Alufoil Trophy 2008: The winners


Convenience and innovation shines through

Showing off aluminium foil's role as a thoroughly convenient, environmentally conscious and innovative material for both today's and future market needs was not difficult for the 26 entries to the Alufoil Trophy 2008. However, it was a major endeavour for the judges to reduce the list to come up with just seven winners.

Head Judge Arne Russ, purchasing director of confectionery specialist August Storck, said: "It was interesting to see the sheer diversity of applications that are possible with alufoil and I was pleased to see that consumer convenience and customer partnerships were high on the agenda for all entrants."Run by the European Aluminium Foil Association the Alufoil Trophy 2008 winners will be on show at interpack 2008.

The winners underline the versatility of alufoil across a range of applications - health and beauty, fish, hot drinks, pet food, anti-smoking aids, medical and industrial applications. Russ added: "It was particularly interesting to see the number of packs using combinations of different material something which looks set to be the future of packaging."

Beauty Purse® (Alcan Packaging Pharma Europe)
Sheba Essence (Alcan Packaging Zutphen)
PeeliCan® (Alupak and Alcan Packaging (Rorschach and Singen))
Chocomel Hot (Constantia Teich)
Nicotinell (Novartis Consumer Health)
Certinite™ (Hydro Aluminium)
Sterile Zyceine Wipes (Protective Packaging)