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DuPont: Diamond Winner - Excellence in Innovation, Cost/Waste Reduction and Sustainability

New Technology for Aluminum Bottles by Exal Corp and Alcoa Rigid Packaging

Overview

New Technology for Aluminum Bottles Makes Them a New Mainstream Packaging Option. Bottled beverage marketers are being continually challenged to improve their environmental footprint. Exal Corporation’s new “Coil to Can” (C2C) aluminum bottle manufacturing technology features recyclable aluminum alloy and allows marketers to consider aluminum bottles for large scale beverage applications for the first time. This hybrid process marries the speed and light weighting of standard beverage can manufacturing with proprietary shaping technology, to create highly stylized bottle design options. C2C aluminum bottles use less material and are manufactured at faster speeds to enable a 40 percent weight reduction at a cost comparable to PET and/or glass.

Categories: Food and Beverage Rigid DuPont Award Winner

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