Market for aluminium aerosol cans stable at high level

imageThe production of aluminium aerosol cans worldwide remained stable at a high level in 2015. The member companies of AEROBAL (International Organisation of Aluminium Aerosol Container Manufacturers) reported total production of 5.4 thousand million aluminium cans and thus a repeat of the previous year’s record result.

AEROBAL’s secretary general Gregor Spengler is very pleased with the result: “Repeating 2014’s record is a rather good achievement considering the very difficult conditions in 2015; with economic turmoil in China, Russia and some emerging countries, the enduring problems in Greece, Ukraine and above all the Middle East, the global uncertainty resulting from the development of the oil price, and some considerable fluctuations in exchange rates. It demonstrates the strong capabilities of our member companies and the aluminium aerosol can’s excellent position in the fiercely competitive global packaging market.”

imageProduction in Europe and the USA, the dominant markets in terms of volume, was more or less at the previous year’s level. Australia also remained stable, whereas volumes in Africa declined slightly. Slight overall gains were reported in Asia and Central and South America, although some Asian and South American markets fell short of expectations.

The body care products market accounted for the lion’s share of all cans produced, being unchanged at almost 80 per cent. The household products sector is now responsible for over 10 per cent of total production thanks to pleasing growth figures.

There are also other developments that definitely give cause for taking a positive view of the future. AEROBAL president Eric Frantz (CCL) points to new applications and improved production processes: “For example, innovative valve systems now enable aerosol cans to be filled with hair dyes. The aerosol principle offers outstanding opportunities to expand markets anyway; together with aluminium’s outstanding barrier and hygiene properties this will doubtlessly bear further fruit in the pharma market, too.”

This willingness to invest is an indication of the generally positive expectations at AEROBAL, which is cautiously optimistic for 2016.


Aluminium aerosol cans: more 2%

Despite economic turbulence and a slowdown in growth in several of the largest emerging markets in Asia and South America, the aluminium aeroson can industry grew 2% in 2013 and reached the record mark of seven billion cans. Aluminium cans account for nearly 50% of the total worldwide output of aerosol cans, reports AEROBAL,  the International Organisation of Aluminium Aerosol Container Manufacturers. About 80 per cent of total production continues to go to cosmetics.  Noteworthy growth in the pharmaceutical and food industries gives hope for very promising market opportunities.

Another record for aluminium aerosol containers

imageFollowing several years of solid growth the international aluminium aerosol can industry achieved another production record of 6.93 billion cans in 2012, and prospects for 2013 are also satisfactory, reports AEROBAL, the european association of aluminium aerosol containers manufacturers.

Colep expands aerosol manufacturing to Middle East


Colep, major global contract manufacturer, part of the RAR group (Portugal), and Scitra, a United Arab Emirates based company, part of the Albatha Group, agreed to join forces to create an aerosol contract manufacturing operation in the UAE. The Joint Venture will operate under the name of Colep Scitra Aerosols. The parties will invest in expansion and improvement of the existing Scitra aerosol filling plant in Sharjah UAE, aligning it with international standards required by multi-national branded companies in the personal care and home care industries.
The operation will serve the PAFTA and COMESA countries of the Middle East and Africa.

Colep, a RAR Group company is a global leader in the consumer goods packaging and contract manufacturing industries. With a turnover of 543 million euro in 2012, Colep employs around 3,600 people in Portugal, Brazil, Germany, Poland, Spain, Mexico and the United Kingdom. Scitra, a member of the Albatha Home and Personal Care Group, has been based in the UAE for over 30 years. During that time is has become one of the GCC’s market leading contract manufacturers of home and personal care products.

Aluminium aerosol can industry keeps good momentum

image AEROBAL, the International Organisation of Aluminium Aerosol Container Manufacturers has reported a new production record in 2011 with some 6.6 thousand million cans produced worldwide. Average market growth over the past six years has been 7,5 % per year.

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Aluminium aerosol cans show surge in growth in 2010

image Following a slight dent in demand in 2009, production of aluminium aerosol cans by AEROBAL member companies, which account for some 70 per cent of the global market, rose by 15 per cent in the first half of 2010 to about 2 billion units. Even compared with the record year 2008 this still represents a small increase of three per cent. Whereas good demand from Asia and South America made up for volume losses in Europe in 2009, production by European manufacturers has advanced strongly along a broad front in 2010. Shipments in Europe have risen almost 17% thanks to vibrant customer demand..

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ColepCCL goes Latin American in Brazilian Aerosol Joint Venture

ColepCCL, a leading contract manufacturer of aerosols, liquids and packaging solutions, announced a joint venture with Provider to invest in a state of the art aerosol filling plant in Brazil. With this step, ColepCCL realises its first strategic expansion outside of Europe, joining forces with Provider, Brazil’s leading supplier of personal care and homecare liquid products.

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