“With our Flair technology we aim to enter the personal care business with aerosol replacement,” said Dennis Stevens, commercial director for the AFA Dispensing Group.
“This is a new technology that allows our customers to stop using aerosol cans but start working with a non-pressurized dispensing solution that gives a virtually as good spray performance with respect to velocity and droplet size, against a lower cost,” Stevens added.
The company is planning to preview the new packaging technology at the forthcoming Interpack show, which will be held in Dusseldorf in May.
Doing away with the bad image of aerosols
The wide use of aerosols using CFCs, both in the personal care as well as the household consumer products industry, has been attributed to the erosion of the ozone.
Although most modern aerosol systems have swapped CFCs for hydrocarbon gas, some scientific research has indicated that there remain some safety and environmental issues, although there is no longer a risk to the ozone.
The potential effect of modern aerosol on safety and environment is disputed by manufacturers, but the speculation has provoked many to develop alternative spray solutions with water-tight eco credentials.
Flair Spray being launched on the back of international demand
AFA says it is launching its new Flair spray system on the back of increasing demand from personal care providers across the globe, marketing it as a solution that bridges the gap between cost, performance and environmental impact.
“The sales of trigger sprayers grew across the globe with the most impressive growth in the USA, but also Europe and Asia showed solid double digit growth,” said Stevens.
Currently personal care accounts for a significant share of the global aerosol demand, and given increased regulations on this type of product the company says it will primarily targeting the hair care and deodorants categories.
“We see a high demand from the personal care industry and we are working with leading companies in the personal care segments to develop viable alternatives for the existing products,” Stevens said.