Exclusive event preview – ADF&PCD and PLD Paris 2020

On 29 & 30 January 2020, ADF&PCD and PLD Paris 2020 will take place at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles (visit the World Aerosols team at booth W39 to collect your free magazine!)

The annual event will bring aerosol industry experts from far and wide to discuss the latest in aerosol development and innovation.

Amid the uncertainty of Brexit, the topic of politics will not be left at the door at ADF Paris. Patrick Heskins, chief executive of theBritish Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association, will discuss how the newly-elected Conservative government will progress with Brexit, and what this will mean for UK businesses trading with the EU in the short, medium and long-term.

This year’s speaker line-up covers the length and breadth of aerosols and includes some big names in the industry. Sebastian Kraus, associate director of packaging at Kao will cover aerosols, regulation and public perception; European Aerosol Federation (FEA) secretary general Alain D’Haese will discuss the latest movement within the EU; Bernhard Felten of Beiersdorf will look at designing aerosols for recycling and the sustainability challenge; and Marc Spiniella of Johnson & Johnson will present a talk on the future of aerosols to 2025. There will also be keynote talks from representatives at L’Oreal, LEREM and Procter & Gamble.

With more than 30 years of experience in the packaging sector, Franck Flecheux, director of LEREM, will give a presentation on certification steps and the future of aerosols from a laboratory specialising in packaging. There will be a lot of ground to cover at ADF Paris, so we asked Flecheux what he thinks will be the hot topic in 2020: “I think that the aspects linked to regulatory developments and the impact on our industry, as well as sustainable development, will be the main subjects. “I expect to be able to meet as many of my customers as possible and keep myself informed of current innovations that may require laboratory services.”

New for 2020

ADF Paris exhibition

One of the biggest developments for this year’s event is the addition of the PLD – Packaging of Luxury Drinks – section. With this new market present at the event, ADF&PCD and PLD Paris will bring together more than 700 packaging suppliers and 8,000 buyers in the perfume, cosmetics, premium drinks, aerosols and dispensing sectors. To find out more about ADF, World Aerosols spoke with event director Josh Brooks: “We’re passionate about helping our community solve their day-to-day challenges in developing their packaging products – whether that means finding new suppliers and products, meeting new or old colleagues and collaborators, or learning more about their key challenges. We believe ADF will do all three.

“First and foremost, it’s an unrivalled opportunity for buyers to source the latest innovative products and discover new suppliers among our amazing array of exhibitors. And the show will offer multiple networking opportunities, not least during and after the ADF awards on the first afternoon.”

The new ADF Advisory Board, of which Brooks is “incredibly proud”, has been “instrumental” in helping the organisers develop an exciting programme of ADF talks. He added: “The board includes heavyweight experts from major brands such as Beiersdorf, Kao, Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, plus many more influential experts.”

The ADF Paris 2020 talks will focus on technical and regulatory challenges for the aerosol and dispensing sector, while panel discussions and technical workshops will support visitors in “driving innovation” across their aerosol projects, according to Brooks. He concluded: “It’s a very exciting programme – we can’t wait to welcome the aerosol community to Paris in January and play our part in driving innovation in the global aerosol and dispensing sector.”

Weener Plastics to launch shoe deodorant spray actuator at ADF Paris

Carl dual spray actuator

Weener Plastics, a leading manufacturer of plastic packaging systems in the consumer goods sector, will launch its new shoe deodorant spray actuator, named Carl, at ADF Paris 2020. The smartshoe deodorant spray is an innovative product featuring two sprays facing in opposite directions for maximum effectiveness. According to Weener Plastics, Carl is a sustainable product, made from post-consumer recycled polypropylene, thus supporting a circular economy.

The distinctive aerosol can be placed upside down within the shoe. After actuation, it sprays to the front and the back to cover the entire inside of the shoe. The company commented: “This new spray concept is interesting for brands, private labels and trademarks active in retail, as well as in professional markets. The vivid customer interest from Europe, Asia and South America already shows the attractiveness of this unique product.”

The two functional sprays are generated using Weener Plastics’ proprietary Integrated Spray technology. This allows early customisation with varied spray patterns, possible spray openings and channel designs, available over caps and decoration. Carl has a diameter of 45mm and fits on both tinplate cans and aluminium transfer shoulder cans. To find out more about Carl, visit Weener Plastics at booth number R33 at ADF Paris.


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