UK aerosol industry recognised by BAMA

The British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA) has announced the results of its 2012 Awards.

The awards encourage and recognise innovation, success and continuous improvements within the UK aerosol industry.

Nine entries were shortlisted and were judged in the following categories: Economic sustainability, environmental benefits and social responsibility. The three judges were: Jane Bickerstaff, director of INCPEN – The Industry Council for Packaging and the Environment; John Noble, director of British brands group; and Jo Jacobius, managing director of Axiom Communications.

The winner of the economic sustainability category was Colep who together with Britvic, won this category with its innovative aerosol application for the launch of ‘New Turbo Tango’.

Colep and Britvic developed the first aerosol soft drink in a plastic package, which was designed to engage with Tango’s young consumer audiences.

Ardagh Group was highly commended for its 212 NYC Carolina Herrera Designer de-bossed aerosols.

Cascade Technologies aerosol leak detection system won the environmental benefits category.

The company has produced a viable alternative to the hot water bath test that is compatible with a wider range of propellants. The system uses less power and, because it takes up less space than traditional methods, it can be used by smaller companies.

There were joint winners in the social responsibility category with Swallowfield and Reabrook sharing the honours. Unilever was highly commended.

Dr John Morris, chief executive of BAMA, said: “It never ceases to inspire me to see just how innovative our industry is and how the sector continues to strive for excellence demonstrating the immense strengths and value the UK aerosol industry brings to the global aerosol market.”

The awards were presented by TV and radio comedian, Tony Hawks at BAMA’s Annual Forum in Manchester.

Pictured: Representatives from the winning, highly commended and short listed companies at the BAMA Awards 2012 with Ian Mackinnon, chairman of BAMA (fourth from left); comedian and broadcaster, Tony Hawks (fifth from left), and BAMA chief executive, Dr John Morris (sixth from left).

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