Recognising industry excellence
The Association runs a bi-annual awards scheme to recognise and celebrate excellence in the Australasian aerosol industry. First launched in 1994, the Association held the 8th Aerosol Industry Awards in Sydney on 9 March 2011.
The Awards have become an essential feature of the industry calendar in Australia and New Zealand and the broader region.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2011 Australasian Aerosol Industry Awards.
Over 270 chief and senior executives from the leading aerosol, packaging and FMCG companies in Australasia and the wider Asian region gathered on 9 March 2011 for an evening of fun and celebration, led with much hilarity by Australian comedian and actor Jean Kittson. Four companies walked away proud winners, forever able to boast that their work had been recognised by their peers. Those that celebrated with them enjoyed an evening of fine food, great music and dancing at Doltone House in Sydney.
Premier Award - 'Aerosol Product of the Year':
Pestat's HopStop product also won the award for Innovation!
HopStop is the first aerosol product for vertebrate pest control and the first safe, humane and convenient method for householders to kill cane toads.
Environmental Achievement and Sustainability:
iMS Group for Truecan
For demonstrating real commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its products and/or processes.
The Truecan artwork engineering process allows clients to understand how their artwork will look when printed, before it gets to press. The process cuts down on materials wastage, travel, and time and costs usually associated with old fashioned print approval processes.
Excellence in Aesthetics:
Energiser Australia for Banana Boat (sunscreen range).
For achievements in aerosol package design and decoration which increase the appeal of the product to the consumer, e.g. innovative use of colour, form (including actuator/overcap design), graphic design, printing processes or a combination of these. The range features graphics that are fun, impactful and bold, while still giving essential information on target user and SPF factor.
Corporate Social Responsibility:
Dulux Australia for initiatives such as ‘outreach’ activities with schools, TAFEs and charitable causes or product and process related changes which have delivered positive community impacts. Dulux Australia co-funded market research and professional lobbying support to fight moves in NSW to ban spray paints. They also engaged the most vocal critics of the sector head on, showing a willingness to re-look at their products and to respond to community concern. They supported a wide range of community initiatives including involvement in NSW Government anti-graffiti trials, Rotary paint outs and a reformulation of their products to shift to low aromatic formulas.
(Highly commended was Damar Industries)
Services to the Aerosol Industry:
This special award was presented to the family of the late David Rowe who sadly passed away just before the Awards ceremony. David was the Association’s long-term treasurer and a valued friend and colleague of many within the industry.
Master of Ceremonies - Comedian and Actor Jean Kittson
The Awards in full swing!
"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.