On the 10th April 2019, BAMA held the third edition of what has become the main gathering event for the aerosol industry in the UK.  The Innovation Day took place in the auditorium and main hall of the Royal Armouries in Leeds, with over 140 industry delegates attending, outstanding speakers' presentations and a good number of stands to provide attendees with answers to technical enquiries, practical demonstrations and new business opportunities. 

The event also showcased an innovation in itself, as for the first time, it gave two companies the chance to gain enhanced visibility through sponsorships. Technopack seized the opportunity to be the overall sponsor of the event, and delivered a presentation on their new Michelangelo digital printing machine for cilindric containers. Michelangelo's technology alllows aerosol manufacturers to minimise costly downtime when switching from one printing template to another. Consequently, it makes it possible to run smaller batches of customised products and lowers the volume of cans to be kept in storage. This one one of several cases where technical innovations offered a business benefit.  Other innovations focussed on reducing the impact on the environment, through a new valve design, for instance, or through re-usable containers. 

3D rapid prototyping was used to help minimising industrial waste, by designing improved and stronger versions of machinery components that tend to wear out.  Amazing innovations were displayed across all areas: leak detections, labels, propellants, filling line machines and formulations.

Can makers and contract fillers interacted with brand owners and solution providers across the supply chain. The atmosphere was vibrant, the networking intense and the spirits high.

All the attendees were also gifted a tote bag on arrival, kindly sponsored by World Aerosol, a specialised trade magazine with international cisrculation, and carries away samples of spray products courtesy of WD40, Reabrook & Superdrugs (neon-colours hairspray).

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