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.

Child in Kitchen with cans
Friday, June 16, 2017

Vegetables come in an array of shapes, sizes and colors. Sautéed, steamed, boiled or braised, they can also be prepared in a variety of ways, providing consumers with countless meal options. The true value in vegetables, however, lies in their nutrition. Low in fat, cholesterol, and calories, while remaining abundant in nutrients, a diet rich in vegetables may help reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer and other ailments.1 Without these tasty and versatile foods, our meals would lack the nutrients needed to keep us going throughout the day.

woman opening a can of marmalade
Monday, June 12, 2017

Consumers are increasingly demanding customized products to meet their specific needs. Consequently, many brands are leveraging packaging innovation to enhance appeal to target demographics rather than taking a “one size fits all” approach.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Skillsoft, a leader in online education, recently interviewed our Chief Technology Officer, Daniel Abramowicz, Ph.D., to get his perspective on innovation. In this video, Dan discusses what he calls "in the box" thinking, where we work to put constraints on a challenge to help stimulate ideas and improve Crown’s success rate for new ideas. Often, people assume innovation requires a blank canvas and complete freedom of scope. Our experience at Crown challenges this view.


Crown team at ribbon cutting ceremony
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Crown officially opened the doors of its new, state-of-the-art beverage can plant in the United States on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. The event was attended by a variety of state and local officials as well as customers, suppliers and other guests.

Decorative Cans
Friday, May 19, 2017

Metal offers many unique attributes that make it ideal for promotional packaging and gifts. It offers great versatility in terms of shape, facilitating creative designs that make products easily pop off increasingly crowded retail shelves. From square and rectangular to seamless, octagonal and irregular shapes, Crown can translate even the most unusual concept into reality through metal packaging.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Consumer demand for fish is growing at a faster rate than the global population, with per capita consumption increasing about 1% annually. In fact, salmon in particular is finally seeing its day in the spotlight, becoming the fish of choice for many Americans— ahead of tuna and other options.

can of beer being poured into a glass
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Crown Beverage Packaging North America exhibited at this year’s Craft Brewers Conference – the industry’s largest gathering of professionals –in Washington, D.C. It was another great show! Our primary goal was to ‘let the cans do the talking’ by showcasing the many inherent benefits that beverage cans offer.

A collection of aerosol cans
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

When the first aerosol can was launched early in the 20th century, no one could have predicted the impact it would have on modern consumers. Today, the format has become a key part of our everyday lives. Whether it is the personal hygiene products we use in the morning, or the insect repellents we use during the warm summer months, consumers and brands alike have embraced the numerous ways that aerosol products have made their lives better.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Crown has lived by the three pillars of sustainability – economic, environmental, and social –since its inception in 1892. In celebration of Earth Awareness Month, here are three facts about Crown and metal cans that exemplify that commitment that you might not know: