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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 […]

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    Spanish Microbrewer Embraces Global Trend of Switching to Aluminum Cans

    Rexam has partnered with Arriaca, an internationally renowned Spanish microbrewer, to launch Spain’s first ever canned craft beer. The craft brewer will package its Rubia, IPA, and Vikingathor beers in 330 ml aluminum cans.  The cans will be manufactured out of Rexam’s La Selva, Spain, plant and will be available in the Spanish domestic market through various […]

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    The Ingenious Design of the Aluminum Beverage Can

    Bill Hammack from Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois, details the engineering choices underlying the design of a beverage can. He explains why it is cylindrical, outlines the manufacturing steps needed to created the can, notes why the can narrows near it lid, shows close ups of the double-seam that hold the lid on, […]