Alcan Inc.

Alcan Innovation Recognised at DuPont Awards

    Chicago (ots/PRNewswire) - Alcan (NYSE: AL, TSX: AL) received three prestigious awards at the 18th Annual DuPont Flexible Packaging Innovation ceremony, held on August 5, 2005 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for its pharmaceutical and food packaging solutions. Alcan's Global Pharmaceutical Packaging business won a Silver Award for the Autopak(R) Sterilization 3-ply pouch, serving the institutional medical market and a Gold Award for the new Tear Anywhere(TM) film, used primarily in medical markets. The Food Packaging Americas business was honoured with a Silver award for the ClearShield(TM) Bone- in Shrink Bag, a multi-layer film that offers superior puncture resistance primarily for fresh meat products.

    "We are very proud to have received this recognition from a world-class company such as DuPont. These award-winning products demonstrate Alcan Packaging's commitment to anticipating market needs and responding with leading-edge solutions. As a multi-material packaging solutions provider, we harness our broad global expertise to develop and deliver innovations that generate new opportunities for our customers and help them succeed in the marketplaces they serve," said Christel Bories, President and Chief Executive, Alcan Packaging.

    DuPont sponsors the competition in cooperation with the National Food Processors Association in Washington, DC and the Campden and Chorleywood Food Research Association in Gloucestershire, England. Entries are evaluated on degree of innovation, breadth of application, significance and impact on industry or consumers. The judges consist of an international panel of qualified experts representing food processing and packaging industries, graphics experts, equipment suppliers, academia, the trade press and governmental, environmental, and trade organisations.

    Alcan is a multinational, market-driven company and a global leader in aluminium and packaging. With world-class operations in primary aluminium, fabricated aluminium as well as flexible and specialty packaging, aerospace applications, bauxite mining and alumina processing, today's Alcan is well positioned to meet and exceed its customers' needs for innovative solutions and service. Alcan employs almost 70,000 people and has operating facilities in 55 countries and regions.

    Autopak(R) is a registered mark of Cardinal Health.

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Global Pharmaceutical Packaging: Lori Bogdanis, +1-514-457-4565
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Americas: Polly Moles, +1-773-355-3696, polly.moles@alcan.com. To
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