Sustainability News
Jan 15, 2021
2020 was a record year for aluminium packaging recycling in the UK. Preliminary figures released by the Environment Agency (EA) on 11 January, analysed by the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro) show the volume of aluminium packaging collected for recycling in the UK reached its highest ever level. While reprocessors and exporters have until the end... [Read More]

Other News
Jan 14, 2021
The Aerosol Association of Australia’s ‘aerosol2020’ Gala Dinner, including the presentation of the Australasian Aerosol Industry Awards, has been postponed due to COVID-19. In a statement, the Association said the event, originally timed for April 2020, had been scheduled to March 2021, but has had to be postponed again due to the pandemic. “Unfortunately,... [Read More]

Features
Jan 12, 2021
Yanick Douyon, R&D manager at Precise Packaging, a PLZ Aeroscience Company, discusses product formulation and development for 2020’s vital product – hand sanitiser. There is no denying the massive impact that COVID-19 has had on everyday life worldwide. Whether it’s a school, office building or retail outlet, tightly packed desks, shared common areas and... [Read More]

Company News
Jan 12, 2021
Procter & Gamble (P&G) has abandoned its acquisition of shaving subscription firm Billie following a US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) complaint filed in December. According to the FTC, P&G’s abandonment of the acquisition is “good news” for consumers who value low prices, quality, and innovation. Ian Conner, director of the Bureau of Competition,... [Read More]

Product News
Jan 11, 2021
A popular brand of spray paint has initiated a recall of some of its cans due to safety concerns. The bottom of the cans containing Rust-Oleum’s Professional Galvanising Bright Compound Spray can detach unexpectedly, posing an injury hazard. The firm has received six reports of the container bottom detaching, including one reported injury. The product is used... [Read More]

Product News
Jan 11, 2021
TUBEX Rangendingen and Kao Corporation have both been recognised in the World Star Awards 2021. Working with Unilever, TUBEX developed a sustainable aluminium aerosol can, which is formed of 25% post-consumer recycled material. The aerosol can is 14% lighter than the previous design, thanks to a new alloy and slight modification of the can’s shape. A partial 50% internal... [Read More]

Company News
Jan 7, 2021
Ball Metalpack has announced plans to launch a new high-speed aerosol can line at its can manufacturing plant in Wisconsin, US. The steel manufacturing line is expected to be operational at the DeForest facility in the second quarter of 2021. It will be Ball third to be added within 12 months in the firm’s US plant network, joining recently added high-speed aerosol... [Read More]

Company News
Jan 5, 2021
The Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging (APEAL) has selected a new president. Viliam Gašpar, director of customer technical service at U.S. Steel Košice (Slovakia), was elected unanimously by the board and general assembly of APEAL and succeeds Tony Waite of Tata Steel Europe. He holds an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh alongside a Ph.D.... [Read More]

Features
Jan 4, 2021
US Ecology and DeSpray Environmental have launched the first full aerosol recycling system in the US. World Aerosols spoke to Ken Knibbs, vice-president of technical services at US Ecology, to find out more. Despite its challenges, 2020 has seen a wealth of innovative aerosol projects come to fruition. For US Ecology and DeSpray Environmental, that project was focused... [Read More]

Company News
Dec 22, 2020
Diversified CPC International (DCPC) has completed the first phase of its new facility in Texas, which will improve its supply chain capabilities for its aerosol, industrial refrigerant, and solvent extraction customers. The firm, which specialises in the design, production, and distribution of speciality gases, has invested $10 million in Phase 1 of the project to... [Read More]