UK’s most exclusive packaging event welcomes biggest names in beauty

There promises to be plenty of innovation, advice and inspiration on offer for beauty professionals at Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London 2018 when it returns to London Olympia on 12-13 September.

The Beauty Forum will return to the Innovation Stage as part of a series of industry-focused seminars which will take place over the course of the two-day event. Providing an in-depth insight into the latest packaging developments within the cosmetics industry, the dedicated Forum will explore how brands can tackle the issue of sustainability in beauty packaging.

Visitors will be able to listen to and interact with some of the UK's biggest names, including Lee Carpenter, Packaging Buying Lead at LUSH, who will be offering his insights into the role eco-packaging has to play in building an eco-brand. Building on this theme will be Lia Neophytou, Associate Analyst at Global Data. Lia will discuss the challenge of balancing sustainability with functionality when targeting today's 'green' consumers.

Lara Morgan, Founder of Scentered, will also take to the stage to consider the specific sustainability challenges the beauty packaging market faces when facing the 'practicality versus waste' dilemma. The Beauty Forum will also feature an interactive Q&A session, presenting visitors with the unique opportunity to speak directly to some of the leading experts in the beauty and cosmetics field.

New for 2018, Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London 2018 will introduce its new partnership with ADF & PCD, aimed at professionals working in the cosmetic and perfume industry, which will include a dedicated new forum. The ADF Forum will welcome leading experts from the sector as it explores the future of aerosol and dispensing. Bernhard Felten, Front End Innovation – Packaging at Beiersdorf will reveal the current trends in aerosol packaging, whilst Moravia Cans will look at the latest technologies transforming aerosol development.

Last year's show saw some of the world's biggest cosmetic brands in attendance, including Benefit, Unilever, Boots, Chanel, Johnson&Johnson, P&G and Superdrug, making the collaboration with ADF even more complimentary.

In addition to the packed conference schedule, the show floor will welcome a host of leading suppliers for the beauty and cosmetics industry, many of whom are launching new products live at the show. For instance, Vetroplas Packaging will present its new collection of aluminium cans and closures for perfumes and cosmetic products, along with a new foamer - Velvet, from its partner Albea. Velvet offers a creamier and richer foam than has previously been possible, opening up possibilities for other products and markets.

Baralan will showcase Meghan, a new packaging set for nail polish, skincare and make-up with a unique curvaceous design.

Zanders will display its range of diverse packaging solutions, including the high-gloss Chromolux, which ensures the perfect presentation of premium packaging for cosmetics and luxury consumer goods.

Satimat will introduce its new digital printing using inkjet heads, which allows bottles to be decorated in an array of chosen colours, in just one take, with impressive speed.

Lovely Beauty will exhibit a range of innovative and cost-effective packaging for the beauty industry. With partner factories in Korea, Taiwan and China, the company will present packaging solutions for the boutique, masstige and premium markets.

Also created with the beauty and cosmetic industry in mind, Inospray will present Dityspray, an economical dispensing system for liquid or viscous products. The system is an alternative to aerosols and cartridges, using compressed air instead of gas in a reusable box.

Registration is now open, so make sure you sign up for your free pass today. For any further information, visit the Packaging Innovation or Luxury Packaging London websites or contact the show team on +44 (0)20 8843 8800 or PackagingUK@easyfairs.com.

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