The resealable can, an invention of Dutchman Antonio Perra, was named 'Can of the Year' during 'The Canmaker Summit Conference' in Warsaw, Poland. The product was prepared for worldwide production in collaboration with Ball Packaging Europe and Coca-Cola.
Antonia Perra has awarded Ball Packaging Europe an exclusive license for the production and sale of the product. The Ball Resealable End (BRE) prevents cans from leaking after they have been opened and preserves the beverage's carbon dioxide content. The first drink to use the BRE is Coca-Cola's new energy drink 'Burn', which was launched in France earlier this year.
"I would never have dared dream that my invention would eventually meet with this much international recognition,” said Perra. “I'm as proud as a peacock. The introduction of the 'Burn' energy drink has only just been rounded off, and already we have received this prestigious award. I sincerely hope that this establishes the new standard for beverage cans."
The 'Can of the Year Award' trophy was presented during a gala dinner by Allan Sayers, publisher of The Canmaker magazine and initiator of this international award, to Ball Packaging Europe, Coca-Cola Europe and the Dutch company Bound2B B.V., of which Antonio Perra is the founder and major shareholder. In addition, the BRE was also named winner in the category 'Two-piece Beverage Cans' and took silver in the category 'Ends, Caps and Closures'.
About Bound2B B.V.
Bound2B B.V. is a 100% Dutch subsidiary of 4Sight Innovation B.V. 4Sight Innovation focuses on the development of new, innovative products for a wide range of industries worldwide.