Aluminium bottles have been manufactured in Australia for the first time by the Ardagh Group.

Developed in a range of sizes from 33 to 35.5cl, the impact-extruded bottles are expected to be soon used by a major beverage industry customer, with whom Ardagh is in discussions.

The bottles are being made at Ardagh’s Taree plant in New South Wales where aluminium aerosols are also manufactured.

Ardagh says it took the decision to extend the Taree aluminium portfolio from aerosols to bottles after its research discerned an opportunity to enter a niche but growing market segment.

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