Aerosols on the rise
According to figures released by the British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA) the UK aerosol sector has grown for the fourth year running. The annual UK filling figures show an overall increase of 3% for 2014 compared with the previous year.
In total, UK producers filled 1509.7 million cans last year, with aerosols produced for both the UK and overseas markets. The leading category was ‘personal care’ and the ‘industrial’ category also saw an increase.
Dr John Morris, chief executive of BAMA, says, “For the fourth successive year the UK aerosol sector has grown. In 2011 we saw a 9% y.o.y. increase; in 2012 a 5% increase; 2013 saw a modest 0.1% overall gain; and now we are seeing a 3% rise in 2014.
“The aerosol sector makes an important contribution to British manufacturing and export successes. Importantly, the industry’s focus not only on growth but on continuous and close attention to safety and sustainability mean that brand owners are keen to embrace the aerosol format. Our work, along with other organisations, to ensure that aerosols are recyclable, means that consumers as well as manufacturers, retailers and packaging decision makers see the format as highly sustainable and convenient to use”.
The UK remains the third largest filler in the world after the USA and China.