Plastipak's "game-changing" Life Safe Technologies 5-in-1 Fire Extinguisher won the Innovative Product prize at the 2022 FEA Global Aerosol Awards in Lisbon, Portugal, earlier in September.
The plastic aerosol extinguisher is the first of its kind, boasting an innovative, ergonomic design with distinct features compared to traditional fire extinguishers.
The product is a lightweight recyclable plastic aerosol fire extinguisher, and the company said it is "a more practical solution compared to traditional metal canisters".
The 5-in-1 Fire Extinguisher is compact enough to fit into car gloveboxes and is suitable for travelling or for fitting in a tool box or bag, as well as being fast-acting against sudden fires.
Fully BSI tested and approved, it contains BS EN3 tested and approved fluid, adheres to FEA Part 1 and Part 2, conforms to BS 5597 and is confirmed to extinguise five types of fire - electrical, textiles, paper/card, cooking oil and petrol/diesel.
It also said the patented fluid is one of the most eco-friendly extinguishing solutions available on the market - "unlike traditional fluid, it won’t leave any toxic residue and there is little in the way of waste to clean up".
Similarly, the company commented that the StaySafe 5-in-1 fluid is positive to plant life, has no negative impact on the water table, and the extinguisher bottle and fluid are fully recyclable.