- Aerosol of the Year – a new aerosol product made in the UK but sold ANYWHERE in the world.
- Aerosol Packaging - aerosol PACKAGING made in the UK but sold ANYWHERE in the world. Can include the can/actuator/valve/new branding or update in design etc.
- Sustainability – product or company related – CSR, reduction in carbon footprint – have you been innovative with your logistics and manufacturing programmes?
- Process Safety and Training – product or company related. Look at the training processes and new systems you have in place. Highlight your apprenticeship schemes and HR initiatives. Think of staff involvement and business safety in addition to the manufacturing element.
- Aerosol in Action photography - Member companies are welcome to submit a relevant image of a product or process which illustrates the theme of "Aerosol in Action".
- Conference & Lunch Day 1
- Awards Dinner
- Accommodation & Breakfast
- Conference & Lunch Day 2
Please note: Accommodation at the Forum venue is limited. Once all places have been filled, an over-spill hotel will be used or accommodation will need to be sourced by the attendee. For any queries please contact the BAMA office prior to booking your place at the event.
Non-members may not attend the conference but are encouraged to attend the awards dinner. at the invitation of a BAMA member. The cost for dinner guests is £80.00+VAT, or dinner and accommodation at the rate of £260.00+VAT.
- The winners are -
New Aerosol of the Year
Winner: Simply Breathe Ltd – AirForLife® - Emergency Escape Device
AirForLife® is an emergency escape device, embodied in an aerosol packaging assembly, which provides the user with a self-contained oxygen supply to aid in the escape from incidents such as a burning building or other situations in which breathing may become impaired.
Runner up: Church & Dwight Europe – Batiste Waterless Cleanser Range
Waterless Cleansing Foam comes in four variants: Cleanse & Shine, Cleanse & Strengthen, Cleanse & Smooth, Cleanse & Hydrate. This innovation is a game changer in the dry shampoo industry, giving the consumers a shower-like cleaning experience in a Dry Shampoo.
Sustainability AwardWinner: Triple Line Technology – TLT foam dispenser
TLT-foamer technology is a low-cost and easy to implement innovation with the potential to significantly reduce the total volume of VOCs or nitrous oxide released to the atmosphere, enabling the development of a wide range of sustainable foamed aerosol products.
A 100% polymer aerosol container developed to meet the needs of consumers while assuring safety and functionality and striving for recyclability. This innovation is the first aerosol container which attempts to meet the needs of both the aerosol and recycling industries.
COSTER’s 2018 Sustainability Report demonstrates a commitment to sustainability, achieved by putting in place a group-wide improvement plan & monitoring system that gives a transparent, objective and measurable overview of the progress year on year.
Process Safety and Training Award
The process safety management programme is paramount to Unilever’s sustainable business in aerosol manufacture, and has resulted in external auditors deeming Unilever Leeds as a site with sustained, outstanding process safety management performance.
A vision and control system that uses a single camera to check that product and/or perfume has been injected into the can correctly. Working at up to 500 cans per minute, the system will identify faulty containers before the valve is inserted, meaning they can be reworked rather than scrapped.
Photography - Aerosol in Action
Winner: Pritchard Spray Technology Ltd
The winner was voted by the Forum delegates, via secret ballot, after the judges had shortlisted four images. The winning image will be used as the cover of the 2020 BAMA Annual Report. In addition, the photographer behind the image will receive a yearly membership to the Guild of Photographers.
Special Recognition Award
Winner: Grant Coupland of Colep UK Ltd
Recognised by board members for his contribution to the industry, Grant was a key figure in the creation of ACOA – an alliance between Colep, Pax in Australia and Diazo in Japan. Prior to his current role, Grant worked for CCL in Scunthorpe and remained with the company following its merger with Colep. In addition, Grant has sat on the BAMA Committee, held the position of Chairman of the Association, and currently represents BAMA on the FEA Board of Directors.