Europe aerosol container market size was estimated at USD 1.04 billion in 2014, growing at a CAGR of 3.5% from 2015 to 2022. Rising demand for personal care & household products among the middle-class populace owing to economic pricing and changing lifestyles is likely to propel the market demand over the forecast period.
Increasing demand for hair sprays, deodorants, shaving foams, and styling mousses in personal care industry is anticipated to drive industry growth for aerosol container. In addition, rising awareness pertaining to personal care and hygiene is expected to play important role in increasing the demand.
In Europe, aerosol containers manufactured from aluminum are increasingly being used owing to the properties it offers such as consumer friendly and enhanced standard of safety. In addition, growing production volumes of metal aerosol container are expected to have a positive impact towards its use in various end-use industries including personal care and medical.
Growing R&D by manufacturers for development and innovation of new products is expected to propel market demand. New product launches by FMCG companies including Unilever and the expansion of construction and automotive industries across emerging economies are expected to create new opportunities for industry development.
Extra paperwork and timely tests to ensure compliance with changing regulations are expected to be key factors challenging market growth. In addition, stringent regulatory scenario also results in high entry barriers for new players entering the market. In addition, presence of substitutes such as saturated light hydrocarbons and dimethyl ether are expected to hamper industry growth.
Aluminum, steel, PEN, ABS, HDPE, and silica are key raw materials used for the manufacturing aerosol container for their application in various end-use industries. Metals are extensively used owing to their properties such as high resistance to UV light and durability. In addition, it can also be molded, printed, and shaped according to the specification of the manufacturer; thus, demand is expected to witness positive growth over the projected period.
Metal segment emerged as a dominant segment in 2014, accounting for 99.6% of the total revenue share. The segment is expected to gain traction over the coming years owing to its superior barriers properties which protects the product from negative effects of UV radiation on medical, personal care, and food products.
Aluminum aerosol container possesses excellent barrier properties against moisture and UV light which helps in protecting the product. Steel aerosol container is also extensively used as it offers similar barrier properties including absolute resistant to UV light and maintenance of product even after changes in the temperature. Furthermore, steel can also be molded, printed, and shaped according to the specification of the manufacturer.
Glass segment is expected to witness the fastest growth rate in the coming years on account of rising use in pharmaceutical packaging owing to various properties including product transparency and low reactivity. In addition, these containers are non-porous, impermeable, and have no chemical interactions, which make them suitable for use in laboratory and medical purposes.
Plastic aerosol container accounted for 0.1% of the revenue share in 2014 and expected to witness substantial growth rate over the forecast period. this can be attributed to rising use of plastics aerosol containers in personal care and food packaging owing to its low cost and environment-friendly alternative.
Personal care segment emerged as a dominant application in 2014, accounting for 55.1% of the overall industry revenue. Rising consumer awareness related to better hygiene standards is expected to propel application demand over the forecast period. Personal care application consists of deodorant as a major product followed by hair care and body care products such as hair mousse, spray, gels, and shaving foams.
Growing cosmetics demand in Germany, France, and the UK owing to increased make-up use by women aged 18-25 years is expected to promote aerosol container use in personal care applications. Rising personal and household hygiene is expected to further augment aerosol demand. The growing home furnishing market is expected to promote aerosol container industry growth over the forecast period.
Medical application is expected to witness the fastest growth among other applications by 2022. Growing use of aerosol in pressurized metered-dose inhalers (pMDIs) for asthma inhalation is expected to play an important role in increasing market penetration. Furthermore, environmental benefits associated with the use of glass container, since they can be recycled endlessly without losing their purity and quality is likely to propel demand over the projected period.
Rising demand for paints and coatings in automotive and construction applications is expected to promote aerosol spray paint use, which is likely to propel demand for aerosol container. Companies such as Lindal Group announced the use of aerosol container for the packaging of coffee and fruit mousse, which is expected to drive industry growth over the next eight years.
UK was the largest aerosol container manufacturer in 2014, accounting for 24.9% of the total revenue share. Growing demand for these containers owing to their light weight and corrosion resistance properties is poised to provide a fillip to the industry growth. Furthermore, the region is subject to free trade agreements between various countries with the Union thus promoting export capabilities particularly to Central and Eastern European countries.
Germany was the second largest country that accounted for 22.5% of the total revenue share in 2014. Presence of large FMCG companies such as Beiersdorf and Reckitt Benckiser in the country and growing industrialization along with rising pharmaceutical research are likely to boost industry demand over the next eight years.
France is expected to witness the fastest growth over the next eight years. It is a major producer of paints and has been exporting to economies including Poland, Turkey, and Russia. It is the fourth largest paint exporter in the world. In addition, rising demand for paint from construction sector, is expected to propel production of aerosol containers in the region.
Italy is one of the major producers of metal aerosol containers owing to presence of large number of metal aerosol container manufacturers. Global players including Ardagh and Eurospray s.p.a. have been trying to strengthen their position in Italian market through acquisitions and capacity expansions.
The major players in the Europe aerosol container market have been categorized on the basis of their product portfolio, market penetration, applications they cater to and their respective revenues. Companies including Ardagh Group S.A., Crown Holdings Inc., TUBEX Holding GmbH, Ball Corporation, Plastipak Holdings, Inc., and Alltub Italia S.R.L. are some of the key manufacturers present within the Europe aerosol container market.
The top manufacturers majorly cater to demand from industries including personal care, household, paint, medical and others. The top four manufacturers including Ardagh Group S.A., Crown Holdings Inc., TUBEX Holding GmbH and Ball Corporation provide a wide range of products in order to strengthen their foothold all across the globe.
Expansion of new aerosol container is affected by some aerosol container manufacturers and entry barrier is higher for the new materials suppliers. For the materials suppliers who even manage to enter, the economies of scale are lower, which is necessary to accelerate growth toward competitive market and materials development.
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