Responding to the growing popularity of cans in the Icelandic market, brewery Ölgerðin enlisted the support of the world’s leading can manufacturer, Ball Corporation, to help them design and produce cans for the iconic AVA fruit water brand.
A brand rooted in sustainability, Ölgerðin’s entire production factory is powered by sustainable energy sources with the water itself not needing any treatment before consumption. On the lookout for new ways to increase these sustainability credentials, the oldest producer of beer and soft drinks in Iceland decided to update its packaging material to a new format that has less impact on the environment. With consumers in Iceland increasingly demanding smaller portions and more eco-friendly options when purchasing beverages, and since aluminum cans are the most sustainable form of packaging due to their high recycling rate, Ölgerðin called on Ball to bring its packaging, and its design, into the modern day.
Utilizing Ball’s 33-centilitre standard format, the new can design features Ball’s popular HD printing technique to truly encompass the ethos of the AVA brand; whilst also highlighting the vibrancy of the fruit colours. Simply a combination of only two ingredients, fruit and water, AVA is at the convergence of two major drinks trends – canned water and healthier living.
As such, the use of Ball’s HD design allows the ingredients of the beverage to be emphasised, providing vibrancy to the colors of the fruits featured in the design to make the product stand out amongst less healthy options.
Jóhannes Páll Sigurðarson, brand manager at Ölgerðin, said: “As activists for sustainability, we are constantly looking for ways to improve our footprint and refreshing our packaging was the natural next step to achieve this."