Cup cans could appear in Europe

May 18: Details of the full-aperture ends used on Castle Lager beer cans during next month’s soccer World Cup in South Africa have been revealed.

The so-called ‘Cup Cans’ have been developed for brewer SABMiller in a move to improve safety at the soccer matches: when thrown, the cans empty more readily and are therefore less dangerous.

Pictures released by SABMiller show that the aluminium lids look like a development of Crown’s SuperEnd, which has been manufactured under licence by canmaker Nampak for a number of years in South Africa.

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