November 2021

FEA announces 2021 Global Aerosol Award Winners

FEA Global Aerosol Awards 2021 Winners & Jury’s statements

The FEA Global Aerosol Awards 2021 celebrated the genius, creativity, and technical excellence of the aerosol industry. Suppliers, fillers, brand owners and retailers were encouraged to present the innovative aerosol products that they have launched on the market between July 2019 and June 2021.

THE FEA GLOBAL AEROSOL AWARDS 2021 CATEGORIES:
• Innovative Product
• Product Design
• Packaging Element Design
• Sustainable Development Achievement
• Prototype

THE FEA GLOBAL AEROSOL AWARDS 2021 JURY PANEL:

  • Sacha Nissen – Head of Sustainability at AISE
  • Natacha Fellous – B to B and B to C communication specialist and journalist
  • Bruno Siri – General Director of the French Packaging Council
  • Ava Caridad – Editorial Director of Spray Technology & Marketing
  • Dr. Manel Torres – Director of Fabrican Ltd
  • Nora Schiemann – Regional Technical Manager at IMCD Germany
  • Laurence Joly – Business Development Facilitator at IntPact

FEA Global Aerosol Awards 2021

CATEGORY: INNOVATIVE PRODUCT
WINNER: VOLCKE AEROSOL CONNECTION – CAFFÈ FREDDO
Italian based Solchim S.r.l., part of Volcke Aerosol Connection, presents the new
Caffè Freddo Spray Line, including flavourings and mousses; it is a totally new
concept to experience Italian coffee without prior preparation or the necessity to
use mixers or stirrers.

The new Caffè Freddo Spray Line offers a new concept to professional bartenders
and consumers: ready-to-use sprays, propelled by nitrogen, to enhance and
personalize drinks, coffees, dessert toppings and cocktails, with various options, in
different sizes.

The Jury says: “Volcke Aerosol Connection succeeded in entering the highly competitive drink market with an interesting and well-designed new concept. It demonstrates the food/drink markets can be further explored by the aerosol industry.”

CATEGORY: PACKAGING ELEMENT DESIGN
WINNER: AEROSOL SERVICE – LESSO
Lesso “spray less” is a dose applicator designed especially for ‘compressed’ and BOV aerosols. Its main purpose is to teach the consumer how to use the product consciously. One dose is enough!

Using Lesso is very simple—by pressing with the finger one of its sides,
the applicator twists. A special applicator design temporarily opens the
valve and doses the product outside the can. A special ergonomic and multifunctional applicator provides different inserts and is easy to use by both left and right-handed consumers. Lesso is the first solution that allows product dosing to be packed in
BOV technology.

The Jury says: “By pressing with the finger one of its sides, the applicator twists. This design is clever and allows for a new actuator movement. Lesso is versatile and can help reinforce sustainable uses.”

CATEGORY: PRODUCT DESIGN
WINNER: JAGO-PRO – CRUSH THE SWEAT OUT
This is a new concept for applying antiperspirants to underarms using mousse, gel or cream formulations. The products are equipped with a customized actuator that ensures good adhesion on the skin and a pleasant application. It also prevents over-application of the product. The packaging is designed to be easily separated for recycling.

The Jury says: “The Crush the Sweat Out® family interestingly explores non-conventional formulation-types for the antiperspirant category in order to offer a new user’s experience.”

CATEGORY: PROTOTYPE
WINNER: LINDAL – ADDED VALUE GUN
PU foam applicator guns are well-established products used for a range of industrial and home insulation jobs such as sealing holes, cracks and crevices quickly and efficiently. This new polyurethane foam gun, aka the Added Value Gun (AVG), is a game-changer. Created and developed by Altachem, a subsidiary of LINDAL, the AVG addresses long-standing foam gun end-user challenges, and introduces a multiplicity of value-added features and market opportunities. The AVG is a unique fluid dispensing gun for one-component polyurethane foam. Designed to capture the wide market demand and cost-effectiveness of 1K guns, the AVG has an innovative new mechanism that allows users to automatically add moisture to speed up curing time and produce finer cell structure in the foam, reducing the foam’s Lambda value (λ), (a measurement of a product’s thermal conductivity indicating a reduction in heat loss) and ultimately improve insulation properties.

The Jury says: “Lindal Added Value Gun (AVG) is a game-changer. It improves performance and sustainability credentials compared to existing PU foam applications. Buildings are one of the largest sources of energy consumption in Europe, responsible for over a third of EU CO2 emissions. So, this innovation addresses a key societal challenge.”

CATEGORY: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ACHIEVEMENT
WINNER: COSTER – VORTEX
Coster has developed proprietary “Vortex” technology to optimize spray
performance of insert-less actuators. The idea behind this technology is to offer
a sustainable but also efficient solution in terms of spraying performance that
also presents relevant cost advantages.

Key features:
• Fully recyclable because no POM inserts are used
• Use of PCR is possible
• Cost competitive as no assembly required
• Special insert-less spray technology with superior nebulization performances

Vortex technology recreates inside the actuator the same swirls generated by inserts, delivering a spray on par of
actuators with traditional insert.

The Jury says: “This innovation provides a new concept for the aerosol industry while following a key trend when designing more sustainable packaging: the development of mono-material packaging components to facilitate their recycling.”