Constantia Flexibles, which owns Australian company Pemara Labels, has been awarded four Alufoil trophies.
The European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA) recognises outstanding packaging products which are either made from aluminum foil or contain aluminum foil as part of a laminate, structure, or packaging system, as well as aluminum closures.
Overall, there were nine Alufoil trophy winners across five specific categories, plus a new award given for innovation in application that went to Constantia Flexibles.
The classifications are Consumer Convenience; Marketing and Design; Product Protection; Resource Efficiency; and Technical Innovation.
Constantia Flexibles' awarded products include:
- Consumer Convenience: Constantia Unshredded Wrap.
This new aluminum foil wrapper ends the frustration of chocolate lovers trying to peel off the aluminum foil in little bits. The ‘elastic’ lacquer on the foil means it comes off in one piece.
To achieve this, Constantia Flexibles created a special ‘elastic lacquer’, which is applied on the foil (outside or inside). This enables easy unwrapping of small chocolate balls, eggs, seasonal products or even chocolate bars/tablets, as it stretches like an elastic band, so the wrapper comes off in one piece with no shredding. In addition, the new wrapping material offers improved puncture resistance.
- Marketing and Design: Bone-shape container with high-end printing.
A bone-shaped container pack, designed for wet dog food, has a powerful shelf appearance and message, according to the judges.
- Product Protection: Cakes – Ready-to-eat cakes.
Using this packaging system means no cold chain is required, so no freezer in the outlets or defrosting by the consumer.
- Application Innovation: Constantia Flexibles and ABInBev: Capsule for beer flavour dispenser
This aluminum capsule system (pictured at top) contains liquid flavour syrup designed for a unique beer dispensing technology.