September 25: Miller Lite beer is being test marketed in lightweight aluminium bottles in the southern states of the US.
The 16oz Alumi-Tek bottles made by Ball Corporation are larger versions of those used for Caribou coffee drinks last year.
Alumi-Tek bottles are a development of similar containers produced in Japan and are made using technology licensed from Universal Can Corp.
The draw-and-wall-iron process is similar to that used for making drinks cans but with the addition of necking and 38mm ROPP screw tops. The bottles are made at Ball’s plant at Monticello, Indiana.

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