Ball Corp. touts aluminum bottles as sustainable option
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Ball Corp. touts aluminum bottles as sustainable option

Packaging firm says its “infinitely recyclable” containers provide an alternative to plastic in several packaging applications.

January 29, 2020

Broomfield, Colorado-based Ball Corp. is launching a new impact-extruded aluminum bottle line it says “provides a circular solution to plastic pollution.” Available in different shapes and sizes, the extruded aluminum bottles can be customized for applications in the beverage, food, beauty and personal care sectors, says the firm.

“Plastic waste that ends up in the natural environment has led to more public discussion about packaging, its life cycle and recyclability,” says Jason Galley, director of innovation and sustainability at Ball. “Consumers are demanding more environmentally friendly solutions for packaging their everyday products. We combined our product design and sustainable aluminum packaging expertise to develop another truly circular packaging solution – the Infinity Aluminum Bottle.”

Ball says its aluminum product line is suitable for packaging “almost any liquid.” The aluminum bottles are available in a range of sizes and formats, and are customizable for products including shampoos and conditioners, soaps, body creams, spirits, energy shots, yogurt, dressings, syrups, condiments and others. The bottles are available with a re-closable threaded cap that can be twisted on and off.

Adds the firm, “Unlike other substrates in these categories, such as plastic shampoo bottles or jars for cosmetics, Ball’s aluminum bottles are infinitely recyclable, and can be turned into other aluminum products over and over again.” The extruded aluminum bottles are monomaterial, consisting of one material that “can be easily sorted and recycled,” according to the firm.

Ball Corp. is exhibiting samples of the product line at the Packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics & Design (PCD), Premium and Luxury Drinks (PLD) and Aerosol Dispensing Forum (ADF) in Paris in late January.