Aerosol Forum showcases innovation Inaugural event highlighted new testing and manufacturing technologies... The inaugural edition of the New York Aerosol & Dispensing Forum (ADF) was held in September at the Altman Building & Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. Below is a sampling of technology promoted at the event. For further coverage of the NY ADF-PCD, see p. 22. KIK Lab Services KIK Custom Products, in an effort to be a “One Stop Shop” solution provider, expanded its existing analytical and stability testing services to leverage its experience and technology. The enhanced service offering was launched Sept. 1, 2016 as KIK Lab Services. According to the company, KIK has always done testing for customers whose product they manufacture, and now KIK is offering its stability and analytical testing as a standalone service to the general public. As part of a full-key solution provider, KIK Lab Services’ testing supports pre- and post-product launches to meet regulatory compliance. It offers a full range of accelerated and long-term stability service capabilities and analytical testing services to support Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) stability programs, as well as guidelines to achieve compliance with The International Council for Harmonization of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). In addition, it provides environmental and photostability testing, product R&D and new product innovation. It provides secure long- and short-term (accelerated) study and stability testing in a broad range of conditions, such as impurity, temperature only, temperature and humidity, photostability studies, cycling and freeze/thaw, microbiological and compatibility. KIK Lab Services are located in Elkhart, IN and Rexdale, ON, Canada with its Innovation Center based in Ontario, CA. 24 Spray November 2016 It is registered with all regulatory body in the U.S. and Canada, according to KIK. The Laserdome Can from Caprasol With the Caprosol “Qube LD,” attractive steel aerosol cans can be manufactured without folding. With technology, the “Qube LD” creates an elegant can design; the geometric appearance of the monobloc laser can has a sales-boosting effect, according to the company. As the top and bottom of the Laserdome can are laser-welded instead of fitted with a traditional, folded seam characteristic of the steel can, there is a 30% or more reduction of material used, so cost savings can be achieved. Additionally, the material thickness of the top, bottom and body can be individually optimized. The laser-weld seams enable the manufacture of stable joints, despite reduced wall thickness, with high compressive strengths. The associated models were created and tested in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute. The modern monobloc design of Laserdome steel cans offers new design possibilities with sleeves or digital printing. Because of the can shape the entire surface—from the bottom to the one-inch opening— can be used for product design. Tactile and olfactory enhancements can be used, especially with the sleeve technology. Flat tops can be applied, as well as small caps. Cascade Aerosol Microleak Detection Systems Emerson’s Cascade Aerosol Microleak Detection Systems uses Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) technology to instantaneously detect and reject leaking cans moving down the production line.
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