August 2013 Spray 35 International News The British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA) will hold its annual Forum on Oct. 17–18, with the Awards Dinner on Oct. 17. The Forum will cover topics such as leak detection, HFO-1234ze for personal care, Authorized Economic Operator scheme, FEA update, compressed aerosol products, spray technology and dry shampoos. Business topics include alternative sources of finance and counterfeiting; and a presentation from Professor Tim Jacob of Cardiff University on olfaction and fragrance in aerosols entitled “Smell is a potent wizard.” There will also be space for members to showcase products and services. Now in its fifth year, the BAMA Awards recognize and promote the high standards in the UK aerosol industry. This year, for the first time, there are rewards for BAMA members who enter the Awards and prizes worth a total of £3,000 ($4,500) for the companies who are picked as winners or runners-up in two of the categories. Companies who are not already members may participate in the Awards and Forum if their membership applications are accepted have been Sept. 6. More info: BAMAAdmin@bama.co.uk. Canada’s MacLean Engineering, an ISO 9001 certified firm based in Collingwood, Ontario, has introduced a new processing technology for “closed-loop” aerosol and paint container recycling, with two of these new “HazPak” recycling systems recently installed in North America. One system, located in Quebec, was designed to process an array of hazardous waste streams, including household paint, aerosol cans and handheld propane canisters. A second HazPak system is currently being commissioned in the U.S. Midwest, specifically designed to process up to 9,000 Aerosol cans per hour while capturing and separating the propellant gases, liquid contents and the metals within a safe “No Oxygen” atmosphere. The three waste streams are stored and ready for a 100% recycling. The 8th edition of Aerosol & Dispensing Forum (ADF) and the 10th edition of Packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics & Design (PCD) will be held together on Feb. 5–6, 2014, at the Espace Champerret in Paris, France. 200 exhibitors and 3,400 visitors from 60 countries are expected to attend. “Sustainability” is the main theme of the conference and exhibition, taking into account packaging for the economies of emerging countries. More info: www. aerosol-forum.com and www.pcd-congress. com Stewart Shaw, who founded and currently runs Scottish aerosol manufacturer Barony Universal, said he expected to sell his 15% shareholding in the company to Russiabased Arnest Group, which has approved plans for a further £5 million ($7.5 million) investment at the Irvine, Scotland facility, supporting Barony’s efforts to develop new products and manufacturing capacity. The business is an integral part of Arnest’s expansion plans in Europe, Shaw told The Herald. Barony Universal, which employs 140 people in Ayrshire, Scotland, has spent approximately £14million ($21.1 million) in developing manufacturing lines at the Irvine plant, and Shaw said the investment from Arnest will help manufacture aerosol products such as self-tanning gels and airfresheners that use air rather than gas. The latest figures released by The Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging (APEAL) show that European households recycled more steel packaging in 2011 than the previous year, increasing the percentage of steel packaging recycled for the 12th successive year. 2.6 million tonnes of steel packaging were recycled by European households in 2011, corresponding to an average rate in Europe of 74%. If that volume were to fill a freight train, it would need to stretch from New York City to Berlin, Germany; in terms of weight, it’s enough steel to manufacture 246 Eiffel Towers, according to APEAL. Aptar Pharma launched a new multilanguage version of its website in response to customer feedback. The site is now available in four more languages: Chinese, French, German and Spanish, in addition to English, the original language. Access in other languages, including Portuguese, will be available in 2014. The UK Parliament has agreed to higher business recycling targets for steel, aluminum and plastic packaging in the UK in 2013-2017. The Producer Responsibility Obligations Regulations 2012 will increase steel recycling from 71% in 2012 to 76% in 2017. Over the same period, plastics will increase from 32% in 2012 to 57% and aluminum from 40% in 2012 to 55%. The increases are designed to meet the overall minimum 60% recovery target set by the EU Directive. It is expected that the new packaging targets will deliver a net benefit of £181 ($275) million to the UK economy over the period. Givaudan has begun the building of a new, state-of-the-art Fragrance Creative Centre & Compounding Facility in Singapore. The Centre is planned to open in 2014 and will host an Asia Pacific branch of the Givaudan Perfumery School. Mergers & Acquisitions James Briggs, a £50 million-turnover ($76 million) aerosols supplier in the UK has been acquired by its management team in a deal backed by private equity firm Endless. James Briggs, which employs nearly 200 people in two manufacturing sites in Royton and Chadderton, has been bought from ITW, a Fortune 200 global manufacturing specialist based in Illinois. As part of the deal, Endless will provide funding to invest in sales, marketing, infrastructure, manufacturing equipment and IT systems. Jim Sumner, the former CEO of bus manufacturer Optare, has been brought in as Executive Chairman. “This is an exciting time to be joining James Briggs and the aerosol and chemicals industry,” Sumner said. “There is huge potential for the business to develop both its private label and branded businesses in UK and overseas markets.” The Procter & Gamble Co. (P&G) and fashion designer Stella McCartney announced that P&G Prestige has signed a contract to enter into a license agreement with Stella McCartney to manufacture and sell designer fragrance products, effective Sept. 13. P&G will begin to develop and market new initiatives under the Stella McCartney brand name, which was until recently under license agreement with L’Oréal. Additionally, P&G Prestige has signed a contract to enter into a license agreement with Alexander McQueen to manufacture and sell designer fragrance products. Effective immediately, P&G will begin to develop and market fragrances under the Alexander McQueen brand name to expand their business into the fine fragrance category. Two former McQueen-branded scents—Kingdom, which launched in 2003, and My Queen, from 2005—were both were created in conjunction with YSL Beauté and have since been discontinued.
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