BAMA’s Chief Executive reviews the Aerosol & Dispensing Forum

The team and I recently attended the Aerosol and Dispensing Forum in Paris and felt a short review may be of interest for those unable to make it this year. It was a good opportunity to meet several of our member companies who were present there as well as seeing what other companies outside of […]

The Benefits of Membership

The British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association, BAMA, is launching a new pamphlet, ‘BAMA – The Benefits of Membership’ at Making Cosmetics 2016 on 15-16th March at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. The Association is exhibiting at the Show and is for the first time organising one of the seminars, on the afternoon of 15th March, which […]

New Year Message from BAMA’s Chief Executive

A very Happy New Year to one and all. Six months into my position here at BAMA, I thought it appropriate to review my first half year and what we have to look forward to in the coming months. So what happened in the second half of last year? After a month of job sharing […]

MetalMatters: An industry partnership that keeps delivering recycling success

This month Rick Hindley, Executive Director of the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro), tells us about the success of the MetalMatters programme which promotes kerbside recycling to local authorities and consumers. Alupro is project managing the programme on behalf of funding partners. MetalMatters is the metal packaging industry’s flagship programme to encourage householders to recycle […]

Jonathon Porritt, leading environmentalist and campaigner, praises the aerosol sector

Fourteen years ago, sustainability and aerosols would have been unlikely to have been seen by most people as a natural partnership. Today, Jonathon Porritt, the campaigning British environmentalist, perhaps best known for his championing of Green issues, his advocacy of the Green Party and Founder Director of Forum for the Future, has written the Foreword […]

What do bikes and aerosols have in common?

The Brompton Bicycle company’s spokesman was interviewed on Radio 4’s Today Programme recently bemoaning the lack of talent emerging from the UK’s schools and colleges. There is an engineering skills shortage. And so it is in the aerosol industry. We reported in our May blog on what one member company is doing to tackle the […]

CLP Regulations – are you compliant?

Simon Robinson, Director at Safeware Quasar is this month's guest blogger. The highly publicised June 1st deadline for CLP implementation of chemical mixtures finally arrived this Monday, to the best of my knowledge we all survived and life carried on regardless. So in reality what has changed and how can we expect the regulatory landscape […]

BAMA member Crown Aerosols engineers success through its UK Apprentice Scheme

With an increasing number of employers welcoming apprentices as well as Government support for apprentice schemes, there are more opportunities to get inside some of the most exciting and innovative companies in the country. One of our member companies, CROWN Aerosols UK, has run a successful Apprenticeship Scheme for the past six years. The objective […]