Aerosol Technical Solutions (ATS) offers over 35 years of Aerosol Industry experience, providing a broad range of technical services to Marketers, Manufacturers, Contract Packagers, and Suppliers in the Aerosol Industry. Clients have included Unilever, P&G – Gillette / Clairol / Wella, Reckitt Benckiser, Johnson & Johnson, KIK Custom Products, Henkel/Dial Corporation, ConAgra Foods, Falcon Safety Products, the US Department of Defense, the Clorox Company, and Merck and more.
- Product / Package Development and Optimization - Formulations and Propellant Systems, Aerosol Packaging (valves and containers), Spray performance optimization (pattern, particle size, etc)
- Technology Training - Aerosol Technology 101, Aerosol Product and Package Development, Aerosol Quality Control Systems
- Technical Support - Aerosol Laboratory Design, Product / Package Stability Testing, Investigate and Reduce Consumer Complaints
- Aerosol Manufacturing / Contract Packaging - Screen and Identify Suitable Co-packager for Aerosol Products, Process Development and Scale-Up, Manufacturing Audit Services: Safety and Operations
- Aerosol Quality Systems - Design and Implement Product Specific QA Systems, Audit and Update Quality Assurance Systems, Process Validation
John Chadwick, Principal at ATS, is an AEROSOL TECHNICAL EXPERT with 35 years of Aerosol Industry experience. Mr. Chadwick has designed State-of-the-Art Aerosol Laboratories for Fortune 500 aerosol marketers. He's assisted multiple clients in identifying, analyzing, and resolving product development, manufacturing, and quality related problems.
Mr. Chadwick has also advised Quality Departments of contract packagers on the design and implementation of upgrades to their existing aerosol quality-assurance systems, and provided Quality Control Procedures to support the launch of new and improved aerosol products. He has invented a new technology, receiving issued and pending Patents in multiple areas of Aerosol Technology including Household Products, Hair Care, Cooking Release Sprays, VOC Reduction, and many more.
Mr. Chadwick's broad experience includes the following types of aerosols:
- Household Products - oven cleaners, polishes, insecticides, air fresheners, dusters, etc.
- Health and Beauty Products (HAB) - hairsprays, deodorants, mousse aerosols
- Food Aerosols - PAM cooking spray, whipped cream
- Automotive Products - lubricants, solvent sprays, de-greasers, refrigerants, etc.
- Medical - foot powder, wound sprays
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While the attention to safety issues has dramatically improved over time, I am still amazed how often the simplest safety precautions are sometimes overlooked when filling aerosols sample with flammable propellants. I’ll save my horror stories for another article, except for one particularly relevant example.
I have been wandering around the aerosol industry for the last 35+ years both as an employee of major CPG companies, and, for the past 15 years as an independent aerosol technical consultant. While the attention to safety issues has dramatically improved over time, I am still amazed how often the simplest safety precautions are sometimes overlooked when filling aerosols with flammable propellants. I'll save my horror stories for another time, except for one particularly relevant example at the end of this article.
When the actuator is pressed on an aerosol can, the valve is opened, and a stream of liquid product travels thought the valve and exits the can.
This series, "Aerosol Anatomy," will dissect and examine various technical topics in aerosol technology, including product development, new technology, components of the aerosol system, and quality control.
This article continues the Aerosol Anatomy series, which dissects and examines various technical topics in aerosol technology, including product development, new technology, components of the aerosol system, and quality control of aerosol products.
This is a continuation of the Aerosol Anatomy series, which focuses on dissecting and examining various technical topics in aerosol technology, including product development, new technology, components of the aerosol system, quality control and other related topics of interest to formulators and manufacturers of aerosol products.