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From innovation in 3D printing to specialist software and bioplastic packaging, this is the place to stay up to date with what's happening in the ever-evolving cosmetics packaging sector.

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Recyclable cosmetics packaging: a central industry focus

15-Feb-2017 - Recent moves by major players including Procter & Gamble and Unilever in the field of recyclable beauty and personal care packaging suggests it’s fast becoming a key area  of innovation...

4 key global packaging trends revealed

14-Feb-2017 - Euromonitor has released a new report on the global state of packaging for beauty and personal care (BPC), which covers four essential trends for the industry.

Refillable packaging: a big focus for the industry?

09-Feb-2017 - Refillable packaging is a cosmetics trend set to hit the mainstream, according to a leading packaging trade fair.

P&G ‘world first’ recyclable shampoo bottle: multinational’s European packaging pledge

26-Jan-2017 - Procter and Gamble has announced that its Head & Shoulders brand is set to produce the ‘world’s first’ recyclable shampoo bottle, made from up to 25% recycled beach plastic.

Digital personalised packaging for cosmetics: ‘world first’

24-Jan-2017 - An electronic ink company has partnered with a major beauty packaging player, with the two announcing that the collaboration offers the industry a ‘world first’ digital solution for personalised packaging.

Unilever committed to 100% recyclable plastic packaging by 2025

17-Jan-2017 - The consumer goods giant has said that by 2025, it will ensure that it is technically possible for its plastic packaging to be reused or recycled.

Major packaging industry shows set to open doors in two weeks

06-Jan-2017 - The Aerosol & Dispensing Forum and the PCD packaging shows’ 2017 editions are to be held together 18 and 19 January in Paris.

The case for natural microbead alternatives

04-Jan-2017 - A supplier of natural ingredients for the cosmetic industry has released its list of key natural alternatives to microplastic particles.

Australia partners with Amyris to create Southeast Asia biotechnology hub

07-Dec-2016 - The Queensland Government in Australia collaborates with Amyris to create a new platform for sustainable ingredient production in APAC.

Quadpack, Collcap merger sees dominant European packing force emerging

29-Nov-2016 - UK packaging provider, Collcap Group, has merged with international manufacturer Quadpack Industries, with the combined group set to trade under the Quadpack name.

P&G to relaunch men’s grooming, including new products and packages for Gillette

28-Nov-2016 - Given recent competition in the shave and grooming categories, P&G is upping its marketing and advertising efforts as well as changing packaging and products to hold on to its market share....

DuPont packaging innovation awards open for entries

14-Nov-2016 - The chemical, material company has put out a call inviting entries in its annual packaging award competition. DuPont’s contest is meant to highlight and inspire packaging in cosmetics, personal care,...

Will improved pouch packaging design hook cosmetics brands?

03-Nov-2016 - Improvements in the functionality and aesthetic of pouch packaging are set to help increase the size of this market, and could attract more cosmetic and personal care brands.

Special Newsletter: Sustainability

Sustainable personal care packaging materials and design reconsidered

02-Nov-2016 - Manufacturing in a sustainable way is undeniably good business for any industry that hopes to outlast the current moment. But what ‘sustainability’ is and how to make it an accurate...

Luxe Pack Monaco 2016: what happened at the show?

02-Nov-2016 - Last month saw the 29th edition of the industry’s key luxury packaging trade show take place. Here, we give a roundup of all the highlights.

Turkey’s rule for barcodes on cosmetics ‘a burden’

02-Nov-2016 - Small and medium-sized enterprises in the beauty industry in Turkey are struggling with new barcode regulations.

Albéa’s Slovakia arm officially opens

21-Oct-2016 - Albéa, a global packaging player, has entered its 15th country, with its recently acquired facility in Slovakia now an official part of the company.

Packaging Design Pentawards winners announced in Shanghai

18-Oct-2016 - The 2016 Pentawards in Shanghai, China, marks the 10th anniversary of the packaging design industry awards.

Going for green: Luxe Pack’s green award winners announced

07-Oct-2016 - Luxe Pack Monaco’s industry awards honoring ‘the most environmentally-friendly packing solutions’ in the industry have taken place, and the winners announced.

Tokyo Pack 2016 - packaging innovations to dominate cosmetics

04-Oct-2016 - Tokyo Pack 2016 will display the latest packaging innovations to show the Japanese consumer-led market what it can expect to see in 2017 and beyond.

Will the future of ethical labelling be defined by fragmentation or integration?

27-Sep-2016 - As the number of ethical labels in Asia’s cosmetics industry is developing rapidly, will new ethical, health and environmental labels join the dominant natural and organic segment? And how can...

Sensory is king: WestRock launches two new fragrance sprays

23-Sep-2016 - The global packaging company has announced the launch of two new packaging solutions for spraying functionality.

The future of beauty tools, accessories and textures

21-Sep-2016 - Mintel has revealed what its analysts believe is up ahead for the beauty accessories market, noting that the segment is likely to start playing a much more central role in...

L’Oreal and Aptar collaborate on 'superior' dispensing hair mousse format

21-Sep-2016 - L’Oréal has launched a new Elnett Creme de Mousse styling foam, working with packaging manufacturer Aptar to design its dispensing format.

Korea Kolmar buys Process Technologies and Packaging

20-Sep-2016 - In a multimillion dollar deal announced just yesterday, Kolmar (under the company name Seokoh) has acquired PTP to expedite expansion into this region’s cosmetics marketplace.