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An ongoing history of success: PCHi 2013 in Guangzhou had the highest ever attendance.

The Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) trade show is China's dedicated trade event for ingredient suppliers to engage manufacturers of cosmetics, personal care and homecare goods to meet their growing production demands. 
PCHi is the one-stop platform for peer-to-peer information exchange of emerging market trends, technological innovations, new scientific developments and updates on international regulations, underpinned by quality service standards. The show is organized and managed by Reed Sinopharm Exhibitions, in association with the In-Cosmetics series of events.

Highest ever attendendance
PCHi 2013, held this year in Guangzhou had the highest number of visitors in the show’s six-year history; an indication of the annual trade event’s growing importance. During the show total of 6,842 unique visitors walked through the doors of Halls 3 & 4 of the Guangzhou Poly World Trade Centre, China.
Amongst these industry professionals, 11% travelled from 44 international territories to view innovations from some 353 ingredient suppliers that represented a total of 35 countries.
Lynn Xu, Project Manager, PCHi, remarked, “PCHi has displayed marked growth since its inaugural edition in 2008, in tandem with the domestic and global industry development. The event has been able to flourish because of the strong support from numerous local and international trade professionals, many of whom have been with us for all six years. At the same time, more and more industry players want a slice of the lucrative China market, and PCHi has provided them with an effective avenue for enhancing their footprint within the country”.

New-to-market Solutions
PCHi has provided the global personal care market with an effective gateway into the China market. Fifteen companies decided to select PCHi 2013 as the launch pad for 26 ingredient solutions for the industry.
Dr. Wang Chang, Lead Regional Marketing Manager, Personal Care, DSM Nutritional Products, explained, “DSM chose to launch new products at PCHi because of the show’s reputation within the global and local personal care industry. By introducing our latest solutions here, we can be assured that cosmetics and toiletries brands from China and beyond will catch wind of this news”. A handful of exhibitors even held global launches of new innovations for the worldwide cosmetics and toiletries (C&T) industry at the show. Amongst these was Lubrizol Advanced Materials Asia Pacific Limited, which presented its latest skin care ingredient and homecare solution to the international market for the first time.

Latest Industry Research Presented at NEXUS
Besides providing a platform for businesses to showcase their newest ingredients, PCHi 2013, together with Euromonitor International, also presented the global intelligence firm’s latest industry findings at NEXUS – an exclusive networking session for VIP personal care industry professionals, and an inaugural feature event at PCHi.
Euromonitor International, shared, “PCHi is regarded as China’s top trade show, and gives ingredient suppliers the opportunity to engage with manufacturers of cosmetics, personal care and homecare goods. The annual trade event consistently provides professionals with access to the latest market trends, making PCHi the best platform for Euromonitor to release its latest industry insights and findings”.

PCHi 2013 Conference Program Wows Attendees

Yet another highlight at PCHi 2013 was the annual conference program, which featured a power-packed line-up of experts from established local associations and renowned international research agencies. From 13 to 15 March, a record 1,977 attendees benefited from the extensive curriculum, and gained knowledge about recent trends, the latest personal care innovations, as well as regulatory updates. This represents a 57% increase over 2012 attendance.
Shekinah Brown, Managing Partner, Ours Limited (Hong Kong), commented, “The PCHi 2013 conference was good and it exceeded my expectations. I’ve been able to find everything I was looking for in these educational seminars”.

The Place to Be
Conference delegates aside, visitors to PCHi 2013 were also able to find a good selection of innovative solutions to meet their needs. The record 353 exhibiting companies provided intermediary manufacturers and personal care brands with a vast array of ingredients that could potentially be incorporated into their new creations.
Chen Jin Yun, Manager, Agile Manufacturing Chemical Co., Ltd. (China), said, “I make it a point to attend PCHi every year because we yield good results with each visit. This year, 10 other colleagues of mine have joined me at the show, to ensure that we explore all possible innovations on the show floor that are relevant for our chemical intermediaries”.

Chemist & Formulator Club

In order to enhance the visiting experience of research & development personnel, RSE launched a brand new Chemist & Formulator Club that entitles eligible attendees to various benefits, including special rates for the conference program, invitations to exclusive networking events, and fast-track onsite registration, starting from PCHi 2014. Industry professionals who are directly involved in the creation of personal care products, and who have visited the show for at least three consecutive years can register for this membership.

Booth Awards
Every year, editors representing various international trade media vote for PCHi exhibitors who put effort into designing their stands, and for those who have found innovative ways to enhance their communications with visitors.
The following companies have won the PCHi 2013 Booth Awards:

  • Best Designed Booth: BASF (China) Co., Ltd. and CQV Co., Ltd.
  • Best Communications: Clariant Chemicals (China) Ltd. and Northstar Lipids (UK) Ltd.

PCHi Returns to Shanghai in 2014
The seventh edition of PCHi will be held from 19 to 21 February 2014, at the Shanghai New International Expo Center, and expects to receive even more attendees.
“We are very thankful for the strong support from the industry that PCHi has garnered over the years,” Xu concluded. “PCHi expects to bring the personal care sector an even more solid avenue for ingredient sourcing, networking and knowledge exchange, come 2014”. For more information, please visit

I prefer 30°Public debate on sustainable consumption with the European Commissioner Connie Hedegaard and Mohamed Samir (P&G) on behalf of A.I.S.E. in Milan 

On June 6th 2013 fashion capital Milan was the location for a debate hosted by Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard on 7 June 2013 to discuss sustainable consumption, followed by a sustainable fashion show.Around 80 billion garments are produced worldwide every year. How these clothes are produced, washed and recycled affects the climate. Every kilo of new clothes bought results in some 25kg of CO2 emissions - the equivalent of powering a bulb for nearly 20 days.Commissioner Hedegaard entered into debate with the fashion industry as well as retailers and producers of detergents and household appliances about how these sectors, together with consumers, can contribute to building a low-carbon society in Europe and fighting climate change.Connie Hedegaard said: "Each one of us can make a difference in the fight against climate change – governments, industries, cities but also individual consumers. Do you know what you can do? Buying local or low-energy products, taking the bike or avoiding unnecessary waste of energy: this sustainable approach will save us money, time and emissions. What is holding you back from doing the things that are obviously a good idea? I am looking forward to discussing this with you''.The Commission has teamed up with the International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products (A.I.S.E) and the Nordic Fashion Association to present practical, climate-friendly solutions from the fashion and detergent industry. Gucci showed that luxury brands can also be sustainable, Marks and Spencer how it is giving used clothes a future, and Electrolux how sustainable innovations are helping consumers and the environment.Announcing a new industry-led initiative, Mohamed Samir, VP Laundry Western Europe for Procter & Gamble, on behalf of A.I.S.E., said: “Every second, more than 1,100 laundry washes are on the go in Europe! Whilst the average temperature of these is 41°, we know that consumers can get great cleaning performance with modern detergents by using much lower temperatures for most of their laundry. This will save them energy and money, plus it will keep their clothes looking great for longer. With that purpose, we are delighted to announce the launch today of “I prefer 30°”, a unique multi-stakeholder campaign not only for us, the detergent industry, but also open to appliance manufacturers, retailers, the fashion sector and any other partner willing to drive this effort with us. We believe that together can make a big difference”."These are just a few of the many examples in Europe of intelligent and innovative solutions and technologies that reduce CO2 pollution. These smart solutions are the backbone of the campaign A world you like, with a climate you like that I am presenting today in Italy," said Connie Hedegaard. "Climate-friendly innovations save money, improve our quality of life and boost skilled employment and economic growth”.The event ended with a fashion show featuring climate-friendly creations from campaign partners C.L.A.S.S. (Creativity Lifestyle and Sustainable Synergy) and NICE (Nordic Initiative Clean and Ethical).“I Prefer 30°” is a movement that aims at grouping all stakeholders in the laundry industry behind one single message: “I prefer 30°”. The movement includes detergent brands, fashion brands, washing machine brands, retailers and nature preservation foundations that know well how simple actions like washing at 30° can help protect our environment.For more information on the “I prefer 30°”campaign visit:

Introducing the Pigment and Colour Science Forum
Smithers Rapra is pleased to announce The Pigment and Colour Science Forum, an exciting new event for 2013 which brings together the successful previously co-located conferences, Future of Pigments and Colour Cosmetics Summit.
Building on over 25 years' experience in delivering high profile conferences across the industrial pigments and colorants sector, the 2013 Pigment and Colour Science Forum is set to be the one true business incubator that unites the pigment industry behind colour science and design.
The conference shall be taking place in the beautiful city of Rome, Italy from the 1-3 October 2013.
For more information please visit

Full agenda has been confirmed
The Pigment and Colour Science Forum has finalised the upcoming programme and the brochure is now available to download. Get your copy of the brochure containing details on the two expert workshops and the full conference agenda, by visiting
The agenda features over 30 expert speakers presenting the latest industry news, uniting the pigment industry behind colour science and design.
Exclusive networking opportunities with attendees such as: academics involved in pigments, research entities, colour designers, major pigment manufacturers, industrial standards officers, pigment tooling/measuring/consistency companies, buyers in the areas of plastics, paint and coatings, cosmetics, paper and printing inks. Some of the recently registered include: Kansai Altan, Merck, Dow Corning,  Matrix Polymers, A. Schulman Plastics, PolyOne, Cappelle pigments, Milliken Europe BVBA… and many more.
For more information please visit


The workshops
Industry Collaboration This session will assist in identifying the ways in which companies in the pigment industry can break down barriers and work towards the common good of the industry. Topics include how the industry can collaborate to consolidate the testing process, how to uniformly characterise pigments and what tools exist that can be modified/advanced to better incorporate customer feedback in the early stages of development. Led by: Paul Czornij, Technical Manager, Color Excellence Group, BASF. Bill Eibon, Director, Global Color Technology Platform, PPG Industries. Dr. Parfait Jean Marie Likibi, Independent Consultant
Colour, Colour Science and the Processing of Colourants Effectively and Efficiently The workshop will give a foundation that enables you to interpret the language and understand the fundamentals of pigment processing and colour cosmetics. Led by Jack Ladson, Principal, Color Science Consultancy
Two day conference spanning across three days  Rest assured that The Pigment and Colour Science Forum will be a truly unmissable event, with worldwide senior experts due to present on future and current key issues facing the industry, including:
  • Market developments in Asia 
  • Pigment and colour trends for paints, coatings, cosmetics, plastics, electronics and related industries 
  • Advances in colour measurement technology 
  • The future application of nano-pigments and nano-composites in coatings 
  • Pigment additives and modifications for enhanced end-use performance
  • The use of functional pigments in the Electronics & Information Technology fields 
To view the full agenda please visit


in-cosmetics Asia 2013 sets the agenda for an action-packed event

29 – 31 October 2013, BITEC, Bangkok, Thailand

The largest pan-Asian personal care ingredients event of its kind, in-cosmetics Asia, will return to Bangkok’s BITEC on 29 – 31 October, where visitors will benefit from exciting new features and innovation along with an exceptional educational programme that delivers crucial insights into trends, formulation techniques and regulatory challenges.
Asia’s cosmetics and toiletries market is thriving with Euromonitor International predicting Asia Pacific will account for an impressive 28 per cent of the global cosmetics and toiletries market by 2014 – equivalent in size to Western Europe.
With trends from Asia such as BB, CC and DD creams taking the world by storm, this region has become a focal point for major international brands and a powerhouse of innovation. It’s against this backdrop that in-cosmetics Asia 2013 is shaping up to be the most exciting event in its history. Exhibitor numbers are already up 35 per cent compared to last year with suppliers from South Korea up as much as 77 per cent and those from China 43 per cent.

Featuring South Korea Country Focus
This year sees the introduction of a country focus, dedicated to South Korea, which arguably has the most innovative personal care market in the region with sales of cosmetics and toiletries growing by 9.1 per cent in 2012. Comprising a new South Korea Country Pavilion and Feature, Marketing Trends Presentations delving into the country’s innovations and a South Korean Product Trail showcasing selected ingredients, the South Korea Country Focus will offer a 360° look at one of the world’s most vibrant markets in cosmetics right now.

Cutting-Edge Educational Programme
The 2013 Educational Programme returns to address the industry’s most talked about trends and topics ensuring attendees keep pace with the latest advances from across the region. The Marketing Trends Presentations offer unprecedented insights into new topics such as ethnic cosmetics, cosmeceuticals and male grooming, while the Innovation Zone and Innovation Seminars will be a hotbed of the latest raw materials, ingredients and technologies to help drive new product development. Formulators and R&D professionals can also attend Workshops where hands-on sessions offer specialised technical advice on formulation techniques.

Product Trails focusing on hot topics
Product Trails have been introduced to help visitors pinpoint exhibitors across key product categories. Trails dedicated to topics such as anti-acne, anti-ageing and skin whitening highlight some of the latest innovations to look out for on the show floor.

Free Business Matchmaking
Organised in conjunction with Social Walk, this new opportunity will match exhibitors and buyers both before the show and at the event to help facilitate business meetings.

Packaging Zone to meet demand
Following visitor feedback from previous shows, a new Packaging Zone, has also been added for 2013. This dedicated area offers anyone involved in purchasing packaging materials the opportunity to meet with suppliers of primary cosmetics packaging face-to-face.

“Asia is a rapidly growing hothouse of innovation, attracting attention from around the world,” comments Sarah Gibson, Event Director, in-cosmetics Asia. “Reflecting this dynamism,
in-cosmetics Asia 2013 is set to boast an impressive offering catering for an ever increasing sophisticated Asian market and in particular for visitors from Japan, China, South Korea and India.”

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