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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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AC/DC release the can that rocks

Fans of Australian heavy metal band AC/DC get ready to rock as Karlsberg Brauerei has completed the launch of its newly designed cans for the band’s beer. The premium pils can, which is made by Ball, is being released in an Australian “pint” size which equates to 568ml or 19.2oz. The can’s black matt printed […]

Can maker Ball move towards zero waste

Ball Corporation drove down is energy use and has made about a third of its plants waste free. Of Ball’s 64 global manufacturing plants 21 have now achieved zero waste to landfill status. The company, which this week announced its sustainability achievements, also said due to its energy efficiency efforts around the world it had […]

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New AEROBAL president

An organisation representing manufacturers of aluminium aerosols has appointed a new president. With average growth rates of 7% since 2006 the aluminium aerosol can market is in excellent health and Giorgio Aliprandi (pictured) hopes to continue this. The president and general manager of Ball Aerocan Europe, has been elected as president of the International Organisation […]

The vision to remove 100% of HFIs

Applied Vision’s aim to remove all held for inspection (HFI) stoppages from can lines is moving closer. The company’s KromaKing DecoMaster, has been bought up by both Ball and Crown, and is currently cutting HFIs by an average of 70% in plants where it has been installed. Amir Novini, president and chief executive, Applied Vision, […]

All Day IPA now in cans

Founders Brewing is launching its seasonal “All Day IPA” for the first time in cans. The brewer, launched in 1997 by co-founders Mike Stevens and Dave Engbers, has evolved into one of the most recognised craft breweries in the United States. It will use Ball Corporation 12oz cans for the drink, which will be available […]

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Mama’s Little Yella Pils debuts in ‘stovepipe’ cans

Czech-style pilsner Mama’s Little Yella Pils will now be available in Ball’s royal pint aluminium can. The launch follows the release of brewer Oskar Blues’ Dale’s Pale Ale in the royal pint cans, which holds 19.2oz or 568ml, last year. Ball claims to be the only can manufacturer in North America who makes the royal pint, […]

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