SLAC and Sarten scoop top awards at CanTech The Grand Tour
- Sarten Ambalaj claims the Supreme Cup in the Can Awards
- SLAC win the Gold Award in the inaugural Can Supplier Awards
- Over 1,000 votes cast by the industry
- Movipack and Pressco the other notable winners
Sarten Ambalaj claimed the Supreme Cup award at this year’s CanTech The Grand Tour Awards. The company also claimed the award for Aerosol Decorative. With the aerosol can using some 11.5% less raw material and a 45% downgauging from aerosol bottom and top end, the judging panel for the Can Awards deemed its three-piece aerosol can a worthy winner.
In the Can Supplier Awards voted for by the industry, SLAC scooped the Gold Award with its Digital Mini-Line. SLAC’s Mini-Line concept lowers the traditional threshold for DWI and opens up the possibility of low cost opportunities for annual volumes of less than 75 million cans, many times less than the conventional threshold for DWI. The concept also uses SLAC’s new SC-DCP-B2006 Digital Printer, which achieves photo-quality printing on cans.
“We are honoured to have been voted for by our customers and peers, and thank them for their support,” said SLAC’s chief marketing officer, Chris McKenzie. “We would also like to thank all of our hardworking team who have made this possible.
“Congratulations and well done to team SLAC.”
In the Can Supplier Awards, Movipack claimed the Silver Award with its Fully Automatic Palletising Packaging System, and Pressco claimed Bronze, with its Decospector 360.
Commenting on the Awards, event director Neil McRitchie, said: “Congratulations to our winners. The event was a terrific night celebrating success within the can making industry.
“We were delighted with the number of innovation entries for our Supplier Awards, and to have over 1,000 independent votes cast in our first year was more than we could ever have imagined. We look forward to how these awards will grow in the future.”
The full list of Can Award and Can Supplier Award winners were as follows:
Can Award Winners
Aerosol – Ball Aerosol Packaging, 360
Decorative/Speciality – Teksan Teneke Kutu Ambalaj, Vitanella Tea Tin
Beverage two piece – Crown Bevcan Europe & Middle East, Coca-Cola Turkey
Innovation – Masas Dekoratif Metal Ambalaj
Ends – Xiamen Baofeng, Carabao 202
Aerosol Decorative – Sarten Ambalaj, three-piece aerosol
Decorative/Speciality – Crown Aerosols & Promotional Packaging, Piper-Heidsieck Champagne
Supreme Cup Award – Sarten Ambalaj, three-piece aerosol
Can Supplier Awards
Gold Award- SLAC, Digital Printing Mini-Line
Silver Award- Movipack, Fully Automated Palletising Packaging System
Bronze Award- Pressco, Decospector 360