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There's more to the Ball Corporation than just making glass jars. They also operate a firearms ammunition plant in Minnesota and they're working on running 3D printers with their filament cartridges.

The company was founded by chemist and inventor of the mason jar, Charles ball. He was born in 1791 and completed his first mason jar prototype at age 22, calling it a "water glass". The process he used for sealing glass jars is still known as the 'ball seal'. His son took over management of the business in 1884 and renamed it after his father; he also came up with an easy way to separate metal caps from bottles in order to recycle them - this is still being done today in many recycling plants around the world. Throughout the 1900s the original jar company has been bought, sold and re-purposed. In 1969 it was purchased by Rexall Drug and Chemical Company and in 2008 it became a fully independent company once again.

The Ball corporation is most well known for the glass jars they make (which are used to package pickles, olives, salad dressings and more). They hold over 150 patents for manufacturing techniques and designs of their products. One notable design patent they own is for their 'Grands' line of wide mouth mason jars. These jars have become popular with home canners because they're easier to fill with food; another significant contribution from this company was adding embossed measuring lines on the sides of the jars - making them easier to use.

More recently, they have developed VISION technology for their glass jars. This is a system of colored rings on the rim of their jars that indicate what type of food should be stored in them. For example 'blue' is used for storing pickled foods or acidic fruits and vegetables while 'amber' is used for storing jams, jellies, wines and tomatoes. They offer over 700 different jar types for customers who are looking to put everything from brown sugar to breast milk into jars! Ball also manufactures plastic bottles using either HDPE (high density polyethylene) or PP (polypropylene) which can be found at many grocery retailers now.

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