Hair care innovation drives aerosol manufacturing

The latest data by British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association reveal that cosmetics makes up 74% of the aerosol industry

More than 1.5 billion aerosol cans were filled in the UK last year, with antiperspirants and dry shampoos driving the sector.

According to new figures by British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA), there was a slight decline from 1.566 billion cans filled in 2018 to 1.521 billion in 2019.

However, 484 million antiperspirants were manufactured in 2019, an increase of 7%, and the number of hair care products made was up by 3%, as brands continued to expand into dry shampoos, waterless mousses and dry conditioners.

A decline in shaving gel and foam production was reported with the male grooming beard trend attributed to the drop.

With cosmetics contributing 75% of total aerosol production, personal care continues to dominate the UK aerosol manufacturing industry.

Patrick Heskins, CEO of BAMA, said: “The UK aerosol industry showed its resilience despite the uncertainty surrounding trading and political matters throughout 2019.

“In spite of the closure of one of the UK’s major filling companies, and the uncertainties created by the decision to leave the EU, aerosol filling in 2019 only showed a reduction of 1% compared to 2018.

“Looking ahead, Covid-19 presents an altogether different challenge for all of us but the figures prove that the aerosol industry is nothing if not innovative and resilient.”

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