Aerosol & Dispensing Conference Program 2019

Shaping the Future of the North American Aerosol Industry

This year, the ADF New York conference program has been designed in collaboration with the NAA and HCPA.

The conference 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 2019 conference program will deliver high-quality presentations through an agenda that has been curated with feedback and advice from expert industry leaders.

Day 1 - September 17 - HCPA Program

9:30 - 9:35

Opening Welcome

Nicholas Georges

Nicholas Georges - Senior Director, Scientific & International Affairs - Household & Commercial Products Association

Household & Commercial Products Association

9:35 - 11:40

Steve Caldeira

9:35 - 9:55 - Challenges and Opportunities in Today's Polarized Political Environment

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

Today's politics are ripe with negative rhetoric, partisan rancor and seemingly-endless gridlock on a multitude of important public policy issues. Given this unique political climate, we must remain nimble and flexible as a trade association and an industry to most effectively protect, advance and promote our members’ interest. Get the latest from both Washington DC and across the U.S. in this timely presentation.

Household & Commercial Products Association
Michael Mapes

9:55 - 10:10 - Buying Green – Consumer Perspectives on Sustainability in 2019

Michael Mapes, CEO, Exal Corporation

The presentation will cover findings from the Exal / BCG study done in Q1 2019 on consumer attitudes towards sustainability. Key takeaways for the audience include a better understanding of consumer attitudes towards sustainability, what they can do as brands to capitalize on this consumer demand, and what we can do as industry participants to drive sustainable behavior by our end consumers.

Chantelle Moore

10:10 - 10:30 - Innovate Your Way to Sustainability

Chantelle Moore, Account Manager, Honeywell

Consumers want products that reduce environmental impact but don’t compromise product performance. Honeywell aims to bust some of the myths around perceptions in the industry. We will present facts and findings about our Solstice® materials, based on hydrofluoro-olefin technology, that can be used by brands and formulators to drive both sustainability and innovation goals.


10:30 - 10:40


Kevin Richards

10:40 - 11:00 - Drawn & Ironed Aluminum Aerosol Can Technology

Kevin Richards, Director, Technical Services - DS Containers

In 2018, DS Containers launched their latest innovative production process for the aerosol can market with the startup of a new Drawn & Ironed (D&I) aluminum aerosol can line.  The presentation will review the modular line layout developed to allow for production speeds as high as 1,200 cans per minute and discuss how our cans are produced from an aluminum alloy which always contains recycled aluminum content and allows for can light-weighting opportunities. Come hear more about their approach to aluminum… the DSC way!

DS Containers
Alex Piagnarelli

11:00 - 11:20 - Lindal EMT Technology: Meeting the Challenges of Compressed Air Aerosols

Alex Piagnarelli, North American Sales Director, Lindal North America

Aerosols continue to fascinate consumers thanks to multiple technologies and benefits. Compressed air systems are gaining fast growing attention from all over the world due to their key commercial & technical advantages. A change of paradigm: from innovations to unique users’ experience, from regulations to new opportunities, from consumers’ satisfaction to exceptional value for companies. Alex will go through various technical and marketing highlights by sharing with you the latest EMT nozzle development - Enhanced Mist Technology - by Lindal.

Scott Carpenter

11:20 - 11:40 - Millennial Trends and Opportunities in Consumer Healthcare Aerosols

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

It is well documented that Millennials are redefining the concept of what it means to be healthy. As this generation combines the concept of one’s physical health with more a holistic sense of mental and full-body well-being, the influence Millennials are beginning to exert over Consumer HealthCare industry is becoming more clearly defined and understood. Scott’s presentation will dive into these trends and the opportunities that are emerging for those innovating in the Consumer HealthCare space.

Formulated Solutions

11:40 - 1:15

Lunch Break

1:15 - 1:20

Welcome back from Lunch

Harry Zechman

1:20 - 1:40 - NAA: Why You Should Belong

Harry Zechman, COO, Stoner, Inc. V.P. National Aerosol Association

Harry Zechman will give the State of National Aerosol Association, highlighting current activities of the Association.

Mike MacKay

1:40 - 2:00 - Aerosol Recycling: The future is here

Mike MacKay, World leading Aerosol recycling Expert, DESPRAY Environmental

World leading Aerosol recycling expert Mike MacKay will bring an in-depth discussion of how and why Aerosol cans will be recycled in the near future. As the founder of the first 100% Aerosol recycling system in the 90’s and over 20 years’ experience in technology development has resulted in 100% Aerosol recycling capabilities which will replace old methods going forward. Simply recycling the metals will be a thing of the past. The gas and liquids can be captured and reused for waste to energy. This informative talk will also cover how this change can make a positive effect on the Aerosol Industry regarding their recycling and sustainability programs to get ahead of the public perception curve.

David Ramos

2:00 - 2:20 - Metal Packaging: Sustainability and Innovation

David Ramos, National Sales Manager, Crown

Metal packaging is considered the most sustainable packaging in the market. Yet, it often suffers from a perceived lack of innovation. Consumers and CPG manufacturers typically look to package reduction or high-tech materials when looking for innovations in sustainable packaging. In this presentation, Crown shows how they are changing consumers’ perception and creating a fresh new approach to sustainable packaging innovation through new technology in printing, decorating, embossing and debossing metal packaging.


2:20 - 2:40


Scott Smith

2:40 - 3:10 - Design and Assembly of P&G’s 100% Polymeric Aerosol Container

Scott Smith, Research Fellow, Procter & Gamble

In this presentation, P&G will review the design and assembly parameters that establish the 100% Polymeric Aerosol Container. P&G will review the robustness of this system from part design to assembly including methodologies for safety and quality analysis during production processes.

Procter and Gamble
Aileen Powers

3:10 - 3:30 - PureHale- Portable Care For Your Respiratory Tract: Exploring New Technology Platforms

Aileen Powers, Account Manager, Aptar Pharma

An alternative to traditional nebulizers, PureHale is prefilled, portable, and ready-to-use for on-the-go therapy that delivers a continuous, fine mist. PureHale utilizes Aptar Pharma’s well-established Bag-on-Valve (BOV) technology which uses compressed air as energy, making any electronic source unnecessary.

Aptar Pharma
Hans Raabe

3:30 - 4:00 - Evaluating respiratory irritation potential of aerosolized product candidates: integrating 21st century biology with state-of-the-art exposure technologies to ensure product safety   

Hans Raabe, VP, Chief Operating Officer, Institute for In Vitro Sciences, Inc.

This presentation will provide an overview of the applications and limitations of the various non-animal cell and tissue culture systems currently used to model the human respiratory tract; it will provide guidance on the available assays and methods to address biological endpoints of concern, with particular relevance to acute exposures of inhaled materials; and it will showcase how we integrate these next generation biological systems with the specialized equipment used to model exposures of chemicals and product candidates to respiratory tissues. Finally, the presentation will provide industry stakeholders with tools and strategies to aid in product candidate screening and development of progressively safer products to support sound product stewardship goals.

Institute for In Vitro Sciences
Jason Galley

4:00 - 4:15 - Innovative Package Design   

Jason Galley, Manufacturing Director, Ball Aerocan

The challenge for brand owners is how to find their way to the consumer, differentiate their product, find ways to stand out on shelves, and outshine the competition. Jason will discuss how innovative design can cut through shelf clutter to increase a product’s growth and success.


5:30 - 7:30

Networking Reception

Enjoy a complimentary drink with like-minded cosmetic packaging and aerosol experts at our networking reception.

Taking place at 5.30pm on Tuesday 17 September, in the show venue, this is the perfect place to relax after a busy day of exploring the show.

We hope to see you there!

Day 2 - September 18 - NAA Program

9:35 - 12:15

Doug Raymond

9:35 - 9:55 - VOC Regulation: what you should know

Doug Raymond, President, Raymond Regulatory Resources

Doug Raymond will speak on VOC regulation.  Highlighting the current CARB VOC Rule Development.  Also the current status of Canada, Colorado and others.  Doug will explain why you need to follow these regulations.

Paul Bilotti

9:55 - 10:30 - Hot Water Bath Testing Alternatives

Paul Bilotti, North America Sales Manager, Wilco

Paul will discuss repeatable, non-destructive and deterministic methods to test aerosol cans without the environmental and labor impact of a traditional hot water bath test.


10:30 - 10:45


Andy Frankhauser

10:45 - 11:05 - Global Aerosol Industry Advancement

Andy Franckhauser, PARG

The Plastic Aerosol Research Group, LLC (PARG) is an internationally recognized consortium actively involved in the global advancement of the aerosol industry.  Through good science and innovation, PARG seeks to expand the aerosol container platform in an effort to grow the aerosol industry.  Find out the latest activities and ways you can participate.

Greg Erickson

11:05 - 11:20 - Consumer Choice in Delivery Drives Differentiation and Great In Use Experiences

Greg Erickson, Director Product Innovation, Aptar Beauty + Home

Aptar’s latest innovations, on our industry leading Twist to Lock platforms, meet consumer demands for a personalized delivery, efficacy, and sensorial experiences.  Our patented and award winning technologies deliver products that stand out with consumers and create unique and premium in use experiences.

Aptar Beauty + Home
Don Bossow

11:20 - 11:45 - Changes in the Transportation Regulations – Opportunities and Challenges

Don Bossow, Senior Regulatory Advisor, Council on the Safe Transportation of Hazardous Articles (COSTHA)

The Council on the Safe Transportation of Hazardous Articles (COSTHA) has been challenging US regulators to update and harmonize US transportation regulations for aerosol products to simplify requirements and increase trade for US marketers and manufacturers while maintaining, if not improving, the current level of safety.  Learn what is being done and how you might be able to assist in the effort.


11:45 - 1:15

Lunch Break

1:15 - 1:30

Welcome back from Lunch

Peter Lamboy

Chairman: Peter Lamboy, Consultant, LPC

Brad Barron

1:30 - 1:45 - miniMist - a propellant-free alternative to traditional aerosols

Brad Barron, Executive Vice President, Alternative Packaging Solutions

Come hear the latest on the miniMist spray platform, a continuous spray system that does not require pressure or propellants.  miniMist is easy to use for the consumer, has breakthrough sustainability benefits, and costs in line with other delivery systems.  The miniMist platform is covered by a comprehensive global IP portfolio and is available for license now!

Alternative Packaging solutions
Matias Levit

1:45 - 2:00 - New Consumer Segments - Sustainability - Aerosol Industry: Facing new challenges and opportunities.

Matias Levit, CEO, Condensa

Speed to market, millennials, global trends, sustainability challenges… How are we going to be able to overcome all these challenges as a whole industry? What is happening in different parts of the world? What are the key elements that we need to keep in mind? What are the next steps for our industry?

Amanda Nguyen

2:00 - 2:30 - Fragrance Update

Amanda Nguyen, Director, Government Affairs & Legal, Fragrance Creators Association

This session will offer participants an opportunity to delve deeper into fragrance, with a focus on fragranced aerosol products. Fragrance Creators will provide strategic insights into its work protecting and promoting fragrances, including proactive messaging, consumer-facing projects, and responses to state and federal actions.

Fragrance Creators Association
Alexander Hinterkopf

2:30 - 2:45 - Higher Precision, More Intense Colors And Even Faster Speed.

Alexander Hinterkopf, Managing Director, Hinterkopf GmbH

Reacting with speed and flexibility to changing market demands: an increasingly important ability for suppliers of metal and plastic packaging. Technical solutions which enable this agility are attracting more and more attention. A prime example for such a solution is the brand new digital printer D240.2, introduced by Hinterkopf at Aerosol & Dispensing Forum 2018 (ADF) in Paris.

The latest generation is based on the original D240, introduced in 2014 as the first fully digital printing machine for metal and plastic packaging. The newest member comes packed with even higher precision decoration of tubes, aerosol cans, bottles, cartridges and other cylindrical containers made from aluminum, steel or plastic. Compared to its predecessor, the new machine comes with further increased speed. New inks provide an even higher intensity – allowing for a lower ink consumption. An added benefit is the smaller footprint of the machine, which allows very easy integration in existing production lines.

Hinterkopf GmbH

3:00 - 4:30

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.

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 3:00pm on September 18 in the PCD Conference Theater.

Christophe Pradère, BETC Design's CEO & Founder, will present the ceremony. Make sure to attend!