mall//herlan customer Moravia Cans wins an 2018 ADF Innovation Award

18.09.2018 - Unilever's new Dove Organza can is the first of its kind and demonstrates that it is possible to manufacture DWI monoblock cans on an industrial scale—thanks to the technology and high quality machines of Mall//Herlan. Industry experts are very much impressed by this achievement: for this DWI can, mall//herlan's customer Moravia Cans got the 2018 Aerosol Dispensing Forum (ADF) Innovation Award in the category Personal Healthcare during the recent Aerosol & Dispensing Forum in New York.

The newly developed can is highly regarded for its sustainability––saving more than 20 % raw material. Because it uses the same aluminum alloys as in beverage cans, the Dove DWI has a much higher recycled content compared to standard impact extruded aluminum cans.

mall//herlan’s Hi-Flex production line transfers technology from the beverage can industry into the aerosol can business. An alloy or steel coil is fed to a cupper where cups are punched out at a rate of up to 600 per minute, depending on the tooling. The cups are then redrawn and ironed to length in a bodymaker, after which they are washed, decorated, necked and shaped.

The ADF&PCD New York Awards 2018 were presented at a ceremony in The Altman Building & Metropolitan Pavillion, New York.

The DWI aluminium aerosol can for Unilever's Dove antiperspirant, produced by Moravia Cans, has also won the Canmaker magazine’s Can of the Year Award in 2017.