LINDAL Group has joined forces with Alternative Packaging Solutions (APS) to develop a reusable, sustainable alternative to the existing aerosol format.
The new product, called miniMist, allows consumers to spray products without propellants and is suitable for traditional aerosol applications.
miniMist is a globally patented continuous dispensing system which is applied onto a screw-top container. To use the product, the consumer twists the top of the dispenser which compresses a spring and pre-loads an internal chamber. The product is then dispensed when the top button is depressed which causes the spring to be released.
Once empty, miniMist can be refilled by simply unscrewing the dispenser and replenishing the product in the container. As a result, the product can be used as either a one-time or refillable product.
APS developed miniMist, which will be industrialised by Lindal, whose extensive manufacturing, assembly, and insert technology expertise will be key to bringing this multi-component device to market.
Alex Piagnarelli, sales director at Lindal North America, said: “We are very pleased to work on this project alongside APS. This provides another example of Lindal working closely with our supply partners to bring an innovative product to life.”
This new product offers many benefits to consumers and brand owners alike across a wide range of market applications including in personal care and home care.
Consumers can spray pure products without propellants and benefit from a consistent and refined particle distribution. miniMist is noticeably quiet when the product is dispensed and can be used in both an upright and upside-down bottle position.
The miniMist bottle is customisable, allowing for multiple configurations that can vary in shape, size, and materials used. This allows brand owners to easily create a distinct product that stands out on the shelf and matches their brand image.
Brad Barron, chief innovation officer of APS, said: “I am excited to forge our partnership with Lindal to bring miniMist to market.
“Consumers now have the benefits of continuous spray without the complexity of a pressurised package. We believe miniMist’s sustainability benefits, improved user experience, and simplified supply chain will transform the industry.”
Not only is miniMist suitable for traditional aerosol applications, but it is also suitable for e-commerce channels and refill models that encourage repeat purchase from consumers.
Low cavitation tooling is currently being developed to produce market quality samples that will be available later in the year.