ADF&PCD New York Innovation Awards shortlist announced

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WorldPressOnline First Call - New York, August 10, 2017: ADF (Aerosol Dispensing Forum) and PCD (Packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics & Design) today reveals its shortlist for its Innovations Awards, after a tough judging session by its independent jury of packaging experts.

The shortlist consists of some of the most innovative products in the beauty and aerosol markets, including solutions from Hinterkopf, Verescence and Ball Corporation, on behalf of brands such as Bayer, L’Oréal, Kao, Estée Lauder and Coty. The full shortlist is revealed below.

The Innovation Awards, now in their second year, recognize outstanding achievements and encourage the industry to push the boundaries with technological and creative innovations in aerosol, dispensing, personal care and cosmetic packaging. The final winners will be announced at the ADF&PCD New York show at The Altman Building & Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan, at 4pm on September 6.

An independent jury of packaging experts from leading brands, universities, organizations as well the media gathered in early July to judge the entries, and whittled them down to a final 18. The panel consisted of:

·         Paul Austin, Austin Advisory Group

·         Cynthia Hundley, Spray Magazine

·         Lorraine Keyes-Ahart, Estée Lauder   

·         Detlev Melcher, Aerosol Europe Magazine

·         Deanna Utroske,

·         Ian Nicholson, Colgate-Palmolive Co

·         Eric O’Toole, PRATT Institute

·         Bernard Quennessen, COTY

·         Marianne Rosner Kilmchuck, Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)

·         Valery Vanstaan, PHD, ITW

“I really enjoyed participating in the ADF&PCD awards jury. It was very exciting to see the many innovations in materials, design, manufacturing methods, and decoration up for consideration for awards this year,” enthused Lorraine Keyes-Ahart, Clinique Global Package Development at Estée Lauder.

Ian Nicholson, Worldwide Director Strategic Innovation & Technology Alliances at Colgate Palmolive, was also impressed by the quality of the entries, stating: "The award submissions are great examples of creative companies seeking to better meet the needs of their users, which is essential in delivering superior business results."

The winners will be revealed at a special Innovation Awards Ceremony during the show, led by master of ceremony Paul Austin; each of the winners will present a short session on what made the winning entry so innovative.

The ADF&PCD event also features an impressive line-up of over 130 suppliers, a two-day conference progam, networking lunch and champagne drinks party. More information and free registration can be found at

The full shortlist is as follow:

ADF Personal care

·         COPPERTONE Whipped Lotion Sunscreen

·         KANEBO Evita Beauty Whip Soap

·         ROGER & GALLET Aura Mirabilis


ADF Industrial & technical suppliers' application

·         BALL CORPORATION L’Oréal Men Expert can

·         HINTERKOPF D240&D120 New design capabilities

·         BALL CORPORATION tactile Ball sample can


PCD Skincare

·         AVEDA Tulasara Wedding Masque

·         DIOR Hydra Life

·         JIL SANDER Softly


PCD Make up

·         BOBBI BROWN Liquid Lip Art Stick

·         MAC x Mariah Carey

·         PRETTY VULGAR “The feathers” mascara


PCD Haircare

·         GARNIER FRUCTIS renovation

·         REDKEN Heatcure hair restoration

·         PUREOLOGY line in 100% PCR


PCD Fragrance

·         CALVIN KLEIN CK One Gold

·         JIL SANDER Simply Art of Layering

·         NATALIE WOOD Eau de Parfum

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About ADF&PCD New York

ADF&PCD is North America’s only dedicated event for the aerosol, dispensing, perfume and cosmetic packaging community. The event follows the successful format established by its Paris show, with its educational conference programs, Innovation Awards and exhibition. ADF&PCD’s unique proposition is its two-shows-in-one offering, based on synergistic markets. The aerosol industry was worth $56.4 billion in 2014 and is estimated to reach $70 billion in 2020. While ADF serves various markets – from technical applications, painting, household, food, pharma, among others – 53% of aerosols are used for cosmetics (according to the French Aerosols Council), making ADF a perfect fit with PCD.

This international gathering will enable packaging and aerosol experts from R&D, innovation, development, purchasing, sourcing, production and quality control, marketing and general management, to take stock of current trends and innovations. Over 120 exhibitors are expected to participate at the event which will feature an easy-to-navigate layout and standard booth designs that level the playing field for all exhibitors.

ADF&PCD New York is organized by EFI US, Inc., part of Artexis Easyfairs, based in New York City.

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About ADF&PCD Portfolio

Aerosol and Dispensing Forum (ADF) and Packaging for Perfumes Cosmetics and Design (PCD) were respectively launched in Paris in 2001 and 2007. The New York show debuted in 2016. Following its immediate success, ADF&PCD will expand to Shanghai in March 2018.

About Easyfairs

Artexis Easyfairs enables professional and private communities to “visit the future” at must-attend events that anticipate their needs and present solutions in the ideal format.

Through Easyfairs, the Group currently organises more than 200 events in 19 countries (Algeria, Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, Emirates, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States).

And through Artexis, it manages 11 events venues in the Benelux and Nordic regions (Ghent, Antwerp, 2 venues in Namur, Mechelen-Brussels North, Mons, Hardenberg, Gorinchem, Venray, Stockholm and Malmö). The Group employs more than 700 people and expects to generate revenues in excess of €169 million for its financial year 2016-2017.

Artexis Easyfairs strives to be the most adaptable, agile and effective player in the events industry by employing committed individuals, deploying the best marketing and technology tools, and developing strong brands. Visit the future with Artexis Easyfairs.

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Elaine Hamnett

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