BAMA Awards winners announced

The 2016 British Aerosol Manufacturers Association (BAMA) Awards took place yesterday (19 October) at The Belfry Hotel in Sutton Coldfield.

The winners were selected by a panel drawn from the the worlds of retailing, politics and environmental sustainability. The judges were: Paul Broadhead, technical manager of Morrison’s; Stephen McPartland MP for Stevenage; and Zoe Le Grand, principal sustainability advisor for Forum for the Future.

The winners are as follows:

New Aerosol of the YearPermalock by CRC Industries UK LTD

A new aerosol closure that has been developed to specifically eliminate the risk of foreign body product contamination whilst servicing or maintaining food and beverage production. Permalock was also awarded runner-up in the Aerosol Packaging Award category.

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Sustainability AwardArrow Chemicals, a trading brand of Reabrook Limited

A range of industrial compressed air aerosols effective in cleaning electrical and mechanical components used by the rail industry.

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Aerosol Packaging AwardBall Corporation

Fa Men Attraction Force Aerosol Deodorant in ReAl light-weight can.

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New Aerosol of the YearPermalock by CRC Industries UK LTD

Permalock offers a step-change in food safety risk reduction within the food industry. It incorporates new technology, developed to meet concerns regarding food safety from detachable components on maintenance aerosols, used in and around food processing machinery.

Sustainability AwardArrow Chemicals, a trading brand of Reabrook Limited

Arrow Solutions are the only company in the world to develop compressed air aerosols for the rail industry; effective in cleaning electrical and mechanical components. The new range is not only eco-friendly, but more cost-efficient than their traditional, gas propelled counterparts.

Aerosol Packaging AwardBall Corporation

Fa Men Attraction Force Aerosol Deodorant in ReAl lightweight can. The lightweight can is 10% lighter than a standard can, which lends itself to a smaller overall carbon footprint. The Attraction Force can is also the first with a flat shoulder design in Ball’s ReAl® packaging.

New Aerosol of the Year and Sustainability Award Category Runner-Up – Scitra and Eco-Burner refill aerosol can

A collaboration between Scitra and Eco-Burner to produce a replacement fuel burner for the hotel, catering and restaurant industries.

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Process Safety and Training Award Highly Commended – Alloway UK Ltd

For design and manufacture of a Microleak Verification System. The Microleak Verification System improves an industry standard process which has its limitations. The old system relies on operators using a manual valve placed on top of a can to try to generate an equivalent leak rate to that stated in the test standard (1 x 2mm bubble per second).

In addition, BAMA has awarded its Special Recognition Award, for outstanding contribution to the Aerosol Industry 2016 to Adrian McCretton of Swallowfield plc.

 

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