Bag-on-Valve (BOV)

BOV is an approved packaging technology and has become standard for sun care and shaving gels. It combines a sanitary aluminium pouch on an aerosol valve in a pressurised can. The system is optimised for oxygen and light-sensitive sterile products. Most commonly it is used to dispense liquids to create foams, gels or sprays. BOV is an environmentally friendly aerosol as it functions without LPG propellants.


  • Sanitary and safe packaging: Aluminium pouches hermetically seal the formulation
  • No contamination or oxidation of the components, even after the first use
  • Longer lifetime of formulation
  • Easy and convenient use of the product
  • Product can be applied multiple times
  • Recyclable
  • Environmentally friendly propellant
  • Close to 100% use of product
  • Longer shelf life
  • Reduction of preservatives

Especially for environmentally friendly spray, gel or foam applications or when oxygen and light-sensitive substances are used, BOV is the most suitable packaging solution.

Examples of application:

  • Food & beverage (e.g. sauces)
  • Cosmetics (e.g. shower and shaving gels)
  • Technical (e.g. adhesives)
  • Home care (e.g. detergents)
  • Health care (e.g. dermatological creams, nose spray)