Italy-based Cosmosol has partnered with UK-based Salvalco to trial its ‘revolutionary’ Eco-Valve technology. The two companies will work towards providing a solution for customers, developing zero-volatile organic compound (VOC) emission bulk formulas alongside new packaging to replace existing liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) butane valves with Eco-Valve.
Salvalvo’s ‘game-changing’ technology Eco-Valve uses nitrogen or compressed air instead of LPG butane, drastically reducing VOC emissions and offering a more cost-effective solution to bag-on-valve. Paolo Ramella, business development director at Cosmosol, said: “Cosmosol consider Eco-Valve an innovative alternative to the traditional solutions used for aerosol products, with its eco-friendly system meeting the increasing demand of sustainable products form the market and end consumers.
“The first priority of this partnership will be to assess interest in the system for our customers and then review how it can be manufactured and sold in the near future.
“Our focus will be on concentrating on the development of new sustainable formulations, whilst Salvalco look after the care of the ‘system’ or more specifically, the valve and actuator elements. We are delighted to be working with Salvalco in what we believe will prove to be a strong partnership both technically and commercially.”
“Partnering with Cosmosol is an exciting time and presents a real opportunity to demonstrate the true value of Eco-Valve and the benefits it provides not only to the environment but for the whole supply chain,” added Peter Shaw, managing director at Salvalco. “We are delighted that our technology supports Cosmosol’s desire to create zero VOC-emitting bulk formulas and is helping them create a more sustainable and ‘total’ packaging solution.
“We very much look forward to developing our collaboration with Cosmosol further as well as welcoming interest from other partners who are interested in our philosophy of innovation and trying, what we believe is the value technology of tomorrow, today.”