Alcoa Featured in National Geographics Aluminum Can Documentary

Alcoa Featured in National Geographics Aluminum Can Documentary

Alcoa announced that its operations in Alcoa, Tenn., and Western Australia are featured in a new aluminum can documentary that is airing on the National Geographic Channel. “Man-Made: The Can” is a one-hour special that highlights all aspects of the aluminum can, including the aluminum manufacturing process, can sheet production, aluminum’s history and aluminum recycling.

According to the National Geographic Channel, “The aluminum can is a trophy of human ingenuity and is one of the most ubiquitous man-made products on the planet…It has become a necessity, a technology, an icon, a cultural artifact and even an object of desire.”

The program features Alcoa’s bauxite mining, refining, smelting, rolling and recycling operations. “Man Made: The Can” will run as part of a series on the National Geographic Channel. Check local listings for air dates and times.

About Alcoa

Alcoa is the world’s leading producer and manager of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina facilities, and is active in all major aspects of the industry. Alcoa serves the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation and industrial markets, bringing design, engineering, production and other capabilities of Alcoa’s businesses to customers. In addition to aluminum products and components, Alcoa also markets consumer brands including Reynolds Wrap® foils and plastic wraps, Alcoa® wheels and Baco® household wraps. Among its other businesses are closures, fastening systems, precision castings, and electrical distribution systems for cars and trucks. The company has 123,000 employees in 44 countries and has been named one of the top three most sustainable corporations in the world at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. More information can be found at


Alcoa Inc.
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