If ketchup in a squeezable bottle was the last food packaging revolution, could sprayable ketchup be next? It could be, according to a new survey commissioned by Honeywell that looked at consumer attitudes toward aerosols and what applications they would like to see in the future. The survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults found that two-thirds (66 percent) would use some type of food and household product if it were available as an aerosol.
The most popular among food items? Spray-on chocolate (11 percent), followed by spray-on salt (9 percent) and spray-on ketchup (8 percent). Surprisingly (or not), demand for spray-on chocolate in households with children nearly doubles when compared to those with no children.
The survey found that the vast majority of consumers (93 percent) use aerosol products, and that the perception of aerosols being harmful to the environment is fading.
“Not long ago, the thought of spray-on sunscreen was revolutionary,” said David Cooper, global business director for Honeywell’s Fluorine Products business. “Today, consumers’ appetite for additional household and personal care products is growing across a broad spectrum of applications – from stain removers and hand sanitizers to condiments.”
Many of today’s aerosol products do not cause the environmental issues that became a public concern in the 1970s, Cooper said. “Honeywell recently introduced the first new aerosol propellant in more than 20 years that does not deplete the ozone layer, and has significantly lower global warming impact than aerosol propellants commonly used today.”
Honeywell’s Solstice® Propellant can be used in various aerosol applications, including tire inflators, pressure dusters, freezer sprays, lubricants and cleaners, as well as personal care and household products. It’s part of Honeywell’s family of Solstice-branded products, which includes refrigerants used in cars and supermarkets, insulating materials for appliances such as refrigerators, and cleaning agents.