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Aerosol can wins can of the year award

By Canadian Packaging staff   

Design & Innovation Cans Canmaker awards 2017 The Canmaker magazine

It is the first time an aerosol can has won the award presented by Canmaker Magazine.

GLENEAGLES, Scotland—A lightweight shaped aerosol can with enhanced environmental credentials has won the prestigious Can of the Year title for 2017. The aluminum can, produced for Unilever’s Dove antiperspirant by Moravia Cans in the Czech Republic, uses production techniques originally developed for the beverage can industry.

Weighing in at just 18 grams, the 150ml can is lighter than conventional aerosol cans and, because it uses alloys similar to those found in beverage cans, it can be produced using aluminum with a higher recycled content.

“The end result is 20:20:20,” says Moravia Cans sales chief John Broks, explaining that the drawn and wall-ironed (D&I) cans are 20 percent lighter, allow 20 percent more cans to be packed on each pallet and result in a 20 percent reduction in truck and pallet movements.

This was the first time that an aerosol can had won the overall title since the Cans of the Year Awards were launched in 1996, and it was an occasion for triple celebration. Moravia’s can also received the Sustainability Award along with the Gold Award in the Aerosol category.


The Canmaker magazine Cans of the Year Awards for 2017 were presented during a gala dinner at The Canmaker Summit held on October 24, 2017 in Gleneagles, Scotland. With entries drawn from around the world, the awards recognize and reward the significant developments and innovations that take place within the metal packaging industry each year.


CAN OF THE YEAR 2017 WINNER: Moravia Cans, Czech Republic, D&I aluminum aerosol can for Unilever; Dove antiperspirant.

Gold: Moravia Cans, Czech Republic
, D&I aluminum can for Unilever; Dove antiperspirant;
Silver: Ball Corporation, USA, Impact-extruded aluminum can for L’Oréal; L’Oréal Men Expert anti-perspirant;
Bronze: DS Containers, USA
, Two-piece drawn laminated steel can for RSC Chemical Solutions; Liquid Wrench industrial penetrant & lubricant.

Gold: ORG Packaging, China, 
Three-piece welded tinplate can for SUSA Food International Group; SUSA cereal beverage;
Silver: HUBER Packaging Group, Germany, 
5-litre welded tinplate mini-keg for Bell’s Brewery; Bell’s Oberon Ale;
Bronze: Shetron, India
, Three-piece welded tinplate can with easy-open end for Arrowline Organic Products; The Right Moo – Organic cold coffee/chocolate coffee.

Gold: Crown Packaging, UK, 
330ml D&I aluminum can for Two Tribes; Island Records craft beer;
Silver: Ardagh Group, Germany
, 330ml D&I aluminum can for Brewers & Union; And Union – Unfiltered Lager /
Sunday Pale Ale;
Bronze: Can-Pack, UK, 
500ml D&I aluminum can for Shepherd Neame Brewery; Whitstable Bay beer.

Gold: Exal Corporation, USA
, Impact-extruded 750ml aluminum resealable bottle for Proud Source Water; Proud Source Water artisan water;
Silver: Exal Corporation, USA
, Impact-extruded 355ml aluminum resealable bottle for UPTIME Energy; UPTIME energy drink;
Bronze: Montebello Packaging, Canada
, Impact-extruded 473ml aluminum bottle for Kings Town Beer Company and Mackinnon Brothers Brewing; The Breakout Project Beer.

Gold: Crown Aerosols & Speciality Packaging, UK, 
Lock-seam tinplate secondary container for Chivas Brothers; Chivas Regal – Aged 12 Years whisky bottle;
Silver: Can-Pack, Poland
, D&I aluminum 500ml beverage can for Plzensky Prazdroj; Pilsner Urquell beer;
Bronze: Meister, Brazil
, Drawn tinplate tin for Meister; Meister confectionery.

Gold: Can-Pack, Poland
, Aluminum easy-open end for Shepherd Neame Brewery; Spitfire Amber Kentish Ale;
Silver: Massilly India Packaging, India, 
Tinplate twist-off cap for Lidl Europe; Freshona gherkins;
Bronze: XRE, South Korea, 
Re-closable easy-open end on D&I aluminum can for LOTTE Chilsung Beverage; Tropicana Sparkling carbonated soft drink.

Gold: Virojanglor, France, 
Lock-seam steel secondary container for Bollinger; Bollinger champagne bottle;
Silver: Hoffmann Neopac, Switzerland, 
Drawn tinplate tin with hinged lid for Japan Tobacco; Mevius tobacco;
Bronze: Jiabao Packaging Depot, Hong Kong, 
Lock-seam tinplate container with slip lid for Moose Enterprise; The Grossery Gang toys.

Gold: GM Metal Packaging Lanka, Sri Lanka
, Lock-seam tinplate tin with air-tight lid for Master Tasters; Double Miracle tea;
Silver: Crown Packaging Europe, France, 
Three-piece welded tinplate can with Peelfit lid for dry products;
Bronze: CPMC, China
, Three-piece welded tinplate can with peel-able end for Feihe International; Feihe Feifan milk powder.

Gold: Auxiliar Conservera, Spain
, Drawn tinplate can with vacuum lid for Mensajero Alimentación; Mensajero artichokes;
Silver: Crown Beverage Packaging North America, USA
, D&I aluminum 37.2g can for La Colombe; La Colombe – Coffee Vault coffee;
Bronze: Ardagh Group, Germany, 
Drawn tinplate can for Larsen Danish Seafood; Larsen seafood.

Gold: Emballator Metal Group, Sweden
, Three-piece welded tinplate pail with XPRESS lid for Teknos OY; TEKNOS paint;
Silver: Ardagh, Germany & Ardagh, Netherlands
, Three-piece welded tinplate pail with UN SpRing Latch for Dresdner Lackfabrik Novatic; Novatic protective coatings;
Bronze: SAPIN, Saudi Arabia
, Three-piece welded tinplate pail for Jotun Saudia Co; JOTUN paint.

Gold: Prime Metal Bottle, Switzerland
, D&I aluminum lightweight Prime Metal Bottle with ROPP, crown cap or Maxi-P ring pull closure;
Silver: Montebello Packaging, Canada
, Blowmolded shaped and embossed aluminum bottle;
Bronze: Ball Corporation, USA
, Impact-extruded aluminum aerosol can with tactile printing.

Moravia Cans, Czech Republic
, D&I aluminum aerosol can for Unilever; Dove antiperspirant.

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