Aerosol & Specialty
The aerosol can revolutionized consumer products, beginning in the 1940s.
Since then Ball has refined and improved it, making our aerosol packaging solutions core to our business. Today we offer gorgeous printing and graphic options, as well as technical qualities like continuous and precise dispensing, as well as complete evacuation.
ReAlTM Metal Technology
Our ReAlTM metal technology is unique in the industry – enabling the use of recycled aluminum in the manufacture of extruded aluminum packaging for aerosols. The resulting new metal alloy exhibits increased strength and allows lightweighting of the container without affecting package integrity. The ReAl technology allows the company to lightweight its extruded aluminum aerosol packaging by as much as 10 percent, with further lightweighting expected in the future.
Currently, almost all extruded aluminum aerosol packaging is made from virgin aluminum "slugs." These metal disks are impact extruded to produce packaging for aerosol products ranging from body sprays, sun screens, air fresheners and numerous other markets. Ball, the world's largest producer of aluminum slugs and of recyclable aluminum beverage cans, will use aluminum recycled from Ball's global beverage can operations to produce the company's new slugs.
Read the ReAl news release.