Spray Patterns BY AVA CARIDAD Editorial Director Martin Wolf is the 2015 recipient of the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) Elva Walker Spillane Distinguished Service Award. The honor was presented during ACI’s 2015 Annual Meeting & Industry Convention at Grande Lakes Orlando in Florida in January. He currently serves as the Director of Sustainability & Authenticity at Seventh Generation Inc. and has over 40 years of experience in industrial and environmental chemistry. At Seventh Generation, Wolf has developed frameworks for environmental product design, helped educate coworkers, customers and consumers about the environmental impacts of consumer products and the industries that produce them, helped develop standards for voluntary ingredient disclosure and brought change to the cleaning products industry through more sustainable product designs. 54 Spray March 2015 The Midwest Aerosol Association (MAA) recently elected its new Board. Seated in the first row: Gina Bucciarelli (Secretary), DS Containers; Faye Haber (Treasurer), eStyle Caps; Hunter Williams (President), Summit Packaging Systems; Brad Brunsman (VP), Aeropres Corp.; Deborah Zopel, The Cary Co.; and Mike Montani, Newman Green. Back row: Ryun Bibro, IKI Manufacturing; Pat Gieske, Valspar; Michael Byrnes; Kathy Kochevar, SC Johnson; Mark Kubiak, Valspar; Bob Straus, Sexton Can; and Ed Piszynski, Chicago Aerosol. Not Pictured: Tim Corcoran, PLZ Aeroscience; Brock Manner, Diversified CPC; Kevin Murphy, Aptar; Keller Sehringer, Cobra Plastics; and Mitch Maloney, Custom Pak Products. An eco-friendly aerosol valve system developed at the University of Salford in the UK recently won the Outstanding Contribution to Innovation & Technology Award at the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards. Now in their tenth year, the THE Awards shine a spotlight on the outstanding achievements of institutions, teams and individuals in the UK higher education sector. The new aerosol valve system developed at the University will be introduced into the multibillion pound global aerosol spray market through a commercial deal with The Salford Valve Co. Ltd (Salvalco). Salvalco has signed a Technical Cooperation Agreement with the international Colep Group and One-Asia Group to apply the new technology to the many different forms of aerosol in the worldwide market. The University’s technology removes the need for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in aerosol sprays, representing a major breakthrough in greenhouse gas reduction as well as reducing production costs and enhancing aerosol safety, according to the company. The valve pre-empts proposed environmental directives that are expected to come into force in the next decade and provides a timely solution to the long-term sustainability of aerosol production and usage. The technology uses compressed gas propellant (air or nitrogen) to replace VOC. Five patents have already been granted for the multiple technological advances that make up the Salford valve system. The global aerosol market is expected to reach $70.15 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. The market is expected to witness growth primarily due to increasing use in personal care and household applications. Personal care was the largest application segment in 2013, owing to new product development in Europe and North America coupled with increasing cosmetics demand from Asia Pacific and Latin America. The segment had an estimated demand of over six billion units in 2013 and consists of products including deodorant, hair care and body care. Further key findings from the study suggest: • Global aerosol demand was estimated at 14.61 billion units in 2013 and is expected to exceed 18.0 billion units by 2020, growing 3.1% from 2014 to 2020. • Household aerosol applications are expected to witness the fastest growth (3.5%) from 2014 to 2020 owing to rapid globalization and a growing organized retail industry resulting in increasing demand for furniture, wall coverings and other household products. Growing awareness regarding hygiene coupled with growth of home furnishing market is expected to drive aerosol growth in household applications. • Europe was a major regional market with an estimated demand of over five billion units in 2013 owing to high demand in personal care, household and medical applications. The region is expected to witness a below average growth rate owing to volatile organic compound (VOC) emission-related regulations that are expected to restrict aerosol demand. • Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing regional market due to a relaxed regulatory scenario and high demand for cosmetics and household products. The region is expected to grow 4.1% from 2014 to 2020. Growing use of personal care products such as deodorants and shaving creams among younger populations in emerging markets, including India and China, is expected to have a major impact on market growth. In addition, the increasing older population has propelled use of aerosols in anti-aging cosmetic products. • Key market participants are making extensive efforts for developing sustainable alternatives that use fewer amounts of raw material and energy with low carbon footprint and high recyclability. Alban Muller International won the Applied Research Award at the recent International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC) Congress for its research on the theme Perfume: New strategy for skin protection against allergens in collaboration with Rouen University and the perfumery house Payan Bertrand SA. The project proposes to create an imperceptible film as the perfume is sprayed on the skin, able to protect it from allergens present in alcoholic fragrances.
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