Aerosol Association of Australia recently announced the aerosol2022 award winners, with Sundae Body scooping two awards, one being the premier Aerosol Product of the Year.
The Product Innovation Award went to contract packer Ensign Laboratories, while Candan Industries was Highly Commended in the Innovation in Packaging category. Sundae Body received the Innovation in Packaging Award, along with winning the top gong.
Astrophysicist and director of the Space Technology and Industry Institute at Swinburne University, Professor Alan Duffy, presented the awards at a sell-out gala dinner at Pier One Hotel on the edge of Sydney Harbour, and discussed everything from the dangers of using aerosols in space, to the strange attraction of aerosol cheese,
Ensign Laboratories: Whipped Sun Cream SPF50
The Award for Product Innovation went to Melbourne-based contract packer Ensign Laboratories for its ‘Whipped Sun Cream SPF50’.
Ensign says its whipped mousse sunscreen was developed to address concerns about traditional aerosol sunscreens such as their application in windy conditions and the difficulty consumers reportedly experience in understanding how much to apply to ensure effective sun protection.
At the same time the product’s appealing foam texture delivers a luxurious texture that is pleasing to the touch, it says.
Sundae Body: Sundae Whipped Shower Foams.
The Award for Innovation in Packaging, along with major Award of the night, Aerosol Product of the Year, went to Sundae Body for its range of ‘Sundae Whipped Shower Foams’.
Evoking the look of a can of aerosol whipped cream, Sundae Body's product’s packaging "skilfully combines colour, texture and typography to deliver a playful and cheeky vibe". The "stylish" satin/matte finish aluminium cans are manufactured by Jamestrong Packaging, with the product filled by Sydney-based contract packer Moorebank Aerosol Fillers.
The Judges noted that Sundae Body had truly addressed the brief for the category – which called for a product that ‘championed’ the potential and appeal of the aerosol format – skilfully using the image and the sensory experience of an existing aerosol – whipped cream – and extending it into the cosmetics/toiletry category.
They said it combines excellence in vision and execution which has resulted in "a new and exciting aerosol product that expertly utilises the unique benefits of aerosol delivery to deliver a customer experience that no other package could".
Candan Industries: ‘NOX MX Range
The Awards Judging Panel also presented a Highly Commended award in the Innovation in Packaging category, which went to Queensland-based Candan Industries' INOX MX Range.
The judges said they were impressed by how the company’s new aerosol packaging effectively linked their products into the one family while helping the consumer to easily identify the right product for their situation.
At the same time, use of an attractive matte/satin finish – carried through on the overcaps – also provided an ‘upmarket’ touch not traditionally seen in the category, they said.