first all-aluminum beverage can was introduced in 1958 by the Hawaii Brewing Company, based in Honolulu, for their “Primo Beer.” The lightweight aluminum was an ideal choice for the company, […]

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    Ball Completes Acquisition of Rexam

    Ball Corporation completed its acquisition of Rexam PLC for approximately $6.1 billion of cash and equity, plus the assumption of approximately $2.4 billion of net debt — making Ball the largest manufacturer of beverage cans in the world. The company also completed the required sale of the divestment business to Ardagh Group, receiving cash proceeds of approximately […]