The global metal aerosol can market is expected to witness significant growth owing to rising demand in deodorant and pharmaceuticals industry. An aerosol is also called as pressurized dosage forms, pressure package and pressurized packages. Rising demand for these containers owing to its high barriers properties, which protect the production from UV radiation in food, personal care and medical products, is expected to increase market share. Growing usage of metal products primarily from personal care segment is anticipated to boost the industry demand worldwide.
Silica, HDPE, ABS, PEN, steel and aluminum are the key raw materials used for manufacturing this product for its application in various end-use industries such as deodorant, pharmaceuticals and food & beverage industry. There is an extensive use of metal such as steel and aluminum in manufacturing of these containers owing to their properties such as durability and high resistance to UV light. They can also be shaped, printed and molded according to the specification of the manufacturer without compromising in its structural integrity.
These containers are hermetically sealed, so the content inside cannot spill or leak, which further protects the product and extends its life. For instance, aerosol paints can be stored without the risk of evaporation. These containers control the concentration of spray, the volume dispensed per second, the spray pattern and the particle size for maximum effectiveness. They reduce the need for mixing applicators and containers and can be stored in the same cans for a long period.
Components of aerosol package include product concentrate, valve & actuator, container and propellant. Propellants are responsible for making proper pressure within the package and provide driving force to eject the product from the container. Propellants are further segmented into liquefied gasses and compressed gas propellant.
There are various advantages of using aerosols containers such as ease of use, protection from the effect of moisture and air, regulation of dosage by the use metered dose valve, protection from contamination with the foreign materials since the product is sealed inside the container. Aerosols avoid inactivation or decomposition of drug by the enzymatic or pH action of the intestine or stomach and avoid the first pass metabolism.
Increasing use of bio-pet in producing these containers is expected to have a significant impact on industry growth owing to lower environmental impact. The increasing use of the product in manufacturing deodorants, after shaves, hairsprays, antiperspirants and cosmetics products is expected to drive the demand over the forecast period. Medical application is anticipated to have high demand during the forecast period owing to rising usage of aerosol in pressurized metered-dose inhalers for asthma inhalation.
Glass aerosol containers have various environmental benefits, since it can be recycled infinitely deprived of losing its quality and purity is like to propel demand in coming years. The drug can be delivered directly to the affected area in a desired form such as stable foam, quick breaking foam, stream and spray. These cans have huge demand from pharmaceutical industry. These containers have no chemical interactions with the product stored. They are impermeable and non-porous, thus promoting its use in laboratory and medical application
Difficulty in the disposal of these containers is challenging the industry growth. Moreover, these containers are required to keep away from fire or temperature, as they develop high pressure leading to explosion. In addition, growing use of generic medicines has slowed down the demand from pharmaceutical industry, which is expected to restrict the growth of these containers.
Asia Pacific is expected to witness high demand owing to increasing consumption of personal care products. Europe is expected to have significant demand owing to rising consumer awareness about benefits of metal aerosol containers and increasing application in industries such as pharmaceuticals, food & beverage, household and personal care. Increasing demand for paint particularly in construction industry is expected to boost the demand for these containers over the forecast period. Moreover, presence of several industry players is expected to drive the regional demand. Growing industrialization and pharmaceutical industry in the U.S. is anticipated to open new growth avenues in the region.
Key players in the market include Arnest Group, Alltub Italia S.R.L., Crown Holdings Inc., Plastipak Holdings, Inc., Redalluminio Snc di Redaelli P. e C., Ball Corporation, Perfektup Amb.San.ve Tic.A.S., Nussbaum Matzingen AG, TUBEX Holding GmbH and Ardagh Group S.A.
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