World Aerosols editor Dawn Stephens-Borg delves into the UK aerosol industry, highlighting its response to Brexit and COVID-19, and what to expect in 2022.
It’s been a challenging few years for the UK manufacturing industry; first with Brexit and then the COVID-19 pandemic.
The UK’s bumpy exit from the European Union resulted in supply chain disruption, raw material price increases, and delays. Although the nation was promised minimal disruption during the transition and no one could have foreseen the devastating COVID-19 crisis, businesses have been left wondering what’s around the corner, and who is fighting theirs.
Despite the uncertainty, the British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA) reported that the UK aerosol industry ‘exceeded’ performance expectations in 2020. Figures released in April as part of the Association’s annual filling survey showed the strength and versatility of the sector. The industry was quick to adjust to the changing circumstances and respond to new market needs, said BAMA, with overall production still above 1.5 billion units – just 1.3% down...