The Plain Man's Guide to Aerosols

An Aerosol can be defined as:-
"An integral ready-to-use package incorporating a valve and a product which is dispensed by pre-stored pressure in a controlled manner when the valve is operated"


These pages are intended to give an easy to understand introduction to Aerosols, those convenient products which we all have in our households, the garage, the workshop, garden sheds, etc.

A Brief History of the Aerosol
Aerosol Safety and Labelling
How Aerosols are Filled
Aerosol Propellants
Aerosol Cans
Aerosol Valves
How an Aerosol Works
Links to other Aerosol and Associated Sites

As suggested by BAMA as source material for students undertaking the Student Design Award 2000/2001,
The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce

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by Colin Westley(© 2000 - 2008)

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Last revision : 3 January, 2008