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    Blanton Whitmire, inventor of “crack and crevice” aerosol technology, passes away

    (May 27, 2015)
    Blanton Whitmire, whose contributions to the pest control industry include founding Whitmire Research Laboratories (a BASF legacy company) and developing the innovative “crack and crevice” aerosol technology, died on May 24. He was 97.   A native of North Carolina, Blanton served the U.S. during World War II and upon returning home ventured east – to St. Louis, Mo. —… FULL ARTICLE >>
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    BAMA appoints new Chief Executive

    (May 26, 2015)
    The British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA) has announced the appointment of Patrick Heskins as its new Chief Executive. He will take up post in the late summer 2015. He succeeds Dr John Morris, who is retiring. Patrick Heskins joins BAMA from RB (Reckitt Benckiser), where he holds the position of Global Aerosol Innovation Manager. He brings to the Association a… FULL ARTICLE >>
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    GRC launches Anti-Graffiti MarketPlace

    (May 18, 2015)
      The Graffiti Resource Council (GRC) launched a web-based MarketPlace featuring products, services and consultants related to the prevention and removal of graffiti vandalism. It is the only market place of its kind on the web, according to GRC. Graffiti removal costs some U.S. cities anywhere from $45 million to $12 billion annually, according to GRC, and the MarketPlace provides professionals… FULL ARTICLE >>
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    BAMA Awards are now open for entry

    (May 15, 2015)
      The British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA) announced that it is accepting entries for its 7th Annual Awards, which will be presented at the association’s gala dinner on October 15. A total of £3000 ($4725) in cash prizes is available to the winners of two of the Awards’ categories. Nominees must be relevant to the development, filling or production of aerosol packaging.… FULL ARTICLE >>
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    APEAL: Steel package recycling reaches all time high

    According to APEAL (the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging), 2013 saw the highest annual rate of steel packaging recycling in Europe to date. Seventy-five percent of steel packaging was recycled across Europe, a 1% increase over 2012’s 74% rate. Energy and waste consultant Eunomia independently verified the credibility of APEAL’s methods in gathering the data, which confirm steel’s… FULL ARTICLE >>
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    Precision Valve Corp. acquired by Peak Rock Capital Affiliate

    (May 4, 2015)
    An affiliate of Texas-based private equity firm Peak Rock Capital announced today that it has acquired aerosol valve and actuator manufacturer Precision Valve Holdings Corp. Terms of the deal were not immediately available. Founded in 1949 by Bob Abplanalp, inventor of the modern aerosol valve, Precision remains a major global producer of aerosol valves and other related dispensing equipment, operating… FULL ARTICLE >>

  • Regulatory Issues
    Doug Raymond

    A brief recap of the most prominent issues on the aerosol industry’s regulatory landscape

    The aerosol industry has been working on numerous issues…

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    Spray Patterns

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    Corrosion Corner
    W. Stephen Tait

    Don’t fall into the “temperature accelerates corrosion” trap.

    Hello, everyone. Every year, we receive multiple requests to…