Spray Patterns BY AVA CARIDAD Editor The British market for aerosol packaging was a little softer in the first half of 2013, similar to last year, according to www. euwid-packaging.com. Only occasionally did suppliers of aerosol cans report a surge in order levels in the second quarter. The majority described the first half as “difficult” and “not exactly thrilling.” In some segments, such as personal hygiene, the wet and cold spring weather impacted on demand. CDP (formally known as Carbon Disclosure Project) announced that global specialty chemical company Croda International Plc is featured on their “Climate Disclosure Leadership Index” for leading on climate change transparency, which is an integral part of the company’s continued commitment to sustainability, according to Croda. The listing is indicative of high scores based on good internal data management and understanding of climate change related issues affecting the company. These issues include greenhouse gas emissions, emissions reduction targets and the risks and opportunities associated with climate change. More info: www.cdproject.net. 54 Spray November 2013 One of the highlights of the 28th European Aerosol Federation (FEA) International Aerosol Congress & 17th Exhibition held in Madrid in September was a cooking exhibition featuring aerosol food exclusively. Attendees were treated to cheesecake and other goodies, all derived from spray products. Look for more coverage of the FEA event in upcoming issues of Spray. Trenton, NJ-based Will Kasso (whose artwork is pictured) was one of the special guest artist-judges taking part in the annual Jersey Shore Aerosol Art Battle Against Hunger, held in October in Red Bank, NJ. Twelve aerosol artists and art collectives from all over the New Jersey region were invited to take part in the family-friendly afternoon of juried, live-paint graffiti art to benefit the Foodbank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties. The winner received a prize package of art materials valued at $500. While admission to the Aerosol Art Battle was free to the public, event organizers asked for a food or monetary donation to benefit local food banks. Empack Spraytech Inc. announced it will be sponsoring three-time World Champion and two-time Olympic silver medalist Elvis Stojko’s racing team under the emzone brand. Stojko, best known for his figure skating, has shifted gears and, since 2011, has built a career in kart racing, where he has been gaining speed in the Canadian Rotax DD2 Master Class and the SKUSA Mexico Series (S1 and S4 classes). Applying his skills as a world champion and with a love of racing, he has been quickly gained ground on the competition and is developing a solid reputation in motorsports.
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