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Aug 27, 2021
B’laster Holdings acquires maintenance, repair products firm Casite
[Company News]
Aug 26, 2021
Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has named Joaquin Duato as the company’s new CEO. Duato currently serves as the vice-chairman of the company’s executive committee and will take over the role of CEO from Alex Gorsky, effective 3 January 2022. Following the transition of the CEO role, Duato will also be appointed as a member of the company’s board of directors. During... [Read More]

[Features]
Aug 20, 2021
Howard Ray and Wade Scheel, of Clean Earth, discuss the importance of aerosol recycling and its role in achieving sustainability goals. After a tumultuous year, companies are eager to return to pre-pandemic success and pick up plans that were put on hold. Many of those plans included sustainability initiatives, such as working to move toward zero waste, as opposed... [Read More]

[Company News]
Aug 20, 2021
McBride’s adjusted profit before tax for the financial year 2022 (FY22) is expected to be 55-65% lower than in 2021, the company announced. McBride, a leading European manufacturer and supplier of private label and contract manufactured products for the domestic household and professional cleaning and hygiene sectors, including aerosols, highlighted multiple challenges... [Read More]

[Company News]
Aug 20, 2021
John Belsey, Asia-Pacific (ASPAC) sales and marketing director at Precision, will retire at the end of August. Belsey joined Precision in 2009, just after the initial construction phase of Precision’s Thailand facility. Since then, he has been the sales and marketing director of the company’s Thai subsidiary, a key player in actuators, leading commercial development... [Read More]

[Product News]
Aug 19, 2021
Wondercide, a US company specialising in pest protection for pets, peoples, homes, and gardens, has launched two new products. Founded in 2009, Wondercide is an Austin, Texas-based firm using products powered by ‘the purest, highest-quality’ essential oils and ingredients sourced responsibly from US companies committed to sustainable business practices. Ant &... [Read More]

[Company News]
Aug 18, 2021
Henkel has delivered a strong performance in the first half of 2021, achieving double-digit growth in organic sales and earnings, but warned of a sharp rise in raw material prices. The firm accelerated growth throughout the first half of the year (H1 2021) and adjusted for currency effects, already exceeded the pre-crisis level of 2019. Despite the impacts of the... [Read More]

[Features]
Aug 13, 2021
Gary Okey, of US-based Recycle Aerosol, shares a case study on recycling a valuable microscopic miracle in behavioural pest control. Sex pheromones have been commercially available for insect pest control for about 35 years. It has steadily gained acceptance due to continual improvements in application and management, as entomologists gain an increasing scientific... [Read More]

[Company News]
Aug 12, 2021
Plastic packaging firm Graham Packaging has appointed Robert Pyle as its new president and CEO. In this role, Pyle assumes day-to-day leadership of Graham, guiding the firm in its ongoing mission of profitable growth and creating sustainable packaging solutions. Pyle joined Graham on 2 August and is succeeding interim CEO, Doug Owenby, who will return to his role... [Read More]

[Sustainability News]
Aug 10, 2021
MetalMatters, the industry-founded initiative encouraging householders to recycle their empty aerosols, foil, cans, trays, tubes and metal screw tops, has launched a new campaign. The innovative programme will see MetalMatters work in close partnership with local authorities across the UK, engaging with residents via social media to communicate ‘targeted recycling... [Read More]

[Other News]
Aug 10, 2021
Ron Popeil, famous for his iconic TV infomercials, including for spray-on hair, has passed away at the age of 86. In the 1980s, under his company Ronco (founded in 1964), Popeil invented spray-on hair, also known as ‘hair in a can’ - an aerosol hair styling product that could be applied to thinning or balding patches of the scalp to create the appearance of hair.... [Read More]

[Company News]
Aug 9, 2021
Packaging equipment manufacturer R.A. Jones will upgrade its facility in Kenton County, Kentucky, with a more than $2 million (€1.7 million) investment that will create 20 jobs. The company’s investment includes new equipment and other upgrades at its facility in Crescent Springs Pike, Kenton County. New jobs created at the location will include mechanical and electrical... [Read More]

[Other News]
Aug 9, 2021
A truck carrying 27,000 lbs (approximately 12,200 kilograms) of aerosol deodorant products caught fire in north-eastern Oklahoma on 6 August, causing the cans to explode. According to KOKI-TV, the explosion occurred at approximately 5 am at a Love’s Travel Stop near Big Cabin. The truck pulled into the stop after having brake issues, which caused the vehicle’s tires... [Read More]

[Company News]
Aug 6, 2021
Ball Corporation has reported strong results for the second quarter of 2021, with global aluminium aerosol volumes up by 20% compared to 2020. Ball reported second-quarter 2021 net earnings of $202 million (€171 million) on sales of $3.5 billion (€2.9 billion), compared to $94 million (€79 million) net earnings on sales of $2.8 billion (€2.3 billion) in 2020. Results... [Read More]

[Other News]
Aug 3, 2021
Despite a 7% drop in deliveries in the first half of 2021, Germany’s aluminium aerosol can and tube industry has proven to be ‘resilient and reliable’ in a crisis, said the Gesamtverband der Aluminiumindustrie (GDA). Along with the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, ‘unusually high prices’ for raw materials such as aluminium, plastic, cardboard,... [Read More]

[Company News]
Aug 3, 2021
B’laster has welcomed Chad Moline as its new vice-president of operations. B’laster, the company behind PB B’laster, a top-selling product used to loosen rusted or frozen parts, said Moline has ‘hit the ground running’ to lead its operations across both divisions – B’laster and AC Avalanche. A member of the leadership team, Moline is also focused on... [Read More]


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