Making Cosmetics gears up to open its doors in the UK

By Katie Nichol

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Making Cosmetics gears up to open its doors in the UK

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Ingredients supplier Mibelle, packaging company Curtis and sanitation solutions provider Ecolab are just some of the exhibitors lined up at Making Cosmetics event taking place from 12-13 March 2013 at the NMM Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, UK.

According to show organizer Step Exhibitions, the two-day event is designed for anyone sourcing, manufacturing and outsourcing personal care products, and combines an exhibition with seminars, workshops and demonstrations to give attendees access to over 150 contacts.

A new feature of the event is the Brand Owners Zone, which the organisers say is designed to contribute to the business potential of Making Cosmetics and to also appeal to retailers. The zone will showcase creative brands including Lily Lolo, Evolve and The Buddha Beauty Company. 

Throughout the show, experts will be on hand at the Total Solutions area to answer questions relating to topics such as branding and packaging, compliance and regulations and risk assessment.

Exhibition space

Companies present in the exhibition space will include Purite, which with its range of water purification equipment, will be targeting visitors looking to improve their manufacturing process. Purite says its equipment can supply from 4 litres to 25,000 litres of purified water per hour, providing the high purity supply cosmetics manufacturers need as a product ingredient and also for cleaning product containers.

Meanwhile, rigid plastics firm Spectra Packaging will be showcasing its latest designs. These include the Savona family of bottle and tottle packs, the Circolo range of circular containers with a flip top on the base, and the Saltare, a container in the shape of a body with arms and legs that can also be flipped upside down to produce a ‘hand stand’ look.

Seminar and workshop programme

Elsewhere at the event, the free-to-attend seminar and workshop programme will feature a variety of speakers from companies including CPL Aromas, Urban Retreat and IFRA.

The sessions are graded according to the depth and scope of the content and promise to cover areas as diverse as contract manufacturing and outsourcing, cosmetics regulations and labelling, packaging and market trends.

Amanda Isom, technical affairs manager at the Cosmetic, Toiletry, Perfumery Association (CTPA), will present a session entitled ‘What You Need to Know When You are Starting Out’, while Dr Emma Meredith, head of scientific and technical services at the CTPA, will deliver two more complex presentations relating to the new EC Cosmetics Regulation.

On the second day of the event, Chris Brennan of Intertek Health and Beauty Products Group will deliver a presentation entitled ‘Innovative Cosmetic Ingredients – the Challenges Faced to Demonstrate Safety and Compliance.’

For more information about the Making Cosmetics event, please click here​.

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