World Aluminium Aerosol Can Award 2016
For its competition to find this year’s best aluminium aerosol cans, AEROBAL, the International Organisation of Aluminium Aerosol Container Manufacturers, once again invited entries from all over the world. AEROBAL’s member companies account for about 70 per cent of all aluminium aerosol cans produced worldwide. The panel of experts comprised journalists from well-known international packaging and can magazines.
“Our World Aluminium Aerosol Can Award is a truly global exhibition of our sector’s capabilities,” says Gregor Spengler, Secretary General of AEROBAL. “The competition is not only a yardstick for the aluminium aerosol can’s high quality standard, it also serves as a pointer to trends in future developments.
The ‘She is a Clubber’ aluminium can from Turkish producer Aryum received the most votes in the category for cans that are already on the market. Its intelligent concept for countering product piracy was persuasive. On the front of the can there is now striking and distinctive embossing in the vivid shape of a heart with the brand name ‘She’ printed in the centre. And the brand name is printed on the back of the can as well, in embossing that runs all around the can.
A can from German manufacturer Tubex that goes under the name ‘PURITY’ was the winner in the prototypes category. The name is the concept and the can is a true innovation. With this can, Tubex was presenting nothing less than the first aluminium aerosol can without the lacquering that such cans have always needed previously inside and outside for the shaping process, even for non-critical contents.
PURITY thus represents an almost revolutionary overall concept: no internal or external lacquering any more, and thus significantly improved cost economy, shorter production processes and therefore smaller investments in machinery as well, a reduced ecological footprint due to less energy consumption and lower CO2 emissions, and improved mechanical product standards.