Barbara Bell attended the event held at the UTV headquarters in which 20 long serving volunteers met for lunch and a tour of the studios, meeting Frank Mitchel along the way!
The global garden care market is dominated by Europe with a 37% share, Germany is ranked as the largest individual followed by Italy, France and the UK.
Consumer attitudes to gardening has transformed in recent years. Many enthusiasts regard gardening as a leisure pursuit, while many younger homeowners consider the garden as an extension of the home as a relaxation area.
The most rapid growth in garden consumables will be Asia, Central and South America, Eastern Europe and Africa.
A customer wanted a new look for a new product, Lawn Weed Killer and Bug Killer that was able to enhance their brand image and give increase impact on the shelf.
Canyon worked with Westland Horticulture to design a new shroud which would work with the T-95 engine. The shroud was customised for easier handling in the garden and incorporated the Westland logo on the side. The trigger also included features such as a low actuation force, excellent sealing properties between the bottle neck and trigger and a spray/jet function for their application.
With the ever increasing number of cars on our roads and increased consumer awareness of the importance of vehicle maintenance, the automotive sector is a key growth market.
In particular, products to clean the interior and exterior of a car most frequently use this type of application, however due to increased awareness surrounding the use of aerosols there is growth in the use of the trigger spray especially for de-icer products.
The customer needed a trigger which would withstand a corrosive and solvent liquid. Previous triggers would fail and the company would have to replace these free of charge.
Canyon offered the company the CHS 3AN Super which is made from PBT instead of PP making the product and its components more robust and able to be compatible with this aggressive liquid. The customer immediately saw a reduction in complaints of 70% and increased their margins.
Cleaning in hospital and cleanroom environments has always been a highly regulated industry with a need for extreme cleanliness to ensure that any bacterium is completely eliminated. To ensure this is carried out correctly the liquids used for cleaning need to be sterilised using gamma radiation. For this a special type of trigger sprayer is required.
A customer wanted a more cost effective and efficient solution than a ‘bag in a bottle’. The trigger needed to be able to withstand gamma radiation and the trigger needed to be able to vent any gas produced during this process.
Canyon Europe worked in a partnership with the Polymer Process Research Centre at Queen’s University, Belfast in order to overcome these problems. As a result they developed an innovative design of the venting valve. A change in the material of the spring was also required to ensure that it still functioned correctly after sterilisation.
Hygiene is of outmost importance in the veterinary industry to stop the spread of diseases amongst animals and also to humans. Trigger sprayers are frequently used for disinfectant spray, deep cleaning and odour neutralisers.
The brief was to provide a durable dispenser with a mist/jet option. The customer’s product is a tablet which dissolves in water to form a disinfectant. A bottle and a trigger are supplied along with the tablet to their customer.
The CHS 3AN trigger provided the ideal solution as the nozzle can produce a mist and jet function which was essential for this customer. Also the trigger is user-friendly and durable. The customer’s feedback was,
‘the veterinary nurses love the ease of use of Canyon’s trigger as they use it a lot throughout the day and are always trying to get more when we call.’
As the economic recession continues to affect businesses, some public and private sector companies are outsourcing areas of their business. A common part of the business which is outsourced is cleaning. These companies have access to all required equipment, chemicals and expertise to do a thorough job which is particularly essential in hospitals and hotels.
The customer required a trigger which would be compatible with aggressive liquids and produce a foam product. They also needed a solution which would allow the user to apply cleaning liquids to the back of an oven.
The CHS 3AN trigger was selected for its compatibility with the aggressive liquid. Canyon then began to design a foaming nozzle to fit the trigger in place of its standard variable spray/jet nozzle.
This foamer nozzle is now offered as an option to all customers. To facilitate the liquid being applied to the back of the oven the CHS extension nozzle and flexible tube were used for the large containers of the industrial oven cleaner