Capco Press Releases

2011 Aerosol Products Pressurized Survey

WASHINGTON, DC –– The Consumer Specialty Products Association’s (CSPA) 2011 Aerosol Pressurized Products Survey indicates an increase in U.S. production during the past year, setting another record high with 36 million more units filled this year. This marks the highest year ever for aerosol production in the United States. The estimated total units filled in 2011 were 3.782 billion units. Research for the survey was conducted by the independent firm, Association Research, Inc.

Household products continue to rank as the highest production product category reporting a 2.4 percent increase over last year. Personal care products have also increased marginally, up one percent over last year. Much of the increase in personal care products was seen in perfumes and body spray.

“The continued growth in aerosol production indicates that the consumers’ demand for aerosol products is growing, “said CSPA President and CEO Chris Cathcart. “The variety of aerosol products categories, including not only household and personal care products but also, food, and automotive, provide the convenience and efficiency consumers want in their products.”

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CAPCO Enhances Educational Website

Aerosol Industry's Educational Arm, CAPCO, Strengthens Web 2.0 Outreach Strategy To Reach More Consumers, Media

Enhanced Interactive Website Anchors Internet Efforts Aimed At Challenging Misinformation

WASHINGTON, DC - In an effort to further combat misleading and false information pertaining to aerosol products and strengthen its overall web-based outreach strategy, the Consumer Aerosol Products Council (CAPCO) announces improvements to its interactive website -

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Earth Day Report

Earth Day Trivia Questions about Aerosol Products

Looking for an Earth Day trivia question likely to fool your friends? Try asking them about the environmental impact of aerosol products.

For instance, ask them if aerosol products are a threat to the Earth's upper ozone layer. Survey data shows that most people will answer yes, but they would be wrong. In the early 1970's aerosol products did use some ozone damaging chemical CFCs as propellant, but they were removed shortly after the so-called hole (it's actually a thinning, not a hole) in the ozone over Antarctica was discovered. In fact the US Environmental Protection Agency banned CFCs in aerosol products in 1978, so there have been no CFCs in aerosol products for more than 30 years.

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Earth Day: A Good Time to

(Washington, DC (April 21, 2010)What better time to dispel environmental myths than Earth Day. Take aerosol products for instance. A recent survey shows that 70% of Americans believe that aerosol products still contain the ozone harming chemicals chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), but product manufacturers voluntarily stopped using them as propellants more than 30 years ago, before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency banned them in 1978. Here are a few more myths and facts about aerosol products and the environment: read more

Social Media is Underway

CAPCO's Social Media Networking Activity is Underway

The Consumer Aerosol Products Council (CAPCO) has entered the world of social media networking with FaceBook member and fan pages and a YouTube link to its popular educational video Another Awesome Aerosol Adventure. “This is just the beginning,” according to CAPCO Chairman Joe Bowen who said that plans are also in place to launch a CAPCO blog, redesign the web site and a develop a video contest as a creative way to deliver positive messages about the many benefits of the aerosol package.

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Eco Aerosols

CAPCO announces interactive web site with information about aerosol products and the environment.

"Aerosols! Friendlier than you might think!"

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Quize Time

Public quizzes