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The 11th edition of PCD, the annual international gathering of perfumes, cosmetics & make-up packaging experts, takes place this year at the Espace Champerret in Paris on 4-5 February.

PCD (Packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics & Design) brings together some 4,000 brand experts and leading specialists in cosmetics, perfumes and make-up packaging and materials from some 70 countries. There will also be more than 250 exhibitors, leading international packaging suppliers serving the cosmetics, perfumery and make-up markets. This year, PCD runs concurrently with ADF, the Aerosol & Dispensing Forum, and two new industry events: the Pet’s & Vet’s Packaging forums, which are dedicated to petfood and veterinary product packaging.

With its conference programme featuring 90 speakers representing the highest level of international expertise, PCD is a unique opportunity for brand decision-makers and experts in packaging, R&D, purchasing and marketing to take stock of innovations, technical advances and packaging trends.

The supporting exhibition area will enable suppliers of perfume and cosmetic packaging industry to present their products and innovations. They include suppliers of raw materials, manufacturers of packaging machines, producers and distributors of packaging systems, customised packaging manufacturers, production and control software suppliers, materials, new materials, compatibility, active packaging, design, rapid prototyping, pre-series, dispensing systems & pumps, anti-counterfeiting, and printing.

Companies exhibiting at the event will include Collcap, which provides innovative packaging solutions for the cosmetics, perfumery and personal care industries by specialising in primary packaging. Services include creative and technical problem solving, bespoke tooling, testing and compatibility, in addition to the sourcing of standards. The company’s customers also benefit from in-house 3D printing technology. Close links to specialised manufacturers are said to help ensure an excellent service.

Twisting the balance between sustainability and glamour, Glaspray has created Twist Up dispensers for the fragrance and skin care markets. The simple and compact design is for people constantly on the move, whereas the cartridge refill system is both eco-friendly and flexible in design. Glaspray says it constantly evolves with changes in the global business environment to present the most complex ideas in the simplest form

Iggesund is the producer of Invercote and Incada, two of the world’s leading paperboard brands. The company is part of the Holmen group, which owns more than 1.3 million hectares of forest in Sweden. This allows it to offer products made of pure virgin fibre. Invercote and Incada are manufactured in two state-of-the-art facilities: the Iggesund Mill in Sweden and the Workington Mill in England. They also provide service and support ranging from technical advice and logistics solutions to designer inspiration and business consulting.

Porcelain is a material favoured by Les Parfumable. This patented ceramic is well known by the perfume companies to be an alternative to the traditional blotters, point of sale testers, give-aways and promotional items. With a focus on the quality of the restitution of the fine fragrances, Les Parfumables offers "a unique experience to the client with a long lasting effect".

PolyOne Corporation is a global leader offering an array of specialised polymer materials, tailored services and end-to-end solutions. Design support, colour consulting, prototyping, testing and finally support during manufacturing, are provided in every phase of product development. Each year, PolyOne introduces its Colour Inspiration guide to ignite the creative and imaginative design process as it collaborates with its customers. By considering colour, effects and material in the earliest stages of product development, it can improve innovation, strategic decision making and speed-to-market. The company’s InVisiO value-added services are yet another way that PolyOne is serving as a total solutions provider to customers around the globe.

PRP is the first European company to offer liquid metallising technology on plastics bottles, jars, tubes, closures – "whatever your needs and objectives". A wide range of options are available regarding the type of plastics requested, and the decoration (opaque, shading off and translucid, hot stamping, silk screening). The company can also create new packaging concepts such as multiple layers, thermo-welded double pouches, and tailored decoration features.

With more than 200 years of experience in the art of producing premium paper and board, British papermaker Tullis Russell’s FSC certified products include SBS cartonboard, ivory board, offsets and pulp board, to add value to high-end brands across many sectors. The company partners with some of the best known global brands across a wide range of sectors, including cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, chocolates, beverages, audio visual and IT.

Thanks to recent collaboration with new partners, Virospack is now including moulded glass and plastics bottles to complement the droppers that are its speciality. Saleable versions are available in 30ml and 50ml moulded glass neck finish 20/410 with a wiper, and a new 5ml 13/415 for promo packs in PETG, to fit classic or pushbutton droppers. The latest innovations from Virospack are the "syringe dropper" and a lush wooden finish.

Conference programme

Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Cosmetics and make-up : current status of packaging innovations
Chair: Hervé Bouix, senior vice president corporate packaging innovation, The Estee Lauder Companies, USA
With: DieterBakicEnterprises – Pylote – Semco – Groupe Pochet – Oeka Beauty – CinqPats – Sleever International

Patent intelligence (Joint session ADF and PCD)
Chair: Benoît Lejeune, Chanel Parfums Beauté, Responsable Brevets Packaging,
With: Albea – Bernard Julhiet Group – Chanel Parfums Beaute

Workshop – Mandatory information and allegations: how to optimize the design?
With EcoMundo – Valérie Bernard Design – Cabinet Edith Bon – Sylvain Martin Avocat


Perfumes: curent status of packaging and dispensing innovations
Pascale Marciniak-Davoult, directrice recherche et innovation packaging, Chanel
With: Glass Surface Technology – Bormioli Luigi – Graindorge – Heinz-Glas – Stölzle Glass Group – MeadWestvaco

Successful innovation: a collaborative Win-Win
Chair: Stéphane Dalla Libera, senior partner, Kea-Partners, France
With: Kea-Partners – Danone Group – Inventiva – Université de Strasbourg – Cojemial Conseils

Workshop – Lifelike shopping experience and profitability: a success story with Keonys

Thursday 5 February, 2015

Driving a process of invention by example

Seducing the consumer, secondary packaging : current status of recent advances

Labels : "seduction" innovations and new services
Chair: Pierre Ducastin, directeur innovation packaging, L’Oréal
With: Scientec – KMS – UPM Raflatac – Wipf – Avery Dennison

Folding boxes and presenting boxes : current status of technical advances
Chair: Pierre Ducastin, directeur innovation packaging, L’ Oréal
Olivier de Lataulade, finishing & printing expertise, glass expertise, L’Oréal
With: Autajon – Metsä Board – Taghleef Industries – Tullis Russel – Kurz France – Wauters – Crown

12:30-14.15 Lunch

PCD Awards Ceremony
Chairs: Alain Bethune, expert packaging, L’Oreal & Michel Dupuis, Cojemial Conseils

Close of the exhibition