Aerosol & Dispensing Forum is a Success once again!

January 29 - 30, 2020

Once again, the Aerosol & Dispensing Forum in Paris ended with record-high numbers of attendees and exhibitors. With an  increase in attendance and an increase in the number of exhibitors, the Forum continues to be very successful. Organizers, exhibitors, and attendees all agreed that the forum in Paris has become an indispensable event for the international aerosol industry. Voices from and impressions of the event in Paris will be published in the next issue of AEROSOL EUROPE. We’ll tell you this much in advance: There were a lot of customers to meet here, a lot to learn about innovations and important trends, and last but no least, there were some business deals to be made; this was the tenor of the conversations in Paris. 

Nearly the whole international aerosol industry was in Paris (see the exhibitor list in the box), and if not as exhibitor, then as an attendee. Even on the first day, the number of visitors was immense. Thanks to the excellent organization, however, there were no delays during registration on the first day. Also, thanks to the expansion of the halls, the attendees were able to distribute themselves relatively well in the aisles. The booths were designed in open fashion and easy to access. Even if there were a lot of attendees at the booths, you never had a feeling of being squeezed. Some of the booths were even occupied until quite late at night. The second day was just as crowded and the accompanying lecture program, which featured more than 70 presentations and numerous round table discussions, was extensive and varied and covered the entire spectrum of aerosol technology, whereby the focal point was naturally on innovations. 

The event brought together the most innovative packaging suppliers, including 141 new exhibitors, with the most influential packaging designers, buyers and specifiers in an environment that was carefully curated to maximize the opportunities for the market to learn, source, network and gain inspiration. Key highlights of the event included the launch of PLD (Packaging of Premium & Luxury Drinks); an interactive conference program across four theatres, featuring speakers from the world’s top brands; creative inspiration through galleries of artists and the world’s best packaging design; plus the ever-popular ADF&PCD Awards, guided tours and much more.

As a result, ADF&PCD and PLD Paris proved itself to be the key packaging event of the year for doing business for the world’s top beauty, drinks and FMCG brands, with companies such as L’Oréal, Martell Mumm Perrier Jouet, Chanel, LVMH, Coty, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Remy Cointreau and many more sending full teams of packaging decision-makers across design, marketing, packaging technology, purchasing and R&D to the event.

The event also extended its international reach, with attendees from 84 countries. As the spiritual home of the global perfume, cosmetics and luxury products market and a world leader in wine and spirits, France accounted for around 70% of attendees. The top-represented countries outside of France were the UK, Italy, Germany and Spain, accounting for 16% of attendees. The event also hosted a Korean Pavilion for the first time.

Josh Brooks, event director at ADF&PCD and PLD Paris 2020, says: “We worked hard to build our visitor experience around the four key pillars of learning, inspiration, sourcing and networking, and we’re very pleased that the feedback from exhibitors and visitors suggests the show successfully delivered in each of these areas.

“Most of all, this is an event where companies come not only to plan projects but to execute them, and to do business with both new and existing suppliers. We saw bigger teams – and therefore more buying influence – attending from the top brand owners. This suggests that the show is only becoming more important as an essential element in the innovation and buying process for the sectors it covers.

“Alongside that, our high-level Talks programmes delivered on their ambition to move the debate forward and to share knowledge around key issues such as sustainability and eco-design for packaging and design for the digital consumer. These are the big challenges the industry is facing over the coming years and both our speakers and our ADF&PCD Awards winners – as well as many of our exhibitors – proved that the industry is making progress towards developing strong solutions to these challenges and is thinking big in its approach.”

Dates for ADF&PCD and PLD Paris 2021 have been confirmed as 20-21 January 2021.

ADF and PCD Awards Paris 2020 winners announced 

ADF&PCD and PLD Paris 2020, the dedicated event for the aerosol, dispensing, perfume, luxury drinks & cosmetic packaging community, has just announced the winners of its dedicated awards: ADF and PCD Awards Paris 2020.

The ADF and PCD Awards Paris, now in their 14th and 16th years respectively, are designed to single out the very best innovations across the aerosol, dispensing and beauty sectors. They were hosted this year by actor and TV host Sandra Lou.

The PCD Awards jury was led by packaging expert Alain Béthune, and Hervé Bouix, senior vice president of packaging innovation at Estée Lauder.

Jean Blottière, general secretary of Comité Français des Aérosols, was president of the ADF Awards judging panel.

For the ADF Awards, personal care and household names such as Kao, Tubex and Lindal received gongs alongside other exciting, innovative names like Anyway Spray and Virospack.

For the PCD Awards, eco-design was a determining factor in packaging development and a source of much of the innovation presented this year. Notably, when it came to large-volume categories like personal care, but also increasingly as refillable solutions are seen as a way of offeringnew services and perceived value to consumers at the luxury end of the market.

The full list of winners for the ADF and PCD Awards Paris 2020 is as follows:

ADF Awards Paris 2020: 

Personal Care – Aerosols:

- Award: Kao – Cape Hair Spray

- Certificate: Gatineau – Alkessence IonActive Alkaline Soothing Mist

- Certificate: Aerosol Service – Actuo

Personal Care – Dispensing

- Award: Kao – Bioré U Foam Stamp Hand Wash

- Certificate: Virospack – Dropper With Massager Tip


- Award: Kao – Attack Zero

- Certificate: Daizo – 1-Push Insecticide With 1cc Metered Valve

- Certificate: Anyway Spray – Deft



Industrial & Technical Application

- Award: DuPont – Great Stuff™ Smart Dispenser – Lindal

Aerosol Packaging Technology

- Award: Tubex – Aluminium Rise & Shine


- Award: Tubex – Dove Men & Care

PCD Awards Paris 2020: 

Skincare Premium

- Award: Yves Saint Laurent – Serum Reboot

- Certificate: Cinq Mondes – Geto Supreme Le Contour Yeux Et Levres

Make-Up Premium

- Award: Chanel – Eye

- Certificate: Chanel – Rouge Coco Flash

- Certificate: Gucci – Satin and Sheer Lipstick

Make-Up Mass Market

- Certificate: Bourjois – One Second Eyeshadow

- Certificate: Rimmel – Lasting Finish Extreme Lipstick

Fragrances – Men

- Certificate: Montblanc – Explorer Eau de Parfum

- Certificate: Jean-Paul Gaultier – Le Beau

Fragrances – Women

- Award: Lancôme – Idôle

- Award: Paco Rabanne – Pacollection

- Certificate: Azzaro – Wanted Girl

- Certificate: Chanel – MINI T&S 7ML

Limited Edition Box

- Certificate: Lancôme – Jasmin Marzipane

- Certificate: Chanel – Coffret Les Exclusifs Coromandel et Les Maisons D’art


- Award: L’Oreal Paris / Garnier / Botanicals – Elseve / Ultra Doux – Fresh Care

- Certificate: weDo – Professional

- Certificate: Philosophy – Nature In A Jar

- Certificate: Sephora – GOOD FOR SKIN. YOU. ALL.

Onsite Refillable Devices

- Award: L’Occitane – Verbena Fountain

- Award: Lancôme – Fontaine Idôle

- Certificate: Chanel – Fill Up

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