Winners announced at BAMA awards

Picture: Edward Moss Photography

The British Aerosol Manufacturer’s Association (BAMA) recently hosted its forum and awards event in which the best aerosol products were celebrated.

The three judges were Grace Abamba, chemist and cosmetic scientist in the aerosol industry and former president of the Society of Cosmetic Scientists UK & Ireland; Dawn Stephens-Borg, editor of World Aerosol; and Paul Jenkins, managing director and founder of ThePackHub. Patrick Heskins, BAMA chief executive, announced the results at the awards night.

The winner of the Aerosol Packaging award went to Ball’s Dove Men+Care Lions limited edition.The judges said the images on Ball’s can showed ‘amazing graphic, at the edge of what is technically possible to print on an aerosol can.’ The runner up in this category was the 3D Configurator by Lindal. The software launched by Lindal facilitates and speeds the product’s design process by helping to match the most suitable components together. The judges said ‘it doesn’t send you down a rabbit hole, it allows maximum choice’ and ‘there isn’t anything like that for the aerosol sector.’

The winner of Aerosols in Action – Photography Award was decided by a vote of the attendees at the forum, from a selection of four entries shortlisted by the judges. Pritchard Spray Technology won for the second time with its image of VirusEnd. The other shortlisted shots were from Coster. The winning image will feature on the cover of the BAMA Annual Report 2022 and the other images will appear within the report.

First place for Aerosol of the Year the went to Pritchard Spray Technology for VirusEnd, while Lindal was the runner up with its BAB (Bag-and-Bag) used in Hemascrub. The judges found that VirusEnd was the most ‘innovative and pertinent’ new launch of the last year ‘developed in record time’ and ‘backed by a very reputable body.’ They also found Lindal’s Bag-and-Bag system had ‘big scope and potential for several applications.’

The Process Safety & Training winning entry was from Coster Aerosols for its Coster got Talent apprentice programme. The judges commented that it ‘sustains the industry, considering the ageing workforce’ and ‘appropriate training improves workplace safety.’ Cascade’s Multi-propellant Leak Detectors was deemed to ‘create significant cost savings, while carrying out an essential product safety test’ and was the runner up. Alloway‘s Stem Lean Vision System was highly commended for being ‘quite unique’ in tackling a significant issue in the production process.

In Sustainability, first place went to Plastipak with Stay Safe 5 in 1 Fire Extinguisher. Runner up was KDC/ONE Swallowfield’s Beauty Bio Healthy Scalp Dry Shampoo, and Lindal’s Mini Engine was highly commended.

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