Henkel Beauty Care selects aerosol cans from Ball

Henkel Beauty Care has selected aerosol cans from Ball for its beauty care brand, Fa. Ball manufactures the extruded aluminum can using a new metal technology, which utilises recycled aluminum to create a metal alloy that exhibits increased strength and allows lightweighting of the container without affecting package integrity. This technology allows Ball to lightweight […]


Aerobal reports record result for 2013

Aerobal, the International Organisation of Aluminium Aerosol Container Manufacturers, has reported a record result for 2013. With output rising by 2% to more than seven billion cans, the industry continued its upward trend. Aluminium cans account for nearly 50% of the total worldwide output of aerosol cans. Aerobal secretary general Gregor Spengler says the further […]


BAMA updates its website

The British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA) has re-designed its website to incorporate a number of new features and additional information about aerosols and the industry. The site,, allows the media to download images through a secure link available from the Association. Use of these images is free of charge provided that BAMA is credited […]

Expect the unexpected

Technical Management in the Aerosol sector does not necessarily spring to mind to female science graduates, not least of all because there is little information about the great career opportunities through the usual graduate and recruitment consultancies.

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Intercan and CMB Engineering terminate licensing agreement

Intercan has agreed with CMB Engineering to terminate the licensing agreement that was in place in relation to technical co-operation and manufacturing of Beverage Can Decorators. This will be effective on 31 May 2014. The Sovereign Decorator will continue to evolve and will be part of Intercan’s future plans. The name ‘Sovereign’ is the registered […]

What to expect from METPACK

METPACK 2014 will be held at Messe Essen on May 6-10. The eighth edition of the world fair for metal packaging will count more than 230 exhibitors for the first time, and an area of more than 10,000 square metres has already been occupied – more than ever before in the history of METPACK. At […]


Aerosol of the Year 2013 to be extended

The winner of the British Aerosol Manufacturers’ (BAMA) Awards 2013 – Unilever – has announced that its winning product format is to be extended. The compressed aerosol can technology, which ckaimed the Aerosol of the Year 2013 award, is to be extended across its entire range of male deodorant brands. Unilever, a member of BAMA, […]


Paris packaging event a success

The 8th edition of the Aerosol & Dispensing Forum, an event dedicated to packaging innovation, aerosols and dispensing technologies, was held together with the 10th edition of PCD (Packaging of Perfume Cosmetics & Design) on 5-6 February 2014 at the Espace Champerret in Paris. This innovation hub for brand packaging experts and their leading suppliers […]


Lighter, more stable metal packaging

The topic of lightweight products is of growing interest to the packaging and consumer goods industries: for example, the less an aluminium aerosol can weighs, the lower the material and transportation costs will be. The aerosol can produced by Schuler’s ICON V-Drive vertical drawing and ironing press weighs around 20% less than conventional containers. Following […]

Coming up…

It’s been just over a week since I officially took on my role at CanTech International and I have to say thank you to everyone for welcoming me so wholeheartedly to the industry. The February issue is nearly ready to go, and we have some very high quality features scheduled for your reading pleasure. Among […]

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Top retailers up to speed with aerosol regulations

The British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association have told the annual meeting of its Retail Liaison Group that aerosol regulations and labelling are changing. The BAMA Retail Liaison Group consists of technical representatives from many of the UK’s major retailers, including several of the largest grocery, pharmacy and DIY retail chains. The network keeps retailers up to […]

CCL to close aerosol plant in Ontario

Packaging company CCL Industries is to permanently close its Canadian aerosol manufacturing operation, commencing in the first half of 2014 and completing no later than mid-2015. Geoffrey T. Martin, president and CEO of the company, says, “It is with great regret that we are announcing this news. Our operation in Ontario now exports its entire […]

Ball to cease production at aerosol plant

Ball Corporation has announced that it will cease production at the company’s Danville, Ill., steel aerosol packaging manufacturing plant during the second half of 2014. Ball will redeploy the plant’s assets to other existing company facilities and will continue to supply the plant’s customers. The Danville plant produces three-piece welded aerosol cans and ends for […]

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