See the list below to learn more about some of the metal packaging technologies and processes we are interested in hearing about. 

Some things to keep in mind:

  • 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.
  • Please refrain from submitting ideas that do not align with one of these categories or do not relate to metal cans or metal closures.

Enhance 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.

Improve Manufacturing

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

Package Enhancements for Consumers

Creative packaging ideas that will make the package easier, more useful, more pleasurable or more interesting for the consumer to use etc.

New Packaging Technologies

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

Sustainable Packaging

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.

Greater Productivity or Efficiency

Ideas relating to improved plant or production equipment, supply chain or logistics.