See the list below to learn more about some of the technologies and processes we're interested in hearing about. If you have an idea that's not listed here, but believe it fits our needs, please feel free to share it.

Please remember that our policy is to accept only non-confidential information at this initial stage. Should Crown decide to pursue your submission, we may require the signing of a confidentiality agreement to allow for further exchange of information.

Improved Shelf Life
Improvements that will help to maintain the integrity of the pack or the quality of the pack contents for a longer period of time. 

  • Technologies for metal protection
  • Surface treatment technologies for enhanced coating adhesion
  • Corrosion inhibitors
  • Sealants (materials and application methods)
  • Technologies for food preservation
  • Technologies for improved (canned) food quality
  • Oxygen scavenging technology
  • Freshness indicators

Improve Manufacturing
Anything that will improve the speed, economy, quality or safety during the manufacture of a package. This will include forming, printing, coating, filling, and sealing processes. 

  • Technologies for metal forming
  • Technologies for metal joining
  • Technologies for metal shaping
  • Technologies for metal protection
  • Simple, sustainable protective coatings for metal containers
  • Technologies for low energy curing of coatings
  • Surface treatment technologies for enhanced coating adhesion
  • Corrosion inhibitors
  • Technologies for metal decoration - flat sheet and "in the round"
  • Sustainable decoration systems for metal containers
  • Sealants (materials and application methods)
  • Technologies for food preservation
  • Technologies for improved (canned) food quality
  • Tooling and technologies allowing flexible (agile) manufacturing
  • Novel scanning or vision systems for high-speed manufacturing
  • Handling systems for lightweight aluminum containers

Branding Opportunities
Ideas that will help the package enhance the brand image of its contents. 

  • Technologies for metal forming
  • Technologies for metal joining
  • Tecnologies for metal shaping
  • Technologies for metal decoration - flat sheet and "in the round"
  • Technologies for creating tactile finishes
  • Technologies offering enhanced consumer interaction for metal packaging
  • Sensation/perception altering coating systems for metal containers
  • Materials and processes for heat sealing
  • Oxygen scavenging technology
  • Freshness indicators
  • Technologies for "self-heating" and "self-cooling" cans
  • Technologies and new formats for aerosol delivery systems
  • Technologies that allow tracking of metal packaging through the supply chain
  • Understanding emotions affecting consumer purchasing behavior
  • Understanding technologies that will impact future food formats

Package Enhancement for Consumers
Ideas that will make the package easier, more useful, more pleasurable or more interesting for the consumer to use. 

  • Technologies for metal forming
  • Technologies for metal joining
  • Technologies for metal decoration - flat sheet and "in the round"
  • Technologies for creating tactile finishes
  • Technologies offering enhanced consumer interaction for metal packaging
  • Sensation/perception altering coating systems for metal containers
  • Anti-counterfeiting technologies relevant to metal packaging
  • Materials and processes for heat sealing
  • Technologies for food preservation
  • Technologies for improved (canned) food quality
  • Oxygen scavenging technology
  • Freshness indicators
  • Technologies for food heating 
  • Technologies for easier opening or closing of metal packaging
  • Technologies for "self-heating" and "self-cooling" cans
  • Technologies and new formats for aerosol delivery systems
  • Technologies that allow tracking of metal packaging through the supply chain
  • Understanding emotions affecting consumer purchasing behavior
  • Understanding technologies that will impact future food formats

New Packaging Technologies
These can be wide ranging and could include new materials, new manufacturing methods, new types of closures or containers, and new ways of filling or closing containers. 

  • Technologies for metal forming
  • Technologies for metal joining
  • Technologies for metal shaping
  • Technologies or container designs that reduce the weight of the container
  • Technologies for metal decoration - flat sheet and "in the round"
  • Technologies for creating tactile finihes
  • Technologies offering enhanced consumer interaction for metal packaging
  • Sensation/perception altering coating systems for metal containers
  • Anti-counterfeiting technologies relevant to metal packaging
  • Sealants (materials and application methods)
  • Technologies for food preservation
  • Technologies for improved (canned) food quality
  • Oxygen scavenging technology
  • Freshness indicators
  • Technologies for food heating 
  • Technologies for easier opening or closing of metal packaging
  • Technologies for "self-heating" and "self-cooling" cans
  • Technologies and new formats for aerosol delivery systems 
  • Tooling and technologies allowing flexible (agile) manufacturing
  • Understanding emotions affecting consumer purchasing behavior
  • Understaning technologies that will impact future food formats

Improved Sustainability
Ideas that reduce energy or other resources during any part of a package's lifecycle from raw materials through manufacturing, transport, use, disposal etc. back to raw materials again. 

  • Technologies for metal forming
  • Technologies for metal joining
  • Technologies or container designs that reduce the weight of the container
  • Technologies for metal protection
  • Simple, sustainable protective coatings for metal containers
  • Technologies for low energy curing of coatings
  • Corosion inhibitors
  • Technologies for metal decoration - flat sheet and "in the round"
  • Sustainable decoration systems for metal containers
  • Technologies for food preservation
  • Oxygen scavenging technology
  • Freshness indicators
  • Technologies for "self-heating" and "self-cooling" cans
  • Tooling and technologies allowing flexible (agile) manufacturing
  • Handling systems for lightweight aluminum containers