77% of aluminium aerosol container production is delivered to the cosmetics market, with 5% to the pharmaceutical industry, for use in products such as asthma inhalers and refrigeration sprays.
In Japan, over two billion resealable bottle cans are sold each year.
A collapsible aluminium tube, once squeezed, remains squeezed and will not spring back to draw air and micro-organisms into the tube, ensuring a high level of hygiene.
Unlike beverage cans, which are produced from sheets of aluminium, aluminium bottles, aerosol containers and tubes are formed using a process known as impact extrusion. Like beverage cans, however, they are infinitely recyclable.
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