Recognising industry excellence
The Association runs a biennial awards scheme to recognise and celebrate excellence in the Australasian aerosol industry.
First launched in 1994, the Association held the 9th Aerosol Industry Awards in Sydney on Thursday 3 April 2014.
The Awards have become an essential feature of the industry calendar in Australia and New Zealand and the broader region.
20 Years of Celebrating Aerosol Excellence 'Down Under'
In 1994 the Association held its first Aerosol Awards to celebrate the aerosol package and the innovation and customer focus which are critical to its consumer acceptance. Fast forward 20 years to April 2014 when over 270 executives from the Australasian aerosol industry gathered in the heritage-listed ‘Luna Park‘ fun park under Sydney’s iconic Harbour Bridge to recognise and reward excellence and innovation in the regional aerosol industry.
The judges were impressed by MTi Group's product's patented two stage trigger with horizontal activation and the two different sized orifices which offered two speed filling of the gas bag whilst also addressing user ergonomics and facilitating single hand operation.
The judges noted that Dy-Mark's product’s internationally patented cap design provided a visual point of difference for the consumer while offering a range of advanced features – such as an ergonomically designed finger grip to eliminate hand and finger fatigue; dual trigger points located at the front and top of the cap; a rotatable fan spray insert allowing users to spray at any angle and a lockable trigger to prevent accidental actuation.
Ardagh Group has made a sustained commitment to operational improvements. It has implemented a number of initiatives to reduce its spoilage, significantly improve water usage and address the quality of used water entering the town waste water system, as well as reducing energy use and greenhouse emissions.
The product highlighted the unique advantages of the aerosol format while its Bag-on-Valve technology and compressed air propellant ensured that it was as good for the environment as it was for consumers’ skin.
Vaseline® Spray & Go™ Spray Moisturiser powerfully illustrated how continued developments in aerosol technology were introducing new applications, new categories and new consumers to the convenience and functional benefits of the aerosol package. With its recyclable aluminium cans produced by Ardagh Group in Taree, environmentally friendly compressed air propellant, Aptar actuator and bag on valve (distributed though Salient Asia Pacific), and filling by Pax Australia, this product also highlights the team effort and inter-relationships which are key to the continued development and prosperity of the Australian aerosol industry.
Highly Commended – Sustainability: MTi Group for its commitment to continuous improvement in its BlastBag ZERO™, in terms of safety, design, efficiency and reduction of impact on the environment.
Highly Commended – Aerosol Product of the Year: Dy-Mark for its REVOLUTION™ Enamel Paint, which powerfully illustrated how innovation, strong design and a team effort (with Precision Valve and Ralpet Plastics) can deliver a superior functional product that stands out in the marketplace and ‘raises the bar’ for the spray enamel category.
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Read about the 2011 Australasian Aerosol Industry Awards.
"The Awards represent a unique opportunity to celebrate the aerosol package and the innovation and customer focus that have been critical to its consumer acceptance. They have great prestige value and past winners have gained considerable recognition" - Philip Fleming, Aerosol Association of Australia Executive Director.