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Ball 2013 results show improvement

Ball Corporation has reported full-year 2013 net earnings attributable to the corporation of $406.8 million (including after tax charges of $82.8 million, or 55 cents per diluted share for business consolidation costs, discontinued operations, debt refinancing costs and other activities), or $2.73 per diluted share, on sales of $8.5 billion, compared to $403.5 million, or […]


Ball’s designs recognised at Golden Image Awards

During the 2013 Golden Image Awards Competition – held last month in Orlando, Flordia – The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association recognised Ball Corporation for its industry-leading specialty container designs. Ball swept the digitally printed container category with four winning entries: – Gold – Maryland Decorated Tin – Silver – Outer Banks Popcorn Tin – Bronze – Fisher’s Popcorn New […]


Ball to cease production at aerosol plant

Ball Corporation has announced that it will cease production at the company’s Danville, Ill., steel aerosol packaging manufacturing plant during the second half of 2014. Ball will redeploy the plant’s assets to other existing company facilities and will continue to supply the plant’s customers. The Danville plant produces three-piece welded aerosol cans and ends for […]

Having a Ball

I’ve just had the pleasure of being shown around Ball Packaging Europe’s Rugby plant. As a journalist I’m often going to see places and, well, sometimes its amazing and other times you wonder why they wanted you to come at all. But the management team at Rugby led by plant manager Paul and assistant Mark […]

Ball unveils straw in a can

Beverage can manufacturer Ball Packaging Europe has revealed a new straw in a can that it will debut at drinktec 2013. The show is considered a leading world fair for the beverage and liquid food industry and showcases of beverage cans and aluminium containers for special occasions. Ball’s stand A1.302 will be showcasing the magic […]

Ball reveals UK energy and water reductions

Ball Packaging Europe plants in UK have played a significant role is reducing the environmental impact of the can maker. Since 2007, electricity and gas consumption has been reduced by 17% and water consumption cut by 34%. In the past two years, Ball invested Euros 900,000 in the United Kingdom in energy efficiency projects. This […]

Energy drink debuts in aluminium bottles

Energy drink Vuka will be sold in Ball Corporation’s Alumi-Tek bottle from this month. Vuka means wake up in Zulu and was chosen as an appropriate name for a company as it was set up by native South Africans, who wanted bring a more “sophisticated” look to the energy drinks market South African born Alexia […]

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Ball aims to can hunger

Ball employees have collect 29,040 pounds of canned food for charity. Colorado-based employees of the can maker collected canned food for the company’s 2013 “Let’s Can Hunger” food drive. The food collected, which totalled 29,040 pounds of cans, was combined with The Ball Foundation’s dollar per pound match to give local charity Community Food Share […]


Ball bottles for new lemonade

Newcomer Dust Cutter Beverage Company has launched its brand new line of all-natural lemonades in Ball Corporation’s 16oz Alumi-Tek bottles. “Our family served this refreshing lemonade to our guests and the Dust Cutter was born,” explained Eric Green, founder, Dust Cutter Beverage Company. “We picked the Alumi-Tek bottle before we designed the logo or developed […]


Founders Brewery forced to delay can launch

Founders Brewery has been forced to postpone the launch of its canned seasonal All Day IPA. The brewer, launched in 1997 by co-founders Mike Stevens and Dave Engbers, said a “perfect storm” of events meant it would not be introducing the new package launch of All Day IPA in 12-pack cans in July. The brewer […]


Young French wooed by wine in cans

France’s traditional reputation as wine loving has come under attack from a rise in sales of beer, spirits and soft drinks. Younger people in the country are moving towards canned drinks and one wine producer feels to keep his market share he must move with the trend. Cédric Segal, co-founder of canned wine company Winestar, […]


Big can for a big tasting beer

Upslope Brewing Company is to release its Imperial Brew in Ball’s royal pint can. The drink, which is over 10% ABV, is described as a “bold flavoured” Imperial India Pale Ale (IPA). Its release in Ball’s (568ml or 19.2oz) aluminium can starts this week in all regions where Upslope is distributed, making the brewer only […]


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