A new foam applicator designed by DuPont Performance Building Solutions (Wilmington, DE) and aerosol dispensing specialist Lindal Group (Hamburg, Germany) was crowned winner in the Industrial and Technical category at the recent Aerosol & Dispensing Forum (ADF) awards in Paris.
“The ADF awards attract high-level entries, so it’s really pleasing to see such a great result for DuPont’s Performance Building Solutions and, of course, for Lindal, who lent their extensive manufacturing and assembly expertise to make the Great Stuff smart dispenser fully manufacturable,” said Lindal Group Marketing Manager Kashif Choudhry. “Having already picked up an award for the smart dispenser at the ADF & PCD New York Packaging Innovation Awards in September, we’re delighted to make it a double win!”
|Accepting the award at the Aerosol Dispensing Forum in Paris from (left to right) guest presenter Sandra Lou and Emma Appert, Marketing Leader at ADF-PCD, are Lindal's Kashif Choudhry, Group Marketing Manager, and Joe Tyrell, Junior Product Manager. They are flanked on the right by Jean Blottière, General Secretary of the Comité Français des Aerosols. Image courtesy Lindal.|
The smart dispenser is a single-action, polyurethane-foam sealant applicator designed and patented by Performance Building Solutions for the DIY market and construction applications. Its manufacturing and assembly process were co-developed by Lindal and Performance Building Solutions.
Prior to its development, two long-standing techniques were available on the market: Simple plastic single-use straws and reusable foam guns, the latter designed for professional users. Poor user control, cured-foam blockages and the expense and complexity of professional foam guns presented problems for non-professional users and prompted the design of the new dispenser. With its intelligent and intuitive design, the smart dispenser bridges the gap between current technologies and offers a one-of-a-kind targeted solution for the single-use disposable market.
During development, Lindal’s machine assembly and injection molding specialists brought extensive manufacturing and assembly expertise to the project.
Amy Radka, Retail Marketing Leader, DuPont Performance Building Solutions, said: “The Great Stuff smart dispenser is representative of Performance Building Solutions’ continued commitment to bring innovation to the market, grounded in consumer feedback and addressing end-user needs, in this case addressing concerns with messiness and lack of re-use for foam sealants. From there, we partnered with a team demonstrating expertise in manufacturing and assembly processes. We value Lindal’s knowledge and experience; their involvement was vital in turning our concept into a reality.”