Global aerosol dispensing specialist LINDAL Group is partnering with technology company Alternative Packaging Solutions (APS) to develop miniMist, a new continuous dispensing system that the companies say can offer an alternative to existing aerosol formats.

miniMist is a reusable dispensing system that is applied onto a screw-top container. To use the product the consumer twists the top of the dispenser which compresses a spring and preloads an internal chamber.

The product is then dispensed when the top button is depressed which causes the spring to be released. Once empty, miniMist can be refilled by unscrewing the dispenser and replenishing the product in the container. As a result, miniMist can be used as either a one-time or refillable product.

Alex Piagnarelli, sales director at LINDAL North America, said: “We are very pleased to work on this project alongside APS. This provides another example of LINDAL working closely with our supply partners to bring an innovative product to life.”

According to LINDAL, miniMist offers benefits to consumers and brand owners across a range of market applications, including in personal care and home care. Consumers can spray pure products without propellants and reportedly benefit from “consistent and refined” particle distribution.

The company also says that miniMist is noticeably quiet when the product is dispensed, and that it can be used in both an upright and upside-down bottle position.

Meanwhile, the bottle is customisable – allowing for multiple different configurations that can vary in shape, size, and materials used.

As the container is not pressurized, LINDAL reports that the costs of filling, product testing, storage, and shipping are all reduced. The solution is also being marketed as suitable for e-commerce channels and refill models that encourage repeat purchases from consumers.

Brad Barron, chief innovation officer at APS, comments: “I am excited to forge our partnership with LINDAL to bring miniMist to market. Consumers now have the benefits of continuous spray without the complexity of a pressurized package.

“We believe that miniMist’s sustainability benefits, improved user experience, and simplified supply chain will transform the industry.”

Low cavitation tooling is currently being developed to produce market-quality samples that will be available later in the year.