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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.