Novelis announced the company's new laminated aluminium surfaces for beverage can ends that will be showcased during 27-29 September at ALUMINIUM 2022 in Düsseldorf. This innovative application improves beverage container appearance, increases production process efficiencies and lowers CO2 emissions for European beverage brands and can makers. As a result, it further advances Novelis' leadership in the growing market for aluminium beverage packaging.Colored aluminium beverage can ends, especially black, are particularly popular for new and innovative beverage products and energy drinks. However, producing lacquered, black ends also poses challenges in terms of color stability and can makers' production processes.High-quality surfaces and color stability are especially important for the premium beverage segments. Novelis' new aluminium sheet comes with a black laminating film. The laminating film is free of Bisphenol A BPA and per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances PFAS and meets all food and beverage industry requirements.At Novelis' Göttingen site in Germany, which specializes in rolled aluminium surface finishing, the laminating film is applied by a combination of pressure and heat.For beverage can makers, adoption of the laminated sheet is simple, as the production of laminated ends does not require any can line retooling. In fact, it requires less cleaning, leading to increased productivity.