The thermoforming process (up until most recently) has not made any significant penetration into the metal and foil fiber can area. We have found the same to be true with the thermoform-spin weld process in the glass bottle area. Now, however, with the technical breakthroughs that have been made in both processes, coupled with the availability of a much greater variety of plastic materials; plastic cans and bottles will command a very respectable share of the total market within the next five years.

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