Ball Corporation Wins Four “Can of the Year” Awards, Including Two Gold Awards

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL), one of the largest metal packaging companies in the world, has won four “Can of the Year” awards in the annual global contest held by The Canmaker magazine, a prominent industry trade publication.

Ball cans received awards in the following categories:

  • A Gold Award in the 2-Piece Beverage Can category, for Ball’s 24-oz. Miller Lite can with tactile ink that mimics the feel of an American football. The MillerCoors Grip Can is made with a unique process that uses raised ink which makes the can easier to grip when it is wet or dry.
  • A Gold Award in the Metal Bottles category, for Ball’s 16-oz. Alumi-Tek┬« bottle for Chaka Ale , a specialty craft beer from Oskar Blues and Sun King breweries. The 100-percent recyclable bottle is lightweight, unbreakable, efficient to ship and store, an excellent brand billboard and is impervious to light and oxygen — providing unparalleled flavor protection and long shelf life for the beer inside.
  • A Bronze Award in the 3-Piece Beverage Can category, for Ball’s throwback steel beverage can made for Churchkey beer. The retro steel beverage can uses a “church key” to open and is an homage to Americana and great craft beer.
  • A Commendation in the 3-Piece Food Can category, for Ball’s can made for Kikkoman Soy Sauce, a gallon-sized oblong can featuring superior printing quality of flat sheet printing to differentiate the package.

“Can innovation helps define and support brands, and our latest award-winning packages are successful examples of that,” said Jim Peterson , vice president, marketing and corporate affairs, for Ball. “Great packaging paints a brand’s story, and the 360-degree billboard provided by lightweight, recyclable cans offers an unmatched canvas.”

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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 2011 sales of more than $8.6 billion. For the latest Ball news and for other company information, please visit