World Aluminum Aerosol Can Award 2012
AEROBAL “World Aluminum Aerosol Can Award 2012” - Superior design and progress in lightweighting
This year’s “World Aluminum Aerosol Can Award” competition organised by the International Organisation of Aluminum Aerosol Container Manufacturers (AEROBAL) was dominated by breathtaking design and revolutionary material savings. The panel of judges consisted of nine leading international trade journals for packaging and cosmetics.
The company Tubex won the AEROBAL award in the category ‘Can already on the Market’ for its “Rexona Clear Diamond” can. The aluminium can exels by its very feminine and distinctive shape which is a real eye-catcher on the shelves. The attractive shape is gradually achieved by very small steps in the necking process. The black print and the image of lavender lace give this can an extremely elegant appearance. The brushed aluminium shines through the lavender of the lace which upgrades the design with a three dimensional look. The logo on the upper part of the can captivates the eye with the fine degrading of the purple colour and a filligree contour in brushed aluminium. A further highlight is the brand name realized in brushed aluminium which gives the can a striking look and perfectly matches with the classical design. A matt overvarnish completes the sophisticated appearance.
The company Ball Corporation won in the ‘Prototype’ category with its ReAlTM can offering a metal technology breakthrough that enables the use of recycled aluminum in the manufacture of extruded aluminum aerosol cans. The resulting new metal alloy exhibits increased strength and allows lightweighting of the container without affecting package integrity. Ball’s technology breakthrough will allow the company to lightweight its extruded aluminum aerosol packaging by as much as 10 percent, with further lightweighting expected in the future. Currently, almost all extruded aluminum aerosol packaging is made from virgin aluminum “slugs.” These metal disks are impact extruded to produce packaging for aerosol products ranging from body sprays, sun screens, air fresheners and numerous other markets. Ball, will now use aluminum recycled from Ball’s global beverage can operations to produce the com.pany’s new slugs, thus improving the carbon footprint of the packaging. Ball will begin producing cans made with ReAl slugs initially in Europe, and has applied for patents on its ReAl packaging.