With one capacidadede production of 700 million cans/year, initiated its activities for test of the cooling beer and dequalificao envasadores in September of 1997. The company belongs aogrupo Vicunha, and counts on the support technician of the National Siderurgical Company (CSN), that she is developing steel plates tinned special for this tipode product. The technology used for these companies is considered deltima generation, being that the four first ones manufacture aluminum cans (associates the international groups with experience in the sector), beyond to detrabalhar with imported and automatized machinery. Of this form, in Brazil, all the five fabricantesconfeccionam its cans with only two parts, being that the first part is atampa of the can, whereas second is an only constituted part of body deep dalata and, being necessary only one weld to join these two parts to efinalizar the product. In the case of the countries that use exceeded technology, the cans possess three parts: cover of the can; body; deep (separate ones dasoutras), being necessary two welds to join the three parts so that lataesteja ready to be vendida. To start its activities in 1997, with technology deponta, the Metalic contracted the CAP International Incorporation company north-americanaespecializada in the implantation of plants of cans of two parts, cujosprincipais equipment and machines also are imported. Up to 1996 the units industrials were located Southeastern naregio, mainly in the States of So Paulo, Minas Gerais and deJaneiro River.

The two last plants to be entered in operation are located noNordeste, northeast Latasa s.a. (Lanesa), in Pernambuco, and the Metalic, expose of steel, in the Cear, having both initiates its operations in the segundosemestre of 1997. To the exception of the Metalic, the too much manufacturers use oalumnio as raw material in the manufacture of the drink cans. In 1998, it was evidenced great predominance of the cans dealumnio, that represent 94% of offer in 1998, against only 6% of cans deao, manufactured for the Metalic.

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