160 companies enter ADF&PCD and PLD Innovation Awards 2021

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ADF&PCD and PLD Paris, a major event for the packaging of beauty products, aerosols and dispensing systems, and premium beverages, has revealed 160 companies entered this year’s Innovation Awards.

The awards will be given by three professional juries at the event on 22 and 23 June. The independent juries bring together packaging technical experts, professionals from influential brands, and journalists representing the industry.

The awards categories are as follows:

ADF Innovation Awards: personal care, household products, pharmaceuticals and veterinary, food, industrial products, sustainable innovation, and concept of the year (new for 2021)

PCD Innovation Awards: personal care: body and hair care (premium and mass-market), make-up (premium and mass-market), skin care (premium and mass-market), fragrances (men/women/unisex), limited edition pack, sustainable innovation, and presentation pack (secondary packaging – new for 2021)

PLD Innovation Awards: sparkling wines and champagne, still wine, spirits & liqueurs (mass market, premium & luxury), beer and cider, non-alcoholic beverages, presentation pack, and sustainable innovation.

Christelle ANYA, community & content director at ADF&PCD and PLD, said: “This year, are delighted to be able to present during the June event in Paris. For the first time, a gallery of the finalists of the Innovations Awards 2021 will also be presented.”

Laurent Flond, head of packaging science centre dispensing & applicators at L’Oreal, commented: “I am proud to be a member of the ADF Innovation Awards Jury for the past two years.

“It is an exciting experience for me and allows me to enhance a part of my career in aerosols. It’s also a way to step back from the day-to-day operations and is a time for very rich and passionate exchanges. There are very interesting moments of sharing between professionals, especially in this industry which is questioning itself.

“Topical subjects such as lighter, refillable products, the new relationship of trust between brand and consumers, regulations, performance, product experience, etc.

“The world of aerosols is mobilising, and many initiatives are being put in place with the aim of reducing the environmental footprint. There is a real interest in this packaging, which offers a unique performance to deliver a formula and is constantly seeking to innovate.”

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