Argentina has an “aerosol tradition”. For more than half a century it has manufactured products in aerosol packaging. At the same time, the manufacture of components for aerosols was developed. We can mention, among others, metal cans (tinplate and aluminum), valves, different kinds of caps, propellants and active ingredients. In this 2017, CADEA celebrates its 60th anniversary.
LATIN AMERICA LEADERSHIP
Approximately 45% of aerosols in Latin America is produced by Argentina.
AEROSOL CULTURE IN ARGENTINA
In the world ranking of per capita aerosol consumption, Argentina is among the top five. From statistical analysis, we get to know that there is an annual consumption level of 12.6 aerosols per capita.
The national aerosol industry competitively covers domestic demand.
In 2016, the aerosol production was of 954 million finished units. 425 million of those units were exported.
Argentina exports both finished aerosols and components (aerosol parts, particularly metal containers and valves).
Finished aerosols and their parts (components) are exported to South America, Central America, North America, Africa, Asia, and Oceania.
In 2016, the level of exports to the region and extrazone was of 45% of the total produced volume.
GLOBALIZATION FAVORED THE ARGENTINE AEROSOL INDUSTRY
The main multinational companies in the sector opted to set their operational bases for the region and its extrazone in Argentina. These decisions were made after realizing the competitive and comparative advantages of the Argentine aerosol industry.
WIDE CAPACITY INSTALLED TO COVER A LARGER DEMAND
The installed capacity of the main areas of the Argentine aerosol industry is as follows:
- Tinplate containers: +500 million/year (2 manufacturers)
- Aluminum containers: +700 million/year (2 manufacturers)
- Valves: + 1500/million/year (7 manufacturers)
- Hydrocarbon propellants (2 main suppliers): Argentina has large natural reserves of hydrocarbon gas that cover internal requirements. Other propellants such as fluorochemicals are being developed or are already being used in formulations with hydrocarbons.
The production of finished aerosols and their components comply with the usual regulations of industrialized countries: ISO 9000, 9001, 9002 and 14001. For its part, the Argentine Aerosol Chamber (CADEA) issues a series of Technical Guidelines based on users’ experience. At the same time, they integrate, among other international regulations, those guidelines originated in the USA and in the European Union.
CADEA recommendations (they are guidelines for the industry to be followed voluntarily) are being revised and incorporated as IRAM Standards in a joint work review between the Technical Commission of CADEA and the IRAM Aerosol Committee (see list of IRAM Standards on this website)..
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