Coronavirus fails to dent aluminium aerosol cans production in 2020

Production figures for H1 experienced only a ‘moderate minus’ despite pandemic

The International Organization of Aluminum Aerosol Container Manufacturers (AEROBAL) has revealed that the global production of aerosol cans declined only moderately in the first half of 2020 despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The very moderate minus represents a rather good result in view of the highly insecure markets with extremely cautious customers and consumers,” commented Gregor Spengler, Secretary General of AEROBAL.

“Under the impression of the corona-related lockdowns and restrictions in public life with all their consequences for consumption we would have expected worse results.

“Instead, especially in this crisis, the value of a reliable and safe packaging material such as the aluminium aerosol can, which industry and consumers alike trust, has been impressively demonstrated.

“In addition, our member companies have remarkably proven their convincing performance and delivery capabilities under extremely difficult conditions.”

That said, AEROBAL further noted that Covid-19 has left its mark on markets that are important for the aluminium aerosol cans industry.

The organisation pinpointed the high-priced cosmetics sector as one casualty, stating that imposed curfews and reduced professional and social contact resulted in lower demand for products such as deodorants and perfumes, hair care products and other cosmetics.

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