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US Aerosol Associations Collaborate on Virtual Educational Courses

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The Virtual Classroom offers a range of beginner-level 101 courses covering the aerosol and pressurized packaging category.

The U.S. Aerosol Associations has announced the launch of the "Mist: Understood Aerosol and Pressurized Packaging Virtual Classroom"—an online educational platform covering the aerosol and pressurized packaging category.

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The Virtual Classroom offers a range of beginner-level 101 courses at launch, covering topics like containers, propellants, caps, actuators, valves and recycling.

Additional courses will be uploaded to the platform in the future, and every participant who successfully completes a free course will receive a digital certificate of completion that can be shared with their employer or on social media platforms.

The collaborating companies include The Western Aerosol Information Bureau (WAIB), Consumer Aerosol Products Council (CAPCO), Eastern Aerosol Association (EAA), Midwest Aerosol Association (MAA), National Aerosol Association (NAA) and Southern Aerosol Technical Association (SATA).

All content was created by industry leaders, including Aptar Home and Beauty, Montebello Packaging, Aeropres Corporation, Honeywell, Diversified CPC International, The Chemours Company, eStyle Caps and Closures, Silgan Dispensing Systems, Rackow Polymers, Lindal Group, and the Household & Commercial Products Association.

Lorne Lucree, WAIB board member and an organizer of the initiative, says, “We are so excited to have spearheaded and launched this critical initiative. Aerosol and pressurized packaging provide such invaluable benefits to consumers in so many categories, but understanding the technical aspects is often complicated. With this effort, we hope to not only demystify this world but also spark excitement on what can be possible when using aerosol or pressurized packaging technologies. From topics ranging from componentry to recycling, the Virtual Classroom will provide a no-cost, convenient place of learning leveraging some of the industry's most qualified experts, to educate everyone ranging from industry employees to product developers.”

The Aerosol and Pressurized Packaging Virtual Classroom can be accessed at mistunderstood.com.