Ardagh wins gold award in food two-piece category for its drawn tinplate metallic effect 150g can with Easy Peel end for South Korea's Sajo's premium tuna at Canmaker Summit in Tokyo; company wins bronze award for its 25cl aluminum bottle for Coca-Cola

LUXEMBOURG , October 9, 2012 (press release) – Ardagh Group was again successful at this year’s prestigious Cans of the Year Awards held at the Canmaker Summit in Tokyo, winning one Gold and one Bronze trophy. The Gold award came in the Food Two-Piece category for the drawn tinplate metallic effect 150g can for n°2 South Korean tuna brand, SAJO’s premium Tuna using Ardagh’s Easy Peel® end.

The Easy Peel® end was developed by Ardagh for processed food customers as a very safe and easy opening packaging solution for both children and older consumers.

It is also up to 50 per cent lighter than a standard end.

The bronze award in the bottle category went to Ardagh’s impact extruded 25cl aluminium bottle for Coca Cola’s tie-up with fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier.

The exciting bottle combines beauty and the lightweight form of aluminium. The solid pure white basecoat offers a premium printing surface for the high definition offset printing for optimal visual rendering. The background colour of the pink flesh, a critical design element that showcases the bottle as unique and special, was particularly admired.

David Wall, Managing Director of Ardagh’s metal packaging division, said: “Continued recognition at this major industry gathering is important to us, and demonstrates the effort and hard work that our colleagues put into product quality and innovation.”

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