How the Bag-On-Valve Works

The Bag-On-Valve (B.O.V.) is a barrier packaging technology for liquid or viscous products. The product is completely separated from the eco-friendly air or nitrogen propellant. This separation keeps the product pure. B.O.V. packaging is 100% recyclable and offers both convenience and reliability for the consumer.

Typically B.O.V.’s are used in aluminum cans with a one inch opening for crimping the valve which is welded to a foil based packaging bag with multi-layer film laminate. Once the valve has been crimped compressed air or nitrogen is filled into the area between the bag and can. This process is called under the cup gassing and keeps the product and propellant separate at all times.

Benefits of Bag-On-Valve Non-Aerosol System

  1. The four layer laminate bag offers a superior barrier which eliminates the possibility of oxidation making it ideal for products of concern
  2. Total separation of product and propellant (air or nitrogen), product is Hermetic sealed within the bag, total product integrity protection
  3. Non-flammable propellants; no explosive or inhalation of gas issues
  4. Hygienic and Sterilizable
  5. Up to 99.5% of product is dispensed
  6. Spray from any angle; 360° actuation
  7. Controlled spray pattern for optimal result
  8. No pumping motion needed
  9. Effective filling process
  10. Suitable for both liquid and some viscous product types
  11. Can be used with standard actuators and aerosol cans
  12. The most environmentally friendly aerosol system, the GREEN alternative to standard aerosols

Bag-On-Valve Applications

Most fluids and viscous products can be filled in a B.O.V. system as long as the product’s viscosity is low enough to allow passage through the valve stem. A partial list of B.O.V. applications is listed below.


  • Sun Care – SPF’s
  • Lotions
  • Creams
  • Facial Washes
  • Self-Tanning Sprays
  • Personal Hygiene

Pharmaceutical & OTC:

  • Wound Washes
  • Nasal Sprays
  • Ear Washes
  • Eye Washes
  • First Aid Sprays
  • Baby Care


  • Cooking Oils
  • Liquid Flavorings
  • Vinegar
  • Salad Dressings
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Jellies
  • Beverages – B.O.V. Solutions has multiple patents pending for Coffee/Tea Concentrates


  • Liquid Fire Extinguishers
  • Air Fresheners
  • Odor Eliminators
  • Car Care Products
  • Hunting Products
  • Disinfectants
  • Furniture Polish & Cleaners