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Ball Introduces Two-piece, Lightweight Steel Aerosol Can

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BROOMFIELD, Colo., Dec. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL), the premier global supplier of metal aerosol containers is now manufacturing G3-HD,  a two-piece, lightweight steel aerosol container. This latest addition to Ball's industry leading aerosol can portfolio is manufactured in the company's Chestnut Hill, Tennessee facility.  Ball currently has strong customer interest in this new, innovative packaging solution and household goods consumers can expect to see the product hitting retail shelves in 2016.

G3-HD is the newest two-piece, lightweight steel aerosol container offered by the Ball Corporation. Ball is the premier global supplier of metal aerosol containers.  G3-HD is the next generation of steel aerosol packaging and significantly expands Ball's aerosol can portfolio. G3-HD is manufactured in the company's Chestnut Hill, Tennessee facility.

G3-HD is Ball's next generation of steel aerosol packaging.  The integrated dome design is the product of a high speed, coil-to-can manufacturing process and features high definition graphics to meet customers' growing expectations for their brands.  Moving beyond traditional steel aerosol manufacturing, G3-HD is designed to control sidewall thickness to accommodate various specifications.

"Ball's G3-HD demonstrates our on-going commitment to innovative packaging solutions that help our customers grow their business," said Jim Peterson, senior vice president and chief operating officer, global metal food and household products packaging.

The infinitely recyclable G3-HD is available in multiple sizes and utilizes Ball's advanced technology to provide a brighter and whiter canvas to accommodate up to eight-color, high resolution customer graphics.

By providing the world's most diverse aerosol container portfolio, Ball continues to meet the needs of its growing customer portfolio.

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 14,500 people worldwide and reported 2014 sales of $8.6 billion. For more information, visit www.ball.com, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

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