• Let us do the hard work, so you don’t have to (case study)


    We are proud that our adhesive portfolio generally covers all requirements from customers, so once we have identified the specifics surrounding their application, the next step is finding the ideal adhesive solution.

    For some of our biggest sectors (such as packaging), we have several best sellers that quickly and efficiently satisfy most of our customers’ needs again and again. However, for some less generic applications, finding the right adhesive does require some further in-depth analysis to ensure optimum results. 

    Take one of our most recent packaging customers. The global company required an adhesive to seal vegetable boxes at two of their packaging plants in Columbia. One of Beardow Adams’ best-selling agricultural box adhesives is BAM 2500 however, due to the company’s very specific parameters for this application, after detailed analysis we came to the conclusion that BAMFutura™ 44 would be the best product for them.

    This hot melt ticked the customer’s requirements for a high quality, FDA-approved, BRCGS-certified adhesive within a particular price range. We were also able to fulfil our customer’s desire to work with a global adhesive manufacturer who could offer outstanding technical support.

    Beardow Adams’ high performance BAMFutura range is known for its clean running, low odour, and high adhesion properties, allowing its users to see cost savings in real time. Within this range, BAMFutura 44 – a metallocene-based adhesive – was developed as a versatile packaging grade with high heat resistance and a fast-setting speed.

    To ensure our customers were 100% satisfied with the end product, our Columbian arm ‘Beardow Adams SAS’ delivered detailed line trials with BAMFutura 44 as well as documentary approvals. We also made sure the transition from their former adhesive was smooth by the likes of fully purging out their glue tanks. After all this was complete, we were delighted to receive the packaging customer’s first official order.

    The above scenario is just one example of the lengths Beardow Adams’ sales and customer support teams will go to so that its customers are happy and content with their purchase today and all the days after.

    If you are looking to work with an adhesive manufacture or would like to make a trouble-free transition to one of our proven adhesive solutions, do not hesitate to get in touch today at: marketing@beardowadams.com.

  • DUO is the first aerosol dispenser that produces two different spray rates from a single device


    DUO is the first aerosol dispenser that produces two different spray rates from a single device. This revolutionary dispenser allows a precise delivery for any purpose. Whether spraying large or small surfaces, on the body or in the face, with an easy 180° flip you can choose the mode that suits your dosing needs best. DUO is suited for dispensing an endless variety of products and formulations. Any company that wishes to try its formulation in DUO is invited to contact Pronova for testing.

    Furthermore, the AeroFocus™ DUO does not come alone, but has a ‘little brother’ called MONO: a single-spray device with the sole purpose to spray precise and minute amounts of product, ideal for applying a product with high precision, directly into the face or on small surfaces, while preventing leaking, dripping, and wastage.

    Check out the product presentation and video on www.aero-focus.com and get in touch with Pronova if you want to extend your aerosol product range and claim your exclusivity!

    Visit www.pronovalaboratories.com for more information about the company and its portfolio, or contact aerofocus@pronovalab.com.

  • Digital solutions explained in video format


    More efficiency, transparency and security: Harro Höfliger's digital solutions "Production Order Manager" and "Maintenance Manager" help. Two new videos use examples to show how this works in practice. 

    The Production Order Manager   enables reproducible production orders to be created - including stored product parameters. Every once created production order can be called up again at any time. This not only saves time, but also creates security; especially when manufacturing many product variants on one system.  

    With the Maintenance Manager  , maintenance tasks can be controlled centrally and made available digitally for maintenance managers . The maintenance plans can be called up using a tablet or smart glasses. The staff can carry out and document all tasks step by step - an ideal basis for continuous optimization and high machine availability. 

  • Aptar Beauty + Home Launches Star Drop, the Next Generation Dropper Solution for Ultra-Fluid Formulas


    Design inspired by trends and consumer studies

    According to this year’s Pinterest Business report, “skinimalism” is a major beauty trend. It revolves around using less products in our daily routine (for skincare and makeup) and emphasizes simplicity to embrace slow and natural beauty. “Natural everyday makeup” jumped by 180% as the most searched terms on the platform as well as “natural glowing skin” increasing fourfold in the search words. For “skinimalism” one needs a precision dropper – that’s where Aptar Beauty + Home innovates with this new solution. Product flow is critical and often it is hard to control properly, and the pipette let’s the formula run and smudge during or after use. This is why Aptar Beauty + Home has developed a clean and practical solution to improve the overall user experience for consumers.

    Two patents for a new generation dropper

    Star Drop’s bottle is easy to squeeze, even with just one hand, and dispenses just the right amount of product. Thanks to a patented technology, its SimpliSqueeze® valve automatically cuts off the product flow as soon as one releases pressure on the barrel, with an instant retraction effect sucking the formula back inside the pack. This intuitive technology ensures clean and controlled dispensing every time, with no leakage. Its ultra-precise pipette applicator,also patented, is transparent allowing one to see the product rise inside the tip to control and deliver the right amount of formula, drop by drop.

    “Star Drop provides a satisfying, almost magical feeling of control asexact dosages are dispensed. The gesture is super simple for consumers but the level of precision is unparalleled shares Patrick Bousquel, EMEA Skincare and Color Cosmetics Marketing Director,Aptar Beauty + Home.”

    The SimpliSqueeze® technology combined with the high-precision pipette guarantees a flawless drop-by-drop dispensing with a clean finish. The ergonomics allow a high restitution rate of the formula and the packaging is recyclable. Its travel-friendly format reconciles design with effortless functionality for any fluid and ultra-fluid textures, whether makeup or skincare: foundation, primers, highlighters, serums, facial oils, beard oils and other. Thanks to its design and technology, it is the perfect match for high-value treatments or targeted serums.

  • Lipstick: Beauty is a gesture, and each has their own


    Applying lipstick each morning has not always been easy: up until the 19th century, it was even a religious taboo. Then the practice became widespread with stars such as Sarah Bernhardt and later Marilyn Monroe, who made this beauty product a symbol of glamour and seduction as well as power and independence. The generalization of lipstick application came along with technical developments that helped improve application techniques. In 1915, Maurice Levy invented the twist-up tube. It was no longer necessary to apply lipstick with fingertips or a brush, and it became much easier to bring it into the daily cosmetic routine.

    A symbolically feminine ritual

    What people like about applying makeup is not so much the result but also the ritual that goes along with it. There is very strong symbolism in applying lipstick: it means showing your seductive side, revealing your femininity. The famous stick is a beauty gadget part of their life. At the age of ten or even younger, little girls imitate their mothers’ movements in front of the mirror, building their own femininity based on that example. Later, they uphold that reassuring makeup ritual which enables them to feel confident about themselves in any situation. Still a reference in old age, lipstick is often the last beauty product that many women continue to apply to bring their faces a healthy glow: a touch of color to the lips adds a touch of color to life.

    How to apply it: the new business of beauty influencers 

    In addition to the enjoyment of application, of course, lipstick users expect hold and a color effect. Applying lipstick is a very specific art. Give the same lipstick to 10 different persons and each one will apply it in a different way and create a different look. The natural lip shape and color have an effect on the final appearance of the color and texture, and therefore on the expression of the mouth and the smile.

    That is why today a whole business is developing around learning: the influencer phenomenon is currently revolutionizing the lipstick market.

    Progressively dethroning beauty journalists and makeup sales assistants, these young professionals provide precious advice for makeup application through online tutorials, offering everyone the possibility to learn all the tips and tricks for an impeccable result… Without leaving the comfort of their own home. Blending five shades together to create your own color like Marilyn Monroe did; combining different textures; using a pencil correctly or opting for an applicator… Anything is possible, easy, and just a click away.

    At the moment, full lips are all the rage. New, rather advanced techniques are available to plump lips without resorting to plastic surgery. For example, to accentuate the lips’ volume with an optical illusion, some people prefer to draw a contour slightly outside the natural lip line with a suitable pencil and/or use a gloss, creating the appearance of fuller lips. Each new fashion corresponds with new application techniques, and new packaging innovations appear, such as built-in applicators and sharp-edged slanted sticks, to apply various shades and textures even more precisely to the desired areas.

    The application technique of the future? Where tradition meets innovation

    Through research and development, brands seek to determine the application technique of the future. Might the “stick” soon be a distant memory? A number of brands are already opting for rechargeable lipsticks . The products must continue to be easy to use, and consideration is going into formulas that provide an ever-more-precise color result while also providing skincare effects to address consumers’ specific needs (moisture-rich formula, plumping, anti-age, glow booster, etc.).

    While it still looks that people have an affection for the glamorous, sexy traditional form of lipstick, that doesn’t prevent the development of future innovations that will revolutionize these habits. For example, pigments could be made active inside the lips to color and plump them. Less futuristic, the simple idea of including a small built-in mirror as part of the lipstick package, as Guerlain has already done, is a way of facilitating daily touch-ups for durable perfection.

    Consumers at the heart of the co-creation approach

    Over the last ten years, the consumer has been central to the Aptar innovation process. Through focus groups coordinated throughout the world, the company tests its products and surveys women of all ages and of all origins on their expectations and consumption habits. The Aptar group has thus developed a true expertise in research and development in the fields of lipstick application (studying the techniques clients use) and packaging. Thanks to keen consumer knowledge, Aptar guides brands through their co-creation approach to tomorrow’s products.

    Behind this centuries-old makeup ritual lie a good number of aspiring innovations that are set to bring considerable changes to the continually reinvented lipstick market.

  • Efficient Steriflow sterilization process for the pet food industry


    Rely on the quality of Steriflow autoclaves for the sterilization of your pet food products.
    Steriflow industrial autoclaves, using superheated water cascading sterilization process, are effective for the sterilization of pet food in cans, pouches, casings, aluminium or plastic trays, plastic bottles or glass jars. Our employees adapt our solutions to your needs, whether it is to meet an increase in your production or to replace obsolete equipment. We work on manual solutions but also on projects for fully automated lines. In the space of two years, Steriflow has doubled its sales in the pet food industry. With more than 320 units installed and a presence on five continents, the pet food industry relies on the Steriflow sterilization process. Find our solution for the sterilization of your pet food products by water cascading process: choose flexibility.

  • GCUBE EcoBalance™: Sustainable IBC bottle made with recycled plastic a first for Russia


    The inner layer of the sustainable bottle is 100 percent virgin high density polyethylene (HDPE), while the external layer is primarily made from PCR with an overall balance of 50% virgin PE and 50% PCR. The virgin HDPE inner layer and accurate selection of PCR assure product integrity and the visibility of the filled product level.   Additionally, all external components such as corner protectors, plastic feet or plastic pallets are produced with recycled polyethylene.

    The PCR is generated from the collection of empty IBCs which are then treated by reconditioning and recycling partner facility in Russia.

    “This was a very rewarding project for the Greif Russia team, and we are pleased that this product is now commercially available in our region,” commented Konstantin Chetverikov, quality and technology manager for IBCs Greif Russia. “Being able to generate our own source of PCR from IBC bottles that might otherwise end up in landfill, means we can support customers in achieving their sustainability goals by decreasing raw material consumption and reducing CO2 emission into the atmosphere. It is also a significant step towards ad vancing our own circular economy principles.” 

    The GCUBE PCR bottle is an extension of Greif’s EcoBalance product line which includes drums and other containers made using PCR. The EcoBalance product line helps support many of Greif’s customers with their sustainability goals including reducing carbon emissions, energy consumption and diverting waste from landfills.

    GCube EcoBalance is already available in Italy and Russia while being implemented in Germany and Spain. Further expansions will follow in the coming months with the target to produce this sustainable product in most of our GCUBE facilities including APAC and North America.

    If you would like to find out more about the GCUBE EcoBalance with a PCR bottle please contact your local account manager. 

  • Coca Cola Testing Paper Bottles To Save Environment From Plastic Pollution


    Coca Cola has announced that will be replacing its plastic bottles with paper ones. They have teamed up with partner Paboco to look for alternatives involving paper and creating a bottle using it. 
    The first-generation prototype consists of a paper shell with a 100% recycled plastic closure and liner inside. The next step, Franssen, says, is to create a paper bottle without the plastic liner. The paper bottle is not yet complete. Even though the outer layer is made of paper, the inside of the bottle still has a plastic layer to prevent it from damaging the paper. Additionally, even the capping area and the cap itself is made from plastic.
    The paper bottle concept supports The Coca-Cola Company’s World Without Waste sustainable packaging goal to collect and recycle a bottle or can for every one it sells by 2030, while substantially reducing use of virgin packaging materials and using only 100% recyclable packaging materials. Achieving this vision requires investment in innovation and collaboration with partners to drive collection, recycling and sustainable design.

  • Tetra Pak accelerates action towards reduced littering and sustainable future

    Tetra Pak today announces it is ready to deploy its portfolio of tethered cap solutions. The portfolio brings numerous benefits to food and beverage manufacturers and consumers, as the company builds on its vision of the most sustainable food package. These benefits include minimising litter, as the cap will stay attached to the package. The carbon footprint can also be reduced because the company’s tethered caps are planned to become available as a plant-based option, therefore increasing the renewable content of the package.

  • Aptar Pharma and Noble Partner with dne pharma, a European Leader in Addiction Medicine, on Ventizolve® Nasal Naloxone Treatment


    Aptar Pharma, a global leader in drug delivery systems, services and active packaging solutions and Noble, an Aptar Pharma company, world leader in drug delivery training device programs, today announced their collaboration with dne pharma, a leader in addiction medicine in Northern Europe.

    Using Aptar Pharma’s patented Unidose Liquid System, Ventizolve® is a ready-to-use rescue treatment that can quickly reverse the life-threatening effects of an opioid overdose. Noble’s Unidose trainer kit, which replicates Aptar’s Unidose device, will be used by dne pharma as part of a broad patient onboarding and awareness program for Ventizolve® in outreach and drug treatment centers across the Nordics – the first trainer kit of its kind for a naloxone nasal drug product launch.

    According to The World Health Organization (WHO), opioids and opioid overdose account for more than 70% of the half a million drug-use related deaths that are reported annually worldwide. In their Opioid Task Force 2020 Progress Report, the American Medical Association (AMA) states that a “continuing increase in drug overdoses is fueling the evolution of a more dangerous and complicated epidemic”, and urges stakeholders to come together to work collaboratively on meaningful action to remove barriers and increase patient access to evidence-based care, both to save lives and help end the epidemic.

    Dne pharma’s focus is on improving existing treatments within addiction therapy. Nina Måsvær, Marketing Manager at dne pharma explains, “With the growing opioid overdose epidemic, we were fortunate to collaborate with Professor Ola Dale at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim on the development of a nasal naloxone sprayer for pre-hospital and take-home use and were able to secure final use approval for Ventizolve® in 12 European countries in 2018.”

    Nasally Administered Opioid Overdose Rescue Treatment

    Aptar Pharma’s Unidose Liquid System is the drug delivery device used to administer Ventizolve® and is a ready-to-use, one-step nasal device designed to enable the delivery of a precise, single dose quickly, easily and reliably, and without the need for administration by a trained professional.

    “With over 100 million devices sold worldwide, our patented Unidose Technology Platforms are approved by the U.S. FDA and European regulatory authorities for a wide range of treatments from chronic conditions such as migraine and vitamin B12 deficiency to life-saving drugs that counter an opioid overdose,” commented Isabelle Menard, Director of Strategy and Business Integration at Aptar Pharma.

    Noble is providing the training and onboarding component with its Unidose training device that replicates the form and function of Aptar Pharma’s Unidose drug delivery device. The Unidose training device features a novel twist reset function, making it easier for users and caregivers to practice administering a dose quickly and effectively so that they are ready when confronted with an emergency situation.

    “We’re honored to provide the training support for this important initiative to combat the growing opioid overdose epidemic,” added Joe Masci, Noble’s Executive Director of Business Development. “The levels of anxiety that come with using a drug delivery device can be high under normal circumstances, let alone under stress and using a product you are not familiar with. When faced with an emergency situation, users need to have the confidence to come to someone’s aid.”

    Drug Repurposing to Nasal Drug Delivery

    Dne pharma is among a new generation of industry disruptors who are making their mark by repurposing existing therapies for nasal drug delivery, with benefits such as better patient convenience, greater personal empowerment, improved user compliance, and in some cases, overcoming objections to more invasive delivery routes. More importantly, in the case of a rescue treatment, the recipient does not need a healthcare professional (HCP) to administer the drug, which could be life-critical in an emergency situation where, for example, the patient is unconscious.

    “Aptar Pharma’s expertise in drug repurposing using nasal delivery solutions, combined with Noble’s innovative training and onboarding platform, make them the perfect partners to support us in bringing this life-saving drug product to market,” concluded Nina Måsvær, dne pharma.

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