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 […]

Inclusive design already in evidence for aerosols

Packaging that requires seals to be so tight that they prevent spilling can have the problem that they are hard to open. This is especially true for an ageing population of course, but delivering goods in packaging that is easy for everyone is a valuable goal. This is where aerosols as a packaging format are […]

We should celebrate the UK’s ‘can do’ approach

We were reading a community news feed1 that hit our desks the other day and it stopped us in our tracks. Even though aerosol cans are easily recyclable – and 90% of people in Australia could recycle them, it seems around two thirds (66%) of Australians aren't sure what to do with them. The figure […]

Details announced for the BAMA Forum 2015

BAMA (the British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association), is to hold its annual Forum on 15-16 October 2015. The event will again take place at The Belfry Hotel in Sutton Coldfield. The results of the BAMA Awards will also be announced at a gala dinner to be held on 15th October. Both the event and the Awards […]

The Appliance of Science

Nick Swift is from The Association of Science Education which runs the website SchoolScience.co.uk. He has been working with BAMA for many years to promote aerosol Science and Technology to schools. Nick is this month’s guest blogger. If you work in the education business you are constantly bombarded by messages from industry, universities and government […]

BAMA Guides Members through ‘Red Tape’

BAMA has issued a reminder to members that keeping a close eye on the emerging new rules is crucial to enable companies in the aerosol and retail sectors to stay ahead. New official ‘red tape’ could make life very difficult for some varieties of aerosols. BAMA believes that what it describes as ‘creeping red tape’ […]

Staying ‘on course’ this February

BAMA is ‘on course’ to improve training in the industry. Only a month into 2015, we are holding three events to help improve knowledge in the industry. One of BAMA’s key strengths, many members say, is its attention to safety and training. Because our members and potential members are all over the UK, one of […]

Practical Toolkit introduced to help BAMA Members Plan for the Future

We have just completed a major study undertaken in conjunction with Forum for the Future. This was a follow up to a similar exercise undertaken in 2001. The Future of Aerosols 2, which has just been completed, has resulted in a practical ‘toolkit’ for sustainability to be used by our member companies in further developing […]