In 2010 the world production set a new record of approximately six billion units, but AEROBAL, the International Organisation of Aluminium Aerosol Container Manufacturers, believes this year will eclipse it.
“The booming market has induced several aluminium aerosol can producers to enlarge their production capacities because the industry strongly believes in the sustained success of this product,” said AEROBAL president Takaaki Takeuchi.
“The aluminium aerosol can simply is a convincing multi-functional packaging solution offering utmost convenience, striking design and perfect recyclability to brand owners and consumers alike.”
According to AEROBAL figures, it is the cosmetics industry that is currently driving the growth. The organization in particular pointed to the demand for deodorants, which accounts for about 50 per cent of the total aluminium aerosol can production, as very lively with an increase of about 16 per cent.
Demand for shaving foams and hair mousses also rose by 13 per cent and 7 per cent, respectively, however deliveries to the hair spray industry stagnated.
Elsewhere in the market
In general, production grew by 8 per cent in the first half year of 2011 to a level of 3.3 billion cans worldwide, and with the order income in the third quarter also providing satisfactory results, the production capacities of several companies are fully booked until the end of the year
Growth was generated across the board with a one-digit growth rate in North America and two-digit increases in Europe, South America, Asia and Africa.
And the growing demand was not only recorded in the cosmetics sector. Deliveries to the pharmaceutical and food industry, which gradually gained in importance in the last few years, increased as well, as was the case for household and chemical products.