Alufoil Trophy 2009: The winners


Versatile and innovative - a thoroughly convenient material - And turns the mundane into the beautiful

Consumer convenience across many of packaging's major markets and the versatility of the alufoil sector were demonstrated through a series of truly technical innovations by the seven winners of an Alufoil Trophy 2009.

Head judge Hilka Bergmann, director packaging research at EHI Retail Institute in Germany, said: "My greatest impression is the energy and versatility of the alufoil packaging sector. Not only has the sector demonstrated its hunger to create real innovations, it has done so with an understanding of the need to provide ever more consumer convenience."

The winners provided technically innovative solutions to challenges for dairy, soft drinks, healthcare and pharma markets and featured pouches, stickpacks, dispensing mechanisms, material structures, and lidding materials.

"A particular feature of the Alufoil Trophy winners was the entrants' ability to work with partners and the combinations of materials used for many entries. However, in the future it would be good to see retailers' further integrated in to the solutions," added Hilka Bergmann.

Bistrozucker's Energy Pod (Alcan Packaging Food Europe)
Bonduelle (Alcan Packaging and the IMPRESS Centre de Recherche de Crosmières)
Capri-Sonne (Deutsche SiSi Werke)
Aisacan® (Huhtamaki Ronsberg and Aisapack Vouvry)
EasyFoil Pouch (Lablabo)
Drinklid (Teich AG - Constantia Flexibles)
Humira (Teich AG - Constantia Flexibles)