The 11th edition of Packaging of Perfume Cosmetics & Design (PCD) and the 9th edition of Aerosol & Dispensing Forum (ADF), which were held conjointly on the 4th and 5th of February 2015 at the Espace Champerret in Paris, welcomed 5570 visitors from 70 countries, according the organisers, an increase of 44% compared with the previous edition. A sharp increase, correlated to a simultaneous increase in the number of exhibitors, from 220 in 2014 to 300 in 2015!

Exchanges were prolific; participants took stock of advances and project launches, technical progress, innovations in the pipeline and trends,” say the organisers.

PCD Awards 2015

PCD Awards 2015

As every year, the work carried out by packaging teams to meet the challenge of marketing briefs was rewarded at the Packaging of Perfume Cosmetics & Design Awards ceremony.

The 2015 winners are:

- Hygiene & Hair Care: Blonde Idol Custom-Dual Dispenser Highlight (Redken)
- Skin Care: Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Sculpting/Refinishing Dual Infusion (Estée Lauder)
- Make Up (face, eyes, lips, nails): Vitalumière Loose Powder Foundation (Chanel), Grandiôse (Lancôme), Rouge Allure Gloss (Chanel), Dazzle Rocks (L’Oréal)
- Men’s perfume: Valentino Uomo (Valentino)
- Perfume coffret: Coffret Noël 2014 Valentina (Valentino)
- Women’s perfume: Elixir Précieux (Dior)

The 12th edition of PCD will be held on the 3 & 4 February 2016, Espace Champerret, Paris, once again at the same time as ADF (Aerosol & Dispensing Form).

Sustainable development will be the underlying theme for lectures and the exhibition in 2016. The call for papers for the 2016 programme is being prepared for the following sessions:

- Patent creativity : how to generate ideas ?
- Design, mockup, prototyping & 3D printing
- Hygiene, hair and hair colour products, sun care products
- Personal care, cosmetics and make-up
- Perfumes for women and men
- Secondary packaging : labels, inserts, accessories, triptychs, fillers, folding boxes, gift boxes
- Electronic-cosmetics convergence “e@PCD”
- Innovation, open-innovation, R&D, purchasing strategy

The deadline for proposals is the 30th June 2015.