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A D V E R T O R I A L

Sustainability and luxury find a friend in aluminum.
An inside look at Exal
Consumers expect packaging that delivers an experience, offers a
hint of luxury yet remains authentic. Add one key element-sustainability. This is especially true for younger consumers. A recent
Nielsen study found that Millennials and Generation Z are the
most willing to pay extra for sustainable offerings. "Brands that establish a reputation for environmental stewardship among today's
youngest consumers have an opportunity to not
only grow market share but build loyalty among
the power-spending youth of tomorrow." Where
should a brand owner look first to respond to this
new retail environment? Dirk De Vos, VP Sales
and Marketing for Exal Corporation, believes that
the answer can be found in aluminum.
Aluminum is one of the most sustainable
materials for packaging.

outdoor occasions. We have similar

Aluminum offers the ability to be infinitely recycled

Aluminum protects and with its

without loss of quality. In fact, 75% of the aluminum

protean ability to transform itself

that has ever been produced is still in use. When

through shape, color and finishing.

it comes to achieving a more high-end look, the

It lends itself to a unique kind of

material can do this in a more authentic manner.

creativity, not to mention that it

According to De Vos, "There are so many vari-

checks all the boxes for sustain-

ables we can put into play-finishing, micro-foil

ability.

designs in the works for sunscreen.

applications, photochromatic and scented inks, to
name a few. We can differentiate with look, feel and

A new definition of luxury.

branded packaging that works across audiences,

even the whole conceptual experience. Plus, Exal is

Exal collaborates with brands across a wide

channels and global markets."

headquartered in Youngstown, Ohio. We are right

spectrum of categories. The company is currently

in the center of the Rust Belt, traditionally known

working with wineries that are looking for an

For aluminum, the future is bright.

as America's steel production region! We have a

aluminum bottle that delivers greater functionality

Says De Vos, "It used to be that when people

truly authentic story of local craftsmanship. We can

for their premium wines. Says De Vos, "aluminum

thought of aluminum, the mind picture they got

create packaging that is cutting-edge but unpreten-

offers a threefold advantage: aesthetics, functional-

was of a pantry filled with canned vegetables and

tious. It all resonates with younger consumers."

ity and sustainability. It looks great and it protects

a refrigerator with a six-pack. Today, it's so much

the wine-you can carry it anywhere, even to an

more. Aluminum is transformative; it morphs in

Aluminum packaging is a game changer.

outdoor concert." For De Vos, premium packaging is

response to different consumer tastes as well as

De Vos feels that packaging, done right, can actually

more than just the look; it's the entire experience-

cultural values and functional trends. It's a jazzy

change the way consumers think about a prod-

how easy it is to use, how soft it feels and how

bottle, a premium chocolate container, a cheese

uct. "Here's an example" he says, "For years, insect

compatible it is with the environment. He does not

can or an elegant beauty product...even a bug spray.

repellent came in a large ugly can with an industrial

agree with the common perception that luxury and

It can be whatever you want it to be."

look that could be found in-store, in the home care

sustainability are at odds. Adds De Vos, "Exal alumi-

or gardening aisle. It was the kind of product kept

num can also be found in personal care, cosmetics

hidden under the sink for years. At Exal, we are

and beauty products. Consumers feel compelled to

currently working on a project to make this product

pick up an elegantly designed product. For many

a beauty and personal care item. Today, consumers

years, we've enjoyed successful partnerships with

want visually pleasing small packs for 'on the go' or

companies like Unilever, L'Oreal and Coty, creating

Find out about collaborating with Exal to create a
powerful brand experience. Visit www.exal.com


http://www.exal.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BXP - June/July 2017

Bxp - June/july 2017
Contents
Editor’s Letter
The Scene
Chief Experience Officer Series: The Stride Ahead
Deeper Connections
Category Disruptor
The Debate: Disruptive Innovation , Marketing and Brand
The Toolbox: Luxury
Index of Advertisers
The List
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BXP - June/July 2017 - Cover2
BXP - June/July 2017 - 1
BXP - June/July 2017 - Contents
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BXP - June/July 2017 - 4
BXP - June/July 2017 - 5
BXP - June/July 2017 - Editor’s Letter
BXP - June/July 2017 - 7
BXP - June/July 2017 - 8
BXP - June/July 2017 - The Scene
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BXP - June/July 2017 - 11
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BXP - June/July 2017 - Chief Experience Officer Series: The Stride Ahead
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BXP - June/July 2017 - Deeper Connections
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BXP - June/July 2017 - Category Disruptor
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BXP - June/July 2017 - 39
BXP - June/July 2017 - The Debate: Disruptive Innovation , Marketing and Brand
BXP - June/July 2017 - 41
BXP - June/July 2017 - The Toolbox: Luxury
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BXP - June/July 2017 - Index of Advertisers
BXP - June/July 2017 - The List
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