BAMA Awards 2013
Recognising innovation, success and continuous improvement in the aerosol industry
Now in their fIfth year, the BAMA Awards recognise and promote the high standards in the UK aerosol industry. The Awards Dinner took place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Birmingham on 17 October, 2013.
There were some new categories this year along with some special rewards and prizes. To have an insight to the BAMA Awards, please take time to look at the images of all the finalists below.
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Images from the awards in 2013
Aerosol of the Year: Winner – Unilever's Compressed Aerosols
Pictured: Dr Phil Hammond – Guest Speaker, Javier Mateu – Unilever, Andrew Saynor – Unilever, Sebastian Alvarez – Unilever, BAMA Chairman Nigel Jackson
Title of entry: ‘Setting the trend for new sustainable deodorant aerosols’
Launched in February 2013, Unilever’s range of compact aerosols within the Sure, Dove and Vaseline brand ranges created 16 new products. The launch of its Compressed Aerosols range is leading the way in sustainability with 50% less propellant gas and 25% less aluminium per can, 35% reduction in transport emissions and 53% more products on a pallet – so lowering the carbon footprint by 25% on average.
Sustainability Awards Winner: Reabrook Ltd
Pictured: Dr Phil Hammon – Guest Speaker, Malcolm Watkins – Reabrook, Tony Brealey – Reabrook, BAMA Chairman Nigel Jackson
Title of entry: “Energy savings”
Reabrook’s Energy and Environmental Committee focused on overall environmental impact, making three major investments which resulted in 26% reduction in both electricity and fuel oil usage. The improvements were: a new compressor; replacement lighting including presence detectors; and a new steam generator replacing a boiler.
Judges’ comment: “an impressive achievement”
Runner Up: R & R (Midlands) Ltd
Pictured: BAMA Chairman Nigel Jackson, Surjit Bajwa – R&R (Midlands) Ltd, Dr Phil Hammond – Guest Speaker
Title of entry: “Aerosol can micro-leak detection machine”
R&R (Midlands) Ltd are marketing a series of aerosol micro-leak detectors which use a vacuum decay principle to identify leaking filled aerosols. The system was developed to work with the UN-approved alternative to the hot water bath test, but can also be used in conjunction with a standard hot water bath and is able to test for LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) and compressed gas propellants.
Judges’ comment: “shows an ‘out of the box’ approach”
Highly Commended: Avantigas
Pictured: BAMA Chairman Nigel Jackson, Ian Marsh – Avantigas, Dr Phil Hammond – Guest Speaker
Title of entry: “Terminal Upgrade Project at Mossmorran, Scotland”
To keep pace with increased demand for the aerosol propellants supplied from Mossmorran, Avantigas has introduced improvements to enable them to be prepared for current and future needs.
Innovation Awards Winner: Unilever’s Rexona / Sure for Men
Pictured: Dr Phil Hammond – Guest Speaker, Richard Chambers – Unilever, BAMA Chairman Nigel Jackson
Title of entry: “Outstanding execution of a brand re-launch (Rexona / Sure for Men) following brand principles and incorporating key masculine insights”
Unilever, together with another BAMA member, Lindal, who developed the actuator for this product, launched the new Rexona /Sure for Men aerosol in summer 2013. It offered an enhanced formulation with MotionSense™, new fragrances, new design hardware designed by Pininfarina, upgrades, pack graphics and a new brand positioning. Other companies involved in the product's development were Plastek (actuator development along with Lindal) and DCA for actuator engineering development.
Judges’ comment: “targets its young, male audience in a way that resonates with this group”
Runner Up: Swallowfield
Pictured: BAMA Chairman Nigel Jackson, Adrian McCretton – Swallowfield, Dr Phil Hammond – Guest Speaker
The company that claims to have filled the first commercial UK aerosol in 1950 continues to innovate and has now expanded from its core area of business – beauty, cosmetics and personal care – into the home baking area. Complying with stringent food regulations as well as aerosol regulations the innovative baking spray product delivers an attractive spritz of edible glitter which can be layered onto cakes, icing or chocolate to create different effects or intensities.
Judges’ comment: “This concept is particularly clever as it captures the current enthusiasm for home baking.”
Highly Commended: Albedo100 UK Ltd
Title of entry: “Albedo 100 Reflective Spray”
Albedo 100 Reflective Spray is a range of light reflective sprays to enhance visibility in low light conditions for use on animals, clothing or equipment. Available in four variants: Light Metallic, Invisible Bright, Sparkling Gray and Horse & Pet, the spray is available in permanent and non-permanent options.
Outstanding Contribution Award
Pictured: Dr Phil Hammond – Guest Speaker, Norman Clark – Reckitt Benckiser, BAMA Chairman Nigel Jackson
Mr Norman Clark, Global Aerosol Technical Manager at Reckitt Benckiser, has worked with BAMA for over twenty years, representing both his former employer, Unilever UK and his current employer. During that time he has been an active member of the Technical Group, Chaired the Regulatory Affairs Committee, has held both the Vice Chair and Chairman posts of the Executive Committee and represented the Association as Chairman of the FEA Packaging and Contents Committee. Mr Clark is currently involved with the revision of the BAMA Standard.
Left Row – back to front
Mr Stuart Marsh (R&R (Midlands) Ltd)
Dr John Morris (BAMA)
Dr Phil Hammond – guest speaker
Mr Richard Chambers (Unilever UK)
Mr Andrew Saynor (Unilever UK)
Middle Row – back to front
Mr Surjit Bajwa (R&R (Midlands) Ltd)
Mr Norman Clark (Reckitt Benckiser)
Mr Javier Mateu (Unilever UK)
Right Row – back to front
Mr Tony Brealey (Reabrook Ltd)
Mr Malcolm Watkins (Reabrook Ltd)
Mr Adrian McCretton (Swallowfield plc)
Mr Sebastian Alvarez (Unilever UK)
Mr Ian McCluskey (Avantigas)