2015 - The Canmaker magazine Cans of the Year winners - Scotland
shared appreciation of premium Scotch whisky and that most social of games, golf, have been combined in the winner of the Can of the Year for 2015, a secondary container made by Virojanglor to contain a limitededition bottle of Ballantine’s premium tipple.
For the Paris-based fancy can manufacturer, it’s the second Can of the Year win in four years after success with a Chivas Regal container in 2012.read-more
2014 - The Canmaker magazine Cans of the Year winners - Hong Kong
Little did Hollywood action stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis know when appearing earlier this year in a Japanese TV commercial campaign for Kowa Pharmaceutical’s Powered Coffee that the can they were drinking from will be later winning the canmaking industry’s Can of the Year title in 2014. Selected by a panel of expert judges near The Canmaker magazine’s offices in the UK, the 20cl three-piece welded tinplate can features detailed decoration, registered embossing and an aluminium easy-open end.read-more
2013 - The Canmaker magazine Cans of the Year winners - Edinburgh - Scotland
After accepting The Canmaker magazine Can of the Year trophy for 2013, Tim Clarke, commercial director for food at Ardagh Metal Europe, revealed that when the project for a lightweighted food can was proposed to the chief executive of vegetable canner Bonduelle he immediately worked out the potential metal savings.
Christophe Bonduelle did the calculation and said: “This could save each year as much steel as is used in the Eiffel Tower.” That’s about 10,000 tonnes, and provides a strong sustainability message for the world of packaging.read-more
2012 - The Canmaker magazine Cans of the Year winners - Japan - Tokyo
The Cans of the Year Awards, backed by The Canmaker magazine, have since 1996 offered a showcase of the best that the world’s canmakers have to offer to brand managers. This year’s awards, announced during The Canmaker Summit in Tokyo on 27 September, attracted entries from canmakers and their customers, and was the first time that an entry from the Fancy Can category received the overall title. read-more
2011- The Canmaker magazine Cans of the Year winners - Istanbul - Turkey
As a beacon for the metal packaging industry’s sustainability message, the overall winner of the Can of the Year for 2011 is as good as it gets. Japan’s Toyo Seikan has been promoting and developing the manufacture of food and drinks cans with low environmental impact for almost two decades. Now, its TULC technology is being established in wider markets and the can that won the award this year reaches new heights by being used for processed coffee drinks for the first time. read-more
2010 - The Canmaker magazine Cans of the Year winners - Sao Paulo - Brazil
Easy-open ends for drinks cans revolutionised the business, helping expand worldwide sales to more than 250 billion a year. The performance requirements are so high that a significant change in their design is rarely risked – until this year, when the FIFA World Cup in South Africa provided the opportunity to develop the first full-aperture version for a beer can. Such was the impact of the Event Can version of Crown’s SuperEnd that the judges for the Can of the Year 2010 organised by The Canmaker magazine selected it without question from what was agreed to be an already high-quality selection of Gold award winners. read-more
2009 - The Canmaker magazine Cans of the Year winnners - Dubai - UAE
Lightweight aluminium bottles seem to have been on the cusp of highvolume commercial production for many years, but it looks as if the Exal C2C bottle that won the Can of the Year for 2009 really could soon make the breakthrough into the big time.
We’ve seen the C2C bottle before, but what swung the judges in its favour this time was that the latest version – commercialised with Canadian source water supplier Eaux Vives – was the complete package featuring a screw-thread aluminium closure that topped a container made from aluminium coil. read-more
2008 - The Canmaker magazine Cans of the Year winners - Warsaw - Poland
The world’s first commercially-available resealable drinks can won the top prize in the 2008 Cans of the Year Awards, organised by The Canmaker magazine.
Ball Packaging Europe succeeded in the development of aluminium and plastics end design that was first proposed by Italian inventor Antonio Perra in 2002, as a means of overcoming the problems faced by the wife of one of his shareholders in trying to open conventional beverage cans without breaking her fingernails.
It evolved into a beverage end that could be opened and closed easily to retain the carbonation pressure and could be seamed onto conventional can bodies with minimal modification on filling lines.read-more
2007 - The Canmaker magazine Cans of the Year winners - Chicago - USA
Touch, feel and visual impact decided the overall winners in this year’s Can of the Year Awards.
While the Meguiar’s GoldClass car wax can that was awarded the Can of the Year prize undoubtedly looked impressive matching lithography brilliantly with deep-draw technology it was that it worked so well that clinched the decision of the judges.
The container opened smoothly and the neat way in which the wax application sponge clipped into the lid ensured that the craft of Bob Brashear’s development team at Ball Aerosol&Specialty Packaging would be recognised. read-more
2006 - The Canmaker magazine Cans of the Year winners - Barcelona - Spain
Proof of technological advances in metal packaging if ever it were needed were obvious in this year’s Cans of the Year Awards, presented during The Canmaker Summit held at Sitges, near Barcelona in Spain, last month.
Overall winner of the Can of the Year — in the opinion of the expert panel of judges – was the aluminium bottle for Coca-Cola’s Blak coffee cola drink. read-more
2005 - The Canmaker magazine Cans of the Year winners - Barcelona - Spain
Metal packaging designed to successfully relaunch a consumer power tool made by Germany’s Bosch Group was recognised with the top prize at this year’s Cans of the Year Awards.
The awards were announced last month at The Canmaker Summit in Sitges, near Barcelona, in Spain. read-more
2004 - The Canmaker magazine Cans of the Year winners - Denver - USA
Cannex visitors in Denver last month chose a food can as their Can of the Year for the first time. But it was no ordinary food can that won the top honour in The Cans of the YearAwards, backed by The Canmaker magazine. read-more
2003 - The Canmaker Cans of The Year winners - Singapore
Japanese canmaker Daiwa won the Can of theYear award for the second time at the Cannex Asia show in Singapore lastmonth.read-more