September 2017 Spray 17
Editorial Director Aerosol Overview
for household and personal care products in metal cans, including
hair sprays, hair mousses and hair gels, is expected to propel
growth over the forecast period.
Increasing demand for lightweight personal care packaging
and portable household products, such as insecticides and bug
sprays, is likely to also drive the demand, as will rising disposable
incomes, population growth, technological advancements
and enhanced product design.
The global metal aerosol can market is challenged by key
factors including highly volatile metal prices that pose a
significant threat to aerosol can manufacturers by diminishing
their margins. As a result, production volumes and revenues are
highly elastic to raw material price levels, which in turn impact
the market growth. The demand for raw materials by competing
industries, such as automotive and building construction, is
likely to hamper aerosol can market growth. However, the rapid
development of application industries and the resultant hike in
demand for metal aerosol cans are expected to help manufacturers
cope with these challenges during the forecast period.
Growing consciousness regarding personal hygiene is expected
to drive the demand for personal care aerosol cans, owing
to increasing use of deodorants, hair sprays and shave creams
among the younger population. Indeed, Europe accounted for
over 35% of the consumption volume in 2015 due to high demand
for personal care and household products coupled with
the presence of a large number of aerosol fillers there.
The European aerosol container market is expected to reach
$1.37 billion by 2022; increasing demand for cosmetic products
in countries including UK, France, Germany and Italy is
expected to have positive impact on market growth. In addition,
the demand for the product is expected to be driven by
the flourishing automotive industry in Germany, while France
is the fourth largest paint exporter in the world, exporting to
economies including Poland, Turkey and Russia. Rising demand
for paint from various applications, especially construction,
is expected to propel container production in the region.
Asia Pacific is expected to register a CAGR growth of over
5% from 2016 to 2024 owing to increasing disposable income.
The abundance of low-cost raw materials in addition to the
presence of a large manufacturing base, primarily in China, is
expected to lower the production cost of metal cans, leading to
According to Market Research Future’s report, Global
Aerosol Can Market, the U.S. and Canada accounted for a high
consumption of aerosol products in 2015 because of their high
disposal incomes. To take advantage of anticipated growth in
the aerosol can market, the Latin American market witnessed
collaboration between companies in terms of joint ventures,
mergers and acquisitions.
Aluminum cans are preferred more for personal care products
due to their light weight and ease of design modification.
The demand for tinplate aerosol cans is higher in household
products that find higher emphasis on the container pressure.
Furthermore, household product manufacturers are expected
to be attracted to the development of extruded and single sheet
tin plate cans.
Global aerosol valve market size was 14.92 billion units in 2014,
according to Grand View Research. The presence of worldwide,
stringent regulatory frameworks is expected to restrain the
market for cans and accessories, including valves.
Demand for aerosol valves was highest in personal care products
at 5.73 billion units in 2014. The Asia Pacific aerosol valve
industry is expected to witness the fastest growth at a CAGR
of 3.5% from 2015 to 2022, in terms of volume. Expansion of
the construction and automotive sectors in China, India and
Malaysia is expected to play a crucial role in promoting the use
of aerosol components in the packaging of spray lubricants and
The presence of supermarkets in UAE, Saudi Arabia and
Kuwait has helped ensure retail distribution for consumer products.
The growing home furnishing industry, owing to a rise
in urbanization, exposure towards global trends and growing
furniture use in Middle East countries, is expected to promote
the importance of valves in cleaning applications.
Increasing focus on metered dose devices in healthcare
applications is expected to augment growth in the near future.
Metered valves are expected to witness significant gains in terms
of revenue over the forecast period at a CAGR of 4.4% from
2015 to 2022.
Aerosol products’ suspension of liquid or
solid particles in a carrier gas is well suited
for treatment of respiratory system-related
diseases. Until recently, according to research
firm Transparency Market Research,
aerosol therapy concentrated primarily on
treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease (COPD) with pressurized
metered-dose inhaler devices (MDIs).
However, the role of aerosol therapy is
expanding beyond this initial focus into
the field of gene therapy, inhalation
therapy and vaccination. Aerosol
therapy can now also be used to
treat cystic fibrosis and broncho