The packaging industry is moving away from traditional aerosol for many valid reasons. From spray paints to deodorants and whipped cream, countless products are sold in this convenient packaging, synonymous with the excess of the 20th century.
It was in the 1970s that environmentalists and scientists started making the connections between the chlorofluorocarbons in aerosol cans and the degradation of the ozone layer. After the banning of these harmful chlorofluorocarbons in aerosol cans, this form of packaging still had a few more disadvantages.
There are still many compounds that are used in non-CFC aerosol cans along with certain hydrocarbons that are global warming agents. Traditional aerosol cans also have flammable compounds which can cause injury and damage if there is an accident.
So if you have a product to package, how do you choose the greenest alternative while keeping in mind your design and financial feasibility?
Bag-on-Valve is a technology for aerosol packaging that many informed companies and business owners are turning to. It allows even spraying of the product and up to 99% usage, thereby reducing waste. The industries benefiting the most from the modern bag-on-valve system include pharma, medicine, and cosmetics.
The main bag in this system is available in a variety of sizes. Products like the Signature Filling Co. Bag-on-Valve Aerosol are designed to accommodate the FDA approved parameters and are multi-layered giving products complete protection. BOV works for liquids, creams, gels, and ointments and is ideal for products that are sterile or sensitive to oxygen. Compressed air or nitrogen is used as a propellant. The sturdy aluminum cans allow for different marketing styles.
How to choose the best Filling Company
Nowadays, the most responsible packaging companies come with a host of assurances. 100% recyclable packaging should be opted for and the propellant should not contain any harmful chemicals. Look at the diversity of the product line – it is a good indicator of quality and expertise.
Common Products that can use BOV
Food products like cooking oil, syrups and baking sprays need extra caution when you package them. BOV provides a solution that keeps the product fresh and also lengthens its shelf life. Another key segment that will benefit from high-quality packaging is personal care.
Myriad products like facial mists, hand cleaners, sanitizers, the aforementioned deodorants, exfoliates, body lotions and much more are best sold in a spray-can system. Household products like cleaners, repellants, and air fresheners can also be packaged attractively using BOV technology.
Customer Services is Important
When you are marketing your product, your relationship with the packaging company is important. There may be times when you want to change certain designs and shapes and quick communication is vital to not miss out on an opportunity.
The best packaging professionals are always on the same page with their customers. They understand the nuances of the product inside out and are congruent with the intention of any relevant marketing campaign or season. Packaging companies don’t just play the physical role but also act as consultants if you were to discuss or consider design, offering their pragmatic perspectives.
Find the right packaging expert delivering the latest technologies and you will have taken one big step in the right direction.