Aerosols hit new global production record in 2011
Global production of aluminium aerosol cans hit a record 6.6bn in 2011 as the format defied economic troubles and even grew in Europe. Aerobal, the international organisation representing the sector, reported that deodorants were the driving force behind the continued growth of the format, which has shown an average annual uplift in volumes of 8% for the last 6 years. Deodorants accounted for around 48% of overall aerosol production in 2011, while hair sprays and hair mousses account for around 20% between them.
However, household products (10%), pharmaceuticals (6%) and food (3%) are becoming increasingly important parts of the market, Aerobal said (Packaging News Daily News Bulletin, 24 February 2012).