Spray Patterns BY AVA CARIDAD Editorial Director Australian Consumers Association magazine Choice has endorsed RID aerosol repellent as the most effective product to protect against mosquito bites. RID, which comes in a can from Ardagh, was tested along with 14 other repellents by monitoring the number of mosquitoes that attempted to bite a section of a human arm where repellents had been applied. Choice found RID Medicated Plus Repellent & Antiseptic in an aerosol spray to be the most effectual, with a score of 98%. RID Director Natalene Carter said the product is the only repellent to contain DEET and an antimicrobial agent, Triclosan, which helps to prevent infection from insect bites. Andrew Olsen, TricorBraun packaging consultant, has agreed to work with the senior package engineering students of Rutgers, The State University of NJ. He will work individually with students in addition to working with the senior class at large where he will share his experience in launching new packages and products. Olsen has arranged for students to be involved in the redevelopment of packaging for Hello brand products, a line of “Seriously Friendly” oral care products that include breath spray in Supermint, Mojito Mint, Pink Grapefruit Mint and Sweet Cinnamint flavors. As part of their senior assignments, students are tasked with emulating the entire development process of real life consumer product goods launches, from cradle to grave. Olsen also works with students to conduct studies that package engineers commonly practice in the field today, such as critical dimensional analysis of new molds, stability testing of new formulations and logistics analysis like drop ship testing and top load strengths. 46 Spray April 2014 The City of Las Cruces, NM is sponsoring an Aerosol Art Camp for kids at its recreational center. Participants in the camp will use aerosol paints to create a large, colorful mural on the center’s outer wall. Shaunna Foster, Senior Recreation Leader and Chris Bardey, a local art instructor, will teach a group of 11 kids about color theory, technique, design and teamwork during the five-day camp. There will also be three field trips around the city so that youngsters can see mural work from other local artists. “We want to teach them how to do it in a respectful manner,” Foster told the Las Cruces Sun-News, “and where they’re supposed to.” Camp participants will also learn about the ethics of aerosol art and taking the necessary steps to create a good product. “If these kids don’t have such a support system and are not educated about the art form, they’re going to go about doing it illegally and getting in trouble because some of them are not going to simply stop expressing themselves,” Bardey said. If all goes well, Foster would like to host more camps throughout the year and eventually connect with the city’s Codes Enforcement Dept. to help beautify local spots and put murals in areas that are repeatedly hit by illegal The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) has graffiti and tagging. launched the Charter for Sustainable Cleaning, a voluntary initiative to promote and demonstrate continual improvement in the cleaning products industry’s sustainability profile. The Charter was unveiled during the ACI’s 2014 Annual Meeting & Industry Convention and is designed to go beyond basic legal requirements to provide a framework for driving the industry toward common sustainability goals. It requires companies to have systems in place for continual assessment, review and improvement of sustainability performance, including raw material selection, resource use, and occupational health and safety, at every important stage of the product lifecycle. More info: www.cleaninginstitute.org/charter. Wal-Mart announced its new sustainability program, which will reportedly impact all of its household and personal care products on shelves, including cosmetics and cleaners. In a letter to suppliers, Wal-Mart has disclosed ten chemicals that it is targeting for reduction or elimination. At this time, only suppliers are privy to the list. The Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association of South Africa (AMA) recently held its Introduction to Aerosol Technology training course. Pictured is Peggy van Manen with some of this year’s trainees from Tigerbrands, Reckitt Benckiser, Spanjaard, SC Johnson and Wefco in the Precision Valve laboratory. Visit www.aerosol.co.za for dates of upcoming training courses.
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