Aluminum / Metal

Ball to Make New 8-Oz “Trim” Can That Meets USDA School Guidelines

Posted: April 17, 2014

Ball Corporation has announced a new can size—the 8-oz “trim” can. The small, lightweight can is ideal for juices and other beverages for portion-conscious consumers, and is unbreakable, quick-chilling, and 100% recyclable. The 8-oz trim can, which is a shorter version of Ball’s 8.4-oz trim can, has a 202 can body diameter and a 200 diameter end. Ball’s 8-oz trim can is designed to run on existing filling lines and requires no line modifications by customers.
The trim 8-oz package meets the newly recommended guidelines from the USDA that specify eight ounces as the maximum serving size for beverages sold in schools. Ball will also continue to make its popular 8.4-oz size. “We are committed to the North American beverage market and to meeting the growing demand for smaller, portion-control products,” says Robert M. Miles, v.p. sales for Ball’s metal beverage packaging division, Americas. “Ball’s 8-oz trim can is a sustainable solution for customers looking to stand out in the marketplace and tap into incremental distribution channels.”
Ball is the leading supplier of metal beverage cans and bottles in the world, offering high-quality containers in over 20 different sizes to its global customers. Ball’s technology enables value-added enhancements for beverage cans and aluminum bottles, such as high definition printing, reclosable ends, and colored tabs and ends. For more, visit