Don Farrell

Please allow me to re-introduce myself…

March 8, 2021

I am Don Farrell, and as of January 1, Publisher of SPRAY Technology & Marketing. As many readers may not know my name, you could say I am new to SPRAY. However, that is far from the real story. I started my career with Industry Publications, SPRAY’s parent company, in the late 1970s as the […]

APEAL appoints Viliam Gašpar as new President

January 5, 2021

The Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging (APEAL) has appointed Viliam Gašpar, Director of Customer Technical Service at U.S. Steel Košice, as the association’s new President. Gašpar was elected unanimously by the Board and General Assembly of APEAL and succeeds Tony Waite of Tata Steel Europe. Gašpar’s role of President became effective Jan. […]

ADF and PCD Awards 2020 nominees announced

January 15, 2020

ADF&PCD and PLD Paris 2020 set for Jan. 29-30 has revealed the shortlist for this year’s ADF and PCD Awards. The awards highlight innovations across the aerosol, dispensing and beauty sectors with 14 categories and submissions from companies throughout the aerosol, perfume and cosmetics industries. Shortlisted entries in this year’s PCD event include submissions from […]

DuPont Sustainable Solutions seeks applications for Safety & Sustainability Awards

March 13, 2017

DuPont Sustainable Solutions is now seeking applications for the 13th edition of the DuPont Safety and Sustainability Awards. “Over the last decade, the DuPont Safety and Sustainability Awards have become widely recognized among industrial companies as a benchmark for workplace safety, sustainability and operational excellence,” said David Vassallo, global managing director, DuPont Sustainable Solutions.  “More importantly, […]

New exhibition celebrates spray paint, but without the street art

June 18, 2015

While street art may have risen in popularity, the works on display at “Sprayed” — a new exhibition which just opened at London’s Gagosian Gallery — are the polar opposite and haven’t been celebrated in the same way. Until now. Don’t expect to see Banksy: instead, spray-painted works on canvas, walls, old car parts and […]

Ball and Henkel unveil further aerosol can lightweighting

June 10, 2015

Ball Corp. and Henkel Beauty Care continue their aluminum aerosol lightweighting journey with the introduction of an even lighter iteration of ReAl, Ball’s revolutionary technology utilizing recycled aluminum to create a metal alloy that exhibits increased strength and allows weight reduction of the container without affecting package integrity. The original ReAl launch in 2014, which […]

Nestle cuts stake in L’Oreal, but staying for “long haul”

February 11, 2014

Swiss food group Nestle  is selling an 8 percent stake in L’Oreal  to the French cosmetics firm for 6.5 billion euros ($9 billion), loosening their 40-year partnership and allowing both firms to boost earnings per share. However, Nestle said on Tuesday it remained committed to the maker of Garnier shampoo and Lancome creams for the […]

Cleaning Product Ingredient Safety Data Now Available on ACI Website

February 4, 2014

ACI launched its Ingredient Inventory in 2012 with a list of more than 900 chemical ingredients used by ACI members to manufacture consumer cleaning products, including laundry care products (e.g., laundry detergents, fabric softeners), dish care products (automatic dish detergents, hand dish detergents) and hard surface cleaners. “In the second phase of this project, we […]

MAA to host Continuing Education Seminar

The Midwest Aerosol Association (MAA ) will be hosting a one day Continuing Education Seminar with various topics covering the various aspects of the aerosol package. Date:  Thursday, March 20th Time:  8:00 – 4:00 (Includes breakfast and lunch) Location: Maggianos in Schaumburg, IL Topics:  Cans, Fragrances, Formulations, Spray Through Caps, Aerosol Regulatory Issues Key Note:  […]

ICMAD partners with Industry experts on regulatory webinar

Emerging Cosmetic Industry Regulations and Trends Webinar presented by NSF International Date: February 13, 2014 Time: 2pm-3pm EST Concerns of cosmetics adulteration, mislabeling and counterfeiting have led governments and retailers to adopt internationally recognized cosmetics GMP standard ISO 22716 among other requirements. This webinar will educate attendees on how to: Demonstrate compliance to ISO 22716 […]