Beverage Cans Packaging News

The slim little wine can for The Long Little Dog
Ardagh Group

The newest addition to Ardagh’s pioneering Wine Can range was the natural choice for Boutinot when looking for a portable, single-serve pack for The Long Little Dog wines, previously only available in bottles. The can’s unique characteristics were designed by Ardagh specifically to protect and promote wine and wine-based drinks, while the new 187ml format – a quarter of a standard bottle – expands the market for Boutinot’s wines.

First flavored water to hit the Russian market, in striking Slim cans
Ball Corporation
With the support of the world’s leading can manufacturer, Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL), mineral water brand Senezhskaya launched the first flavored water in 25-centiliter slim cans on the Russian market. By choosing this convenient packaging format, the brand is capitalizing on the popularity of the can and bringing it to the flavored water sector.
Danone unveils new "4U" line of carbonated juices and teas in Brazil in Sleek Style beverage cans from Crown

To deliver new beverage options to consumers seeking healthier alternatives, Danone Waters Brazil has partnered with Crown Holdings, Inc. to launch its newest brand, 4U by Danone. Two different sizes of sleek style cans from Crown, along with special ink finishes and colorful imagery, offer vibrant, eye-catching package designs that reflect the healthy, fresh blends of the 4U beverages.

Ball Corporation agrees to sell Chinese beverage can and end manufacturing facilities
Ball Corporation

Ball Corporation has announced an agreement to sell its metal beverage packaging facilities in China to ORG Technology Co. Ltd, a leading Chinese metal packaging company, for approximately $225 million total transaction consideration including cash, plus potential additional consideration related to the relocation of an existing facility over the next several years, which the company currently expects to be in the range of $50 million to $75 million.

Crown scores a home run on the 2018 awards field
In the last few weeks, Crown Holdings, Inc, has received several prestigious industry awards for innovations that help advance the global beverage can industry. The awards recognize Crown technologies that create new opportunities to interact with consumers at the point of consumption, strengthen brand loyalty, provide differentiation at point of sale and enhance sustainability.
Focus on: FDA approved coatings for rigid metal packaging

ACTEGA offers coatings, adhesives, sealants and inks for metal packaging, with a focus on options for food and beverages as the company is specialized in pigmented product solutions, as well as in products for direct food contact (FDA approved). Specialising in products that are a combination of these two cases, ACTEGA is the perfect option for sourcing packaging.

Lancaster Brewing Co. increases can output with Wavegrip G1

WaveGrip, manufacturer of innovative beverage multi-packing solutions, is helping Lancaster Brewing Co. increase its canned beverage output. The majority of Lancaster’s canned output is in 12oz. 6-packs, but with the need to produce 4-packs of both 12oz. and 16oz. cans, the G1 applicator was the perfect solution.

Ball Corporation's Naro Fominsk ends plant wins prestigious Shingo prize
Ball Corporation
Ball’s beverage end manufacturing plant in Naro Fominsk, Russia, received the coveted Shingo Prize for 2017. Awarded by the Shingo Institute, the Shingo Prize represents the highest standard of operational excellence in the world. Among the things that impressed the Shingo Institute were the plant’s safety culture, and the focus on people development.
Ball to pop top on Cameo beverage can end printing
Ball Corporation

Ball Corporation's newest beverage can innovation is helping customers put a colorful lid on their infinitely recyclable aluminum cans from Ball. Available for the first time, Ball's proprietary Cameo End Printing extends customer branding to the top of the can, making the top pop and adding appeal for consumers looking for their favorite beverages. Cameo will be commercially available in early 2019.

Simplot Australia makes history with 5 CPP’s
Simplot Australia has made history as the first company in Australia to successfully have five packaging professionals attain the Certified Packaging Professional (CPP) designation. This achievement was led by Jason Goode FAIP, Group Packaging and Process Improvement Manager, who had a vision to see his entire packaging team attain the CPP designation together and is a part of Simplot Australia’s support and encouragement for continued professional development of their staff. Offered through the AIP, the CPP designation is the leading mark of excellence internationally and a must-have recognition of industry proficiency and achievement for packaging professionals.
Applicator provides automated can multi-packaging for lower volume users
WaveGrip, manufacturer of innovative beverage multi-packing solutions, is launching a new automatic version of its entry level G1 applicator for lower volume beverage producers. The G1 can create multi-packs of 4, 6 or 8 cans, with automatic pack separation and accommodates a full range of can heights at speeds of up to 100 cans per minute.
Crown's new convenience driven package delivers precise portions of fresh, premium coffee

La Colombe Coffee Roasters and CROWN Beverage Packaging North America, a business unit of Crown Holdings, Inc, have partnered again to bring another unique experience to coffee lovers everywhere. The MiniVault, a pre-portioned single-use can, delivers café quality ground coffee to consumers in a vessel that is both convenient for at-home use and extends the shelf life up to five times.