Packaging Innovation Pipeline Project

Innovations Summary • Cans •Closure • Labels • Paperboard

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Can Innovation

1. Shaped/ Branded Debossed Cans 2. Random Debossed cans 3. Alternative can sizes currently available. 4. Enhanced printing quality 5. Digital Printing 6. Waterless Printing/Photo quality 7. Special varnish/ink 8. Branded Lids 9. Branded Tabs 10.Low weight lids

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Can Innovation
BRAND EQUITY

Currently Available
Who Where Al Steel Available capacity Lead time % price upcharge “Watch out’s” Only in Europe Yes No 400 MM c/y T.B.C. 10 – 20% Only in Europe Yes No 200 MM C/y 25 weeks 30 to 50% Only in Europe Yes No T.B.C. 25-30 weeks 9 – 10 $/000

1. Shaped/ Branded Debossed Cans

Max. +/- 5% body expansion 25 to 30% heavier can. Some canning line modification may be necessary
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Can Innovation
BRAND EQUITY

Currently Available
Who Where Al Steel Available capacity Lead time % price upcharge “Watch out’s” Only in Europe Yes No 400 MM C/y T.B.C. 10 % Only in Europe Yes No 200 MM c/y 25 weeks T.B.C. Only in Europe Yes No T.B.C. 25-30 weeks 6 – 8 $/000

2. Random Debossed Can

Virtually any design Random 360° Some canning line modification may be necessary
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Can Innovation
BRAND EQUITY

Currently Available

3. Wide range of sizes are currently available for unique brand recognition

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Can Innovation
BRAND EQUITY

Currently Available
Who Where Al Steel Available capacity Lead time Europe Yes Yes Yes Standard Europe Yes Yes Yes Standard No -

4. Enhanced Quality Print

% price up- Depending on Depending on volume volume charge “Watch out’s”

Available now. No modifications are needed on can making or filling lines.

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Can Innovation
BRAND EQUITY

Currently Available
Who Where Al Steel Available capacity Lead time Europe Yes T.B.C. 10 MM C/y Immediate

5. Digital Printing • Directly from “Computer to
Print” (e.g. no printing plates) • Approaching photo quality • Reduced lead time (no plates needed) • Ideal when large decoration changeover/flexibility is needed • Not economical for large printing run of same decoration • Ideal for special events • It allows “immediate reaction” promo event (e.g. Superball Winner on the can, next day) • Ball has 10MM cpy capacity immediately available
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% price up- 2.0 to 2.5 x charge “Watch out’s” Available now.

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Can Innovation
SUSTAINABILITY

Currently Available
Who Where Germany Yes Yes 40 MM cpy T.B.C. T.B.C.

1. Waterless printing • Up to 133 lpi definition. • Real “photo quality image • Moving to 250 lpi. • Higher definition is obtained with multiple passages rather than by colour mixing. • Available by Ball only in Germany. • Ideal as promo tool.
Al Steel Available capacity Lead time % price upcharge “Watch out’s”

Available now.

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Can Innovation
BRAND EQUITY

Currently Available

6. Special Varnish/Ink

Samples 11-19
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Can Innovation
BRAND EQUITY

Currently Available
Who Where Al Steel Available capacity Lead time % price upcharge “Watch out’s”
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6. Special varnish/Ink

Anywhere Yes Need extra 200k $ investment (over varnish) Yes Typically 3 additional weeks Upcharge typically based on surface covered (e.g. Thermochromic ink: 2.5 $/cm2). For other finish: 4 – 5 $/000 Need over-varnish capability. No modification on canning lines.
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Can Innovation
BRAND EQUITY

Currently Available
Who Where Available capacity Lead time % price upcharge Europe 10 MM/month 8 weeks About $ 10/000

7. Printed/Branded Lid “Pure Brand” Lid from Ball • It is a decorated PET foil • Glued on the lid • Rotogravure printing • Excellent definition • FDA approved • Application capability in Germany • Readly available for market test (up to 0.5 MM lids available

Additional Applicator can be made Info available in US in 6 months

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Can Innovation
BRAND EQUITY

Currently Available
Who Where Available capacity Anywhere Yes Anywhere Yes Anywhere Yes

7. Printed/Branded Lid “Conventional Lid printing”

8 weeks 8 weeks 8 weeks Lead time • Same quality as can with conventional technology (e.g. 85 lpi) % price up- Depending on Depending on About $ 4/000 volume volume charge • Allows consumer promotions • Random print • Possibility of embossing Available now. “Watch out’s” and/or laser engraving No modifications are needed on can making or filling lines.

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Can Innovation
BRAND EQUITY

Currently Available

10. Branded Tabs Coloured Tabs Laser Picture/Code Costumized Tabs

Front and Back face
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Can Innovation
BRAND EQUITY

Currently Available
Who Where Available capacity Anywhere Plenty Anywhere Up to 50 MM/month 5 weeks $ 0.8 – 1.0 / 000 Anywhere Plenty T.B.C. T.B.C.

10. Branded Tabs
• Printed, laser engraved and customized tabs are available. • Front and/or back laser engraving. • Up to 16 digits laser engraving. • Available immediately

Lead time Depends on type % price upcharge “Watch out’s” T.B.C.

Available now. No modifications are needed on can making or filling lines.

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Can Innovation
VALUE

Currently Available

1. Low weight lid SuperEnd® by Crown
• • • • Developed and patented by Crown. It provides about 10% weight reduction It improves seam integrity Replacement of chucks, seaming rolls and knockout pads are necessary for the seamer. No filler modification More than 100 Million lids already delivered by Crown

Standard End

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SuperEnd®
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Closure Innovation

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Sport Closures Hot Fill/Aseptic Sport Closures Valve Closures Dispensing Closures Carton Closures Low weight Closures for still water

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Closure Innovation
1. Sport Closures

Currently Available

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Closure Innovation
2. Hot Fill/Aseptic Sport Closures

Currently Available

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Closure Innovation
3. Valve Closures

Currently Available

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Closure Innovation
4. Dispensing Closures

Currently Available CSI: Magicap

Bericap: LifeTop

Seaquist: Activate

Berry Plastic: Pop Shake

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Closure Innovation
5. Carton Closures

Currently Available

Key developmental directions:

• Inventor of spill-proof valve closure • Suitable for dry sterilization • Not suitable for Hot fill • No silicon, EVA material • Sport Closure for carton
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Closure Innovation
6. Low weight Closure for still water
CSI Aqua-Lok Mini 1.1 Gr On 26.7 mm Finish GCS P 3551 1.6 Gr On 1881 finish

Bericap Hexalite 26 >1.0 Gr on 26.7 mm Finish

Corvaglia 0.98 Gr On Corvaglia new Finish

Rexam Aquarius IV 1.15 Gr On 26.7 Finish
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Label Innovations

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Hologram Printing Process Hot Fill/Aseptic Sport Closures Valve Closures Dispensing Closures Carton Closures Low weight Closures for still water

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Label Innovations
1. Hologram Printing Process (Xymara Process) developed by CCL. Lenticular film by Avery Dennison It provides “interactive” design-elements at low costs. Commercially Avalable. Suitable for wrap around labels and ROSO (at < 10% shrink)

2. No-Label-Look Shrink Sleeve. High Transparent material suitable for clear windows application (e.g. no wet-T-shirteffect)

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3. Full range of Stretch Sleeve Including new high speed application (up to 50,000 bph for Triple S) STANDARD STRETCH MODIFIED STRETCH TRIPLE S

8-10 %

10-20 %

20-55 %

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Label Innovations
4. Wash-Off PS label for returnable glass bottle. Available by CCL and Spear. Tested in the past by PepsiCo. New generation of Wash-Off has been developed. Currently used in the beer market.

5. Roll Fed Shrink Sleeve. Roll Fed Shrink Sleeve utilization is increasing at double rate vs standard sleeve due to new application technologies (Laser, Ultasonic, UV cured hot melt) and MD shrink material increased availability (Avery Dennison, Raflatac, EM)

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Label Innovations

6. PS label suitable for Compounded curved surfaces. Material under final development by Avery Dennison. Suitable for multi radii surfaces (limits to be defined).

7. Material Downgauging PS label: Facestock: 50 to 40 to 36 micron Liner:30 to 25 to 16 (future) Shrink Sleeve: 50 to 40 to 35 (future)

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Label Innovations

8. Enhanced appearance • Fluorescent • Glow-in-the-dark •Thermo-chromatic • Hydro-chromatic • Frosted • Pearlescent/Iridescent • Scratch and sniff • Couponing/ sticker • In-line perforation • Clear cut & stack • Enhanced printing to get Hot stamp/metallic appearance • Tactile surface (shrink sleeve)

Iridescent

Booklet/couponing Tactile surface
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Thermochromic ink
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Label Innovations

9. Braille Shrink Label. Developed by Sleever International on a proprietary technology (Sleever Braille) Available .

10. UV Barrier Film Shrink label with UV barrier is available to avoid label yellowing and product decoloration

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Label Innovations
Future Developments 1. Linerless PS label Both major PS filmstock manufacturers are working on Liner-less PS which is –reportedly 2-3 years away. The technology is based on pre-applied non-tacky adhesive to be activated at the time of application. Possibility of Roll-Fed application

2. Organic Electronic Printing The technology –under development- will allow to “print“ electronic features (e.g. display, messaging) into the label. 1.5 to 2 years away

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Label Innovations
Future Developments 3. Shrink PS label Based on polyolefin film capable of shrinking up to 50% at 100°C. Potentially can use very thin film.

4.Barrier Film Shrink label with UV barrier is available. Barrier against CO2, Oxygen, product protection are under development By all the major film manufacturers

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Alfonso Zazzarelli SPP Consulting Ltd +44 7770 835024 +39 349 6078398
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