Ball’s Strawster scoops Supreme Award

Ball Packaging Europe scooped the top award at the Euro CanTech Awards, which took place at the InterContinental hotel in Berlin, Germany on 5 April 2016.

The ‘Supreme Cup’ was particularly close this year, but the overall consensus from our judges was that Ball’s Strawster was the deserving winner. The three-piece plastic device centred inside the can was awarded due to its outstanding innovation.

“The Euro CanTech Awards celebrates excellence in the can making industry across Europe,” comments Conference Director, Neil McRitchie. “Each category was judged by a panel of industry experts who assessed each can based on its own individual merits. It was decided that the Strawster was a deserving winner due to its clever design and the innovative nature of the product, which is likely to catch the attention of consumers.”

Ball Packaging Europe’s President, Colin Gillis, was present to collect the award, and he comments: “As a leader in beverage packaging, innovation is deeply rooted in Ball’s culture. Our team works continuously to develop new can and end functionalities, shapes and designs that create more value to our customers. Strawster slim can with a plastic device is the latest innovation from our lab and we are proud that it was recognised as the most innovative product at the Euro CanTech 2016 event.”

The Awards and Gala Dinner, with over 150 can makers, suppliers and industry delegates in attendance, celebrated the achievements of innovation, design and excellence within the can making industry in Europe.

If you missed the awards, here are the full details of the winners:

  • Aerosol: Ball Aerocan Europe and the Schwarzkopf Henkel Got 2 b
  • Beverage two-piece: Rexam and the Salitos can
  • Decorative/Speciality: Crown’s Inspirational Tin
  • Ends/Caps/Closures: Closure Logic’s Star Log
  • Food three-piece: Sartan Ambalaj and the Coffee Can Kakao
  • Beverage two-piece decorative: Rexam and the Big Shock Original
  • Innovation: Ball Packaging Europe – Strawster
  • Supreme Cup-: Ball Packaging Europe – Strawster

Preparations are now well underway for Asia CanTech 2016 (7-9 November 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia). The Asia CanTech conference and exhibition brings together global suppliers with can makers and fillers from across Asia. The event consists of a two day conference featuring keynote speakers from the industry, a technical forum and suppliers’ tabletop exhibition. For more information, contact Events Manager, Megan Freeman on: [email protected]

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