The Alufoil Trophy is organized each year by the EAFA, the European Aluminum Foil Assn. The Alufoil Trophy is the aluminum foil sector’s annual premier awards competition with 65 entries across five major categories this year.
“We are extremely proud to have been chosen to be among the winners – this award underlines how Constantia Flexibles uses the advantages of aluminum foil to create highly different new developments, as well as innovative ideas, to enhance existing products”, says CEO Alexander Baumgartner.
The Pharma Division devised a new lidding foil for pharmaceutical products that require a lower barrier. CONSTANTIA Blister Eco consists of tissue paper laminated with a thin aluminum layer, resulting in a material that is 23% lighter than a standard lidding foil. The share of aluminum in the product is 40 %, compared to standard foil at approximately 90%. The new lidding foil also uses renewable raw material paper and less lacquer coating, making it highly sustainable. In addition, it has excellent barrier properties compared to thermoformed blister bottom film. Water vapor barrier properties are greatly enhanced compared with thermoformed blister base webs (made from traditional PVC-based materials).