Cosmohome Tech Expo 2022 was held in Delhi, India, at Pragati Maidan from July 14-15, 2022. The event is reportedly South Asia’s largest manufacturing trade show for cosmetics and personal care.
Approximately 250 exhibitors displayed their latest ingredients, packaging, labelling, machinery, lab equipment, etc., to more than 12,000 attendees. With a broader exhibition profile, the event aimed to showcase a complete spectrum of product manufacturing, beginning with the initial formulation of ingredients, to development, processing and packaging.
Naturals and bioferments were a major theme at this year's event. "Concentration on this segment is increasing as these are close to consumer acceptance and also deliver required attributes to the finished product," wrote Vinay Kumar Singh, Kumar Organic Products Ltd.
Sustainability was also a core focus at the event. "There were many exhibitors who [emphasized] ingredients and packaging that had proven significant environmental or social differences," Singh added. "Ingredients based on zero waste manufacturing, fully biodegradable and non-hazardous/non-toxic were being stressed."
Additional trends according to Singh included sensory feel, which plays a significant role in product acceptance; multifunctionality; unique packaging, especially that which is environmentally friendly and biodegradable; and high-efficiency processing equipment, to enhance production lines.
Outside of the industrial scope, Cosmohome also hosted educational events including a live lab, technical seminars and national conferences detailing various sectors of the beauty industry.