Thursday, September 7, 2017

Today, we’re more connected than ever before, and future generations will live in a world where digital interaction will influence even more aspects of our lives. New technology is changing the way society engages with everything around us, including packaging.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Organic and wellness products are growing in popularity across the global food and beverage industry and the United States in particular. As consumers become more health conscious, they’re reaching for natural foods that are free of artificial ingredients as well as protein composites like gluten, either for dietary reasons or to align with their changing beliefs as to what constitutes ‘healthy’ foods. In fact, the growth of the global organic food and beverage market is expected reach $211.44 billion by 2020[1].

Safety Awareness for Employees S.A.F.E.
Friday, August 11, 2017

Safety is more than a priority, it’s a core value at Crown and it is instilled into each of our processes, procedures and systems. We aim to foster a Total Safety Culture by giving employees the support and tools they need to make safer decisions, correct unsafe behaviors and reduce incidents, injuries and near-misses.  

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Every two years, Crown’s Chairman’s Sustainability Awards recognize plants in our global network for their outstanding sustainability achievements in three categories: Economic, Environmental and Social. In 2016, facilities in Vietnam, Spain and the United Kingdom have been recognized for exemplary contributions to the Company’s ongoing commitment to sustainability.

Ghostfish Brewing Company Grapefruit IPA
Friday, August 4, 2017

Today, August 4th, is IPA (India Pale Ale) Day.

The IPA, while a current staple in the craft beer and alcoholic beverage categories today, has a rich history that dates back to the 1700s. The IPA was created to solve the problem of providing beer for the British Empire in the east, namely in India, where it was too hot to brew. As such, a strong beer that could survive the grueling six-month journey from Britain was sought after. Ultimately, the IPA, which is a hoppy style beer within the broader category of pale ale, was developed. 

Monday, July 24, 2017

Crown’s innovations have been recognized with a number of prestigious awards in 2017.

Gold Award

At the 29th DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation, Crown received a Gold Award for packaging innovation.

Crown Reveal Technology
Monday, July 17, 2017

With the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) market thriving in many parts of the world, product proliferation has been driven to new heights. For example, in the U.S. alone, 21,435 food and beverage products and 18,694 nonfood products were introduced to the market in 2016. That’s a lot of choice for consumers, but options are exactly what today’s shoppers are looking for.

Pictured at the June 21, 2017 awards presentation (left to right) is Alex Lueck, Xcel Energy; Bill  Clements, Crown Beverage Packaging; Chad Bulman, Focus on Energy; Chad Jacobsen,  Crown Beverage Packaging; Randy Urness, Focus on Energy.
Thursday, July 20, 2017

Crown is committed to living by the principles of sustainability across its business. When it comes to our manufacturing facilities, while the mantra is ‘safety first,’ employees are also challenged to continually raise the standard of excellence by which we operate and to identify ways to improve productivity and reduce our impact on the environment.

Crown’s beverage can facility in La Crosse, Wisconsin, has recently shown its strength in this area by being recognized for its work with the state’s Focus on Energy program.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Each year, the United States commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th. Over the years, the holiday has become an opportunity for Americans to celebrate the country’s independence in a variety of ways. Many choose to hit the beach, barbeque or even have a picnic.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Flavored syrup, often used to create soft drinks when diluted with water, is a sizable product category in the French market. The sector is worth approximately 350 million Euros and 185 million liters are produced and consumed annually.

Two-thirds of the total production volume is packaged into metal cans and Crown has been at the forefront of this marketplace for over 50 years. Here are just a few of the reasons why brand owners and consumers continue to favor metal to package this popular product.