Alcan Packaging receives 18 awards for outstanding achievements in printing and graphics

    MONTREAL, June 2 /CNW Telbec/ - Alcan Packaging, a business unit of Rio
Tinto Alcan, has been recognised for outstanding achievements in printing and
graphics by both the Packaging and Label Gravure Association Global (PLGA) and
the Packaging Association of Canada (PAC).
    "Alcan Packaging's creative and dedicated technical experts continue to
deliver valuable services to our customers, and to offer bright, original and
attractive packaging," said Jean-Christophe Deslarzes, President and CEO,
Alcan Packaging. "These prestigious awards from the PAC and the PLGA are
much-appreciated recognition of our ongoing efforts to provide innovative
packaging solutions."
    At the 2009 PLGA Global Print Quality Awards, Alcan Packaging's Food and
Global Tobacco sectors received 14 awards in areas such as folding cartons,
flexible packaging and label printing. Alcan Packaging facilities in the
United States, Canada and the United Kingdom were recognised for printing
excellence in lamination, paperboard, sleeves and tubes, non-PSA labels and
wraps, as well as for their innovation, specialty packaging, and technical
    The PAC presented Alcan Packaging with four awards for excellence in
marketing and packaging products. The Canadian Packaging Consumers' Voice
Award and a gold award in the Brand Marketing - Rejuvenation category were
presented for the Mars Petcare U.S. Inc. Whole Meals petfood bags. Silver
awards in the Flexible Packaging category were presented for the Rothman's
Benson & Hedges Gauloises carton and Dannon Light & Fit yoghurt lidding.
    Alcan Packaging is a global leader in value-added specialty packaging. It
delivers multi-material innovative solutions to customers around the world for
the food, pharmaceutical, beauty and tobacco markets. Headquartered in Paris,
France, it delivers multi-material innovative solutions to customers around
the world using plastics, engineered film, aluminium, paper, paperboard and

    About Rio Tinto

    Rio Tinto is a leading international mining group headquartered in the
UK, combining Rio Tinto plc, a London and NYSE listed company, and Rio Tinto
Limited, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.
    Rio Tinto's business is finding, mining, and processing mineral
resources. Major products are aluminium, copper, diamonds, energy (coal and
uranium), gold, industrial minerals (borax, titanium dioxide, salt, talc) and
iron ore. Activities span the world but are strongly represented in Australia
and North America with significant businesses in South America, Asia, Europe
and southern Africa.

For further information:

For further information: Alcan Packaging, Paris: Colette Chauvière, +33
1 57 00 28 26,; Alcan Packaging Food Americas:
Matt Berglind, (773) 399-8087,; Rio Tinto Alcan
Media Relations, Paris: Chrystele Ivins, +33 1 57 00 24 18,; Rio Tinto Alcan Media Relations, Canada: Emily
Toms, (514) 848-8151,;;

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