Winners, runners up and highly commended entrants were chosen from five categories: Aerosol Packaging, Sustainability, Process Safety and Training, Aerosol of the Year and, new for 2019, the Aerosol in Action photography award.
The awards were judged by a panel of experts including Ben Carpenter-Merritt, policy manager of manufacturing at Policy Connect, Olga Munroe, head of the Retail Institute and Detlev Melcher, publisher and CEO of Media Service International.
The winners, runners-up and highly commended entrants in each category were as follows:
Winner: Ball Aerosol Packaging – Ball Aluminium Aerosol 360o can - Ball’s 360 technology creates a can that is visually engaging from all angles while providing additional grip.
Runner-up: Pritchard Spray Technology Ltd – Deft Household Cleaning Range – Deft combines the benefits of an aerosol with Anyway Spray technology and a zero emissions propellant.
Highly commended: Coster Group – Texture effects on actuator – Coster created a new design of the actuator with an eye-catching surface effect.
Winner: Triple Line Technology – TLT foam dispenser – A low-cost and easy to implement innovation to reduce the total volume of VOCs or nitrous oxide released into the atmosphere.
Runner-up: Procter & Gamble – 100% Polymer Aerosol – The first aerosol container which attempts to meet the needs of aerosol and recycling industries.
Highly commended: COSTER – Coster plan for sustainable growth – Coster’s 2018 Sustainability Report provides a commitment to sustainability and a transparent, objective and measurable overview of annual progress.
Process Safety and Training
Winner: Unilever – Unilever Process Safety – The company’s process safety management programme is essential to its sustainable business in aerosol manufacture.
Runner-up: Alloway UK Ltd – AP Vision System – A vision and control system using a single camera to check that product has been injected into the can correctly.
Highly commended: WD-40 Company – Smart Stack – The Smart Stack was designed for retailers, providing shop-ready packaging that requires no handling.
Aerosol of the Year
Winner: Simply Breathe Limited – AirForLife – Emergency Escape Device – An aerosol providing users with a self-contained oxygen supply aid during escaping from burning buildings or other situations where breathing may become impaired.
Runner-up: Church & Dwight Europe – Batiste Waterless Cleanser Range – A waterless cleansing foam giving consumers a shower-like cleaning experience.
2nd runner-up: James Briggs Ltd – Hycote Graphene Anti-Corrosion Primer – An innovative aerosol product performing better than a standard primer, using graphene to slow down corrosion.
Highly commended: Pritchard Spray Technology Ltd – Deft Household Cleaning Range - Deft combines the benefits of an aerosol with Anyway Spray technology and a zero emissions propellant.
Aerosol in Action (photography award)
Winner: Pritchard Spray Technology Ltd – The winning image will be used as the cover of the 2020 BAMA Annual Report. The winning photographer will also receive a yearly membership to the Guild of Photographers.
Special Recognition Award
Winner: Grant Coupland – Sustainability Director, Colep – Recognised by board members for his contribution to the aerosol industry, Grant was a key figure in the creation of ACOA – an alliance between Colep, Pax in Australia and Diazo in Japan.
“The standard of entries at this year’s awards demonstrates the industry’s continued commitment to innovate at each stage of the supply chain,” said the judges. “The quality of work showcased across each of the award categories made selecting eventual winners no mean feat, and stands as testament to how far the industry has come in driving sustainable growth across the sector.”
Patrick Heskins, BAMA chief executive, said: “Congratulations to the winners, runners up and all those who were highly commended and of course a huge thank you to all those who entered the 2019 awards.
“While we have seen a record number of entries this year, what’s been most impressive is the breadth and standard of the products submitted. It’s been great to see the aerosol industry addressing some of the biggest social issues of the last few years. In AirForLife we have an incredible innovation that has the potential to save many lives.”
Look out for our review of the BAMA Forum 2019 in our November/December issue.