Working with the primary goal of preventing technical problems with new and existing products to ensure the safety of the aerosol dispensers industry.
Aerosol dispensers are the most technical packaging available.
All the technical details that need to be controlled, in a very large industrial supply chain, must be realised so that, in the end, users can simply press the actuator of an aerosol can and the product is stored and dispensed correctly.
First, it is necessary to ensure that the aerosol dispenser as a form of packaging is perfectly safe and remains stable over time. Stability of the packaged formula and stability of the integrity of the packaging. For cosmetic products, we often talk about guaranteeing a product for a period of 3 years.
Second, all of this must be guaranteed on a mass production scale. It is estimated that in 2019, 15.5 billion aerosol dispensers were produced worldwide, of which 5.5 billion were produced in Europe.
To make an aerosol dispenser, you need to master a formula, a propellant gas, a can, a valve, an actuator.
It is also necessary to master the filling process, the sealing parameters, i.e. the valve-Can assembly, the valve gasket compression and the Clinching specification, not forgetting all the filling parameters.
All of this works thanks to defined specifications, norms and standards, but also thanks to specifications safety margins that this industry has set for itself for decades.
There are not many places of expertise able to synthesise all these constraints. LEREM tries to do this as well as possible, thanks to the means at its disposal
These various means are :
More details about this subject on the dedicated page.
In collaboration with the French Aerosol Committee, here is a summary of the points addressed by the french national regulatory assistance service. The new REACH and CLP informations are available in detail in a newsletter available for download at the end of this article.
The new REACH and CLP informations are available in the attached document.