BAMA’s Innovation Day returns next week

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The British Aerosol Manufacturers' Association's (BAMA) Innovation Day returns on 19 April, and will take place at the Royal Armouries in Leeds, England.
Lindal Valve is the sponsor of this year's event, with Joe Tyrrell, sales manager at Lindal Group, delivering a short opening speech. Technical manager Malcolm Large will be available to discuss any challenges formulators and brand-owners might have, BAMA said.
The event's focus is on various aspects of environmental sustainability and the circular economy.
Rik Nuijen, director of innovation and development at Weener Plastics, will introduce the firm's "truly sustainable spray system" - the insert is no longer made from Polyoxymethylene (POM), but from Polypropylene (PP). The company has also developed a means of separating the header from the can prior to discarding of it. This means that valuable plastic is not incinerated when the can is recycled.
In a talk entitled "Refillable future - the world's first refillable spray deodorant", Gergely Zámbó, co-founder, ReSpray Solutions, will present the advantages of refilling spray products. Respray's solution consists of a refillable spray deodorant can and a refill station. The company installs the stations into drug stores and supermarkets where customers themselves can refill their own deodorant products.
Tom Giddings, executive director at Alupro, will introduce the UK Aerosol Recycling Initiative, and its work to ensure aerosols shine in the new packaging recycling landscape of the UK, which begins with the roadmap to higher recycling rates. He will present the findings of the report, share data and insights and the next steps of the initiative.
The programme gives a platform for other innovations in the industry. For example, Ric Exley, head of partnerships at Polytag, will discuss serialised QR codes as "an essential step-change to future-proof the aerosol industry". He will explore market catalysts that will require the application of serialised QR codes on packaging.
FANUC UK's head of sales, Oliver Selby, will outline the current state of play within the automation industry, automation within the aerosol sector and the current excitement around "cobots", and their adoption in the wider industry. Selby will also talk about the safety that automation offers and the special products that exist to support safe adoption into the aerosol manufacturing arena.
View the full programme and register here.

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