February 2019 Spray 37
The Center for Professional Advancement (CfPA) is offering an
“Aerosol Technology” course from June 18–20 in New Brunswick,
NJ. The course covers the major aspects of aerosol technology, State
and Federal regulations and formulating prototypes for personal care,
household, automotive and insecticide aerosols. Aerosol consultant
Ian Gecker is the Course Director. Additional faculty includes John
Blum, Director of Aerosol Technical Services at Ball Aerosol & Specialty
Products; Douglas Raymond, President, Raymond Regulatory
Resources (3R) and Mike Reuter, Pressurized Packaging Technical
Sales, Aptar Beauty & Home. Venue information will be provided
upon registration confirmation. The deadline for an “early bird”
registration rate is May 21. For more info, visit cfpa.com.
Indian Aerosols Expo 2019 is slated for Feb. 23–March 1. This
enlarged show will be held at The Lalit at Mumbai International Airport.
The event will feature
and a gala dinner. Partnership
opportunities are available.
Brand Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
can be contacted at info@
indianaerosolsexpo.com. Conference information and registration can
be found at indianaerosolsexpo.com.
Luxe Pack New York, set for May 15–16, is moving to the Jacob
K. Javitz Convention Center located at 655 W. 34th St, New York,
NY, announced organizer IDICE. For more info, visit luxepacknewyork.
The New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) will again
sponsor an award for formula innovation at Cosmetic Executive
Women’s (CEW) 2019 Beauty Awards on May 17 at New York Hilton.
The winner will be announced at SCC’s 40th Annual Suppliers’
Day May 7–8 at the Javits Convention Center, New York, NY. Judges
hail from leading beauty and personal care brands and finalists will
be chosen by members of the NYSCC Scientific Advisory Committee.
Finalists will be announced on April 2.
Unilever is supporting a global ban on animal
testing for cosmetics in collaboration with
Humane Society International (HSI). Called the
#BeCrueltyFree initiative, this multi-year collaboration
is set to develop capabilities across companies
and regulatory authorities for non-animal
approaches to safety testing as well as training
future safety scientists in non-animal “next generation” risk assessments.
Unilever’s Dove brand has also gained People for the Ethical
Treatment of Animals (PETA) cruelty-free accreditation due to the
brand’s commitment to no animal testing worldwide, development
of non-animal approaches, shared scientific expertise and collaboration
with more than 50 governments, non-governmental organizations
(NGOs) and partners.
Aerosol valve maker Salvalco has relocated its headquarters to
Escrick Business Park, Escrick, UK. The 1,400 sq ft office space will
be rented on a five-year lease and the company plans to create several
new jobs over the next year. Salvalco uses ecologically sustainable
and safe inert gases, such as fresh compressed air, carbon dioxide or
nitrogen, as aerosol propellants.
AptarGroup’s facility in Mukwonago, WI has achieved certification
to the ISO 50001 International Standard for Energy Management
Systems. This follows an intensive two-year initiative to quantify, control
and improve the energy performance of the company’s manufacturing
facility and operations, which included joining the Focus on
Energy’s Strategic Energy Management (SEM) Leaders initiative in
2016 and improving energy performance by 5%. Aptar has 16 sites
in Europe and now one site in North America that are certified to
the ISO 50001 standard.
Located near the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, Berlin Packaging
has opened a mega-warehouse in Ontario, CA. The warehouse
complements the company’s 100,000 sq ft facility in Santa Ana, CA.
The warehouse is expected to create efficiencies and boost overall
supply chain smoothness for personal care, cosmetics, food, beverage
and industrial customers. The warehouse has 23 dock doors, a fullysecured
yard, two separate entryways and includes a state-of-the-art
Sussex IM was awarded ISO 13485 certification for the design and
manufacture of medical devices, which is a prerequisite for international
sales of such devices. Sussex IM also earned ISO 14000
certification, which signifies the company’s enhanced environmental
management of product production operations and processes, compliance
with relevant laws and regulations and ongoing improvements
in such areas.