December 17: Two-piece D&I food cans could go into full-scale production soon in Malaysia on a line using techniques that dramatically reduce initial investment costs.
They’re being produced using a technology called Microflex, in which the processes have been redesigned so that a low-volume line has the same unit costs as those more commonly found on operations with ouputs two or three times higher. But with an investment of between $7m and $8m for a line running at 600 cans per minute, the start-up costs and overall size are much lower.

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