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At the moment, conventional spray pumps use fuels and propellant gases to create pressure within a canister or bottle in order to ‘force’ the contents out. Once these solvents or gases are inhaled, the mix gives an intoxicating effect and enables the user to reach a ‘high’. The effect these volatile substances have on the heart can cause death.  Solvent Abuse continues to be a problem across the world due to the accessibility of solvents in common household products, including aerosols*. The Anyway® spray reduces the need for these gases by using harmless compressed air rather than the gases found in conventional aerosols.

* To find out more about solvent abuse, or to seek help for you or someone you know, please visit
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DSC_5517 altered 4At present hundreds of millions of gallons of household and industrial chemicals left in the bottom of spray containers are being thrown into landfill across the world. Because Anyway® spray will remove the last drop from every container, this would greatly reduce the amount of chemicals being dumped. The product goes further which benefits both the planet and our wallet.

Did you know that every time you use an aerosol deodorant or spray you contribute to global warming?

This is because up until now manufacturers of aerosols have had to use butane to propel the product from the can. Butane is a VOC (volatile organic compound) that increases CO2 levels in the atmosphere causing global warming. According to studies, if in 10 years time manufacturers continue to use Butane in this way, aerosols alone will contribute more than 5% of all manmade VOC emissions.

When Anyway® technology is incorporated within an Aerosol, manufacturers no longer need to use harmful VOC gases which have both health and environmental implications.

Manufacturers use VOC gases because they have very good propellant properties. They have been put off using harmless gases such as air or nitrogen because when the spray is inverted, gases escape up the dip tube. This means there is not enough gas left in the can to remove all of the remaining product. Anyway® overcomes this problem.

Anyway® dip tubes are hydrophilic, meaning that they pass liquid in preference to gas. This means that the gases can no longer escape as they are unable to pass through the membrane.

There is already pressure from the legislators to move to less harmful gases in Great Britain, and in some parts of the world, such as California, VOC’s have already been banned from many household products. Anyway® technology could be the safe, simple, and environmentally sound way forward.

As it’s name suggests, Anyway® spray will work in any way. You no longer have to be a contortionist to clean your shower head! Spraying under the toilet rim or under the tap can now be done with ease. Anyway® spray will also allow you to remove every last drop from the container, meaning that your product will last longer and there will be no wastage.
In these hard economic times making things go further benefits us all!

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The Anyway® dip tube currently works with more than 95% of products on the market. It works with most household cleaning products and liquids, as well as the vast majority of beauty products such as perfumes and aftershaves. But in theory the Anyway® tube will work even with viscous liquids such as sun creams and oils as long as the properties of the liquid and flow rates are understood.

Currently aerosol products such as fake tan or sunscreen which spray upside down use bag-on-valve technology. There are drawbacks to these solutions.

Bag on valve technology is difficult to integrate into production lines and is expensive so is only found in products with a high market value, such as sunscreen. It is not viable for use in products such as oven cleaner with a low retail price. Furthermore, a bag on valve solution is also not aesthetically pleasing, so couldn’t be used in a product with a clear bottle such as perfume. And it cannot be used in the 80 billion trigger and finger pump sprays produced globally each year as it just won’t work.

Some attempts have been made in the past to solve this problem for trigger and finger pump sprays but they have not met with great success.

You may think that aerosols spray work upside down. Not true! All that happens is the gas (which is usually flammable butane) escapes and the product stays in the can. The environmental and social impact of aerosol sprays is well documented, as aerosols use harmful VOCs as propellants. These gases are not only harmful to the environment causing global warming; they can also be harmful when inhaled which is classified as Volatile Substance Abuse (VSA). In the UK alone there were 57 deaths in 2007 from VSA.

Anyway® will work in all forms of sprays. It will work in Trigger sprays, perfume sprays, finger sprays and aerosol sprays. When Anyway® technology is incorporated within an Aerosol manufactures no longer need to use harmful VOC gases. Manufacturers use VOC gases because they have good propellant properties at low pressures. However VOCs are very damaging to the environment.

Manufacturers have been put off using harmless gases such as air or nitrogen because when the spray is inverted gas escapes up the dip tube. That means the can rapidly loses pressure and there is not enough gas left in the can to remove the remaining product.

Anyway® overcomes this problem. Because the gas cannot pass through the Anyway® tube, it can no longer escape it so the can remains pressurised.

The Anyway® spray can use compressed air or other harmless gases, meaning an end to the use of harmful VOC gases. It is also significantly cheaper than bag on valve technology and is capable of being used in all sprays, not just Aerosols with a high retail value. Finally, in production terms it simply replaces the existing dip tube with an Anyway® tube, so fits with existing manufacturer’s production processes.

DSC_5513 altered 4Anyway® spray uses hydrophilic membranes (membranes that attract liquid rather than gas). Anyway® tubes are hollow, and because they are hydrophilic they only allow the liquid to pass through the membrane wall. When you apply pressure, the liquid is forced to flow through the wall of the membrane and up to the spray head, regardless of how you are holding the spray. So long as the liquid is in contact with any part of the membrane, it will always work.

Anyway® will work in all forms of sprays; trigger, perfume, finger and aerosol sprays. Anyway® technology also means that when it is incorporated within an Aerosol, manufacturers no longer need to use harmful VOC gases.

Manufacturers use VOC gases because they have very good propellant properties, but they are very damaging to the environment. Manufacturers have been put off using harmless gases such as air or nitrogen because when the spray is inverted, gases escape up the dip tube. This then means that there is not enough gas left in the can to remove the entire product from the container.

Anyway® overcomes this problem because the gas can no longer escape as it cannot pass through the membrane. Problem Solved.

Pink spray bottle 120oAnyway® spray is a spray that works in any direction and removes every last drop from the bottle or can. Ever since sprays were invented almost a century ago they have suffered from two obvious design flaws; they won’t work upside down and they won’t remove all of the product from the container. By using it’s unique technology Anyway® spray solves these two problems in one easy no fuss fix. It is as simple as that.

Dragons Den - Michael PritchardI decided to pitch to the Dragons for three reasons.

The first was for access to their address book! They have a large network of highly influential contacts that will speed up this product’s time to market.

The second was the rather obvious source of funding.

The third was to show the Great British public ANYWAY® spray. The BBC’s Dragons’ Den series has an audience of several million, all of whom would benefit from the ANYWAY® spray technology.