2015, Frost & Sullivan Sustainable Packaging New Product Innovation Award
2013, International Cleantech Open Ideas Competition (Chemistry & Advanced Materials Global Ideas category), 2nd place (Overall)

Prototypes of the novel GreenSpense gas-free dispensers

Propellant-free dispensing technology from GreenSpense unleashes new options for packaging materials and designs.

The Need

Aerosols and continuous dispensers are widely used to dispense sprays, foams, or gels. More than 15 billion aerosols are produced worldwide (FEA European Aerosol Federation Annual Report 2014) and dispense products from personal care, household and technical items to food and pharmaceuticals.

Aerosols provide an efficient and convenient user experience. But, safety risks; packaging limitations; added production, storage, and transportation costs; and pressure from green organizations and government regulations — all due to the use of pressurized gas — are driving consumer product manufacturers and brand companies to search for environmentally friendly, safer, and more cost-effective dispensing solutions.

The Product

GreenSpense’s Eco-Sleeve enables gas-free continuous dispensing that eliminates the need for pressurized canisters and maintains the desired convenient user experience. The Eco-Sleeve generates high pressure (that is directed to the center of the package only) and enables innovative packaging designs with low-cost, recyclable materials such as plastic or cardboard. Easy to implement in production lines, the patent-pending technology works with dual-compartment dispensers, exerting consistent pressure throughout the entire dispensing process.

The Advantages

  • Allows manufacturer differentiation through the use of new packaging materials and shapes
  • Significantly reduces the costs of filling and packaging
  • Saves storage, transportation, and handling costs
  • Environmentally friendly, gas-free, recyclable, biodegradable
  • Maintains the desired user experience and convenience of aerosols by providing continuous self-dispensing

The Team

  • Gadi Har-shai, CEO, CTO & Founder: More than 20 years of experience in various high- and low-tech industries, managing complex projects and organizations for global companies, including Objet-Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS), Creo-Kodak, Orbotech (Nasdaq: ORBK), Iscar Metalworking (Berkshire Hathaway)
  • Amir Biran, Co-Founder: More than 20 years of executive experience, CEO at Zoomix Data Mastering (led its acquisition by Microsoft) and Viola Networks, and in positions at Better On Line Solutions and Elbit Systems

Propellant-free dispensing technology

At a Glance

GreenSpense F&S Award Logo

Winner, 2013 International Cleantech Open Ideas Competition Chemistry & Advanced Materials, 2nd place (Overall)

Stage: Business development
Founded: December 2011
Investor: The Trendlines Group
IP: 5 patents submitted; additional patents in process
Achievements: Completed sleeve development

In the Media


Gadi Har-shai, CEO, CTO & Founder