Global event organizer Easyfairs announced a new chapter for Aerosol & Dispensing Forum and Packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics & Design and Packaging of Premium & Luxury Drinks Paris (ADF&PCD and PLD Paris)—the packaging event for the aerosols and dispensing systems, beauty and premium drinks markets—with the launch of a new graphic identity and the new brand Paris Packaging Week.

According to Easyfairs, the colorful and vibrant design strengthens the identity of the individual events for their markets, while creating a new platform to unite international packaging communities better than ever before across Easyfairs’ events in Paris, London and Milan. The new branding will be launched for the 2022 edition of ADF&PCD and PLD Paris, which will take place June 29–30, at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles.

With the new branding, the event will continue to feature the three highly-focused exhibitions:

  • ADF, launched in 2007, unites suppliers and buyers for the global aerosol and dispensing systems market. In 2022 it will bring together more than 100 exhibitors.
  • PCD is an exhibition for packaging innovators in the perfume, cosmetics and personal care markets, which launched in Paris in 2001. In 2022 it will feature around 450 suppliers of packaging and services for the beauty market.
  • PLD launched in 2020 and unites the premium and luxury drinks packaging community, connecting buyers and designers of packaging for wine and spirits, premium beers, ciders and non-alcoholic drinks with around 150 leading suppliers.

Alongside the three distinct but co-located exhibitions, with a total of more than 600 exhibitors, the 2022 edition of Paris Packaging Week will host a range of features designed to inspire the packaging community to create the best and most innovative packaging possible for their brands. Features will include three conference stages; a new gallery of key cross-sector packaging trends hosted by the ADF, PCD and PLD Innovation Awards; guided tours; networking areas and parties; the world’s best design in the Pentawards gallery; and much more.

A new website for the event has launched at with a fresh and clean user interface. A range of new functionalities are due to be introduced on the website in the coming months.

International network

Alongside a new look for the Paris event, the new branding creates a strong and coherent identity for Easyfairs’ family of events for the premium and luxury packaging innovation communities in London, Paris and Milan.

In Milan, a new edition of PCD is launching in May 2022 to serve the southern European beauty market alongside Packaging Première, the leading event for luxury packaging in the region that has a particular strength in the secondary packaging market. In the UK capital, Easyfairs’ existing packaging events have recently been rebranded as London Packaging Week and, in September 2022, the event will feature editions of PCD, PLD, Packaging Première and a new brand, Food & Consumer Pack, for the FMCG market.

Renan Joel, Divisional Director for Easyfairs’ packaging events in the UK, France, Italy and Switzerland, says: “We are very excited to be opening this new chapter in how we connect the packaging community both in Paris and across Europe.

“Paris Packaging Week and the new identities for ADF, PCD and PLD will create a fresh new experience, both at the live events and across the year through our digital channels, to everyone involved in packaging innovation in the beauty, drinks and aerosol markets.

“Our community has told us that they want events that are more focused and the new branding will reinforce the focused environments that ADF, PCD and PLD offer, for suppliers and specifiers to meet, do business and innovate together. We believe that the new identities will play a key role in creating even stronger local and international events for the packaging designers, developers and suppliers we serve.”



That extra bit of tidying up before you welcome holiday guests will be worth it. A new survey released by the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) finds that 74% of Americans judge the hosts of holiday gatherings on the cleanliness and tidiness of their homes – at least a little bit.

(Twenty-two percent say they judge others’ cleanliness “a lot”; 52% say they judge “a little.”)

Nearly half of the respondents to the survey – conducted by Ipsos on behalf of ACI – typically spend between three or more hours cleaning before holiday guests arrive. That’s not surprising, given that 48% of those hosting holiday events are either very or somewhat concerned about their guests’ opinions of the cleanliness of their home.

Amid cold and flu season, an increase in travel and gatherings, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic including the emergence of the new Omicron variant, this data comes at a time when health and safety are still top of mind for many. In fact, another survey shows that concern for the health and safety of themselves and others is the number one reason U.S. consumers are avoiding travel this holiday season (Deloitte).

“Sure, everyone wants their home to be clean and tidy. But the most important reason to focus on hygiene and cleanliness is the health and safety of your family and guests,” said Melissa Hockstad, ACI President & CEO. “Proper cleaning and disinfecting play a crucial role in preventing the spread of germs, especially as friends and family gather for the holidays. Smart, targeted hygiene practices demonstrate that cleaning is indeed caring.”

ACI’s latest cleaning survey reveals 89% of U.S. consumers say they’ll frequently wash their hands with soap and water while gathering with friends and family during the holidays, while 79% will use a hand sanitizer and 69% say they’ll disinfect frequently touched surfaces during that time.

ACI offers a wide variety of cleaning and hygiene resources for the holiday season, including:

This holiday season, show caring through cleaning. Visit for more information.

For more holiday related insights and cleaning survey statistics, click here.

On Dec. 14, Honeywell announced Solstice Propellant, a solution based on next-generation hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) technology, completed registration for new cosmetic raw materials by China’s National Medical Products Administration (NMPA). It is expected to be officially included in the list of China Cosmetics Raw Material Catalogue after passing monitoring period.

The completion of this registration marks the official application of Honeywell’s innovative products and technologies in China’s personal care industry, promoting sustainable development of the industry through safer and more eco-friendly products, said Honeywell

NMPA has begun to implement the Measures for the Registration of New Raw Material for Cosmetics to standardize and guide the registration of new cosmetic raw materials since May 1 , 2021. Raw materials that are registered, as well as imported personal care products containing registered raw materials, can be sold in China. The completion of this registration means cosmetics companies in China can purchase and apply Honeywell Solstice Propellant for production and sales of personal care products. Meanwhile, Solstice Enhance, also based on next-generation HFO technology, is expected to complete the NMPA registration soon.

“It is our pleasure to see Solstice Propellant completed NMPA registration as new cosmetic raw materials. This is a significant development for Honeywell to officially enter the personal care industry in China.” Tom Liu, VP & GM, Honeywell Advanced Materials Asia Pacific said.

“As more clients in China adopt higher standards in environmental protection and cost-effectiveness, we will actively cooperate with local partners to assist China’s personal care industry in achieving sustainable development.”

Based on requirements of the Kigali Amendment, which took effect in China on Sept. 15, 2021, and in response to China’s goals to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060, Chinese personal care companies have begun to formulate goals to achieve sustainable development, and are looking for both practical and reliable alternative solutions that help reduce carbon footprint and HFC emissions in phases.

The completion of NMPA registration of Honeywell Solstice Propellant and Solstice Enhance will make them ultra-low global warming potential alternatives to HFC-134a, HFC-152a and other hydrofluorocarbons, effectively allowing companies to reduce their carbon footprint.

Honeywell recently committed to achieve carbon neutrality in its operations and facilities by 2035. This commitment builds on the company’s track record of sharply reducing the greenhouse gas intensity of its operations and facilities as well as its decades-long history of innovation to help its customers meet their environmental and social goals. About half of Honeywell’s new product introduction research and development investment is directed toward products that improve environmental and social outcomes for customers.

SOURCE: Honeywell

Packaging products provider Sonoco Products Co. said on Dec. 20 that it will buy sustainable metal packaging manufacturer Ball Metalpack for $1.35 billion in cash to expand its sustainable packing portfolio. Sonoco expects to realize tax benefits of about $180 million with the deal.

Colorado-based Ball Metalpack, a joint venture owned by Platinum Equity and Ball Corp., develops sustainable packaging solutions and has been producing steel tinplate aerosol cans and food cans for more than a century.

Ball Metalpack is projected to generate about $850 million in revenue and $111 million of adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) in 2021, Sonoco said.

“We believe the addition of Ball Metalpack will further strengthen our stable cash flow generation while driving solid earnings accretion,” Sonoco’s Chief Executive Officer, Howard Coker, said.

Ball Metalpack’s boss Jim Peterson will continue to lead the company after the deal but the business would be under Sonoco’s consumer packaging division.

The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) issued a voluntary product recall to the consumer level of aerosol dry conditioner spray products and aerosol dry shampoo spray products from Pantene, Aussie, Herbal Essences, and Waterl<ss produced in the United States, in addition to previously discontinued aerosol dry shampoo products from Old Spice and Hair Food, due to the presence of benzene detected in some products.

Production Code Range Guidance for US Recall (Photo: P&G)Production Code Range Guidance for US Recall (Photo: P&G)

Risk Statement: Benzene is classified as a human carcinogen. Exposure to benzene can occur by inhalation, orally, and through the skin and it can result in cancers including leukemia and blood cancer of the bone marrow and blood disorders which can be life-threatening. Based on exposure modeling and the cancer risk assessments published by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (IRIS database), daily exposure to benzene in the recalled products at the levels detected in our testing would not be expected to cause adverse health consequences. Benzene is ubiquitous in the environment. Humans around the world have daily exposures to it indoors and outdoors from multiple sources. To date, The Procter & Gamble Company has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall and is conducting this recall out of an abundance of caution.

Detailed instructions for how to request a reimbursement for eligible products can be found below. The affected products are packaged in aerosol cans. See table below for images, product names, UPC and production code ranges. Refer to the image attached for guidance on where to find the production code details on the bottom of the can. The first four numbers of the production code are the only ones necessary to determine if your product is impacted and falls within the ranges outlined.

The aerosol dry conditioner spray products impacted are:

Production Code Ranges (to determine if product is in scope of recall)



in the range of 0002-0248 or 9298-9350

Waterl<ss Dry Conditioner Weightless Smooth, 3.6oz.


in the range of 0009-0069 or 9297-9350

Waterl<ss Dry Conditioner Instant Moisture, 3.6oz.


in the range of 0084-0085 or 9284-9361

Waterl<ss Dry Conditioner Weightless Smooth, .98oz.


in the range of 0017-0100 or 9283-9284

Waterl<ss Dry Conditioner Instant Moisture, .98oz.



Pantene Sultry Bronde All in One Luxury Mist, 4.9oz.


in the range of 0183-0365 or 1042-1046

Pantene Smooth Talker Dry Conditioning Oil, 3.9oz.


in the range of 0048-0336 or 1008-1218 or 9247-9349

Pantene Mist Behaving Dry Conditioning Mist, 3.9oz.


in the range of 9108-9303

Pantene Mist Behaving Dry Conditioning Mist, 3.9oz.


in the range of 0107-0262 or 9112-9288

Pantene Mist Behaving Dry Conditioning Mist, 1.0oz.


in the range of 0307 or 9263-9266

Pantene Gold Series Instant Nourishing Spray, 4.9oz.


0021 or 1038 or in the range of 9294-9325

Aussie Smooth Vibes Dry Conditioner, 4.9oz.


in the range of 9196-9246

Aussie Petal Soft Dry Conditioner, 4.9oz.


in the range of 0014-0062 or 9198-9349

Aussie Sleekend Warrior Dry Conditioner, 4.9oz.


The aerosol dry shampoo spray products impacted are:

Production Code Ranges (to determine if product is in scope of recall)



in the range of 9047-9072

Herbal Essences Blue Ginger Refresh Dry Shampoo, 4.9oz.


in the range of 0015-0314 or 1004-1019 or 9028-9348

Herbal Essences White Grapefruit & Mint Dry Shampoo, 4.9oz.


in the range of 0167-0308 or 1105-1106 or 9049-9348

Herbal Essences White Strawberry & Sweet Mint Dry Shampoo, 4.9oz.


0093 or 1075 or in the range of 9029-9294

Herbal Essences Cucumber & Green Tea Dry Shampoo, 4.9oz.


in the range of 0036-0329 or 1019-1098 or 9023-9312

Herbal Essences Cucumber & Green Tea Dry Shampoo, 1.7oz.


in the range of 9009-9058

Pantene Dry Shampoo No Water Refresh, 4.9oz.


in the range of 9025-9260

Pantene Dry Shampoo Sheer Volume, 4.9oz.


in the range of 0006-0364 or 1074-1133 or 9157-9329

Pantene Never Tell Dry Shampoo, 4.2oz.


in the range of 0139-0140

Aussie After Hours Dry Shampoo Texture Spray, 4.9oz.


in the range of 0013-0300 or 1038 or 9189

Aussie Tousle Hustle Dry Shampoo, 4.9oz.


in the range of 0013-00357 or 1018-1123 or 9189-9345

Aussie Bounce Back Dry Shampoo, 4.9oz.


in the range of 9047-9123

Aussie Clean Color Protect Shampoo, 4.9oz.


in the range of 9072-9176

Aussie Clean Texture Dry Shampoo, 4.9oz.



Aussie Clean Volume Dry Shampoo, 4.9oz.


in the range of 0004-0357 or 9291-9344

Waterl<ss Dry Shampoo No Residue, 3.7oz.


in the range of 0175-0176 or 9295-9297

Waterl<ss Dry Shampoo No Residue, 1oz.


in the range of 0027-0192 or 9007

Hair Food Coconut Dry Shampoo, 4.9oz.


in the range of 9046-9228

Old Spice Fiji Dry Shampoo, 4.9oz.


in the range of 9040-9239

Old Spice Pure Sport Dry Shampoo, 4.9oz.


Following recent reports that indicated traces of benzene in some aerosol spray products, we began a review of our total portfolio of aerosol products. While benzene is not an ingredient in any of our products, our review showed that unexpected levels of benzene came from the propellant that sprays the product out of the can. We detected benzene in aerosol dry shampoo spray products and aerosol dry conditioner spray products. Nothing is more important to us than the safety of the consumers who use our products and the quality of the products we ship.

No other products from Pantene, Aussie, Herbal Essences, Hair Food, and Waterl<ss are in the scope of this recall and such other products may continue to be used as intended, including those aerosol dry shampoo spray products with production code ranges different from those specifically communicated. The vast majority of our products are not part of this recall, including mousses, hairsprays, liquid shampoos, liquid conditioners, styling products, treatments, and unaffected aerosol dry shampoo sprays.

The recalled products were distributed nationwide in the United States through retail outlets and online. Retailers have been alerted to remove recalled products from shelves. Our brands will also offer reimbursement for consumers who have purchased products impacted by this recall. Consumers should stop using and appropriately discard the affected aerosol dry conditioner spray products and aerosol dry shampoo spray products.

Consumers can visit, or, for more information about the impacted products and to learn how to receive reimbursement for eligible products. If consumers have further questions, they can also seek more information via the Consumer Care team at 1-888-674-3631 from Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 6:00pm EST.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) welcomes two new members
to its Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Department.

Molly Blessing will join HCPA on November 8, 2021, as Director, Sustainability, and Carrie Brown started on October 12 as Manager, Regulatory Affairs.


Blessing is a product stewardship and sustainability specialist with five years of experience in corporate product stewardship, international chemical regulation and Green chemistry. As the Director of Sustainability, she will be responsible for developing and leadingsustainability initiatives among HCPA member companies, allied trade associations, and NGOs. Most recently, Blessing served as the Product Safety & Regulatory Affairs Specialist Lead for Adhesive Technologies at Henkel, where she served as the subject matter expert on product stewardship to help guide innovation and commercialize more sustainable products. She was also an Assistant Regulatory Chemist at Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and interned at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the Green Chemistry Program.


Brown is a chemist with experience formulating for personal and home care product brands. As the Manager of Regulatory Affairs, she will serve as the Division Staff Executive for the Floor Care Products Division and support the Air Quality Council. Prior to joining HCPA, Brown served as a Laboratory Operator at Emerald Cloud Lab, an Associate Manager at Method Products, a Formulations Associate at Estee Lauder and an Analytical Chemist at Draper.

“Molly and Carrie each bring unique experiences relevant to the household and commercial products industry that will make them valuable members of the HCPA team,” said Steve Caldeira, President & CEO, HCPA.

“Molly’s product stewardship expertise will help her effectively lead sustainability efforts on behalf of member companies and key stakeholders. Additionally, Carrie has knowledge of relevant industry issues, especially in the regulatory space, having previously worked with home care products. I am excited to grow the Scientific & Regulatory Affairs team, and I’m confident that members will benefit from these two new hires.”


In addition to these two new hires, Nicholas Georges was promoted to Senior VP, Scientific & International Affairs. Georges has made significant contributions to HCPA, especially the Aerosol Products Division and International Affairs Council, during his 4.5 years at the association. He will lead the Air Quality Council in this new role.


The Aerosol Association of Australia (AAA) has postponed it’s Gala Awards Dinner to March 31, 2022. A statement from Philip Fleming, AAA Executive Director noted:

On Oct. 18,  [the State of] New South Wales took the first step of its “roadmap” out of COVID-19 restrictions.

Whilst this is a welcome development, the roadmap sees the “one person per 4 sq. metre rule” for functions and hospitality venues persist until Dec. 1 2021, a date that is AFTER our rescheduled Gala Awards Dinner on Nov. 16, 2021.

Unfortunately the Gala Dinner is not viable at this density limit (which equates to a maximum capacity of around 75 diners).

Current restrictions on inter-State travel also suggest that some Association members and sponsors may be unable to join us for the event.

Accordingly, and in the interests of ensuring a safe event that delivers the maximum value to all attendees and sponsors, the AAA’s Executive has resolved to reschedule the event to THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2022.

Whilst we could never have foreseen the repeated disruptions which have beset planning for the event, please be assured of our commitment to delivering a world-class celebration of innovation and excellence in the aerosol industry and to continuing the high standards set at our first such celebration in 1994.

We thank you for your support and continued patience and look forward to seeing you at our Gala Dinner in the first quarter of 2022!

Please don’t hesitate to contact me at if you have any queries.

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Coster Machinery Division is expanding its wide aerosol filling machines portfolio with 53eC, a brand new indexing machine designed for high output, extra flexibility and connectivity.

Headquartered in Milan, Italy since its foundation in 1963, Coster Machinery Division has designed and produced a wide range of filling machines for any type of aerosol products.

According to the company, Coster’s new entry 53eC results from years of continued innovation and research, specifically addressing the challenges of a market that is becoming more and more dynamic, fast changing and evolving to a higher level of industrial automation. Some of the key features of the new machine are:

  • High production capacity with the possibility to work in three different configurations: triple, double as well as single pitch, which can be interchangeable according to the client’s needs with maximum speed up to 120 CPM.
  • 36 head positions
  • Suitable for filling all kinds of cans and bottles
  • High end industrial automation with brushless motors and with all the operations electronically controlled
  • Quality inspection via camera systems
  • Simple, flexible, and completely connected with Industrial IoT

“Nowadays, aerosol filling operations are under great pressure to deliver on competitiveness and productivity in a market that requires full flexibility and fast time to market. With 53eC, we aim at providing an answer to these needs, combining the flexibility advantages of the indexing technology with full process control and triple-pitch configuration to ensure high productivity. And all with easy-to-use ergonomics and interfaces as well as full connectivity for real-time production monitoring and data control” the company said in a statement.

Likewise, Coster’s 53eC also helps assure strong sustainability benefits by minimizing energy consumptions, inefficiencies and waste, all in one machine that is intuitive and user-friendly for the operators and allows remote production monitoring and predictive maintenance programs, said the company.

Each year, Easyfairs, the organizer of the Aerosol & Dispensing Forum and Packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics & Design and Packaging of Premium & Luxury Drinks Paris (ADF&PCD and PLD Paris) promotes and celebrates packaging innovation in the aerosol and dispensing, beauty and drinks sectors with the ADF&PCD and PLD Innovation Awards.

Brands and suppliers who wish to present their most innovative packaging projects of the year are invited to take part in this year’s competition before the deadline of Nov. 5, 2021.

ADF&PCD and PLD Innovation Awards 2022 – Instructions

Who can participate?

  • The PCD Innovation Awards are open to products that were launched, or are due to be launched, on the European or international market between 1 December 2020 and 30 November 2021. Only brands can enter the PCD Innovation Awards; however, packaging suppliers or design agencies who wish to enter can do so in collaboration with their clients.
  • For the ADF Innovation Awards and the PLD Innovation Awards* (now in its second year), anyone involved in the creation of the packaging can enter – be it the brand, the supplier or the design agency.*The PLD Innovation Awards aim to celebrate the best packaging innovations and launches in the global premium drinks market for all drinks categories.

All entries must be submitted through the Awards website:

What are the criteria?

Jury members consider every entry based on the following areas: technical innovation in production, processing or filling; innovation related to sustainable development; innovation related to consumer experience on decoration, ergonomics, or ease of use; the opportunity to enter new markets; production excellence, launches, beautiful achievements…

 What are the categories?

For the ADF Innovation Awards:

  • Personal Care
  • Household
  • Pharmaceutical & Veterinary
  • Food
  • Industrial & Technical Applications
  • Concept of the Year
    • This category is open to products that are new innovations from packaging manufacturers that are not yet in use by a brand owner or end user.
  • Sustainable Innovation

For the PCD Innovation Awards:

  • Personal care – Body & Hair – Mass market
  • Personal care – Body & Hair – Mass market
  • Skincare – Premium
  • Skincare – Mass Market
  • Make-up – Premium
  • Make Up – Mass Market
  • Fragrances – Men/Unisex
  • Fragrances – Women/Unisex
  • Limited Edition Pack
  • Presentation Pack
  • Sustainable Innovation

For the PLD Innovation Awards:

  • Sparkling Wine and Champagne
  • Still wine
  • Spirits & Liqueurs – Mass Market
  • Spirits & Liqueurs – Premium & Luxury
  • Beer & Cider
  • Soft Drinks & Mixers
  • Presentation Pack
  • Sustainability Innovation


The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) has announced the winners of the Madam C.J. Walker Scholarship, sponsored by Mary Kay Inc., in support of under-represented minority students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in chemical, physical, medical, pharmaceutical, biological, or related sciences and technology.

The selection committee, which included Madam C.J. Walker’s great-great-granddaughter, chose the two winners from a group of impressive candidates, each of whom shall receive a $5,000 scholarship:

Imani Elaine Porter

Hampton University

second year undergraduate



Joy Rutherford

The Ohio State University fourth year PhD candidate



The winners have been invited to attend the SCC 75th Annual Meeting & Showcase, December 13-15, 2021 in New York City to be presented with the award.

Imani Porter

“Madam Walker was a pioneering Black female entrepreneur who inspired many with her financial independence, business acumen, and philanthropy,” said Dr. Lucy Gildea, Chief Scientific Officer at Mary Kay Inc.  “It is exciting to honor her legacy by supporting these two outstanding students in their pursuit of careers in cosmetic science.  Mary Kay is proud to inspire and empower the next generation of scientists to follow in Walker’s footsteps.”

“The selection committee was impressed by the outstanding applicants for the inaugural scholarship,” said Erica O’Grady, CAE, CEO of the Society. “Imani and Joy rose to the top of this impressive group with their commitment to education, research, mentorship, and

Joy Rutherford

giving back in the true spirit of Madam C.J. Walker.”