Resilience, tariffs, and spray paint?

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World Aerosols editor Dawn Stephens-Borg provides an update on the US aerosol industry with the help of Jim Peterson, Ball Metalpack, Wade Scheel and Howard Ray, Clean Earth, and Nicholas Georges, HCPA.

It is fair to say that the US has experienced immense change in the past year, both from the COVID-19 pandemic and the introduction of a new administration.

In the face of adversity, the US aerosol industry is thriving, although changes in regulation and legislation threaten to tip the balance for the sector, should the new Biden Administration choose to ignore the advice of US aerosol associations and manufacturers regarding tariffs and sustainability policies.

It’s OK to spray

Despite the challenges surrounding the pandemic, the US aerosol industry has stayed strong and proved its resilience, even in the toughest of times.

“While it was scary to see grocery store shelves empty back in March and the end of April 2020, we were able to quickly pivot to 24/7 operations at each of our eight plants, so that we could meet significant...

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