Carbon dioxide shortage hits drinks cans

May 29: Drinks can volumes in South Africa might have expanded faster in the last six months had it not been for a local shortage of carbon dioxide, said the country’s leading packaging manufacturer Nampak.
Specially-prepared carbon dioxide is used to give soft drinks fizz, and with limited supplies carbonated beverage sales were dented.
Growth in beverage can use in the Cape was nevertheless 3 percent.

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