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Rexam to build new can plant in Brazil

Rexam has announced that it will build a new beverage can plant close to the city of Belem, Northern Brazil. The plant will have a capacity of 1.2 billion cans and is expected to be operational by mid 2012.

A chain reaction?

In one of my previous blog entries I talked about Brazil being a buzzword in the metal packaging world. At the time Rexam had announced plans to increase its capacity in Brazil by a further 1.7 billion cans. Since that announcement, and over the last few days, both Ball and Crown have released details of […]

Ball to build third beverage can plant in Brazil

Latapack-Ball has announced plans to build a third beverage can making plant in Brazil. Ball Corporation has revealed that Latapack-Ball Embalagens, the company’s majority-owned beverage can joint venture in Brazil, plans to build a new facility in Alagoinhas, in the Brazilian state of Bahia.

Crown to build Brazilian can plant in Belem

Crown Embalagens, a subsidiary of Crown Holdings, has announced that it will build a beverage can plant in Belem, Northern Brazil. The plant will produce two-piece aluminium beverage cans in multiple sizes and is expected to be operational in the first quarter of 2012.

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OKL expands into Brazil

OKL Can Line, a supplier of equipment to the beverage can industry, has expanded into Brazil. The US company has signed an agreement with Canpar to service OKL customers in Brazil, Argentina and Chile. It will be headed up by Andreia Cardoso.

Whisky in a can could be banned in Scotland

A new canned whisky, which is on sale in the Caribbean and South America, has come in for criticism from the Scotch Whisky Association. Panama-based company Scottish Spirits has launched the 33cl aluminium cans, the first time straight whisky has been sold in a can.

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The thrill of Brazil

The news that leading beverage can manufacturer Rexam is set to further increase its capacity in Brazil came as no surprise to me. Brazil appears to be a buzzword in the can making world at the moment and the manufacturers seemingly cannot get enough of it. As reported on www.cantechonline.com, Rexam will increase its capacity […]