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Mayumi Watanabe is a senior editor covering the Japanese aluminum premium market since 2005. Full Bio
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Feb 2019
  • Metals
  • Non-Ferrous

Insight: Aluminum costs push Japan's brewers to put new beer in new bottles

From relatively traditional roots, the Japanese beer industry became a hotbed of innovation in 2018 — giving rise to new and esoteric brews, and causing brewers to think again about the use of costly aluminum as a packaging material

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  • Blog
Apr 2018
  • Metals
  • Non-Ferrous
  • Petrochemicals

Japan's brewers eye raising a can to new markets

Japan's craft brewers have suddenly found their cups are running over, and exporting beer in aluminum cans may be the answer to their problem

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Mar 2018
  • Metals
  • Non-Ferrous
  • Petrochemicals

Will PET bottles change tastes of Japan's aluminum can collectors?

The beverage sector has long favored aluminum cans for being lighter, stronger and more easily recyclable than the alternatives, despite being up to three times more expensive than steel and twice more than PET

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