Ardagh scores hat-trick at Euro CanTech Awards

The Ardagh Group was recognised with three awards at the Euro CanTech Awards event in Milan last week.

The company’s Espresso Monster Coffee Can won in the Decorative/Speciality category and also attained the Supreme Cup award. The beverage can is produced for the Monster Beverage Company, using Ardagh’s ‘Matte and Mirror Impact’ decoration technique developed by INX International.

The packaging impressed the judges at Euro CanTech with its structured surface and unique feel. The commercialisation of the ink and design was accomplished through close collaboration between Monster, Ardagh’s European and North American Metal Beverage divisions, INX and VN Graphics.

The General Line category award was won by SpRingLatch, an automatic closing system for the paints and coatings market. According to Ardagh, the system enables easy opening & re-closing, without the need for costly closing machines.

A patented ‘lock box’ with an integrated spring allows the latch to expand when vertical pressure is applied to the lid. The system gained UN qualifications for both 230mm and 286mm diameter pails making them suitable for the filling of hazardous packaged materials and is now also available in 328mm diameter.

Tim Clarke, director strategic development at Ardagh Metal, said: “We are honoured to win three awards, including the highest recognition, the Supreme Cup.

“The awards reflect our consistent investment in product innovation to create a thought-out package and superior business solution that both addresses a consumer need and builds customer business.”

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