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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.

Bookmark this page to keep up to speed on industry suppliers and manufacturers alike, as they all strive to become greener in their innovation and developments.

Sustainable plastic packaging for The Body Shop

03-Feb-2016 - With the help of a California-based tech company, the global beauty brand is making personal care product containers from captured carbon emissions. 

PCD and ADF open their doors in Paris today!

03-Feb-2016 - The Aerosol & Dispensing Forum (ADF) and Packaging of Perfume Cosmetics & Design (PCD) events open their doors today welcoming all the latest innovations and creations from their respective packaging...

AptarGroup acquires Mega Airless for €200 million

02-Feb-2016 - AptarGroup has looked at expanding and enhancing its airless packaging solutions, particularly in beauty and personal care, with the acquisition of German frim Mega Airless for approximately €200 million.

Pack Peek Gallery

Pack Peek: A new year, new packaging innovations gallery

20-Jan-2016 - So, a new year is upon us and as 2016 is under way, it’s time for a look at the latest news and innovations from the cosmetics packaging world. Flick...

New technology and consumer demand influence 2016 packaging trends

13-Jan-2016 - Brands and manufacturers are constantly innovating packaging as they look to engage consumers and build brand loyalty, and this is seeing six key trends influence the sector, according to market...

L’Oréal finds new method to evaluate efficacy of dispensing systems to avoid contamination

17-Dec-2015 - L’Oréal research, carried out with Ghent University in Belgium, has identified a new protocol for evaluating the efficacy of some dispensing systems in the microbial protection of water-based preservative-free cosmetic...

New packaging options address consumer expectations

11-Nov-2015 - The latest launches from personal care and beauty packaging makers key in on industry trends such as convenience, personalization, and multifunction. Here Cosmetics Design explores a handful of the newest...

VTT develops new plastic microchannel method for perfume applications

06-Nov-2015 - The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a new method involving microchannel structures embedded in plastics that could be used for perfume and cosmetic applications.

Sustainability Special Newsletter

Synthetic brush fibers as a sustainable choice

05-Nov-2015 - Natural animal hair was once readily available as a by-product of food industries. Now that’s changing along with the global food supply. And, consumer attitudes are shifting too. As a...

PSB Industries to buy Topline Products to boost global packaging reach

04-Nov-2015 - French packaging specialist PSB Industries is growing its business further having agreed to enter into exclusive discussions to acquire US-based Topline Products.

Important to get perfume pack right as it can influence olfactory perception

03-Nov-2015 - Packaging plays an important role for the perfume industry, as visual communication applied to packaging design may increase its influence over the consumer, even to the point where it affects...

Pack Peek

Pack Peek: Luxe Pack Monaco 2015 special

29-Oct-2015 - The Luxe Pack Monaco event is the perfect place to showcase the latest innovations and developments for many packaging suppliers. Flick through this gallery to look at a few selected...

Luxe Pack Monaco 2015 in pictures...

27-Oct-2015 - Luxe Pack Monaco took place last week (October 21-23) showcasing all the latest luxury packaging innovations. Why not flick through the gallery - if you weren't there it will give...

Albéa pumps up Reload project to meet market demand

21-Oct-2015 - Packaging suppliers Albéa, Axilone, and Arcade Beauty have collaborated in ‘project Reload’ in order to meet market demand and come up with a design concept for a mini refillable and...

Luxe Pack Monaco ready to open its doors

20-Oct-2015 - Luxe Pack Monaco promises luxury brands that they will be able to discover the very latest packaging innovations when it opens its doors tomorrow, with a record number of exhibitors...

Avery Dennison launches self-adhesive PE labels in response to interest in bio-based materials

14-Oct-2015 - Avery Dennison introduces two new self-adhesive bio-based polyethylene (PE) label films as part of its focus on sustainability, claiming that economic growth, natural resource limits and increasing demand were the...

New packaging from reclaimed plastic

08-Oct-2015 - One social enterprise organization has masterminded a supply chain to keep discarded plastic from harming the environment by salvaging it to make new injection molded containers and other items.

Tough conditions, stable performance for European tube production, says etma

08-Oct-2015 - The cosmetics tube market only reported a marginal change on last year’s performance due to difficult economic conditions; although the toothpaste sector did see a big boost, according to the...

Pack Peek Gallery: Autumn begins…

02-Oct-2015 - Summer is over and autumn is upon us, and with many packaging shows already taking place and more to come, it’s time for more news from the cosmetics packaging world....

Will small packages sell more cosmetics?

29-Sep-2015 - New data suggests that consumers stockpile beauty products, neither repurchasing nor disposing of makeup that has expired, and one color cosmetics brand is betting that half-size volumes are the answer.

Schwan Cosmetics opens new pencil manufacturing facility

28-Sep-2015 - The German company celebrates the grand opening of its new US site this month and will be producing the its signature products there—color cosmetic pencils for eyes, lips, face and...

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Packaging naturals for an upscale market

23-Sep-2015 - Well ahead of any trend, Katharine L’Heureux, the enterprising founder of Kahina Giving Beauty, saw the opportunity to elevate natural skin care. She spoke with Cosmetics Design about distinctive packaging,...

Too many ethical labels could mean no harmony and increased confusion

17-Sep-2015 - On the one hand you would think that the natural and organic cosmetics industry would be happy with the growing number of ethical labels making their way onto packs; however...

Cosmetics and Personal Care Packaging: sustainable materials

03-Sep-2015 - Sustainability has become integral to the beauty business since environmentally intelligent packaging design can benefit the plant, satisfy consumers, and bolster a brand’s bottom line.

Researchers design easy-to-clean hairbrush with sustainability hopes

03-Sep-2015 - Styling products, skin cells, hair, and oils can all clog up hairbrushes leading to the plastic products often finding their way to landfills, so researchers have designed a hairbrush that's...

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