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AptarGroup acquires CSP Technologies

For a total investment of $555 million (€466.7 million), dispensing and sealing solutions supplier AptarGroup has now completed the acquisition of proprietary material science-based firm, CSP Technologies. AptarGroup continues to move towards its strategic objective to acquire businesses that occupy a share in appealing marketplaces, boast consistently strong margins, have secure growth opportunities, and utilise proprietary technology. CSP Technologies falls into this last category as it leve

Plastipak releases new aerosol bottle sizes

As it focuses on the next-generation of its lightweight PET aerosol bottle range, Plastipak is expanding its commercial collection of SprayPet products from 100ml, 220ml and 335ml sizes to include the larger 600 ml and 800 ml variations. Contemporary producers are seeking accessible products that meet larger format packaging needs, Kurt Wolschleger, Category Manager at Plastipak said in a recent press release. In a bid to respond to consumer demands, the company has taken its first step in bui

Ball Aerosol Packaging presents high-definition printing technology

Aerosol can manufacturer Ball Aerosol Packaging has launched its new Eyeris proprietary printing technique,, Eyeris. The brand offers a high-definition printing technology that gives aluminium aerosol customers the opportunity to access and embrace photo-realistic packaging designs. The company creates sustainable packaging solutions for personal product, household care and beverage customers. It is also relevant for aerospace and other technologies and services applicable for use by the US gov

AptarGroup acquires CSP Technologies

For a total investment of $555 million (€466.7 million), dispensing and sealing solutions supplier AptarGroup has now completed the acquisition of proprietary material science-based firm, CSP Technologies. AptarGroup continues to move towards its strategic objective to acquire businesses that occupy a share in appealing marketplaces, boast consistently strong margins, have secure growth opportunities, and utilise proprietary technology. CSP Technologies falls into this last category as it leve

Colep and Henkel partner to produce lightweight Syoss cans

Leading player in the consumer goods packaging and contract manufacturing industries, Colep, will collaborate with beauty, home and adhesive technology name Henkel to produce a lightweight alternative. Together, the duo will collaborate to create lightweight tinplate cans for Colep’s professional hairstyling brand, Syoss. Reducing the can’s weight by 18%, Syoss’ new hair styling aerosol cans were inspired by sustainable packaging trends that use fewer materials, energy and water. Adopting a st

Action Technology releases bag-on-valve pouch material

Following Tekni-Plex’s recent acquisition of flexible packaging manufacturer Oracle Packaging, its Action Technology business highlights the aerosol applications for its bag-on-valve (BOV) packaging. Developed for, and aimed at the cosmetics and personal care industries, the US company is promoting its aerosol and dispensing pump system components, along with its rubber cosmetic dropper bulbs and rubber mascara wipers. Action Technology has five manufacturing facilities in the US, China, Italy

APR Packaging presents new airless solution

APR Packaging exhibited its patented solution at the recent ADF & PCD New York 2018 event, for the aerosol and dispensing industry. How does it work? APR Packaging has created a patented twist open/concealed nozzle airless package. In its closed position, the solution’s nozzle is hidden, and the actuator is locked. When the actuator is secured and locked, users are unable to dispense any of the formulation contained inside. To open, users twist this nozzle and unlock the actuator. Ideal for t

Avon promotes Skin So Soft Bug Guard repellent

Leading US social selling beauty company accentuates how its DEET-free insect repellent helps to protect consumers against the risk of contracting Lyme disease and other viruses. Highlighting the prevalence of tick, mosquito and flea-transmitted diseases, the award-winning beauty name emphasises the importance of prevention and protection. Avon noted how the US Centres for Disease Control (CDC) argues that tick-borne diseases are increasing, particularly in areas where Lyme disease is commonpl

Coster Group launches new actuator and publishes debut sustainability report

Leading manufacturer in the aerosol and dispensing packaging industry, Coster Group, releases its Sferino actuator and sustainability report to further its commercial and eco-friendly initiatives. Coster Group designs and produces a wide range of actuators and spray caps for aerosol valves. Available in both standard and exclusive customised applications, Coster publishes its first sustainability report to unveil the economic, environmental and social impacts of the company’s activities. Using

Croda forms strategic alliance with SiSaf

Speciality chemicals company, Croda, and biotech brand, SiSaf form a strategic partnership to access and advance SiSaf’s drug delivery technology. The UK-based duo has entered into a commercial agreement, which will see high performance ingredient and technologies name, Croda, develop the biopharmaceutical company’s new, patented drug delivery technology, ProSilic. As part of this new collaboration, Croda has also purchased a minority share in SiSaf’s business. Active ingredients, format, fra

Formulated Solutions promotes eN₂fused whipped lotion technology

Manufacturing and development company, Formulated Solutions, pushes its eN₂fused Whipped Lotion Technology to the US and global marketplaces. Formulated Solutions has launched its patent-pending innovative dispensing technology, designed to support ease of application, as well as convenient and rapid absorption. What does this new technology do? The eN₂fused whipped lotion technology, created by the US producer, has implemented a cutting-edge gas-infused formula. This unique advancement then

Henkel unveils sustainable packaging targets

German chemical and consumer goods company, Henkel, reveals its ambitious sustainability objectives to advocate for a circular economy. On 3 September, Henkel unveiled it was extending its strategic framework by releasing packaging targets to progress its sustainability initiatives. Henkel’s existing packaging goals outline the company’s adherence to consumer expectations, along with its commitment to using the minimal amounts of packaging materials. By recently expanding its strategic framew

Honeywell collaborates with Carnegie Mellon University to boost distribution centre technology

Software-industrial and performance materials global company, Honeywell, partners with Carnegie Mellon University to develop artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic technology advancements. In entering this strategic collaboration, Honeywell aims to support distribution centres following growing industry demands from the rising e-commerce market. On 28 August 2018, Honeywell — a leading player in the aerospace, automotive and personal care companies — is pursuing the digital environment to re

SC Johnson shares scientific research on using repellents

Urban entomology research centre, The SC Johnson Institute of Insect Science for Family Health, provides information on using personal insect repellents to reassure health and safety-conscious consumers. US-based manufacturer, SC Johnson Institute of Insect Science for Family Health, produces household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care, as well as professional products. Entomologists from the SC Johnson Institute of Insect Science for Family

Sun Chemical acquires oxide manufacturer Cathay Industries

Located in Valparaiso, Indiana, the acquisition includes all of Cathay Industries’ customers, property and business-related assets. Sun Chemical is a leading producer of printing inks, coatings and supplies, pigments, polymers, liquid and solid compounds, and application materials. “This acquisition further demonstrates Sun Chemical and DIC’s commitment to being the leading and most innovative colour and effects supplier to the global cosmetics market,” highlighted Myron Petruch, DIC executive

Unilever expands Love Beauty and Planet brand rollout

Global personal and home care powerhouse, Unilever, unveils its eco-beauty brand to UK consumers. Following the launch of Unilever’s latest brand Love Beauty and Planet in the US earlier in January 2018, it extends its 18-strong product collection comprising hair styling goods, shampoos, conditions, body care washes and scrubs. The eco-name has now released a selection of deodorants and other body care items including butters, lotions and gels. New name in eco-beauty Now available in UK reta

Amsoil launches three new aerosol cleaning items

Synthetic lubricants and filters formulator and packager, Amsoil, unveils three new aerosol items targeted at the automotive and powersport industries. The US company released its latest trio of products on 10th August 2018. The expanded lineup of aerosol goods is aimed at businesses seeking to provide end-consumers with professional-level cleaning capabilities. Marketing to the automotive and powersport sectors, the brand emphasises the performance-enhancing and long-lasting benefits that can

Ball Corporation enters joint venture with Platinum Equity

Household and food product packaging supplier, Ball Corporation (Ball), agrees to sell its steel aerosol assets as it forms a partnership with global investment firm, Platinum Equity. Along with forming the alliance, the duo has made definitive purchase agreements to create a new packaging organisation. The soon-to-be-launched company, which will be named Ball Metalpack, will produce steel containers for aerosol products and other items including household, food, pet food and nutritional items

British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association welcomes new chairman

The UK trade association appoints Tony Brealey to chair discussions and activities relating to the aerosol sector. On 20th August 2018, the British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA) announced Tony Brealey will join the organisation as its new chairman. BAMA covers all aspects relating to the aerosol industry such as components and ingredients and is relevant to all related personnel including suppliers, manufacturers, marketers and managers. Tony Brealey joins BAMA following his posit

L'Oréal acquires natural beauty name Logocos Naturkosmetik

The global beauty giant announces its purchase of the German beauty brand, which leverages the natural cosmetics trend. On 1st August 2018, the household name revealed it had signed an agreement to purchase Hanover-based Logocos Naturkosmetik AG. The cosmetics company, which focuses on natural, vegan and bio-certified products, owns several brands including Logona and Sante. Logocos Naturkosmetik’s product range uses its own selection of plant extracts and natural ingredients collected through
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