BROOMFIELD, Colo., Nov. 3, 2011— Three packages made by Ball Corporation [NYSE: BLL] have been chosen to receive Cans of the Year Awards 2011. The awards were presented at the international Canmaker Summit in Istanbul, Turkey.
Ball’s Award Winning Products
– A gold award in the Aerosol Can category for a 30ml can manufactured for G. Bellini deodorant and shaving products. The 53mm-diameter can featured deep embossing and debossing with registered decoration and comes in three sizes – 20cl, 25cl and 30cl. The can is made in Ball’s Czech Republic plant, one of three plants Ball acquired in January 2011 with the purchase of Aerocan S.A.S.
– A silver award in the Beverage, Two Piece category for Ball’s 56.8cl aluminum can with special finishes for Foster’s lager beer. The can was manufactured in Germany for Heinenken, UK Ltd.
– A silver award in the Bottles category for the 16ounce Alumi-Tek® bottle for Miller Lite beer. Ball’s popular Alumi-Tek bottle is resealable, lightweight, quick to chill and easy pouring, offering a bottle-like drinking experience in a sustainable metal can. The bottle was made at Ball’s manufacturing facility in Montcello, IN. Demand growth led Ball to build a second Alumi-Tek line in its existing beverage can plant in Golden, CO. That line will begin production in the fourth quarter of 2011.
“The can’s superior sustainability story – along with Ball’s new, innovative and eye-catching graphic capabilities – allows for valuable on-shelf differentiation for our customers,” said Jim Peterson, Ball’s vice president, marketing and corporate affairs. “Winning three Cans of the Year awards validates our ongoing efforts.”
The Cans of the Year Awards, established in 1996, “celebrate great design and innovation within metal packaging.” The awards highlight new developments in metal packaging innovation.
Ball Corporation is a supplier of high quality packaging for beverage, food and household products customers, and of aerospace and other technologies and services, primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ more than 14,500 people worldwide and reported 2010 sales of more than $7.6 billion. For the latest Ball news and for other company information, please visit http://www.ball.com/.