Strong second quarter for beverage cans

The popularity of canned drinks is boosting can shipments around the world, resulting in canmakers investing more in new equipment. Arthur Stupay reports

Second quarter (Q2) beverage can volume this year was one of the most successful in recent years.  US shipments rose by 2.4 per cent in the first quarter, and by 2.5 per cent in the first half (H1). Beer cans, fuelled by speciality products and craft beer in a variety of shapes and sizes, rose…