January 2014

NIST meeting determines BOVs to declare weight, not volume

On January 6, the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) hosted a meeting in Gaithersburg, MD to discuss whether products utilizing bag-on-valve (BOV) technology should declare quantity on cans by weight or volume, as finally determined by the National Conference of Weights & Measures. The upshot of the meeting? BOVs shall declare their volume in weight, the same as “traditional” aerosols (although BOV containers labeled as volume will probably have a sell-through period of three years).

Read more about this in the February issue of SPRAY…