Ball expands impact extruded aerosol plant

Ball Corporation has announced plans to add a new high-speed line in its impact extruded aerosol can manufacturing plant, Devizes, UK. The additional line will begin production during the fourth quarter of 2015. “As a leader in the production of metal aerosol packaging, Ball is continually working to optimize its global and regional manufacturing footprint […]


Ball appoints Erik Bouts to lead global metal beverage packaging business

Ball has announced that Erik Bouts will be joining the company as senior vice president, Ball Corporation, and chief operating officer, global metal beverage packaging, effective February 2015. Bouts will report to John A. Hayes, chairman, president and CEO and he will be based in Zurich, Switzerland. “Erik is a proven leader with a wealth […]

Thank you very much

2014 has been an exciting year for the metal packaging industry. The rise in popularity of aluminium bottles, thermochromic inks and the trend towards personalisation are of particular note, as well as developments worldwide in terms of new can plant openings and investments in up and coming markets. Most have seen steady growth, while others […]

Ball wins World Aluminium Aerosol Can Award from AEROBAL

Ball has recently won the 2014 World Aluminium Aerosol Can Award from AEROBAL for its ‘U Homme’ deodorant can prototype. The can features Ball’s Matte & Gloss printing technology, and was selected as this year’s winner by an international jury comprised of journalists from the world’s leading can magazines and packaging journals. Using its unique […]


Ball raises awareness of Cut/4 CArbon campaign

At this year’s BrauBeviale, Ball is set to launch an innovative communications initiative in a bid to elevate awareness around its Cut/4 CArboN Campaign. Ball developed the global “Cut/4 CArboN” campaign with the aim of reducing the carbon footprint of its most common beverage can formats by one-fourth. Ball now plans to launch a communications […]


Green Sheep Water launches in aluminium bottles

Green Sheep Water is launching in recyclable 16 oz aluminum bottles made by Ball Corporation. “Studies show that Americans use about 1,500 plastic water bottles every second, and only about 30 percent of those bottles are recycled – the rest end up in landfills and oceans,” explained Jess Page, co-founder of Green Sheep Water. “While […]

Ball announces third quarter net earnings

Ball Corporation has announced its third quarter net earnings. Highlights of the results include: Third quarter 2014 comparable earnings per diluted share of $1.10 vs. $1.00 in 2013. Strong operating performance in global beverage and aerospace, and a lower tax rate offset weaker can demand in Brazil and North American food. Full-year free cash flow […]


Welcome to the World of Cans: Ball Packaging Europe

During this year’s BrauBeviale, beverage can producer Ball Packaging Europe presents the ultimate world of cans. Visitors to Hall 4, Stand 111 will have the opportunity to explore Ball’s unique product offering, engage in face-to-face discussion with brand experts and gain valuable insight into Ball’s comprehensive service package – a program that ensures each can’s […]

Rexam names new director of group operations

Rich Grimley, currently sector director for Rexam’s North American operations, has been named director of group operations for Rexam, effective January 1 2015. Rich previously worked for National Can, American National Can, Reynolds Metals and Ball Corporation in various operations leadership roles, and was also a principal owner of Bev-Pak, a US beverage can manufacturer. […]

Up and running

Last week, publisher Neil McRitchie and I travelled to Ball Corporation’s European Headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, to carry out the first interview in our series for CanTech TV. Jesus Gainza, director of Customer Technical Services (CTS), very kindly agreed to talk to us on camera about the role of his team and how their expertise […]

Unilever Partner to Win Awards

Ball Corporation won a Unilever Partner to Win Award for Winning Capacity and Capability Building at Unilever’s 4th Partner to win supplier summit in London recently. Ball was recognised for investing in its global facilities to support Unilever’s growing needs. “I congratulate Ball Corporation for winning the Capacity and Capability Building award,” said Dhaval Buch, […]

World Aluminium Aerosol Can Awards

AEROBAL has announced the winners of the World Aluminium Aerosol Can Award 2014: Innovative ideas for print and design and the environment. The judging panel was made up of journalists from can magazines from around the world. A can produced by German manufacturer Tubex for Dove deodorant won the award for best can already on […]


Ball recognised by DJSI

For the second consecutive year, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World) and Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America (DJSI NA) have listed Ball Corporation as an industry leader in sustainability. Ball took the top spot in the Containers and Packaging category and remains the only company in its sector to be featured in both […]

Ball awarded Eco Business Partner 2014

Ball Packaging Europe (Belgrade) was awarded the Eco Business Partner Award by Mass Media International (MMI), a Belgrade-based market communication company. Voted on by like-minded SEE organisations, the process and ultimate outcome is designed to further connect businesses in the region and, in turn, better the overall economic environment. ”It is an honour to be […]