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L to R: Ihab Arafah and Nishat Mulla of Nafcel at Metpack 2023. Photo PSA

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia-based Nafcel has promoted its beverage easy open ends at Metpack 2023. Established in 1987, Nafcel has grown to be one of the largest standalone manufacturer of beverage easy open ends (EOE). The company manufactures a large range of sizes and styles of EOE for both two and three-piece beverage cans.

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Beverage easy open ends on display at Metpack. Photo IFB

“We have been a regular at Metpack and it was natural for us to be here this year as the expo is taking place after a long gap. We have met customers from across the globe here,” said Nishat Mulla, manufacturing manager, Nafcel.

At Metpack the company displayed samples of various EOE that it manufactures. Nafcel also played videos which gave visitors a detailed its manufacturing unit and the whole manufacturing process. The company supplies EOE to brands across the world, including India. 

“We have a number of customers in the Indian subcontinent,” Mulla said. 

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