FEA Global Aerosol Awards 2020

2020 FEA Global Aerosol Awards Winners and Jury’s statements

Category: Innovative Product

Winner: L’Oréal – Ushuaia

L’Oréal – in collaboration with Alpla/Austria (bottle), Coster/Italy (valve & actuator) and CCL Europe (sleeve) – launched in July 2019, a range of compressed PET aerosol with Ushuaïa. Ushuaïa offers a new consumer experience for a deodorant with the association between :

  • Compressed format : to be nomadic
  • Transparency :
  • Consumer can see the formula, a way to reinforce trust between the brand and the consumer
  • Consumer can check the level of bulk
  • More attractive : sleeve allows more sophisticated decoration (for example : flower illustrating product fragrance, to play with the transparency of the PET bottle)

This range is composed of 4 fragrances (Vanilla, Orange flower, Grenada, Orchid) for an alcoholic deodorant.

The Jury says:
L’Oréal clearly demonstrates a full innovative concept combining for the first time the ‘compressed’ format and a transparent PET aerosol container , ensuring good differentiation on shelves and ergonomics during use.

Category: Packaging Element Design

Winner: Lindal – BAB

LINDAL’s BAB uses a centred Bi-Power Valve instead of two separate stems. This provides a key differentiator, as cans do not need to be orientated during filling, eliminating the need for additional lines. Consumers also benefit because the centred stem allows a more equal distribution of the two formulas as during use, pressure is applied more evenly, resulting in improved user results and confidence. The solution accommodates either sprays or creams that are dispensed in two streams and mixed together after dispensing, ideal of hair highlighting and dyeing.

The Jury says:
The Lindal Bag-and-Bag (BAB) technology (BAB) is very complex to make it work properly. Two incompatible formulations can be fastly filled through a centred Bi-Power Valve instead of two separate stems. The flow limitation is managed in the actuator, and not in the valve. It can work with any container material, but formulations could look very stylish and futuristic in transparent containers.

Category: Product Design

Winner: Aerosol Service – Actuo

Actuo is the first aerosol actuator which can be easily operated using only one hand – without having to hold the aerosol can. The unique design makes the product application easier and helps to keep the product clean and more hygienic. Actuo fits almost any can size and can be used for a variety of products in the form of mousse, foam or gel.

Application of the product on the hand is extremely convenient and it can be done when the product stands or when it is mounted on the wall. Special design ensures that aerosol can is kept it upright in a stable position. No need for gripping makes your one hand free and allows you to perform other tasks. Moreover, easy application can be helpful for elderly and disabled. Actuo can be used for a variety of products in the form of mousse, foam or gel.

Actuo is an aerosol actuator for products applied on hand, applicable in everyday use, especially for cosmetic and personal care products:

  • hair foams,
  • body peelings and balms,
  • body bronzers,
  • shower mousses and gels,
  • shaving foams and gels,
  • sanitizing foams and gels,
  • hand soaps.

The Jury says:
Actuo showcases a nice and modern design which allows to actuate a variety of products in the form of mousse, foam or gel in a new movement using one hand, without fingers or palm contact. It combines differentiation, hygiene and user’s new experience.

Category: Prototype

Winner: Coster – GloveOn

The idea is to create and apply a temporary and removable film on the skin that both disinfects and shields hands from the outer environment Consumer applies mousse on the hands.

  • Consumer applies the mousse on the hands and distributed evenly the product until it dries (about 20 seconds)
  • The mousse instantly kills all germ / bacteria
  • The mousse creates an invisible film on the skin; it does not irritate the skin perfectly shields from the outside
  • To remove the “glove”, consumer must wash hands with soap

The Jury says:
Coster GloveOn demonstrates the industry adaptability to face societal challenges. It creates and applies a temporary and removable film on the skin that both disinfects and shields hands from the outer environment. To remove the “invisible glove”, users need to wash hands with soap and hot water, encouraging a correct hand hygiene. Its use allows a decrease of plastic waste from gloves.

Category: Sustainable Development Achievement

Winner: ABAS – Campaign “Alcohol 70° Aerosol for fight against Covid-19”

The associates and involved their aerosol technician corps were invited by ABAS staff to start a donation campaign to Hospitals in the Brazilian public health system of 100.000 units/month,  of an Aerosol surface sanitizer: Alcohol 70°Aerosol, a sanitizing aerosol very easy to manufacture in small plants scattered in Brazil.

32 small and large companies mobilized with solidarity in a few weeks, and forgot commercial differences, and united the aerosol sector Brazil in a greater cause, greater than all of us combined.

Additionally, a set of documentation in Portuguese with open .doc files for easy translation on google was sent to all chambers and associations, in the international aerosol industry, as a humble contribution in these times of distress.

The Jury says:
We are delighted to award the Brazilian Association of Aerosols and Household Cleaning Products (ABAS) for its action supporting their communities in Brazil. The social pillar of the Sustainable Development is as important as the environment and the economic pillars. The Jury also wants to dedicate this award to the entire aerosol industry globally which helped, and continue to help, their local communities during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Judging Panel

Our great judging panel is composed of 8 persons. Deliberations will take place after the closing date of 07 October 2020. Samples and photography will be a key component of the judging process, and entrants should therefore ensure that they include these with their submissions. A sustainability advantage is a general criterion across all categories. A minimum of three entries in a single category will be required to run that specific award category. Several entries from the same company for the same Award category will be allowed. However only one entry per company will be mentioned in the final five nominees per Award category. The winners will be announced, and the awards sent in November 2020.

Sascha Nissen

Since 2005 Sascha Nissen has been working with A.I.S.E., the international Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products in Brussels. He is mainly involved in the development and implementation of A.I.S.E.’s strategy on Sustainable Development, covering a wide range of activities for the industry sector in Europe.

Nora Schiemann

Dr. Nora Schiemann serves as a Regional Technical Manager at IMCD Germany, where she is responsible for all technical questions related to Personal Care and Cosmetics.

Natacha Fellous

For more than 15 years, Natacha Fellous has led debates on subjects relating to sustainable development, business, health, the economy and societal subjects. She also acts as a consultant in strategic communication with private and public organisations.

Bruno Siri

Bruno SIRI is the General Director of the French Packaging Council since May 2010. He first worked in Innovation by developing new products before taking responsibilities in packaging development, especially for Brossard France, LU France and Danone France dairy products.

Detlev Melcher

As the publisher of AEROSOL EUROPE, he has devoted himself to the international aerosol industry for more than 30 years.

Laurence Joly

Laurence Joly works as Business Development Facilitator at IntPact. She was formerly Dispensing & Aerosols Packaging Expertise Director at L’Oréal.

Manel Torres

Dr Manel Torres,Managing Director of Fabrican Ltd, is fashion designer and researcher, creating new materials and their applications to fashion, product innovation and human/technology interfaces.

Alain d’Haese

Alain D’Haese is the Secretary General of the European Aerosol Federation (FEA) for almost 2 decades and is the Chairman of the Judging Panel of the FEA Global Aerosol Awards 2020.

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