BROOMFIELD, Colo., Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association recognized Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) for its industry-leading specialty container designs last month during the 2013 Golden Image Awards Competition at the SGIA expo in Orlando, Fla.
Ball swept the digitally printed container category with four winning entries:
- Gold – Maryland Decorated Tin
- Silver – Outer Banks Popcorn Tin
- Bronze – Fisher's Popcorn New York Tin
- Honorable Mention – Fisher's Popcorn Beach Scene Tin
"Ball's ongoing commitment to innovation and early adoption of emerging technologies has made us a leader in the metal packaging industry," said Gary Woeste, vice president of sales and marketing for Ball's metal food and household products packaging division. "SGIA's recognition of our graphics as among the best in the world is truly an honor and a wonderful testament to this commitment."
Ball has made technological upgrades in its specialty tin business over the years that have enabled the production of smaller print runs, easier prototyping of new customer designs and quick changeover times. With its significant offset metal decorating presence and digital printing advancements, Ball provides specialty metal packaging and graphics that can help customers cost-effectively differentiate their products on the shelf.
SGIA, the only international association for specialty imaging, is committed to staying at the forefront of specialty imaging trends and innovations, and helps members by building valued partnerships and affiliations, and providing the tools and information they need to stay one step ahead of the competition. Entries in SGIA's annual competition are judged based on their technical accomplishments, including the level of difficulty and quality of execution.
About Ball Corporation
Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable packaging solutions for beverage, food and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 15,000 people worldwide and reported 2012 sales of more than $8.7 billion. For more information, visit www.ball.com, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.
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SOURCE Ball Corporation