Last month, the 2018 British Aerosol Manufacturers' Association (BAMA) Awards took place. The winners were selected by a panel of aerosol retailing, politics and environmental sustainability experts. That panel was made up of Lisa Hipgrave, director of the International Fragrance Association (IFRA), Matt Skyes, technical liaison manager at the metal packaging manufactures association Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association (MPMA) and Paul Jenkins, founder of the packaging consultancy service, Packhub.
Aerosol of the year went to James Briggs for Renu Action Paint. The BAMA judges said that they believe that the product is going to be a great success. The runner up award went to Batista hair benefits from Church and Dwight. This is because the judges felt that extending the dry shampoo concept to offer the same benefits as traditional shampoos is an excellent range development.
The winner of aerosol packaging of the year was the Enhanced Mist Technology (EMT) from Lindal Group. The judges said that they couldn’t believe that such a fine spray quality could be created by a compressed gas spray system.
Lindal’s Group Product Marketing manager, Kashif Choudhry said on the win, “Earning an award win in this category and alongside other aerosol industry professionals is an excellent achievement. A combined and concerted effort from the Lindal team has gone into the research and design of EMT and it is very rewarding to know it has paid off.”
Lindal describe its EMT as a versatile, two-parts insert capable of producing improved fine mist spray performance and facilitating a new integrated moulding and assembly process. The EMT is purposely designed for low viscosity products such as water and is ideal for facial skin care mist. EMT is also operational with compressed air, as well as dip tube valves or bag-on-valve systems.
Other winners included: Grundon Waste Management for the AeroPak aerosol recycling facility winning the sustainability award and Alloway winning the process safety and training award for its filled aerosol cap and spray off verification system.