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Resealable bevcan end wins award


A resealable beverage can end from Ball Corporation has received the AmeriStar Award for packaging innovation and for adding resealability to the list of beverage can benefits.
This revolutionary aluminum can end with an integrated flat, plastic opening mechanism was launched in France in 2008. It is also now on store shelves in the Netherlands, the UK, Germany and the US. The can is opened by simply turning the mechanism and is easily sealed again by turning it back.
The end is very easy to open, reseal, and is completely pressure stable (up to 6.4 bars). The tamper-proof seal is retained and the new can end provides an absolute barrier against light and gas.
The can is the result of a cooperation between Ball Packaging Europe, Coca-Cola and the Dutch company Bound2B. Antonio Perra, managing director and partner in Bound2B, invented the resealable can end and developed it to market maturity with Ball Packaging Europe.

Unlike previous solutions for resealing beverage cans, the BRE allows the can to retain its flat end, aiding stackability, efficient space utilisation and other logistical benefits for transport, storage and retail.

1 May 2010 - Felicity Murray