Can now do digital printing

Ball Packaging is now offering digital printing on beverage cans.

This means higher quality printing with more details but perhaps the main benefit is the improved speed from idea to a printed can. An image can go straight from a computer to the production line without making up a printing plate.

Another benefit is that this technology opens up for shorter runs. You don’t really have to order a billion cans as a minimum.

On the Ball

Ball Packaging has acquired Neuman Aluminum, a producer of aluminium slugs used to make extruded aerosol cans, beverage bottles, tubes etc. This is a strategic move to get access to critical technology. In the existing beverage can oligopoly it is crucial to get a technological advantage. This is another well placed step on that route for the Ball Corporation.