ADF Awards Champion New Great Stuff™ Smart Dispenser™

A new foam applicator designed by global innovation leader, DuPont and aerosol dispensing specialists, LINDAL was crowned winner of the Industrial and Technical category at the recent ADF Paris Awards.

The Great Stuff™ Smart Dispenser™ was given the accolade by the ADF awards’ judging panel, who seek out the best technological innovations in aerosol and dispensing systems packaging from some of the globe’s biggest brands.

Group marketing manager at LINDAL, Kashif Choudhry said: “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. Having already picked up an award for the smart dispenser at ADF & PCD New York Packaging Innovation Awards in September, we’re delighted to make it a double win!”

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 solutions were available; simple plastic disposable single-use straws and reusable foam guns, designed for the professional market. However, poor user control, cured foam blockages and the expense and complexity of professional foam guns, presented problems for non-professional end-users and prompted the design of the new dispenser. With its intelligent and intuitive design, the Smart Dispenser™ bridges the gap between the current technologies and offers a one-of-a-kind targeted solution for the single-use disposable market.

During development, LINDAL’s machine assembly experts and injection moulding specialists provided extensive manufacturing and assembly expertise, as well as the capabilities to bring the Great Stuff™ Smart Dispenser™to market.

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.”  

Kashif said: “This year, as well as winning the award with DuPont, ADF&PCD Paris was a timely opportunity to launch new products and give a flavour of what else is to come from LINDAL in 2020.”

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