The global demand for beverage cans will
increase between two and three percent in 2015, according to a recent forecast by Alcoa, one of the world’s
leading suppliers of aluminum canstock.
With the number of cans rolling off production lines fast approaching one-half trillion a year, canmakers are
constantly challenged to optimize their plant operations. Each step of can manufacturing – from drawing and
ironing to curing and finishing – offers opportunity for improvement. But let’s...
Meeting Local and Federal Regulations for Wastewater Discharge
Today, beverage canning facilities can produce 2,500 cans or more per minute on one production line using high-speed machinery. In the United States, more than 200 can manufacturing plants in 38 states produce approximately 130 billion cans each year. Aluminum beverage cans, which are the most widely used, were first...