Aerosol veteran Henry Clapp Jr. passes away

Written on: October 3, 2023 by SprayTM

Aerosol industry veteran Charles Henry Clapp Jr. of Danville, IL, passed away on Sept. 28 at the age of 89.


An inductee into the Vermilion County (Illinois) Business Hall of Fame in 2013, Clapp was a founding partner of Full-Fill Industries in Henning, IL, in 1999 and helped build the small family business into one the largest food aerosol manufacturers in the U.S. He worked at the Henning plant until the age of 86.

He also founded Clapp Industries Corp. in Potomac, IL, in 1982, which later became Creative Products of Rossville, IL.

Clapp was born in Danville, IL in 1934 and grew up in State Line, IN. He attended the University of Illinois, studying chemistry, and began his career in 1952 in the laboratory at Continental Filling Co. (later Aerosol Technics Inc.) in Danville, IL. He eventually became the plant’s General Manager.

He served in the U.S. Army at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio and worked as a phlebotomist at Brooke Army Medical Center. He later was in the U.S. Army Reserves.

Read Clapp’s complete obituary HERE.