German aerosol can manufacturer Tubex has scooped two WorldStar awards. The awards, organised by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO), celebrate innovations in packaging design and technology.
According to the WPO, WorldStars are given “based on the judges’ consensus that a pack is superior in its category and market and better in its class in execution or innovation in comparison to others”.
Tubex received a WorldStar award for its aluminium aerosol can, used by Unilever in its Dove Men + Care deodorant product. The can is manufactured with a patented alloy slug, and its weight reduction is nearly 20% compared to the previous can design. According to WorldStar, the focus of this can was on sustainability and recyclability, showcasing thinner can wall and a change in shoulder design, resulting in weight reduction. Tubex’s Dove Men + Care aerosol can previously won an economic efficiency award in the German Packaging Awards.
The company’s second award was for its unique can design for Nivea Body Mousse. WorldStar claims the can has an “outstanding smooth and conical shape, done with spline technology” and that its shape “compliments the soft Body Mousse in a perfect way”. Pre-press work is needed to modify the Nivea brand logo in a particular away so that after shaping, the logo is perfectly round on the finished can.