Nivea and Ball UK have won Aerobal’s World Aluminium Aerosol Can Awards 2018, with designs judged by nine packaging journalists including PKN’s own Lindy Hughson.
There was plenty of innovation in the entries submitted this year, said Aerobal, the International Organisation of Aluminium Aerosol Container Manufacturers, and Hughson was pleased that her fellow judges agreed with her votes – her chosen cans both won the day.
Nivea’s Body Mousse can, manufactured by Tubex, won the most votes for a can that is already on the market, with judges impressed by its conical shape and visual design.
Ball UK’s Eyeris Fox can, which used the Eyeris printing technology to achieve photorealistic levels of detail, won the award for best prototype.
Gregor Spengler, secretary-general at Aerobal, said this year’s entries were of a high standard of quality. “The good market development at the moment, with growth of almost five per cent in the first half of the year, is also attributable in part to our members’ continuing willingness to innovate, which the results of this year’s competition demonstrate,” he said.
“Time and time again, the most advanced forming techniques allow production of interesting new shapes; and optimised and perfected printing processes are now being used to obtain fantastic creative elements and designs.”