Traditional aerosol packaging is slowly becoming a thing of the past, as the newer, more advanced Bag on Valve (BoV) is gaining momentum. It’s crawling its way into cosmetics, food and beverage, and the pharmaceutical industry, which are keen to embrace the new technology.
But before you get into the details of its application, you should have an idea about its mechanism to understand why it’s so popular these days.
How bag on valve works
Unlike traditional aerosol cans, the BoV packaging involves keeping the product in an FDA-approved laminated bag, which is placed inside the can. And the propellant occupies the space between the can and the bag. On pressing the actuator, the pressure created on the bag by the propellant enables the product to be squeezed out.
As the propellant isn’t mixed with the product, as in the case of traditional aerosol cans, the BoV packaging is non-flammable and eco-friendly too. You’re also free to pack any kind of product inside the bag such as cosmetics, food, wine, gels, creams and more, without fearing contamination.
Further, the cans are free from preservatives, and the products don’t come in touch with the outside environment directly. Thus, the bag on valve technology goes the extra mile to ensure consumer satisfaction by improving the quality and purity of the product in its dispensing form. No wonder it’s so popular in the following industries!
Food and beverage industry
As the bag on valve packaging is focussed on keeping the product pure, the food and beverage industry is eagerly adapting to the technology to improve its product packaging line. When the wine industry starts using BoV packaging, its popularity will increase by leaps and bounds.
This is because the bag on valve packaging will prevent any contamination of the wine by oxygen, light or moisture, thus keep it fresh for days after opening. As both the cans and the bags inside are transparent, you’ll face no difficulty in calculating how much wine is left in the bottle.
The food industry is yet another significant lace where this technology will take flight. Besides keeping the food fresh longer, it will also minimize waste, owing to its practical and convenient packaging.
This efficient packaging technology will also make carrying several products like deodorants, sunscreens, shaving creams, and other products quite easier. With negligible chances of spills and mess, you’ll be able to prevent wastage to a great extent.
Health and medicine
The BoV packaging is also being preferred by the pharmaceutical industry for numerous, health, beauty and medical products. From wound-care sprays to baby washes and eyewash, these advanced aerosol packaging reduces risks of product contamination, thus increasing their effectiveness.
Oils and sprays for automobiles that are kept in traditional aerosol cans are dangerous to the environment, as they are highly flammable and prone to accidents. However, with the use of BoV packaging, safety is the least concern, as the propellant doesn’t come directly in contact with the product inside the can.
With so many benefits to offer, there’s not a speck of doubt that this technology is going to dethrone traditional aerosol packaging soon, and all the industries will embrace it eventually. If you think you should take advantage of the situation, don’t wait for second thoughts to pop in your mind. There’s no harm in trying an FDA-approved product for once, right?