Antal György Almásy, president of the Brazilian Aerosol Association (ABAS) has passed away after contracting COVID-19.
Almásy, a specialist with more than 30 years of experience in the aerosol industry, passed away on 13 December. As well as his role as president at ABAS, which he joined in December 2019, Almásy was technical-scientific director of AeroService and a professor in aerosol technology courses at the Diadema Technology Faculty Luigi Papaiz (Fatec Diadema) and postgraduate in aerosol technology at the Racine Institute.
In November, ABAS won an FEA Award for its campaign ‘Alcohol 70° Aerosol for fight against COVID-19’. The campaign mobilised companies in Brazil to donate 100,000 units per month of an aerosol surface sanitiser to hospitals in the Brazilian public health system.
The product, Alcohol 70° Aerosol, is a sanitising aerosol that is easy to manufacture in small plants in Brazil. In total, 32 small and large businesses mobilised within a few weeks and united the nation’s aerosol sector.
In a statement released at the time of the awards, the jury said: “The jury wants to dedicate this award to the entire aerosol industry globally which helped, and continue to help, their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Almásy will be greatly missed by the aerosol community.