Aerosol and dispensing firm LINDAL Group has launched an ‘innovative and sustainable’ new platform.
Unveiled at ADF Paris in January 2020, the Mini Engine Platform incorporates new actuator designs made from post-consumer resin (PCR) - a material produced using recycled waste. It separates a standard one-piece actuator into two parts: an outer body made from 100% PCR and an internal ‘mini engine’ designed for optimum spray performance.
“Sustainability is obviously very important to our customers, and thanks to the Mini Engine’s credentials, businesses can make a positive environmental difference,” said Kashif Choudhry, Lindal’s marketing manager.
“The platform’s launch has been, and continues to be, an exciting time for us, and we were bowled over by the response the Mini Engine received at ADF Paris.”
Lindal believes that once the Mini Engine Platform has been adopted into the industry, it will enable products to be brought to market more quickly. Only the outer body tooling equipment and customisation of assembly lines is required to implement the platform, helping to reduce product development time and costs.
Additionally, product stability and spray performance testing can begin immediately without the need to finalise the product design. Once the Mini Engine is validated, repeat testing is not needed. The actuator’s outer body can be adapted for standard aerosol can diameters, ranging from 35-65mm and larger, with multiple colours and stock designs available. Bespoke designs can also be created.
Choudhry added: “The Mini Engine Platform’s versatility makes it effective across a vast spectrum of product designs and applications. Coupled with the reduction in product development time, enabling a faster time to market, we believe the platform is universally appealing.”