The global aerosol actuators market size was estimated at USD 920.5 million in 2016. Increasing consumption of aerosol-based household & personal care products on account of ease of product use coupled with minimal human contact during product dispensing is expected to emerge as the major factor driving growth.
The industry is characterized by the presence of several players involved in the manufacture of a large volume of actuators. The companies source the raw material from low-cost manufacturers in a bid to reduce the production cost. Also, high volatility in the raw material price imparts a degree of uncertainty to the industry thereby leading to higher supplier bargaining power.
The presence of key players such as Proctor & Gamble and Unilever has enabled a large percentage of the population to gain access to personal care and household aerosol products in the country. This has resulted in increasing demand for a large number of aerosol products, thereby driving the demand for actuators in the economy.
Increased occurrence of respiratory disorders including asthma in developing economies, with over 330 million registered cases worldwide, is expected to fuel the aerosol demand for inhalers. Increasing the use of pain relief sprays among the sports fraternity for the treatment of on-field injuries is expected to augment demand for aerosol in medical applications thereby driving the growth of the actuators market.
Some of the key factors driving the global cosmetics market include the rising need for skincare products, advanced beauty treatments, and marketing strategies adopted by manufacturers such as Unilever, L’Oréal, and P&G. Also, macroeconomic factors such as the rising disposable income of consumers are expected to result in an increasing demand for cosmetics and personal care products leading to heightened demand for actuators.
The presence of stringent regulations about the use of F-gases by the European Commission coupled with the implementation of VOC Paints Directive 2004/42/EC to reduce GHG emissions is expected to hinder the use of aerosol products; thereby hampering the actuators market growth in the over the forecast period.
Rising awareness regarding the ill effects of propellants on the ozone layer causing depletion has led to the implementation of regulations and protocols for phasing out of such products. However, the introduction of substitutes such as dimethyl ether (DME) is being increasingly used as a relatively safer alternative. The increasing use of bio-based solvents is expected to propel the demand for aerosol thereby driving aerosol actuators market growth.
The extensive use of male actuators in personal care products is expected to drive the market growth for the products at a CAGR of 4.2%. The penetration of the male actuators is likely to grow on account of high adoption rates in deodorant cans. Besides, the growing use of dosage cans in personal care products is expected to drive growth over the forecast period.
Aerosol products that require a high degree of perfection in dispensing, deploy female actuators, with the product expected to account for 69.0% of the demand from household products. The segment is likely to exhibit considerable growth due to the increasing demand for more sophisticated aerosol dispensers for use in the household application segment.
The dosage actuators are used for specific applications, with the demand majorly driven by the healthcare industry. Increasing demand for the aforementioned products in respiratory devices coupled with an increase in product penetration in the industry is expected to drive market growth. Besides, the growth of the medical industry across the globe driven by a rising population is expected to drive growth.
The rising demand for the product in aerosol-based cleaners and greases used in the industrial & automotive sectors is expected to drive growth. The use of actuators for the aforementioned segment is expected to reach USD 165.4 million by 2025 driven primarily by the rising adoption of such products by the consumers.
Rising usage of aerosol in various food products including whipped cream, chocolate, ketchup, mayonnaise, vinegar, olive oil, and various beverages including sparkling water, soda, and beer is likely to fuel industry expansion over the forecast period. Besides, the limited reaction of plastic actuators with aerosol products is expected to drive growth.
Europe is the leading market and accounted for 37.8% of the total revenue in 2016. The industry is expected to witness limited growth due to growing industry maturity in economies such as Germany, the UK, and France. However, the growing demand for spray-based personal care products such as shaving creams and hairsprays in the region is expected to drive growth.
Emerging economies in the Asia Pacific have been experiencing strong economic growth. Government initiatives to promote new investments for the production of aerosol products coupled with growing expenditure on personal care products are expected to drive the industry growth over the forecast period.
China is projected to account for a market revenue of USD 69.8 million due to rising living standards, low production costs, and population-induced domestic demand. Favorable regulations in the economy also contribute toward growing demand and encourage foreign players to invest, making the marketplace more competitive.
The market in North America is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.2% by revenue from 2017 to 2025 driven by demand for aerosol-based household products in the U.S. High expenditure by the consumers on personal care and household products is driven by a heightened emphasis on the ease of product use is expected to drive the market growth in the region.
The market in the Middle East & Africa is expected to register prominent gains driven by high consumption volume in the automotive industry. The growing demand for aerosol-based household cleaners is expected to drive the demand for actuators over the forecast period.
The global market is highly competitive and fairly distributed due to high demand across the globe, with a few companies accounting for a considerable share of the global production in 2016. Key players include Aptar Group, Mitani Valve Co. Ltd, Lindal Group, Coster Group, and Summit Packaging Systems Inc.
Low cost, new technology, and customized products are expected to be key strategies adopted by major manufacturers to increase the market share. The companies in the industry lay high emphasis on product customization to meet the requirements of the major aerosol manufacturers.
The companies in the industry resort to capacity additions to cater to the requirements of increased demand. Besides, the key players operate innovation and technical centers and emphasize extensive research and development to gain a competitive edge in the market.
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2014 - 2016
2017 - 2025
Volume in Million Units, Revenue in USD Million and CAGR from 2017 to 2025
North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America, Middle East & Africa
U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, France, Italy, China, India, Japan, Brazil
Revenue forecast, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends
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This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional & country levels and provides an analysis of the industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global aerosol actuators market based on application and region:
Application Outlook (Volume, Million Units; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
Automotive & Industrial
Regional Outlook (Volume, Million Units; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
Middle East & Africa
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