ADF Talks - ADF&PCD Paris

ADF Talks

Discover the latest thinking on the challenges and opportunities for packaging technologists and engineers in the aerosol and dispensing market.
With a focus on technical and regulatory challenges, the ADF theatre will offer a range of keynote, panel debate and interactive Q&A sessions.

The ADF conference programme will revolve around 5 topics this year:

  • Aerosols and regulation: public perception
  • Aerosol technology in cans and valves
  • Aerosol technology in filling and formula
  • Aerosols and the environment
  • Beyond Brexit: aerosols and packaging supply chains

Who is it for?

Packaging influencers in pack development and R&D will gain new knowledge, inspiration and solutions for their next packaging project at the ADF theatre.

Wednesday 29 January

BRAND KEYNOTE - Aerosols, regulation and public perception: the 2020 outlook

ADF Talks Theatre

09:30 to 09:45

Who is it for

  • Packaging technologists
  • Marketing and design
  • New product development/R&D
  • Procurement/purchasing
  • Senior management

Sebastian Kraus, Associate Director Packaging at Kao

PERSPECTIVES - Aerosols, regulation and public perception: the 2020 outlook

ADF Talks Theatre

09:45 to 11:00 and meet the speakers from 11:00 to 11:10

Key takeaways

  • Update on key legislative developments
  • An overview of French aerosol generator production
  • Major laws governing ingredient communication and labelling for household products in California
  • Volatile organic compound (VOC) content of consumer products

Who is it for

  • Packaging technologists
  • Marketing and design
  • New product development/R&D
  • Procurement/purchasing
  • Senior management

09:45 to 10:05 with Alain D'Haese, Secretary General at FEA

What’s going on in the EU?

  • Aerosol Dispensers Directive (ADD) 75/324/EEC
  • The Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008
  • Recycling; plastic aerosols and other issues which might pop-up at a later stage

10:05 to 10:20 with Jean Blottière, General Delegaute at CFA

An overview of French aerosol generator production and the regulatory pitfalls to overcome

France market analysis of the 2018 filling figures and a quick overview of the regulatory impacts of the year.

10:20 to 10:40 with Steve Caldeira, CEO at Household & Commercial Products Association

Ingredient disclosure in the United States

Learn about the major laws governing ingredient communication and labelling for household products in California, a potential federal legislative solution and how industry is working with U.S. retailers to align chemical safety policies and preventing conflicting ingredient communication requirements.

10:40 to 11:00 with Nicholas George, Senior Director at Household & Commercial Products Association

VOC activity across the United States

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is responsible for conducting rulemakings to adopt and amend regulations covering a variety of areas, including the volatile organic compound (VOC) content of consumer products.  This presentation will provide the latest on their current rulemaking activity for more reductions and review the VOC activity in other states.  Attend this presentation to learn how all of this will impact your business in the United States.

KEYNOTE - CITEO Household packaging management in the EU and France – the case of aerosols

ADF Talks Theatre

11:15 to 11:40 and meet the speaker from 11:40 to 12:00

Overview of the management of household packaging in the EU, and in France in particular: eco-design, awareness of the need to sort, collect, re-sort and recycle. Focus on some projects around aerosols and the latest figures on packaging end-of-life recycling.

Key takeaways

  • Eco-design,
  • Consciousness of the need to sort, collect, re-sort and recycle

Who is it for

  • Packaging technologists
  • Marketing and design
  • New product development/R&D
  • Procurement/purchasing

Gaultier Massip, Eco Design Engineer at CITEO

TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP - Cans and valves – Part 1

ADF Talks Theatre

12:00 to 12:50

Key takeaways

  • Colour management and colour communication technology
  • Powder coating solutions with BPA NI and PAM-alternative coatings
  • New possible paths of introducing modifications in product packaging

Who is it for

  • Packaging technologists
  • Marketing and design
  • New product development/R&D

Co-moderator: Nathalie Thys, GSK

Co-moderator: Jean-François Wimmer, Hutchinson

12:15 to 12:25 with Herbert Naef, Manager MetalDeco Inks at Sun Chemical

SunColorBox – Colour management and colour communication in the metal packaging industry

Herbert would like to share some of the latest colour management and colour communication technology. This is relevant for everyone in the packaging and metal packaging industry. He will be talking about brand colours and how they must be clearly defined and then communicated to the various converters and within the packaging supply chain. The target is for packaging and brands to look the same no matter where we are on the globe. He will explain Pantone LIVE, a tool where standards are centrally stored and available for everyone and, importantly, for a wide variety of different packaging materials and this also includes metal substrates for both opaque and transparent colours.

12:25 to 12:35 with Nikoletta Lemesanszkine-Piszkor from TIGER Coatings GmbH & Co KG

BPA NI and PAM-alternative powder coatings for the inside of monobloc aerosol cans

Features, advantages and benefits of newly developed powder coating solutions for coating inside of aluminium monobloc aerosol cans with BPA NI and PAM-alternative coatings.

12:35 to 12:45 with Anna Fitrzyk director at Jago Pro

Quality determinants of aerosol packaging in cosmetic industry

To ensure proper product quality and meet consumer requirements and expectations, producers are constantly pressured to face new challenges. One of their main activities in offering an ever-new and an ever-attractive product is modification of its packaging, which is one of the most crucial factors determining consumers purchase decisions. This work attempts to present the quality criteria that were highlighted by responders with regards to aerosol packaging elements in cosmetics products. Obtained results reveal new possible paths of introducing modifications in product packaging, based on the validity of the attributes according to customers.

TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP - Cans and valves – part 2

ADF Talks Theatre

12:55 to 1:50

Key takeaways

  • Differences in carbon footprint between plastic and metal aerosol cans
  • The next generation digital printing machine
  • A more environmentally friendly way of decorating aerosols

Who is it for

  • Packaging technologists
  • Marketing and design
  • New product development/R&D

Co-moderator: Nathalie Thys, GSK

Co-moderator: Jean-François Wimmer, Hutchinson

12:55 to 1:10 with Rüdiger Löhl, Executive Board Member at E-proPLAST

PET – A safe and sustainable alternative for filling of aerosols

The presentation will go through various historical stages of the development and present safety aspects of using PET as the base of aerosol cans. In addition, the current status of safety regulations according to EU legislation will be described. Moreover, the differences in carbon footprint between plastic and metal aerosol cans will be discussed. Various design aspects while using PET will be shown, including future design possibilities. Finally, an outlook to the future all plastic aerosol valves will be presented.

1:10 to 1:20 with Alexander Hinterkopf, Managing Director at Hinterkopf GmbH

Hinterkopf presents next generation digital printing machine D240.3

The powerful D240.3 is the latest generation of our successful digital printing machine. A total of eight digital printing machines of the last generation D240.2 are already in successful commercial operation and, to date, have decorated a hundred million of cans, tubes and other containers. The new D240.3 comes with even more colours, higher precision, more speed and a compact platform, compared to its predecessor.

1:20 to 1:30 from Matt Dass, Chairman at Springfield Solutions

SASO® – A digital packaging solution for a digital world

SASO® (Self Adhesive Shrink-On) is the world’s first full height, digitally printed self-adhesive label produced specifically for the aerosol industry. Launched at the BAMA (British Aerosol Manufacturers Association) Innovation Day in April 2019 this unique solution is now being used to decorate hundreds of thousands of aerosols across Europe. Our talk will highlight the cost savings, increased quality, reduced inventory (thus reduced write off) and a more environmentally friendly way of decorating aerosols than traditional methods.

TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP - Filling and formulation

ADF Talks Theatre

12:00 to 12:50

Key takeaways

  • New insights on aerosol trends across Asia
  • How to achieve a soft mist cloud
  • High-quality micro-foams with no VOCs or dissolved gases

Who is it for

  • New product development/R&D

Moderator: Johannes Burghaus, Procter & Gamble

2:15 to 2:25 with Ryota Nakamoto – Colep

Aerosols: What’s trending in Asia?

The presentation will focus on aerosol trends (technologies, formats etc) in the hair care, skin care, home care and insecticide categories across Asia. The Asian trends are influential on a global scale and they offer a unique point of difference. The presentation will deliver new insights to the audience regarding this dynamic market and the opportunities for the aerosol.

2:25 to 2:35 with Frank Verhoeven – Medspray

Medspray’s fine mist spray: what are the pros and cons?

Medspray develops and manufactures innovative spray nozzles. Using the Medspray nozzle technology, we create fine mists without using fast evaporating propellants or excipients. A simple pump with a water-based formulation is all it takes to generate the fine mist, for example for inhalation purposes, fine fragrances or personal care applications. Medspray uses the Rayleigh spray principle for generating the soft mist, which has its benefits and consequences. The composition of the formulation is a key parameter and requires special attention to achieve a soft mist cloud. 

2:35 to 2:45 with Mark Nicmanis - Triple Line Technology

VOC-free, foamed aerosol technology

Triple Line Technology have developed a revolutionary aerosol technology capable of dispensing high-quality micro-foams without requiring liquified propellants (VOCs) or dissolved gases (such as nitrous oxide). A surfactant formulation and an environmentally friendly gas (such as nitrogen or air) are passed through our proprietary mechanism which utilizes a series of shear fields to tear tiny bubbles from gas packets in the two-phase flow thus generating a high-quality micro-foam. Our technology is environmentally friendly, low cost, compatible with standard aerosol components and filling lines, easier to recycle and can be used with a wide range of formulations that would enable the development of environmentally friendly: shaving foams, hair products, cleaning foams, skin care foams, foamed sunscreens, drug delivery foams, foamed foundations, foamed dry shampoos, etc.

ADF&PCD Awards 2020

PCD Talks Theatre

3:45

Celebrate the best packaging achievements of the aerosol, dispensing, perfume and cosmetics sectors with the top names in the industry – and hear from our special guest speaker to be announced soon.

Followed by networking drinks at the Champagn Bar

Who is it for

  • Packaging technologists
  • Marketing and design
  • New product development/R&D
  • Procurement/purchasing
  • Senior management

THURSDAY 30 JANUARY

BRAND KEYNOTE – BEIERSDORF - Aerosols, design for recycling and the sustainability challenge

ADF Talks Theatre

09:30 - 09:45

Key takeaways

  • Aluminium production
  • Propellant systems
  • Recycling of aerosols

Who is it for

  • Packaging technologists
  • Marketing and design
  • New product development/R&D
  • Procurement/purchasing
  • Senior management

Bernhard Felten, Beiersdorf

PERSPECTIVES - Towards zero-carbon design and sustainable production

ADF Talks Theatre

09:45 to 10:35 and meet the speakers from 10:25 to 10:35

Key takeaways

  • Consumers boycott
  • Is steel the material to be considered for the next generations of aerosol packaging?
  • When efficiency and sustainability are a perfect fit

Who is it for

  • Packaging technologists
  • Marketing and design
  • New product development/R&D
  • Procurement/purchasing
  • Senior management

Moderator: Bernhard Felten, Beiersdorf

09:45 to 09:55 with Michael W. Pritchard - Anyway Spray

Stop warming the planet – Zero emissions aerosol design

Aerosols are increasingly contributing to global warming. It’s a fact. While other industries race to reduce their carbon footprint, the aerosol industry continues to increase theirs. The near ubiquitous use of VOC based propellants such as butane and propane are the main cause of the problem. It’s wrong, it must stop, and the industry must wake up and seek alternatives. In his talk Michael Pritchard, MBE will explain how through innovation and thinking differently brands can change to environmentally friendly aerosol solutions. Brands are increasingly under the scrutinising spotlight of governments and consumers like never. If they do not change now, then they face the wrath of consumers boycotting their products and the penalties of legislation forcing them to change or go bust. In this engaging talk, Michael will take the audience through some of the old barriers to change and demonstrate practical solutions that are available now to get brands on the right side of the environment and their customers.

9:55 to 10:05 with Jason Galley - Ball Aerocan

Unlocking the full potential of packaging

Infinitely recyclable, economically valuable and readily available aluminium packaging meets brand and consumer demand today.

10:05 to 10:15 from Gilles Mangin - ArcelorMittal Europe

Smart steel solutions for lightweight aerosols

Steel keeps moving to provide the best solutions to aerosol fillers. Not only based on its excellent credentials for sustainability, steel is the material to be considered for the next generations of aerosol packaging: much lighter, ready to withstand the future high-pressure resistance regulations, safe for the consumer as well as workable with any can making strategy (3-Piece, 2-Piece or monobloc). ArcelorMittal will discuss the new steel products having been recently introduced on the market and the benefits for fillers to consider steel as the preferred material.

10:15 to 10:25 from Leopold Werdich – Tubex

Efficiency in aerosol can manufacturing

Sustainability is quite understandably currently on everyone’s agenda. We must use our resources wisely and efficiently. The interesting part is the reciprocal effect efficiency and sustainability have on each other. Efficiency and sustainability are a perfect fit, especially in manufacturing aerosol cans. You will see that sometimes less is more.

PERSPECTIVES - Recycling of aerosols: the material challenge

ADF Talks Theatre

10:35 to 12:00 and meet the speakers from 11:35 to 12:00

Key takeaways

  • Can flammable propellants be replaced?
  • How does the recycling industry deal with PET and aluminium aerosols?
  • How to implement recycled plastics into your product portfolio building knowledge and confidence within your organization and supply chain.

Who is it for

  • Packaging technologists
  • Marketing and design
  • New product development/R&D
  • Procurement/purchasing
  • Senior management

Moderator: Bernhard Felten, Beiersdorf

10:35 to 10:45 with Alberto Malerba – Honeywell

Solstice® propellant (HFO-1234ze) – the safe and environmental solution at high performance

What would be the impacts of Solstice® Propellant (HFO-1234ze) if flammable propellants were replaced? Environmental and safety scenarios, formulating options.

10:45 to 10:55 with Kinza Sutton – Plastipak

The recyclability of PET aerosols

The presentation will cover the basics of PET recycling, and how PET aerosols can be and are being dealt with by the recycling industry.

10:55 to 11:05 with Mostafa Aboulfaraj - France Aluminium Recyclage

Recycling aluminium aerosols: challenges and opportunities

The recycling of aluminium aerosols is not a very complicated task if we focus only on the alloy composition of the packaging. The challenges that this packaging is facing are coming from the awareness of the consumers, risk in sorting centres and the mix of different materials composing the aerosol in the recycling phase. In our presentation, we will discuss these different matters and emphasize the great opportunities of recycling for this packaging.

10:05 to 11:55 with Thijs Feenstra - Pezy Group

Design for recycling without design from recycling can never be circular

Today, the world of development and the world of waste-re-use function are two separate worlds that prevent us from making use of the full potential they offer. In the past 10 years, Pezy Group has gathered a lot of experience applying Post-Consumer Recycled plastics in consumer products that require high-grade plastics. With this presentation, Thijs Feenstra will show you what the design barriers are and, more importantly, how to deal with them. Knowing how creates the ability to utilize the full potential of this value chain. Following a 6-step approach, he will show how to implement recycled plastics into your product portfolio building knowledge and confidence within your organization and supply chain. Key to the approach is to grow from developing small successes at start to increase impact in your portfolio as you go. To showcase what level can be reached, a recently launched product developed according to the Design For Recycling guidelines, will be shown and explained.

11:25 to 11:35 with Alexis Van Maercke – APEAL

Ready for real recycling?

The legislative landscape for packaging is changing and public debate is pushing the packaging industry towards ever greater levels of circular performance. Both generally for packaging, and specifically for aerosols, this presentation will explore what real recycling means and how it can be achieved.

KEYNOTE - BAMA Beyond Brexit – aerosols and packaging supply chains

ADF Talks Theatre

12:15 to 12:40 and meet the speaker from 12:45 to 1:00

Who is it for

  • Aerosol suppliers
  • Purchasers
  • Packaging technologists
  • Marketing and design
  • New product development/R&D
  • Procurement/purchasing
  • Senior management

Patrick Heskins, British Aerosol Manufacturers Association

BRAND KEYNOTE – JOHNSON & JOHNSON - The future of aerosols to 2025

ADF Talks Theatre

2:00 - 2:10

Who is it for

  • Packaging technologists
  • Marketing and design
  • New product development/R&D
  • Procurement/purchasing
  • Senior management

Marc Spiniella, Johnson & Johnson

PERSPECTIVES - The future of aerosols to 2025

ADF Talks Theatre

2:10 to 3:15 and meet the speakers from 3:30 to 3:45

Who is it for

  • Packaging technologists
  • Marketing and design
  • New product development/R&D
  • Procurement/purchasing
  • Senior management

2:10 to 2:20 with Franck Flecheux - LEREM

Lerem Logo

2:20 to 2:30 with Gary Hawthorne - Farrag Packaging

2:30 to 2:45 from Jonathan Gawtrey - L'Oréal

2:45 to 2:55 from Adrian McCretton - KDC/ONE Swallowfield

2:55 to 3:05 from Lana Glazman - Aptar Beauty + Home

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