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    Coster valves and actuators used to trace free kick lines in major football competitions

    • Coster

    Football fans in South America were the first to note referees handling aerosol sprays to mark free kick lines, yet they were in use long before they gained worldwide recognition during the 2014 Brazil World Cup. The 9.15 Fair Play Limit vanishing spray has been used in football matches throughout South America for several years, and this did not happen by chance, as the product was developed by and is currently produced by an Argentinian company, AeroJet S.A.

    Following its successful adoption in South America as well as in US Major League soccer, FIFA first decided to test 9.15 during the U17 and U20 World Cups in 2013. The trial was positive and in Sao Paolo on June 12th, 2014, Japanese referee Yuichi Nishimura put down the first line in World Cup history during the inaugural Brazil versus Croatia match. Mr Nishimura's as well as all other 9.15 vanishing sprays used by the referees during the 64 World Cup matches were equipped with a Coster aerosol valve and V05.992 actuator.

    The line traced with 9.15 disappears from the pitch within a minute, enough time to allow referees to ensure that players respect the regulatory 9.15m distance between the free-kick position and the defenders. Its usefulness has been widely acknowledged not only by referees and league officials but also players and fans, with major European leagues such as the UEFA Champions League, the English Premier League, and several others using 9.15 during the 2014/2015 season. Coster's packaging solutions will play a part in future major football competitions and other major leagues, all of which are set to use Coster packaging solutions during each of their football matches.

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    IBSA selects Coster BOV filling line for pharma products

    In line with its strategy to increase its presence in the pharmaceutical field, Coster has recently installed a new fully automatic line for filling BOVs (Bag-On-Valves) for Swiss company IBSA. The line is now fully operational at IBSA’s manufacturing site near Milano. The line has a capacity of filling 3,000 cans per hour and has been conceived and designed to produce a variety of IBSA’s successful products, among them an anti-inflammatory topical gel.

    • Gratiela Adriana Stefan
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    • Created 16 Sep 2014
    • Modified 24 Aug 2015
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