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A leader in the Americas

Ardagh is at the forefront of metal packaging production, with 17 production facilities across North America, Canada and Brazil. We produce metal packaging for all market sectors, including beverage, food, pet food and seafood. We offer the latest innovations and technological breakthroughs in areas such as down-gauging, shaping, decoration and convenience features.

We are the pioneers and global leaders in production methods such as DWI (Draw and Wall Ironing) and have introduced breakthrough opening solutions such as Easip®, OptiLift® and Easy Peel®. Metal packaging offers versatility and unlimited design opportunities, is unbreakable, impermeable and tamper-proof. Nothing protects a product like metal.

Beverage Cans

Beverage cans

Ardagh Group provides a wide range of beverage cans in many shapes and sizes to high volume segments of the drinks market including beers, flavoured alcoholic beverages (FABs), wine, soft drinks, energy drinks and tea. Our beverage cans are available in standard, sleek and slim ranges. We also cater for specialty sizes.

Our dedicated R&D team constantly works to develop ideas for new functions, shapes and decors for beverage cans. Continuous refinement of product and process technology make beverage cans a high-quality, innovative and environment-friendly form of packaging.

Key research focuses include:

  • Alternative printing techniques for strong brand presentation and enhanced customer loyalty
  • Visual effects to positively influence consumer purchase decisions at the point of sale, including innovations that provide our customers with functional added value
  • Continuous refinement of beverage cans with a view to factors such as environment protection, for example by weight reduction and resource economy

Ardagh Group provides a wide range of beverage cans in many shapes and sizes to high volume segments of the drinks market including beers, flavoured alcoholic beverages (FABs), wine, soft drinks, energy drinks and tea. Our beverage cans are available in standard, sleek and slim ranges. We also cater for specialty sizes.

Our dedicated R&D team constantly works to develop ideas for new functions, shapes and decors for beverage cans. Continuous refinement of product and process technology make beverage cans a high-quality, innovative and environment-friendly form of packaging.

Americas Metal Food

Food

Ardagh provides a wide range of steel and aluminum cans in many shapes and sizes to high volume segments of the food market. Customers benefit from our continuous investment in the latest production and processing technology, ensuring sustainable, cost-effective and innovative product solutions.

Ardagh manufactures a wide range of standard shapes and sizes in 2 and 3-piece options, with convenient-opening solutions such as Easip® or OptiLift® and in a wide range of diameters and heights. We also produce the thinnest easy-opening ends in the world.

Our range includes conical, rectangular and oval shaped cans for multi and single-serve use. We use the latest manufacturing technologies (including DWI and DRD) in the production of both steel and aluminum packaging.

All the metals and lacquers used in our cans are rigorously tested for their suitability for food packaging. We use advanced techniques, such as accelerated shelf life, to determine the most appropriate specifications for our customers and to explore opportunities for continuous optimisation and down-gauging.

At Ardagh, we’re not just making cans, we’re creating the future of food packaging. We offer technology, expertise, innovation, a vast geographical spread and full end-to-end supply chain service.

Our highly acclaimed ‘next generation can’; a packaging solution based on 10 years of research and development, has raised the bar in terms of innovation. Using nitrogen-dosing techniques, the can walls are 43% thinner, giving an overall material saving of 15% versus a standard industry food can.

Ardagh offers DWI (Drawn, Walled and Ironed) cans across the globe. DWI is an advanced metal can making process, which differs from traditional 3-piece can manufacturing in which the can is formed in two stages. In the DWI process, the main body and base are formed together in one piece via an extrusion and pressing process, rather than using a rolling and seaming process. This enables Ardagh to continue the process of down-gauging (weight reduction). Manufacturers have been able to reduce the weight of metal cans through technical and design improvements and cans today are 33% lighter than they were 20 years ago.

We offer a variety of opening solutions such as Easy Open®, Easy Peel® and OptiLift®.

OptiLift® is an inventived can opening solution using a finger-well beneath the tab for easy opening.

The key to the innovation is the flex panel; convex during the seaming process, it achieves automatic concavity after sterilization, without the need for mechanical manipulation. OptiLift® has a common lid and tab design and it also offers a material savings of 15%.

Ardagh provides a wide range of steel and aluminum cans in many shapes and sizes to high volume segments of the food market. Customers benefit from our continuous investment in the latest production and processing technology, ensuring sustainable, cost-effective and innovative product solutions.

Americas Metal Seafood

Seafood

Ardagh is a leading supplier of seafood packaging globally. We offer an extensive product portfolio and have production facilities in all the main canning zones. The metal can is the ideal packaging material for seafood. As well as providing the perfect barrier against oxygen and not requiring refrigeration, it allows for the safe transportation of seafood over long distances, even in the most severe climates and harshest of conditions.

Ardagh produces a wide variety of shapes in steel and aluminium seafood cans, including Club, Oblong, Hansa and Dingley. Cans are either non lithographed or provided with high quality print on body and end for maximum brand impact. Our state-of-the-art

2- and 3- piece DRD equipment offers packaging solutions for local consumption requirements as well as international standards, short runs and runners. Seafood cans are available with Easy Open and Easy Peel® ends for added convenience.

Ardagh is a leading supplier of seafood packaging globally. We offer an extensive product portfolio and have production facilities in all the main canning zones. The metal can is the ideal packaging material for seafood. As well as providing the perfect barrier against oxygen and not requiring refrigeration, it allows for the safe transportation of seafood over long distances, even in the most severe climates and harshest of conditions.

Americas Metal Pet food

Pet food

Ardagh manufactures 3-piece and 2-piece steel and aluminum cans for the pet food market. Our major customers include Simmons pet food and Big Heart Pet Brands, in the US market. Our range of cans and ends are adapted to various kinds of pet food products and available with direct print on body and closure for premium positioning.

Conical shapes for perfect stack ability and logistics efficiencies. State of the art 2 and 3-piece DRD equipment offering short run innovative packaging solutions, also available in full color print.

Ardagh North America is also the only domestic supplier of Easy Peel® and Easy Opening ends. Our Peelable closures, which are perfect for processed food products as the flexible foil withstands pressure in different retort conditions. Easy Peel® and Easy Opening ends are available with full color printing and in different diameters and shapes.

Ardagh manufactures 3-piece and 2-piece steel and aluminum cans for the pet food market. Our major customers include Simmons pet food and Big Heart Pet Brands, in the US market. Our range of cans and ends are adapted to various kinds of pet food products and available with direct print on body and closure for premium positioning.

Today, more than 1,500 different varieties of food are packed in metal packaging