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Capping Machine operates at up to 150 caps/min.

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September 21, 2012 - Designed to seal glass jars and bottles, Smart Capper™¬†offers adjustable running speeds, making it suitable for small- and medium-sized manufacturers that need to manage fluctuations in production volumes.¬†System is built from stainless steel with easily accessible interior for optimum cleaning in compliance with hygiene standards. Machine also complies with EU directive 2006/42/CE on machine safety.

Crown Holdings, Inc

One Crown Way, Philadelphia, PA, 19154-4599, USA

Original Press Release

Crown Extends Range of Food and Beverage Capping Machines with the New Smart Capper(TM)

Press release date: September 7, 2012

New machine to be shown at FachPack 2012 in Germany

Philadelphia, PA – European food and beverage manufacturers now have a broader choice of capping solutions to meet the specific needs of their production lines with the launch of the Smart Capper™ from CROWN Food Europe, a business unit of Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK) (Crown) (www.crowncork.com). This new machine provides high-quality sealing for glass jars and bottles and, with its adjustable running speeds, is ideally suited for small- and medium-sized manufacturers who need to manage fluctuations in their production volumes.

Developed in Crown’s Centre of Excellence in Aprilia, Italy, the Smart Capper™ has been designed for ease of use and provides quick and easy manual cap and glass size changeovers. A streamlined, functional design translates to minimal maintenance, helping to reduce downtime. The machine can run at up to 150 caps per minute, and can be operated at a speed adapted (via an electronic link) to the rest of the production line, for heightened efficiency.

The Smart Capper™ is built from stainless steel with an easily accessible interior for optimum cleaning in compliance with the latest hygiene standards. In addition, the machine is designed to comply with EU directive 2006/42/CE on machine safety.

“A wide range of companies in Europe, both big and small, rely on our capping solutions to ensure their products reach consumers in perfect quality,” said Ana Neale, Marketing Director, CROWN Food Europe. “We have designed the Smart Capper™ with small- and medium-sized manufacturers in mind, ensuring that it provides the performance and variable speeds that they require.”

The Smart Capper™ is the latest addition to CROWN Food Europe’s capping portfolio for food and beverage packaging, which includes the High-Speed Capper, the Global Capper and the EuroCapper™. Crown’s experienced Customer Technical Service (CTS) offers customers expert advice on all these machines, making recommendations based on process types, cap types and line speeds. The team also supports machine installations, can provide training, and carry out maintenance work.

The new Smart Capper™ will be showcased at the FachPack packaging exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany from the 25th to the 27th September 2012 in Hall 8, Stand 529.

About Crown Holdings, Inc.
Crown Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is a leading supplier of packaging products to consumer marketing companies around the world. World headquarters are located in Philadelphia, PA. For more information, visit www.crowncork.com.

For more information, contact:

In Europe: Ana Neale, Marketing Director; Tel: +44 1235 402796; Email: Ana.NEALE@eur.crowncork.com

In the United States: Sheila Heath, Marketing Manager; Tel: +1 (740) 681-6577; Email: sheila.heath@crowncork.com

For editorial inquiries: Michael F. Dunleavy, Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Public Relations; Tel: (215) 698-5051; Email: mdunleavy@crowncork.com

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