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Thirst for cans spurs Thai expansion by Japan aluminum roller

Global shift away from plastic behind move by UACJ

Beer cans on display in Hanoi. Demand for canned drinks is on the rise in Southeast Asia.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- As more food and drink companies ditch plastic containers for more recyclable cans, UACJ will boost output capacity of aluminum sheets at its Thailand plant to an annual 320,00 tons by 2021.

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