World Aluminium Aerosol Can Award winners revealed

The International Aluminium Organisation of Aerosol Container Manufacturers (AEROBAL) has revealed the winners of the World Aluminium Aerosol Can Award 2021.

Gregor Spengler, AEROBAL’s secretary-general, said he was pleased to find that, despite the pandemic, the ‘innovative strength’ of the industry had not diminished at all.

Winner: aerosol can already on the market

As this year’s winner in the category of aluminium aerosol cans already on the market, the jury chose cans manufactured by Trivium Packaging Argentina for Cocinero Fritolim Oliva and Clasico. Cocinero Fritolim Oliva is an edible oil spray.

The spray gives consumers who want to take in fewer calories more control over the distribution and application of the oil.

The product comes in three different flavours: Clasico, Oliva and Butter. For each variant, an ‘exemplary’ design concept highlights and emphasises the product’s iconic brand image. 

The packaging features a man in an apron and a chef’s hat, smiling at the consumer. Eye contact involuntarily engages the viewer’s attention.

Winner – prototype

The winners in AEROBAL’s prototype category were two aluminium cans – Save the Earth and The Matrix, intended for self-marketing purposes, manufactured by US company CCL Container.

The manufacturer worked with Sun Chemical to develop these attractive aluminium cans with their unique novel spot varnish ink technology. 

CCL was, therefore, responding to strong interest on the part of its clients for the new printing option and their desire for new ways to design aluminium cans. 

The strong contrast in visual perception between the matt and glossy areas fascinates at first sight and ensures an outstanding presence on the shelf.

A special feature of this promising printing technology also presents a unique challenge: it no longer uses a traditional varnish in the conventional sense. Instead, it is integrated into the printing ink as an additive and then develops its function. 

Winner – sustainability

In the sustainability category, the aluminium can from Cien Duo, produced by German manufacturer Tubex, was the winner. 

The winning can is the first aluminium aerosol can printed with an eco-friendly, sustainable printing ink. 

The ink is free of mineral, palm, soybean or coconut oils, and contributes to the protection of the rainforests. 

In addition to the environmental performance of the printing ink, the winning can also offers a range of other positive features and eco-friendly properties. 

These include a patented alloy that leads to a further weight reduction of 6% compared to the can used previously.

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