Beverage Cans Packaging News

White shell: a bright new option for Ardagh customers
Ardagh Group
Ardagh has introduced the latest newcomer to its range of infinitely recyclable coloured beverage ends: a beautiful white shell. Ardagh’s catalogue of beverage end options boasts a wide selection of attractive colours and finishes for both the shell and the tab. With the addition of stylish white as a shell finish, the choice expands once again.
Radnor Hills spring water hits canned water market
Ardagh Group
Spring water is a delicate, highly regulated and safety-controlled product, which makes quality absolutely non-negotiable for Radnor Hills. Recognising the benefits of the aluminium can – with its long shelf life, 100% recyclability, transport efficiency and leakproof/lightproof qualities – the company worked with Ardagh to bring cans into its packaging portfolio in a way that presents fantastic shelf appeal as well as guaranteeing consistent product quality and safety.
Downeast Cider 'leaves the good stuff in' with Ardagh sustainable cans
Ardagh Group

Downeast Cider continues to extend its reach from the East Coast to the West Coast in the U.S., building a following for a growing niche in the specialty hard cider market: “unfiltered” cider. The brand’s reach is just starting, with growth supported by the choice to package Downeast ciders in Ardagh 12 oz. aluminum cans.

Super-HD print finish gives älska fruit cider cans a crisp new look
Ardagh Group

Premium beverage producer The Swedish Cider Company is introducing a stunning new high-definition can design to mark the expansion of its älska fruit cider range. The 33cl cans boast compelling photo-realistic visuals, employing Ardagh’s Premium Print 2.0 technology, that will grab attention at point of sale as well as reflecting the premium product inside.

Danone unveils new "4U" line of carbonated juices and teas in Brazil in Sleek Style beverage cans from Crown
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
Crown

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
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.
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
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
Crown
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.
Crown scores three IMDA awards for excellence and quality
Crown

Two business units of Crown Holdings Inc, CROWN Beverage Packaging North America and CROWN Bevcan Europe and Middle East, have earned three prestigious awards at the 2017 International Metal Decorators Association (IMDA) Annual Conference. The theme of ‘Innovation & Technology: Keeping us Competitive,’ represented a strong platform to feature Crown’s latest collaborative projects with craft brewers.