Aluminium aerosol cans are made from high-purity aluminium. Their high value coupled with a high degree of functionality and the material’s unique properties give this premium packaging a competitive advantage over other forms of packaging. Aluminium’s superb assets, which include its excellent barrier properties coupled with tried-and-tested impact extrusion production technology, ensure the highest standards of quality and safety. Premium quality that one can see and experience: a metallic look for an exclusive visual appearance and the material’s metallic feel for a haptic experience, stunning design and a high-class approach included. Since the cans are recyclable, they are highly valuable for future generations, too. Their light weight makes them easy to transport and contributes to a lower carbon footprint. Their excellent product protection ensures a long shelf life for the ingredients and thus, here too, a sustainable use of valuable resources.
Aluminium provides a perfect barrier against light, air and other gases, humidity, germs and bacteria. It is also corrosion resistant. This means the can’s contents are protected perfectly against deterioration or any kind of impurity. Not only does this prevent loss of all of the resources used to produce the contents but it also provides the consumer with optimal safety and security. Unlike other forms of packaging, CO₂ migration and UV radiation cannot damage personal-care products, sensitive pharmaceutical preparations or even foodstuffs when aluminium cans are used. The efficacy, odour and taste, colour and consistency of the contents, and thus their quality, remain unimpaired over a long period of time. Due to their excellent material and barrier properties, aluminium aerosol cans are suitable for use with all conceivable propellants and contents. This versatility explains the can’s success in markets all over the world.
Aluminium is a sustainable material. Bauxite, the starting material for the production of aluminium, is in plentiful supply. Aluminium is not consumed, it is used. About 75 per cent of all aluminium ever produced is still in the material loop today; a claim that no other material can make. Aluminium is a real “energy bank”. This is because up to 95 per cent less energy is used to produce secondary aluminium than is used to produce primary aluminium. Aluminium is a so-called permanent material which, due to its inherent material properties, can be recycled again and again without any loss of quality. Advanced technologies such as eddy-current systems facilitate the sorting and the recycling of aluminium packaging. Furthermore, over the years manufacturers have managed to reduce the weight of the can significantly by developing new production technologies, improving processes and using new alloys without compromising quality and safety. Valuable material savings that conserve resources.
Even at first glance, aluminium aerosol cans reveal their special value and give products and brands a precious premium look. This unique impression distinguishes them from other packaging materials. But it is not only the look that gives aluminium cans their special value. Aluminium is the packaging material with the highest scrap value and thus offers a convincing incentive to collect it and to keep it in the recycling loop. Modern collection and sorting technologies contribute to increasing the quantity and quality of recycled aluminium worldwide. After their use phase aluminium aerosol cans are a particularly sought-after scrap, because with a purity level of around 99 percent they represent a high-quality material. Valuable aluminium aerosol cans therefore contribute to the ecologically responsible and economically viable use of resources to safeguard the future of our planet.
Safety aspects play a key role with packaging that is pressurized, such as aerosol cans. Here, too, aluminium cans are outstanding in every respect: Only high-purity aluminium is used to produce the one-piece, seamless containers. Depending on the contents, cans may be partially uncoated, have a protective inner coating or use a bag-on-valve system. Without reservation they are perfectly suitable for use with any contents or propellants and offer optimal material safety and reliability. They fully comply with the requirements of international aerosol and transport regulations. Thus, they can be stored and transported in complete safety ensuring safe handling along the entire supply chain. Without difficulty they fulfil the stability requirements demanded by customers. They provide better results than comparable containers when it comes to leaks, ageing processes and material deterioration. The reason for this is obvious: aluminium’s outstanding material properties and the seamless monobloc technology.
Aluminium aerosol cans are the ideal form of packaging for our modern global society. They can be perfectly used in many areas and applications – personal care, cosmetics, pharmacy and medicine, household and technical applications as well as foodstuffs. They are extremely simple to use and aluminium as a lightweight material makes everything even more convenient. Exact dosing and various methods of dispensing result in precisely the desired effect and a long product life. The cans are not only lightweight, they are also unbreakable. So, they are ideal for use at home or on the go, at work, for sport and recreation, and when travelling. In an increasingly mobile society, they are useful everywhere. And one can use them with a clear conscience: the material protects the products, and their long shelf life and exact portioning conserve resources.
Aluminium aerosol cans guarantee a high standard of hygiene. Aluminium’s excellent barrier properties keep out light, air and other gases, humidity, germs and bacteria and protect the can’s contents against any contamination whatsoever. Complete protection for sensitive cosmetics, pharmaceutical preparations and not least foodstuffs offers consumers precisely the safety and security that other comparable forms of packaging cannot offer. When contents are applied, there is no direct contact between the packaging and infected or germ-laden surfaces. Thus, unlike roll-on deodorants or deodorant sticks, for example, contents do not run the risk of being contaminated. Customers are always on the safe side when using aerosol cans because it is hygiene at its best.