September 2012

Spray Patterns

Aerosol Handbook now available!
The re-release of the 1982 landmark 2nd Edition of The Aerosol Handbook by Montfort A. Johnsen is now available in three fully searchable, easy-to-navigate and portable digital formats. In order to effectively bring this seminal work to a new generation of the aerosol industry, there are three formats to choose from: flash drive, DVD or web.

Spray PatternsChapters include Metal Containers, Glass Aerosols, Plastic Containers, Aerosol Valves, Cover Caps, Crimping, Toxicology, Flammability, Propellents and many more. The price is $129.99 and can be ordered at www.spraytechnology.com.

Spray PatternsBall Corp. won five awards at the recent International Metal Decorator’s Association (IMDA) conference in Bloomingdale, IL. Honors included The Best of Category for Aerosol Containers Award for Ball’s 9.5-oz. aerosol can for Barbasol’s Pure Silk Moisturizing Shave Cream. The label was printed using Ball’s six-color hexachrome process, unique in the metal decorating industry. The can was made at Ball’s Elgin, IL plant. Ball also received the Grand Award and Best of Category Award for Two-Piece Cans for the 12-oz. can for Sierra Nevada’s Pale Ale craft beer; the Award of Excellence for Two-Piece Cans for Ball’s 16-oz. beverage can for New Belgium Brewing’s Fat Tire Amber Ale; and the 2012 Decorator of the Year Award.

Spray PatternsSpray PatternsDelaware Governor Jack Markell, Delaware Dept. of Natural Resources & Environmental Control (DNREC) Secretary Collin O’Mara and Croda Inc. President Kevin Gallagher broke ground in June to begin construction of a $6 million landfill-gas-to-energy project at the Croda Atlas Point chemical manufacturing plant in New Castle, DE. The renewable energy endeavor will use landfill gas from the nearby Cherry Island Landfill as fuel to operate the plant, providing it with enough renewable energy to power 55% of the plant’s operations. In total, the effort will allow Croda to use renewable energy equivalent to powering 3,500 homes. The venture also will shrink the facility’s carbon footprint, reducing its annual greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to removing 33,000 passenger cars from the road.

Spray PatternsCroda is investing $5.5 million as part of its commitment to sustainable energy. The company also received a $500,000 grant from the Delaware Energy Efficiency Investment Fund (EEIF) Program. The project will create 20 construction jobs and is expected to be completed this month.