Ball manufactured the lighter extruded aluminium can using revolutionary metal technology which utilises recycled aluminium, creating a metal alloy that exhibits increased strength and allows lightweighting of the container without affecting package integrity. This technology allows Ball to lightweight its extruded aluminium aerosol packaging by as much as 10%, with further lightweighting expected in the future.
"As global sustainability leaders, Ball and Henkel continually strive to improve our environmental impact while responsibly running our businesses and increasing stakeholder value," said Michael Feldser, Chief Operating Officer, Global Metal Food and Household Products Packaging at Ball. "Thanks to our cross-enterprise expertise, we were able to add recycled aluminium from Ball's beverage can plants into our slug manufacturing processes, reduce the amount of metal used and lightweight the industry's standard extruded aluminium package. This helps improve the carbon footprint of a popular product and enhances the environmental performance of both companies."