Ardagh wins two awards from aluminium foil association

Ardagh Group has picked up two awards for its innovative metal packaging at Alufoil 2011.

The company scooped the technical innovation award at Alufoil 2011 for its Deep Drawn End (DDE) development.

Alan Moffat, packaging development manager at H.J. Heinz R&D, who chaired the panel of Alufoil judges, said: “The technical concept of the end seal and the many ways in which it can be used offer numerous alternative markets for this interesting development.”

Ardagh also gained top place in the product preservation category for its SealLite closure. Alufoil is run by the The European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA) and is open to products which are either made from alufoil or contain alufoil as part of a laminate or structure.

The company’s winning products were singled out for meeting specific customer requirements through technical excellence, with an emphasis on innovation, sustainability and cost effectiveness.

Four of Ardagh Group’s recent metal packaging solutions were also honoured at the 2011 iF Packaging Awards.

PowerClick, OptiLift, an Embossed Aerosol Can and the 5L Spray System were all recognised.

These products earned top marks for their practical and innovative features, particularly for “being able to successfully assert themselves in a highly competitive, international environment,” according to the panel of judges.

“Winning these prestigious 2011 awards is an excellent reflection on the calibre of R&D, technical development and manufacturing within the group, and it promotes the value of teamwork and close customer cooperation,” says Woep Mőller, group commercial director of Ardagh Group.

The iF Packaging Awards stand for economically and ecologically sustainable packaging design, and an expert international jury evaluates the awards.

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