June 26: Russia’s only producer of aluminium coil for beer and beverage can manufacturing has commissioned a new line for making high-quality coated sheet for ends and tabs.

Alcoa Russia’s line at Samara, which will also supply the building and construction industries, is the only one of its kind in Russia.

The 60,000 tons per year line completes an investment programme of $750 million in Alcoa’s Russian operations and will serve both domestic customers and those in Europe.

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