Fall in personal care aerosols proves it to be only sector not growing

By Michelle Yeomans

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Fall in personal care aerosols proves it to be only sector not growing

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According to a survey carried out by the CSPA trade association, personal care products, previously said to be the second largest category in the aerosol products industry, fell 4.7 percent from last year.

The results of the 2012 Aerosol Pressurized Products Survey serves as an annual indicator of the business strength of the aerosol products industry and generally found, unlike the cosmetics segment, the household and animal aerosol sectors to have continued their long term growth.  

Household products continued to rank as the largest product with a production increase of 2.8 percent while a small category which includes products that are used or sprayed directly on animals showed the greatest gain with a 31 percent increase in production.”

Despite fall in personal care, expert says overall aerosol production is rising

The findings are based on combined North American (U.S., Canada, Mexico) which found “the addition of 33 million more units filled a 0.9 percent increase over the previous year as contributing to setting a new high mark for aerosol production in the United States​.”

Respondents involved in this survey included companies that manufacture aerosol products, as well as manufacturers of the aerosol containers and valves that they use. More than 95 percent of the units manufactured were reported directly by the companies that filled them, which according to CSPA CEO Chris Cathcart, makes the data highly reliable.

"This year's survey shows historic highs not only for U.S. aerosol product production, but also for all of North America as well. Consumer demand for aerosol products continues to grow. Aerosol products provide a convenient packaging form for use in making a large variety of popular products for consumers," ​adds the CEO.

Additionally, the survey reports the unit volume of aerosol packaging components manufactured and delivered for domestic use in 2012, as well as estimates for Canadian and Mexican production. Combined North American aerosol product fillings totalled 4.4 billion units in 2012.

However; personal care component suppliers are still expanding...

Although this survey’s findings suggest otherwise, aerosol packaging providers like the Lindal Group have still met with opportunities to expand after seeing an increasing demand for its aerosol technology.

Back in March the supplier reported it was seeing success in Mexico thanks to growing acceptance of deodorants and fragrances and an increase in exports and was therefore launching a number of products with domestic personal care brands.

The company also has the opportunity to open a new innovation centre in France in a bid to further develop innovative packaging solutions.

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