ADF (Aerosol Dispensing Forum) and PCD (Packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics & Design) New York has revealed the shortlist for its Innovations Awards, after a the judging session by an independent jury of packaging experts [1].

The jury, including packaging experts from leading brands, universities,...

The jury, including packaging experts from leading brands, universities, organizations as well the media, gathered in early July to judge the entries, and whittled them down to a final 18.

The shortlist consists of some of the most innovative products in the beauty and aerosol markets, including solutions from Hinterkopf, Verescence and Ball Corporation, on behalf of brands such as Bayer, L’Oréal, Kao, Estée Lauder and Coty,” said ADF&PCD organizers in a release.

The Innovation Awards, now in its second year, recognize outstanding achievements and encourage the industry to push the boundaries with technological and creative innovations in aerosol, dispensing, personal care and cosmetic packaging. The final winners will be announced at a special Innovation Awards Ceremony during the ADF&PCD New York show at The Altman Building & Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan, at 4pm on September 6, 2017.

I really enjoyed participating in the ADF&PCD awards jury. It was very exciting to see the many innovations in materials, design, manufacturing methods, and decoration up for consideration for awards this year,” enthused Lorraine Keyes-Ahart, Clinique Global Package Development at Estée Lauder.

Ian Nicholson, Worldwide Director Strategic Innovation & Technology Alliances at Colgate Palmolive, was also impressed by the quality of the entries, stating: "The award submissions are great examples of creative companies seeking to better meet the needs of their users, which is essential in delivering superior business results."

Each of the winners will present a short session on what makes the winning entry so innovative.

The full shortlist features:

ADF Personal care

- COPPERTONE Whipped Lotion Sunscreen

- KANEBO Evita Beauty Whip Soap 

- ROGER & GALLET Aura Mirabilis

ADF Industrial & technical suppliers’ application

- BALL CORPORATION L’Oréal Men Expert can

- HINTERKOPF D240&D120 New design capabilities 

- BALL CORPORATION tactile Ball sample can

PCD Skincare

- AVEDA Tulasara Wedding Masque 

- DIOR Hydra Life 

- JIL SANDER Softly 

PCD Make up

- BOBBI BROWN Liquid Lip Art Stick 

- MAC x Mariah Carey 

- PRETTY VULGAR “The feathers” mascara

PCD Haircare

- GARNIER FRUCTIS renovation 

- REDKEN Heatcure hair restoration 

- PUREOLOGY line in 100% PCR

PCD Fragrance

- CALVIN KLEIN CK One Gold

- JIL SANDER Simply Art of Layering 

- NATALIE WOOD Eau de Parfum