Beverage Cans Packaging News

Tatra’s working heroes show mastery in can production
Ardagh Group

Renowned beer brand Tatra is honouring Poland’s everyday superheroes in a line-up of six limited edition cans that features experts in their field – and the stunning finished Ardagh Group cans show just what can be achieved when vision meets that level of expertise.

Michel Jodoin apple must range sees cans bear fruit
Ardagh Group
Legendary Québécois cider brand Michel Jodoin is expanding the market for its non-alcoholic apple musts with a new range of playful and cheering cans that will charm consumers in Canada. The four apple musts are available in Ardagh’s light and convenient 250ml slim can – perfect for a single serve.
SKYE Energy ‘Feels the Victory’ with Ardagh’s graphics team
Ardagh Group

Beverage brand SKYE Energy is blazing into international markets with a new set of stunning cans that will give consumers a mood-boosting buzz even before they open the pack. To meet the challenge of achieving visual excitement to match the exhilarating blue drink inside, SKYE Energy turned to Ardagh’s highly skilled Graphics team, bringing them the ambitious vision of a dynamic, multi-screened print with perfect contrast and colour fidelity.

MALUMA collagen protein drinks: wellbeing in a can
Ardagh Group

Innovative German beverage creator Black Labels Company (BLC) have launched MALUMA, the first collagen protein drinks in Ardagh Group cans. Appealing to health-conscious consumers looking for a delicious drink that also provides a boost of nutrients, the MALUMA range is presented in Ardagh’s slim 250ml can with a light, bright and contemporary matte aesthetic which reflects the ‘clean-living’ image of the brand.

5 Things to Look for in a Packaging Supplier
Raptor Packaging

One of the most critical attributes that you can look for in a supplier (manufacturer or distributor) is the ability to provide accurate and dependable technical support. Most anyone can sell a product but few provide the technical expertise that comes with being a qualified supplier. Here are a few key attributes to look for when selecting what distributor to buy from.

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.
Ball announces collaboration with Norwegian craft brewer Lervig
Ball Corporation

Ball, the world’s largest canmaker, has collaborated with Norwegian craft brewer Lervig Aktiebryggeri, to produce packaging for selected expressions of its craft beer range. This sees Ball extending its cooperation with craft brewers, now manufacturing cans for craft beer in Norway in addition to the UK, Ireland, Germany, Spain and Sweden.