Canadian Packaging

Crown for a head of hair

Crown offers premium finish in new can size for TRESemmé brand.


April 16, 2015
by Canadian Packaging staff

Philadelphia, PA—Catching the attention of consumers walking down a crowded hair care aisle, filled with several dozen unique brands, can become quite the challenge. With only seconds to spare, brands have to do all they can to stand out and make a connection.

Understanding this challenge, Unilever partnered with CROWN Aerosol Packaging North America, a business unit of Crown Holdings, Inc., to introduce their new TRESemmé Expert Selection premium hair spray line. The new line was created to appeal to a variety of hair types, styles and consumers of all ages with salon-quality formulas in offerings under Platinum Strength, Youth Boost, Perfectly (un)Done and Keratin Smooth ranges.

“The hair care market has seen positive, consistent growth every year, and by 2018, it is expected to reach over $12 billion in sales, with premium brands responsible for a large percentage of that growth,” explains CROWN Aerosol Packaging North American marketing manager Melissa Quintana. “Consumers are after ‘salon hair’ without actually having to make multiple trips to the salon. Brands like TRESemmé are vital in providing consumers with premium products at home.”

CROWN provided Unilever with two unique features to maximize the introduction of the TRESemmé Expert Selection hairspray line. The first was utilizing a new can size that was different from previous TRESemmé hairspray cans.

The 52mm diameter can not only provides a modern, sleek look, but is also a unique size compared to similar brands in this market.

In addition, Unilever worked with CROWN’s Midwest Graphics Lithography Center to develop a super matte varnish and paired it with segmented high-gloss highlights – a concept not commonly seen in three-piece aerosol can printing.

The unique finish, combined with the new height, is attractive and will lure consumers to want to pick up the can and feel it for themselves. Unilever’s TRESemmé Expert Selection premium hairsprays can now be found in select retailers everywhere.

 About CROWN Aerosol Packaging North America
CROWN Aerosol Packaging North America has helped global brands to become leaders within various market segments by producing high quality metal packaging. As the leading producer of tinplate aerosol cans in the world, Crown merges unique decorating capabilities and the latest aerosol technologies to create metal packaging that not only meets rigorous industry requirements, but also meets the everyday demands and expectations from consumers.

About Crown Holdings, Inc.
Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, Crown Holdings, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of packaging products for consumer marketing companies around the world.  Crown makes a wide range of metal packaging for food, beverage, household and personal care and industrial products and metal vacuum closures and caps.  As of December 31, 2014, the Company operated 149 plants located in 40 countries, employing approximately 23,000 people. For more information, visit www.crowncork.com.


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