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Cantastic! Ball Corp to buy Rexam for $6.6bn

Ball Corporation has announced it is to acquire Rexam for $6.6bn (£4.3bn) ending weeks of speculation.

Beverage Bites: news up to February 12, 2015

Coca-Cola and milk, stevia without the plant and more beverage bites

A feast of financial results from some of the industry’s big players (Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Crown Holdings, Pernod Ricard, and Heineken); a potential shake up in beverage can manufacturing; and stevia...

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Ball Packaging highlights greenhouse gas cutting efforts for cans

Ball Packaging says it is halfway through a program to reduce the carbon footprint of its most popular beverage cans by 25% by 2020.


Celebrating Beverage Brilliance! Personality of the Year 2014 open for entries

The global beverage sector is thriving - driven by dynamic and creative individuals around the world. But do you or a colleague have what it takes to be recognized by...

Firm to invest in India to meet demand for extruded aluminium packaging

Ball saw weaker than expected can sales after the Brazil World Cup

Ball Corporation has released its financial results for the third quarter of 2013, with weaker than expected customer demand for its beverage cans in Brazil following the World Cup.

Variable printed Ball cans put craft beer on the map

A Colorado craft beer company has put a personal touch on its cans with a number of distinct GPS coordinates for a scavenger hunt.

Amcor joins Coke, Ball, and Sonoco in packaging recycling group

The packaging giant has signed onto The Recycling Partnership, a group of food, beverage, and package firms dedicated to increase US recycling rates.

Ball, Coke, and General Mills rank on ‘green’ list

Newsweek’s list of the US’s most sustainable companies names packaging firms like Ball, beverage producers like Coca-Cola, and food manufacturers such as General Mills rank among the green giants....

Clients include Tetra Pak and SIG Combibloc

Hydro to build $61m beverage can recycling plant

Hydro, whose clients include Tetra Pak, Ball and Crown, is celebrating after getting the go-ahead to build a $61m beverage can recycling plant in Neuss, Germany.

Ball kicks into World Cup with personalized beer cans

Croatian beer brand Ožujsko Pivo is fueling football fever with variable-printed Ball cans saluting the national team.

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Ball Packaging 1 – 0 Competitors with Croatian beer can

Ball Packaging Europe’s printing technology has been used to create twelve can collectibles featuring Croatian national football team names ahead of the FIFA World Cup.

Dystopian drinks? ‘Beverages that beep, bleep, yell and waft scents at shoppers’

Manufacturers will spend more on designing packages that ‘blink, beep, yell and waft scents at shoppers', according to food packaging expert Joe Kerry from University College Cork.

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Ball announces passing of Gerrit Heske aged 49

Ball Corporation has announced Gerrit Heske, senior vice president and chief operating officer, global metal beverage packaging, has died aged 49.

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Craft brewer opts for Ball cans

SweetWater Brewing Company will launch two beers in 12- and 16-ounce aluminum cans from Ball Corporation.

Will soft drinks cost standard cans a fortune? Ball Packaging ponders

Ball Packaging says falling US demand for standard-sized 12oz drinks cans is linked to the performance of soft drinks and wonders if new natural sweeteners in 2014 can arrest the slide.


Ball Packaging and Döhler use Facebook to crowdsource energy drink ideas

Ball Packaging says a unique Facebook crowdsourcing project with Döhler exploring consumer ideas for the future for energy drinks was a cost effective way to gain ideas and raise B2B...

Ball Packaging launches dark beer can in Africa

Ball Packaging has partnered with The Bavaria brewery from the Netherlands to launch an 8.6 Black, dark version of its Bavaria 8.6 beer in Africa.


‘Simply the best’? Industry leaders deliver Drinktec 2013 verdict

Drinktec’s organizers claim that the trade show is ‘simply the best’ after almost 70,000 visitors attended the show, which won glowing reviews from GEA, Ecolab, Döhler and Gebo Cermex.


Ball Packaging charms big beer with Dynamark can tech used by Coke

Marc-André Schöppner from Ball Packaging Europe tells Ben Bouckley that the firm is in discussions with brewers over further applications of its Dynamark printing technology used by Coke this summer....


Stealing the show: Added value dairy drinks at Drinktec 2013

Ben Bouckley and Mark Astley from and chat about technology and trends at Drinktec 2013, including the show’s growing international focus and the trend towards added-value dairy beverages....


Ball Packaging hopes ‘Easy Flow’ end will breathe new life into beer

Ball Packaging will launch its European ‘easy flow’ can end in at Drinktec in Munich and says the invention – as per MillerCoors' similar innovation in the US – can...

Bog standard beverage can sales suffer: Ball Packaging

Consumers and brands continue to fall out of love with 12oz (355ml) beverage cans as growth accelerates in specialty sizes, according to can giant Ball Packaging.

On-the-go pop-up straw makes its debut

Ball Packaging Europe has launched a Magic Straw Can targeting children and young adults, who have a preference for on-the-go consumption or consumer sweeter drinks outdoors.

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Magic Straw Can will ‘wow’ young consumers: Ball Packaging

Ball Packaging promises that it’s new with a built-in straw will ‘trigger a ‘wow’ effect’ among young consumers in particular after successful tests in Spain and the UK.

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Winestar co-founder wants brand in cans to be 'Nespresso of wine'

French wine brand Winestar claims to be the first French brand to launch premium quality wine nationwide in cans, and co-founder Cedric Segal says the firm aims to 'become the...

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