May 2017

NY Aerosol Forum issues “Last Call” for Innovation Award submissions: June 12

ADF&PCD New York (Aerosol & Dispensing Forum, and Packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics & Design) has issued its Last Call for Entries to the ADF&PCD Innovation Awards.

Deadline is June 12

Brands and exhibitors are encouraged to enter products into the ADF&PCD Innovations Awards before June 12. The application may be downloaded from

http://www.easyfairs.com/pcd-adf-ny-2017/adf-pcd-new-york-2017/awards/.

Participation is free. The brand-focused awards are designed to showcase Packaging and Dispensing Innovations launched on the market between June 1, 2016 and June 1, 2017, and recognize outstanding achievements in technological and creative innovations in aerosol, dispensing, personal care and cosmetic packaging. Winners will be announced at the trade show on September 6 (which runs through September 7 at The Altman Building and Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan.)

An independent jury of packaging experts from leading brands, universities, organizations as well as the media, will oversee the selection process during a private meeting on June 21 at Pratt Institute’s Manhattan campus. The jury includes industry leaders from top brands, including Paul Austin, Austin Advisory Group; Ian Nicholson, Colgate-Palmolive; Bernard Quennessen, Coty US; Lorraine Keyes-Ahart, Estee Lauder; Mathieu Daudon, Fresh (LVMH); Valery Vanstaan, PHD, ITW Construction Projects; and more to be announced soon, as well as other industry authorities and journalists including Paul Austin, Austin Advisory Group; Marianne Klimchuk, Fashion Institute of Technology; a professor from Pratt Institute; Detlev Melcher, Aerosol Europe; Cindy Hundley, Spray Technology; among others.

Entries will be judged on the following criteria: opening of a new market; unique design (shape and decoration); ergonomy, gesture, new service; innovation: technical, transformation, process; environment / sustainability / eco-conception; and/or formulation / spray. For show attendees, the Innovation Awards Ceremony, which includes a short presentation from the winners, offers show attendees the opportunity to learn more about what made the winning entries so innovative and gain inspiration to incorporate into their own projects. The 2016 winners, including Coty’s Adidas, Calvin Klein and Marc Jacobs brands; Condition Culture’s Colorsmash; The Estée Lauder Companies La Mer; Paslode; and Urban Decay, are highlighted at http://www.easyfairs.com/pcd-adf-ny-2017/adf-pcd-new-york-2017/awards/