June 26: Output at a pioneering production line that makes so-called eco-friendly beverage cans is being increased to almost 70 percent of its capacity this autumn.

The technology used enables reductions in waste and energy consumption compared with conventional operations.

Bangkok Can Manufacturing in Thailand, a subsidiary of Japan’s Toyo Seikan Kaisha, started up in 2008 making TULC (Toyo Ultimate Can) containers using polyester coatings applied to the steel coil before manufacture.

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