Aerosol & Dispensing Conference Program

Shaping the Future of the North American Aerosol Industry

The ADF New York conference program will give you a fresh perspective on how to overcome common challenges faced by the industry, with a focus on technical packaging innovations and strategies for the future of the North American aerosol and dispensing markets.

The 2018 conference program will deliver high quality presentations through an agenda that has been curated with feedback and advice from expert industry leaders.

Due to overwhelming response, seats at the conferences will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. We recommend you select the sessions in advance when registering to attend, as you will then be given priority.

Day 1 - September 5

10.00 - 13.00

Regional and National Market trends

Jeff Townsend

10:00 - 10:15 - President

Jeff Townsend, Category Head for Hair Color and Aerosol Packaging, L'Oréal USA

L'Oréal logo
Doug Raymond

10:15 - 10:35 - California Air Resources Board Update

Doug Raymond, President, Raymond Regulatory Resources

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) will begin their next rule development on Consumer Products. This is CARB’s first rule development in several years.  The rule development is scheduled to be completed by 2020.

CARB rule developments are extremely important to the Consumer Products Industry because the rules adopted by CARB spread across the country.  Thus we need to get the rules right in California.

Mary Frash

10:35 - 10:55 - Mist: Understood (Make Moremagic) Campaign Update


Mary Frash, Marketing Manager, Ball Aerocan

In an effort to improve consumers’ perception of aerosol products to increase purchase intent and usage, CAPCO has spearheaded a campaign, Mist: Understood, that speaks to millennial consumers.  Through a strategic mix of storytelling, promotion, and education, Mist : Understood will open hearts and minds to the power of aerosol products.

Mist Understood
Patty Ramey

10:55 - 11:15 - Tapping Into Innovation

Patty Ramey, Director of Marketing, Sherwin-Williams, Consumer Brands Division

Proper disposal and unused paint is a common problem in the marking paint industry. Even one pressurized can, inadvertently tossed into normal refuse, presents a safety or environmental hazard. It’s a significant liability for our customers.

This presentation will discuss how Sherwin-Williams responded to a customer challenge with a breakthrough, yet simple innovation for inverted marking paints. Quik-Tap™ reusable spray device is a reusable tool that allows for aerosol can disposal in any refuse or recycling location as well as full paint usage. Come learn more about this unique industry solution.  

Sherwin Williams
Manav Lalwani

11:15 - 11:45 - NextGen: Spraying The Future Of Personal Care

Manav Lalwani, Executive VP, American Spraytech

Successful development of new aerosols takes a combination of the traditional approach to “find a need and fill it”, a collaboration with marketers and consumers and also a measure of fun.  Manav will describe the process of conceiving, developing and launching several new and successful aerosol product applications.

American Spraytech
Prema Khanka-Bohra

11:45 - 12:05 - Latest Technology For New Formulation Benefits In Aerosols

Prema Khanka-Bohra, Global Business Manager, Honeywell

Formulators globally are being challenged with developing new products based on consumer preferences, changing trends, regulations, and increasing competition.

The presentation will cover new materials from Honeywell and how they are enabling formulators to create innovative products that can create game changing innovations for brands.

Joe Bowen

12:05 - 12:30 - Why We Do What We Do

Joe Bowen, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Aeropres

The army of people around the United States working to produce 3.6 billion units of aerosols annually for brand marketers is very passionate about the aerosol product for and how this innovative packaging technology makes life better for consumers throughout the world. 

Joe, on behalf of the National Aerosol Association, will share data demonstrating how safe the aerosol product form really is in consumer’s hands along with a fresh and revealing perspective on how these beloved products truly do make life better!

Steve Caldeira

12:30 - 1:00 - Legislative And Regulatory Priorities In A Mid-Term Election Year And Beyond

Steve Caldeira, President & CEO, Household & Commercial Products Association

With an upcoming November mid-term election just several months away, and a potential change in Congressional leadership that could lead to divided government, how will trade associations continue to navigate through the ongoing disruption, negative rhetoric and partisan rancor to advance their advocacy priorities?

Household & Commercial Products Association


EcoTour of Sustainable Packaging Solutions



The ADF&PCD EcoTour will guide attendees along to visit providers that offer specific eco-friendly and sustainable solutions and services. The EcoTour will meet at the Welcome & Registration Area. Please look for the green flag to meet your guide.

1:00 - 2:00

National Aerosol Association Meet & Greet Lunch in the Exhibition Hall


Join the National Aerosol Association (NAA) for a Meet & Greet in the ADF&PCD Exhibition Hall. Lunch will be served throughout the hall and NAA representatives will be available to answer any questions that you might have on NAA membership and member benefits. Representatives will be located in the luncheon area. For more information, please go to or contact Mary Metzner at


2:00 - 2:45

EcoTour of Sustainable Packaging Solutions



The ADF&PCD EcoTour will guide attendees along to visit providers that offer specific eco-friendly and sustainable solutions and services. The EcoTour will meet at the Welcome & Registration Area. Please look for the green flag to meet your guide.

2:00 - 4:00

Aerosol Technologies, Technical Advances And Innovations

Detlev Melcher

2:00 - 2:15 - President

Detlev Melcher, Publisher & CEO, Aerosol Europe

Aerosol Europe
Alexander Hinterkopf

2:15 - 2:30 - Breakthrough Of Digital Printing for Round Hollow Bodies – Digital Printer D240.2

Alexander Hinterkopf, Managing Director, Hinterkopf GmbH

In recent years, Hinterkopf has commissioned three machines of the first generation D240. All of these machines are in around-the-clock operation at Ritter company in Schwabmünchen (Germany). Together they have produced in excess of 130 million cartridges.

In time for the Aerosol Forum in New York, the new generation D240.2 launches with several important upgrades. The new generation D240.2 machines have been sold already six times. Three of them started up this year successfully. The new D240.2 is more precise, comes with more speed and is more compact in size, compared to its predecessor. In addition, the upgrade puts even more emphasis in more intense colors with lower ink usage.

Hinterkopf GmbH
Ofer Nir

2:30 - 2:45 - Unleashing The Power Of Digital Decoration For Mass Production

Ofer Nir, Vice President of Marketing & Business Development, Velox Digital

Velox's digital direct-to-shape decoration solution is the first to expand digital processes beyond short runs to offer a compelling replacement for mass-production analog decoration. By enabling decoration at full production speed, along with a dramatic value leap in the form of unique printing features, highly flexible decoration capabilities, and mass production economics, Velox opens a new world of operational and marketing opportunities for converters and brand owners.

In this session, we will share some insights gained about the powerful world of mass production digital packaging decoration. We will demonstrate how deploying such a solution on the converter production floor is an enabler to the Industry 4.0 era, and discuss how brand owners can leverage digital direct-to-shape decoration to evolve their brand strategy.

Velox Digital
Eduardo Alegria

2:45 - 3:00 - Present And Future Of UV Inks For Aerosols

Eduardo Alegria, Global Metal Deco Inks Sales Director, Sun Chemical

The recent UV product related regulatory changes and the tendency that we are seeing in the coming years gives us the opportunity to view the future of UV printing with a neutral and wide perspective. The latest news about product reclassification might be changing the standpoint of some decision makers. Is UV a technology for the future?

Sun Chemical
Anne Mechteld Mosman

3:00 - 3:15 - Intensifying Spray Performance With An Innovative Nozzle

Anne Mechteld Mosman, Product Marketing Manager, Medspray

Medspray develops, manufactures and supplies Nano tech Spray Nozzle Units (SNU’s) with added value for the end user. The Medspray nozzle enables a long lasting soft moving cloud, with a long spray duration. The cloud feels dry, with or without alcohol in the formulation and without propellants.
By changing different parameters of the high tech SNU, the spray can be tailored.

Different characteristics of the SNU will be discussed and the benefits and value of the spray will be set out:

  • No alcohol necessary to have a fine mist (better for skin, better olfactive effect)
  • No propellants necessary to have a fine mist (better for environment, better for health, no interaction propellant/ formulation etc)
  • Narrow particle size distribution (no big droplets and no inhalable droplets, dry spray)
  • Tunable spray (different spray pattern for different applications)
  • Slow moving cloud (continuous spray effect and luxurious feeling)
  • No sound (luxurious feeling)
Michael Mapes

3:15 - 3:30 - Leveraging Packaging To Capitalize On Consumer Trends Driving The CPG Market

Michael Mapes, CEO, Exal

Michael’s presentation will review the key trends impacting brands across CPG categories. He will provide insight into how brands can best utilize packaging to capitalize on evolving consumer preferences to fuel growth.


3:30 - 4:00

Meet The Speakers

4:30 - 5:15

Innovation Awards Ceremony


We will be revealing the winners of this year’s awards directly at the show. Be there to see THE BEST OF THE BEST being recognized. There will also be short presentations from the winners, as well as an opportunity to meet them during the ICON launch party held after the ceremony. 

The Innovation Awards recognize outstanding achievements and encourage the industry to push the boundaries with technological and creative innovations in aerosol, dispensing, personal care and cosmetic packaging.

Winners will be announced at 4:30pm on September 5 in the Pentawards & PCD Conference Theater.

6:00 - 8:00

ICON Launch Party


ADF&PCD New York invites you to attend the ICON party held on Wednesday 5 September from 6:00pm!

Mingle and celebrate with the most respected and up-and-coming iconic brands at our launch party and take advantage of the VIP perks while taking in the show - whether your aim is to learn from expert speakers, gain inspiration from showcases and the awards, or meet potential suppliers.

We look forward to seeing you there!

ICON Launch party

Day 2 - September 6

10.00 - 12.15

The Future Of The Global Aerosol Industry

Bernard Felten

10:00 - 10:15 - President

Bernhard Felten, Front End Innovation - Packaging, Beiersdorf AG

Scott Carpenter

10:15 - 10:30 - Pressurised Packaging, Beyond Sprays

Scott Carpenter, VP, Marketing and Partner Innovation, Formulated Solutions

New packaging technologies, formulation and processing techniques are broadening the scope of the possible in the world of aerosol.

The presentation with discuss this rapidly changing landscape and how brand owners can leverage these innovations to enhance the user experience.

Formulated Solutions
Antal Gyorgy Almásy

10:30 - 10:45 - Use Of An Aerosol Dispenser System For Optimized Delivery Of Nanoparticles

Antal Gyorgy Almásy, Vice President, AeroService

NanoSalt Aerosol, a new step forward in public health. Applying table salt in nanometric form using the aerosol dispenser is a 7,000year advance in the state-of-the-art.

The result directly leads to a drastic reduction of the amount of sodium in the human diet, without affecting its pleasant taste, helping to prevent hypertension and benefiting public health.

Aldo Villagrossi

10:45 - 11:00 - Bag On Valve Gassing And Filling Solutions

Aldo Villagrossi, Sales Director, COSMAR Italy

Aldo Villagrossi will explain how Cosmar can help troubleshoot BOV filling and avoid common errors. He will also describe how electronics help in BOV gassing and filling and reveal future developments of BOV packaging.

Brad Barron

11:00 - 11:15 - Minimist: Aerosol-Like Dispensing Without Propellant Or Pressurized Gas

Brad Barron, Executive Vice President, Alternative Packaging Solutions

Minimist is a nonaerosol, propellantfree dispensing system that delivers a longlasting, high quality mistlike spray.  The energy is derived from APS' patented technology: a selfpressurizing mechanical engine. Minimist is a winning, cost competitive package that can bring your brands to life, delight your consumers, and slash your sustainability footprint.  At the same time, Minimist simplifies your supply chain and distribution system by eliminating the complexity and cost of pressurized aerosols. 

Alternative Packaging solutions
Jeff Boedigheimer

11:15 - 11:30 - Reduce Cost And Improve Production With Inline Leak Detection For The Aerosol Industry

Jeff Boedigheimer, Sr. Business Development Manager, Emerson

As aerosol production techniques change and manufacturing line speeds increase, many of the world’s global aerosol brand owners and subcontract fillers have found that the traditional waterbath testing method to identify microleaks within filled aerosol cans is no longer workable.  They are increasingly adopting technology capable of keeping pace with manufacturing requirements to achieve the required regulatory requirements for leak detection. Also, many aerosol companies are implementing the waterbath alternative technology.

In their opinion, using a waterbath alone (where operating at 60 cpm+) does not meet of current legislative requirements because it is not feasible to detect microleaking cans by manual observation. Their approach is to maintain the waterbath to carry out the required pressure test and to install a microleak detection system directly behind the waterbath. This method ensures that they are fully compliant both in regard to pressure and leak test requirements of DOT regulations.

This presentation will describe a microleak detection system from CASCADE, a division of Emerson Automation Solutions, that has been developed and implemented across the world to ensure the safety of employees and property, protect brand quality, find production issues quickly and cost effectively, and to meet customer and regulatory requirements. The technology can be configured to detect a variety of propellants at a speed of up to 600 cpm and installed for either a post waterbath solution or waterbath alternative solution.

Jason Coleman

11:30 - 11:45 - Aptar BOV Technologies

Jason Coleman, Senior Account Manager, Aptar Pharma

Jason's presentation will discuss current and future Aptar BOV technologies in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry.


11:45 - 12:15

Meet The Speakers

11:00 - 11:45

EcoTour of Sustainable Packaging Solutions



The ADF&PCD EcoTour will guide attendees along to visit providers that offer specific eco-friendly and sustainable solutions and services. The EcoTour will meet at the Welcome & Registration Area. Please look for the green flag to meet your guide.

1:00 - 2:00

Aerosol Europe Meet & Greet Lunch in the Exhibition Hall


Join Aerosol Europe for a Meet & Greet in the ADF&PCD Exhibition Hall. Lunch will be served throughout the hall.

Aerosol Europe

2:00 - 4:00

Eco-Design And Sustainable Developments

Peter Lamboy

2:00 - 2:15 - President

Peter Lamboy, Consultant, LPC

Peter Lamboy

2:15 - 2:30 - "Plug-in Can" New Aerosol System

Peter Lamboy, Consultant, LPC

Peter will present a totally new shaped can with a new valve system, created by a Swedish inventor. Unseen in the US!

Adam Gendell

2:30 - 2:45 - The State Of Sustainable Packaging

Adam Gendell, Associate Director, Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Adam's presentation gives an overview of the most current understanding of packaging sustainability, including industry trends, regulatory happenings, and hot topics in sustainable packaging. Learn about the latest news and hear about the industry-facing work of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition.

Jason Galley

2:45 - 3:00 - Sustainable Packaging

Jason Galley, Director, Global Innovation & Business Development, Ball Aerocan

Every day we are seeing imagery of plastic packaging littering our oceans and stories about the challenges recycling end markets are facing.  Never has the decision of packaging choice and design been more important.  This presentation will discuss why metal packaging’s sustainability benefits and credentials are important to your company’s business and sustainability goals, your customer’s goals, and consumer sentiment about packaging. 

Ball Aerocan
Ron Hoch

3:00 - 3:15 - Aerosol Can With Piston – A Non-Aerosol Alternative

Ron Hoch, Business Development Executive, C-Care

Learn about the origins of piston can technology, the production process, applications, and advantages over traditional aerosols.  Also learn about C-Care LLC, a major east coast contract manufacturer with the capability to produce piston cans for a number of applications.

C Care
Robert Morrow

3:15 - 3:30 - Aerosol Recycling & Reuse: Large Quantities Of Filled Units

Robert H. Morrow, Technical Sales Representative, Clean Earth Inc.

This presentation will provide details on the types of aerosols that can be recycled, which components of aerosols can be recycled or beneficially reused. Robert will also explore the manufacturer, customer, and environmental benefits of aerosol recycling.

Clean Earth

3:30 - 4:00

Meet The Speakers