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May 21, 2019
Amazon to open dangerous-goods warehouse after workers injured by bear-spray
COMPANY NEWS
May 15, 2019
American sunscreen brand Coppertone has a new owner, just in time for beach season. Bloomberg reports that Beiersdorf AG agreed to buy the Bayer AG Coppertone brand of sun-care products for $550 million (€490 million), bolstering a line of skin creams that already includes the Nivea brand. The deal for... [Read More]

HOUSEHOLD NEWS
May 14, 2019
Eight people are suing Conagra, the maker of Pam and other cooking sprays, because they say the cans exploded and severely burned and disfigured them, reports USA Today. The half a dozen lawsuits, filed in Cook County Circuit Court in Chicago, allege that Conagra designed and produced... [Read More]

PHARMACEUTICAL/VETERINARY NEWS
May 13, 2019
Swedish inhalation research company Inhalation Sciences has received an order worth 1.6 million SEK (€147,694) for its PreciseInhale® system from an existing customer. The order includes the platform’s integrated inhaler actuator. PreciseInhale includes a range of modules for controlled exposures to aerosols. The system is used by... [Read More]

POLICY NEWS
May 13, 2019
The Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) hosted more than 400 attendees for its mid-year meeting IMPACT 2019, at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC from 1 to 3 May, 2019. As part of the program, attendees met with approximately 40 offices in the US Senate... [Read More]

HOUSEHOLD NEWS
May 10, 2019
In an exclusive partnership with the event, The Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) will organise and support the entire programme on Day 1 of the ADF Conference. The Aerosol & Dispensing Forum (ADF) and Packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics & Design’s (PCD) New York event will be entering its 4th... [Read More]

COMPANY NEWS
May 9, 2019
Coster inaugurated its UK Barlborough site in 2014 starting with aerosol valve assembly in a 5000 sqm large production area. The operation, which is based on a fully automated production system, has become a benchmark for the aerosol industry, with over 1 billion valves already supplied... [Read More]

PERSONAL CARE NEWS
May 9, 2019
A new streamlined baggage screening trial at Perth Airport in Australia will remove the need for passengers to remove laptops and aerosols from bags, the airport has announced. The trial will use a new body scanner and CT X-ray machine for screening carry-on bags, which is hoped... [Read More]

COMPANY NEWS
May 8, 2019
Korean consumer goods company LG Household & Health Care (LG H&H) has agreed to acquire New Avon LLC (Avon North America) for $125 million (€111.6 million) in cash. The agreement was signed with an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management and Avon Products, with LG H&H acquiring Cerberus’... [Read More]

PERSONAL CARE NEWS
May 8, 2019
The Axe Gaming Contest is designed to highlight up and coming players who show off their creativity. Axe knows that gamers are passionate about streaming games, but they can struggle to find an audience. That's why Axe has teamed up with FaZe clan member, Cizzorz, to help elevate... [Read More]

PERSONAL CARE NEWS
May 7, 2019
Aerosol dispensing systems supplier AptarGroup has announced the appointment of Isabel Marey-Semper to the board of directors. Marey-Semper was most recently executive vice-president, communications and public affairs, and general manager at L’Oréal. She has also held positions at Groupe PSA (Peugeot Citroën), Saint-Gobain and Nokia. “We are... [Read More]

COMPANY NEWS
May 3, 2019
A world leader for packaging machines, PackSys Global AG Switzerland, has agreed, effective 31 May 2019, to sell its subsidiary, PackSys Global (Thailand) Limited, to Swiss based Benpac Holding AG, a group of companies in the fields of engineering, machine construction, IT solutions and packaging technology. PackSys... [Read More]

AUTOMOTIVE/INDUSTRIAL NEWS
May 3, 2019
German consumer goods company Beiersdorf, which owns the Nivea brand, has recorded group sales growth of 6% in the first quarter of 2019. According to the company, in nominal terms sales rose by 7.8% year-on-year to €1.947 billion, ahead of average industry forecasts of €1.9 billion, Reuters... [Read More]

OTHER NEWS
May 1, 2019
Chief executive officer at Elementis, Paul Waterman, said this week that it expects further progress this year, albeit slightly below expectations, as global market conditions remain "challenging", particularly in the coatings business. In an update for the three months to the end of March 2019, Elementis said its... [Read More]

PERSONAL CARE NEWS
Apr 30, 2019
US-headquartered packaging company Crown has announced net sales of $2.755 billion (€2.457 billion) in the first quarter of 2019. Sales were up year-on-year from $2.197 billion in Q1 2018, thanks to increased beverage and can volumes, as well as the impact of the Signode acquisition in April... [Read More]

COMPANY NEWS
Apr 29, 2019
Aerosol packaging manufacturer Ball Corporation has committed to switching its operations in North America to 100% renewable energy by the end of 2021. To achieve this, the company has signed two virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs) for a total of 388MW of renewable energy, enabling it to... [Read More]

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