US aerosol associations, global suppliers create online industry courses

US aerosol associations have collaborated with global suppliers to provide virtual educational courses on the topics of aerosols and pressurised packaging.

The Western Aerosol Information Bureau (WAIB), Consumer Aerosol Products Council, Eastern Aerosol Association, Midwest Aerosol Association, National Aerosol Association, and Southern Aerosol Technical Association, announced the launch of the new Mist: Understood Aerosol and Pressurised Packaging Virtual classroom – a first of its kind online repository of on-demand education covering the entire aerosol and pressurised packaging industry.

The Virtual Classroom will launch with a range of beginner level 101 courses, covering topics like containers, propellants, caps, actuators, valves and recycling. All content was created by trusted industry leaders like Aptar Home and Beauty, Montebello Packaging, Diversified CPC International, The Chemours Company, eStyle Caps and Closures, Silgan Dispensing Systems, Rackow Polymers, Lindal Group, and the Household and Commercial Products Association.

Additional courses will continue to be uploaded to the platform in the future, and every participant who completes a free course will receive a digital certificate of completion that can be easily shared with their employer, or on social media platforms like LinkedIn.

“We are so excited to have spearheaded and launched this critical initiative,” said Lorne Lucree, WAIB board member and organiser of the initiative.

“Aerosol and pressurised packaging provide such invaluable benefits to consumers in so many categories, but understanding the technical aspects is often complicated. With this effort, we hope to not only demystify this world but also spark excitement on what can be possible when using aerosol or pressurised packaging technologies.

“From topics ranging from componentry to recycling, the Virtual Classroom will provide a no-cost, convenient place of learning leveraging some of the industry’s most qualified experts, to educate everyone ranging from industry employees to product developers.”

Mary Metzner, WAIB administrator, commented: “When the idea of creating an online aerosol educational tool was first suggested, I became inspired by my own positive online classroom experience at Google Digital Garage.

“With the global population now more and more online, the Aerosol and Pressurised Packaging Virtual Classroom provides easy-to-follow presentations telling the stories behind the information those of us in the industry sometimes take for granted.”

The Virtual Classroom can be accessed beginning mid-September via the Mist: Understood website.

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