Can of the Year 2013

19 Nov 2013
Nemo can

A can that could potentially save the food canning industry thousands of tons of steel each year has won the Can of the Year Award for 2013.  Developed by Ardagh Group in collaboration with France-based vegetable canner Bonduelle, the can has walls so thin that nitrogen injection is necessary to maintain its rigidity during transit and retailing.
 
The award was presented as part of ‘The Canmaker magazine Cans of the Year Awards’ at a Gala Dinner held during The Canmaker Summit in Edinburgh on 7 November. The international awards are presented annually in 12 categories.
 
Commenting on the award-winning can, Mónica Higuera, editor of The Canmaker, said: “The effort by Ardagh and Bonduelle to enhance the sustainability of metal food packaging is to be applauded.”
 
Called Nemo, the food can is the result of an advance in both two-piece D&I manufacturing technology and in can processing, says Luxembourg-based Ardagh. With the can’s sidewalls thinned by 43 percent to 80 microns, a 15 percent weight reduction to 41g has been made.
 
The Ardagh Nemo food can won the Gold Award in the Two-Piece Food can category and also the Gold Award in the Sustainability category.

Source

Sayers Publishing Group, November 2013

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