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Ardagh gains prestigious 2011 awards for innovative packaging

Ardagh Group 1 has become a significant winner in two prestigious international awards for its innovative metal packaging. Its winning products were singled out for meeting specific customer requirements through technical excellence, with an emphasis on innovation, sustainability and cost effectiveness.

The company scooped the Technical Innovation category in 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, commented: “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, earning another citation from Alan Moffat: “This technically clever solution works effectively and also creates significant material and weight savings.”

Four of Ardagh Group’s recent metal packaging solutions were honoured in the 2011 iF Packaging Awards: PowerClick®, OptiLift®, the Embossed Aerosol Can and the 5L Spray System.

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 eminent 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,

All these products will be shown on the Ardagh Group Stand (A52/B53-Hall 11) at Interpack 2011.

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 iF Packaging Awards stand for economically and ecologically sustainable packaging design, and the awards are evaluated by an expert international jury.

7 Apr 2011