My kind of city: ADF&PCD New York

17 July 2018



ADF&PCD New York 2018 is set to deliver more brands, content and interactivity.


ADF&PCD New York, North and South America’s only dedicated event for the aerosol, dispensing, perfume and cosmetic packaging and design community, returns 5–6 September 2018. The event, which takes place at the Altman Building & Metropolitan Pavilion, will include new networking opportunities, access to an additional conference and a sizable expansion of the event’s networking hall floor.

This year sees the launch of ‘ICON’,where the most influential decision-makers from global perfume and cosmetics brands will gather to network, discuss packaging issues and share best practices. This year, organisers are working closely with independent beauty brands and building special content that addresses the very unique needs of smaller quantity buyers.

In terms of content enhancements, the world’s most prestigious packaging design awards – The Pentawards – are for the first time hosting a conference in the Americas, at ADF&PCD New York. This designfocused conference will feature the best and brightest design minds from all over the globe, including sessions lead by awardwinning design agencies. Alli McEntyre-Gaharan, event director of the ADF&PCD Portfolio, is also introducing more international content to the New York edition through a series of new features – the Made in France & EcoTours. These will be special trails for visitors to follow to see exhibitors from ADF&PCD Paris – companies such as Actega Rhenacoat, Albea and Quadpack.

McEntyre-Gaharan say, “Paris is acknowledged as a key centre for the fashion, cosmetics industry – our event is the world’s biggest packaging show. By inviting companies to take booths at ADF&PCD New York, we’re giving our visitors an opportunity to also see some of Europe’s most innovative aerosol, dispensing, cosmetics packaging suppliers and designers, alongside of course, the very best talent working within the US market.

These international suppliers join a showfloor featuring over 150 worldleading suppliers of packaging and aerosol innovations, such as Aerofil Technology Incorporated (ATI), Coster USA, Emerson, Lindal Group Holding, Parcome, Seram US and SGB Packaging Group, among many more.

ADF has free-to-attend and interactive workshops, which will allow attendees to enhance their skills and knowledge, and will be run by a host of industry pioneers. The conference agenda follows.

McEntyre-Gaharan concludes: “Whether you’re a c-suite decision-maker, engineer, involved in research and development or product design – make sure ADF & PCD New York 2018 is in your diary, it is not to be missed.”

Day one – 5 September 2018

10:00–13:00: Regional and national market trends

10:15–10:35: California air resources board update

Doug Raymond, president, Raymond Regulatory Resources. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) will begin their next rule development on Consumer Products. This is CARB’s first rule development in several years.

10:35–10:55: Mist: Understood (Make MoreMagic) campaign

Mary Frash, marketing manager, Ball Aerocan. CAPCO has spearheaded a campaign, Mist: Understood, which speaks to millennial consumers.

10:55–11.15: Tapping into innovation

Patty Ramey, director of marketing, Sherwin-Williams, consumer brands division. This presentation will discuss Quik-Tap; a reusable spray device that allows aerosol can disposal in any refuse or recycling location, as well as full paint usage.

11:15–11:45: NextGen: Spraying the future of personal care

Manav Lalwani, executive vicepresident, American Spraytech. Manav will describe the process of conceiving, developing and launching several new and successful aerosol product applications set to influence the future of the industry.

11:45–12:05: Latest technology for new formulation benefits in aerosols

Prema Khanka-Bohra, global business manager, Honeywell. This presentation will cover new materials from Honeywell, and how they are enabling formulators to create innovative products that create game-changing innovations for brands.

12:05–12:30: Why we do what we do

Joe Bowen, vice-president of sales and marketing, Aeropres. Bowen will share data demonstrating how safe the aerosol product form really is in consumers’ hands.

12:30–13:00: Legislative and regulatory priorities in a mid-term election year and beyond

Steve Caldeira, president and CEO, Household and Commercial Products Association. How will trade associations continue to navigate through ongoing political disruption, negative rhetoric and partisan rancour to advance their advocacy priorities?

14:00–16:00: Aerosol technologies, technical advances and innovations

Detlev Melcher, publisher and CEO, Aerosol Europe. Melcher presents opening remarks.

14:15–14:30: Breakthrough of digital printing for round hollow-bodies

Alexander Hinterkopf, managing director, Hinterkopf. In time for the Aerosol Forum in New York, the new-generation D240.2 launches with several important upgrades.

14:30–14:45: Unleashing the power of digital decoration for mass production

Ofer Nir, vice-president of marketing and business development, Velox. In this session, Nir shares insight gained about the world of mass production digital packaging decoration.

14:45–15:00: Present and future of UV inks for aerosols

Eduardo Alegria, global metal deco inks sales director, Sun Chemical.

15:00–15:15: Intensifying spray performance with an innovative nozzle

Anne Mechteld-Mosman, product marketing manager, Medspray. Medspray develops, manufactures and supplies nanotech SNUs. Medspray nozzle enables a soft moving cloud, with extensive spray duration. Anne Mechtelf- Mosman provides a demonstration and explanation of the technology behind this innovation.

15:15–15:30: Leveraging packaging to capitalise on consumer trends driving the CPG market

Michael Mapes, CEO, Exal. Mape’s presentation will assess and review the key trends impacting brands across all CPG categories.

15:30–16:00: Meet the speakers

Day two – 6 September 2018

10:00–12:15: The future of the global aerosol industry

10:15–10:30: Pressurised packaging, beyond sprays

Scott Carpenter, vice-president, marketing and partner, innovation, Formulated Solutions. The presentation will discuss this rapidly changing landscape and how brand-owners can leverage these innovations to enhance the user experience.

10:30–10:45: Use of an aerosol dispenser system for optimised delivery of nano-particles

Antal Gyorgy Almásy, vicepresident, AeroService. NanoSalt Aerosol: a new step forward in public health. Applying table salt in nanometric form, using the aerosol dispenser, is a 7,000-year advancement in technology.

10:45–11:00: Bag on valve gassing and filling solutions

Aldo Villagrossi, sales director, COSMAR Italy. Villagrossi will explain how Cosmar can help troubleshoot BOV filling and avoid common errors.

11:00–10:15: Minimist – dispensing without propellant or pressurised gas

Brad Barron, executive vice-president, Alternative Packaging Solutions. Minimist is a non-aerosol, propellantfree dispensing system that delivers a high-quality mist-like spray. Barron, of APS will be demonstrating the innovations behind this product.

11:15–11:30: Reduce cost and improve production with inline leak detection for the aerosol industry

Jeff Boedigheimer, senior business development manager, Emerson. This presentation will describe a micro-leak detection system from CASCADE, a division of Emerson Automation Solutions.

11:30–11:45: Aptar BOV technologies

Jason Coleman, senior account manager, Aptar Pharma. Coleman’s presentation will discuss current and future Aptar BOV technologies in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry and where it is heading next.

11:45–12:15: Meet the speakers

The speakers on the second day of proceedings introduce themselves.

14:00–16:00: Ecodesign and sustainable developments

14:00–16:00: Ecodesign and sustainable developments

Peter Lamboy, consultant, LPC.

14:30–14:45: The state of sustainable packaging

Adam Gendell, associate director, Sustainable Packaging Coalition.

14:45–15:00: Sustainable packaging

Jason Galley, director,development, Ball Aerocan.


ADF&PCD Innovation Awards Jury 2018

  • Christophe Pradere, BETC Design
  • Cindy Hundley, SPRAY
  • Detlev Melcher, Aerosol Europe magazine
  • Cynthia Hundley, Spray magazine
  • Laurraine Drake, Estée Lauder
  • Marianne Klimchuk, FIT
  • Harry Bennett, Bennent Consulting
  • Bernard Quennessen, Coty US
  • Scott Carpenter, Formulated Solutions
  • David Burke, Pratt Institute
  • Eric O’Toole, Pratt Institute
  • Deanna Utroske, Cosmetic Design
  • Jamie Matusow, Beauty Packaging
  • Hervé Bouix, Estée Lauder

The Innovation Awards 2018 Categories PCD Awards Categories

  • Personal Healthcare & Skincare
  • Hair Care & Hair Colour
  • Makeup & Cosmetics
  • Perfume & Home Fragrance
  • Rising Star Award
  • Indie Beauty Award

ADF Awards Categories

  • Personal Healthcare, Skincare & Sun Protection
  • Industrial & Technical application
  • Pharmacy & Veterinary

ADF has a plethora of free-to-attend interactive workshops and seminars with industry pioneers.
See the launch of ‘ICON’, where the most influential decision-makers convene and network.


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