The winners of the ADF Innovation Awards 2021 were revealed in a virtual ceremony on 22 June.
This year’s competition saw a total of 32 entries, which were diligently reviewed by 18 jury members. Jean Blottiere, secretary-general of the Comité Français des Aérosols, commented that despite the pandemic, the jury had succeeded in testing and discussing the products in-depth, and chosen worthy recipients for the awards and certificates.
Industrial and Technical Innovation:
Winner – Beiersdorf, NIVEA Shower Refill Station
Winner – Kao, Biore u The Body (featuring the ‘Raku-raku' switch)
Certificate – Weener Plastics, Shoe deo actuator Carl
Certificate – L’Oreal, Garnier Fructis dry shampoo
Certificate – Farmol s.p.a., Monsavon Bio lait d’Amande
Concept of the Year:
Winner – TUBEX, TOPcolours
Certificate - TUBEX, patented alloy with 60% real PCR inclusion
Certificate – Nussbaum, first aerosol can with 100% PCR aluminium
Note: No awards were given in this category, but three certificates were presented.
Certificate – Unilever and TUBEX, Rexona Recycled Refreshed
Certificate – Unilever, Love Beauty and Planet Dry Shampoo
Certificate – Aerosol Service Poland, Lesso
A special mention was given to the Brazilian Aerosol Association, ABAS, for its general purpose cleaner 70% alcohol aerosol. ABAS donated the product free of charge to hospitals throughout Brazil during the pandemic. Blottiere noted that the award was dedicated to Antal György Almásy, president of ABAS, who passed away last year.
Josh Brooks, event director at Easyfairs, said: “I hope you feel inspired to go and drive your innovation in the months to come. We can’t wait to meet you in person in Paris in January 2022. We’re so excited to be able to meet face to face once again.”
Look out for a special feature on the ADF Innovation Awards winners in our July/August edition.