In the world of over the counter (OTC) medical devices and pharmaceutical aerosols it’s rather difficult to stand out on the shelf of a drugstore or super market – row upon row of aerosol cans will hide a companies product, much like a brick on a wall.
However, Bag on Valve has a solution. Have you considered using Bag on Valve’s custom labelling to catch and hold consumer interest?
Want to learn more about Bag on Valve custom labelling and packaging? Read our blog; Decoration Opportunities with BoV Products.
According to the Aluminum Association, recovering aluminum for recycling saves money and dramatically reduces energy consumption. Recycling aluminum cans saves 95 percent of the energy needed to produce aluminum from bauxite ore, as well as natural resources.
Bag on Valve (BoV) packaging stand out from the competition, not only because it is convenient for the end user and keeps the product and propellant separate at the same time, but they are an environmentally sustainable solution for products like medical spray applications.
The BoV packaging is primarily made of aluminum. With a possible emptying rate, close to 100 percent there are virtually no product residues left in an used-up BoV product, while a low pressure of air or nitrogen will remain in the empty can. So, recycling aluminum cans using bag on valve technology is made simple and harmful chemicals don’t make it into the landfills.
Depending on the local regulations for aerosols, recycling of BoV products are handled differently in different states or countries. However, they usually fit into the recycling programmes of most countries. Aluminium has a high recycling value and can be recycled over and over without loss of quality. That’s why approximately 75 percent of the aluminium ever produced is still in use today.
Aluminium recycling requires up to 95 percent less energy and only emits 5 percent of the greenhouse gases than primary aluminium production. Still, aerosol cans are made of virgin aluminium even though they could hopefully be manufactured from recycled aluminium instead.