Aerosol industry maintains balance during pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic is leaving a trail of devastation in its wake in numerous branches of industry worldwide. Government-imposed curfews and restrictions on mobility, including cross-border movement, and the complete or partial closures of companies are causing considerable disruption within the tightly woven international supply chains.

However, in many countries, packaging has already been identified as a relevant part of the system for supplying the population with food and healthcare and pharmaceutical products and is accordingly exempted from state-imposed restrictions. According to AEROBAL, this could prove to be advantageous to the aluminium aerosol industry.

The explosive increase in the production of disinfectants worldwide, for example, is creating unexpected business opportunities for manufacturers of aluminium aerosol cans. The relevance of indispensable pharmaceutical products such as asthma sprays and other medical care products manifests itself during crises like the one at present.

“Despite all the adversities caused by the crisis, the continued operation of food and chemists’ shops and pharmacies coupled with the packaging industry being recognised as an important part of system-relevant supply chains means that, with a few exceptions in certain countries, the industry is far less affected by the cuts than other industrial sectors,” said AEROBAL’s president, Leopold Werdich. “Certain market segments are even enjoying something of a temporary boom in demand.”

Manufacturers of aluminium aerosol are able to offer safe, reliable and easy-to-handle solutions for numerous hygiene and pharmaceutical products that meet the highest hygienic requirements and take clients’ sustainability concepts into account.

“While making the health of our own workforce a priority, our industry will do its best to make a responsible contribution to ensuring the public has an uninterrupted supply of these important products,” concluded Werdich.

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