The FiFis turn 40!

July 1, 2012

The 2012 FiFi Fragrance Awards—celebrating and honoring the art, passion and personalities of the fragrance world—took place in May at Alice Tully Hall in New York City. Over 800 guests attended and twenty-seven crystal FiFi awards were presented. The Fragrance …

FDA delays deadline for new U.S. sunscreen labels

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has delayed by six months rules on the marketing of sunscreen originally set to go into effect this summer, saying the extra time was needed to avoid supply shortages, according to Reuters. …

International News

A new 70-liter corrugated board box from SCA Packaging Germany makes the transport and disposal of empty aerosol cans from collection point to incinerator safer, with the risk of explosion reduced. Supplied by Krüger Behältersysteme, the box has …

On the Market

Spray Patterns

June 1, 2012

Keep America Beautiful, Inc. (KAB) announced the availability of its 2012 Graffiti Hurts Grant Program, designed to assist communities in augmenting their local graffiti prevention activities. With municipal government funding under increasing burdens, KAB hopes that the grant program will serve as a catalyst to …

People in the News

Robertet Fragrances announced the appointment of Jennifer Powderly as its new Marketing Director. She has more than 20 years of experience, previously working for Bath & Body Works, Elizabeth Arden, Guerlain and Avon Products, where she launched the FiFi awardwinning fragrance Little Black Dress. The Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) announced the appointment of …

International News

In October, 2011, Robertet inaugurated a new factory located at the Plan-de-Grasse, a few miles away from its historical factory of Grasse, France. The factory represents a €27 million investment. Designed by architect Pascal Costamagna, it provides Robertet with a state-ofthe-art 12,000m2 fragrance compounding unit …

Industry News

Ball Corp. announced a metal technology breakthrough that enables the use of recycled aluminum in the manufacture of extruded aluminum packaging for aerosols. The resulting new metal alloy exhibits increased strength and allows “lightweighting” of the container without affecting package integrity. Ball’s technology breakthrough will allow the company to lightweight its extruded aluminum aerosol packaging by as much as 10%, with further lightweighting …

Mergers & Acquisitions

PLZ Aeroscience— manufacturer and marketer of specialty aerosol products in North America— announced the acquisition of Assured Packaging, located in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Assured is a custom manufacturer of aerosols for the health and beauty aids, pharmaceutical, food and household market categories. The acquisition follows PLZ Aeroscience’s purchase …

U.S. Aerosol industry remains strong

CSPA reports increase in U.S. production. The 61st annual Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) Aerosol Pressurized Products Survey has revealed that the estimated total units filled in the U.S. in 2011 was 3.782 billion. This represents a 1% increase from …