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Euromonitor - global economic uncertainty could spell consumer polarisation

24-Feb-2017 - Many aspects of the European economy and political situation are looking increasingly uncertain. A new report highlights that shifting political allegiance and economic volatility could stunt growth and polarise consumers.

Stora Enso upgrades its flagship carton board for the beauty market

24-Feb-2017 - Emphasizing just how crucially important the perceived quality of secondary beauty packaging is, Stora Enso says it has based the development of an upgraded carton board on consumer insights.

Men’s grooming boom raises expectations for barcodes

23-Feb-2017 - The men’s grooming category has seen rapid evolution and diversification in recent years, prompting barcode technology provider Videojet to offer more tailored solutions.

Why in-cosmetics Global is focusing on sustainability

22-Feb-2017 - Sustainability will be a core focus at the newly re-branded in-cosmetics Global event, to be held in London in early April. We caught up with the show director to find out more.

Personalisation – how it is affecting the entire beauty supply chain

22-Feb-2017 - Consumer demand for more tailored and personalised beauty and personal care products is impacting every aspect of product development, from packaging through to formulation and beyond. Here we take a look at some recent developments.

MonoSol launches first pod-pac personal care product

21-Feb-2017 - The polymer-film making company behind such household goods as Cascade Action Pacs and Tide Pods announced this month a first product in this category—a single-use dissolvable pod pac of shaving cream.

A new headquarters for New Avon

20-Feb-2017 - After nearly one year as a stand-alone company, the North American social selling beauty company has announced the location of its new offices here in New York City. Soon hundreds of New Avon staff will move from the East Side to Lower Manhattan.

Will cosmetics and personal care ingredient trade between Australia and the US come undone in the age of Trump?

15-Feb-2017 - To find out how business on the ground is fairing since this country’s new President had his ‘worst call by far’ with a foreign leader, Cosmetics Design caught up with Jacqui Rathner of Naturally Australian Products.

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 and investment for the industry.

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.

TricorBraun and Kenra create hair care packaging that can “push the price point”

17-Jan-2017 - The packager and hair care maker worked closely together to develop premium-style containers for Kenra’s new line of Snail CC Creme for hair care products.

Counterfeit cosmetics in France: customs officers uncover illegal manufacturing facility

10-Jan-2017 - In a discovery described as “exceptional and unprecedented”, investigators from the National Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (DNRED) in France have uncovered a laboratory dedicated to the production of counterfeit cosmetics.

RSPO releases its 2016 impact report

10-Jan-2017 - The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has released its impact report for 2016, taking a look at the question of how far the non-profit association progressed towards global, sustainable palm oil production last year.

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.

Sustainability Corner at in-cosmetics: a closer look

05-Jan-2017 - Ahead of the global trade show to be held in London later this year, we take a closer look at one of in-cosmetics’ central new feature: its ‘Sustainability Corner’.

EC responds on CMR carcinogens ban in cosmetics

04-Jan-2017 - The European Commission's move last year to clarify how carcinogenic substances in cosmetics are regulated was met with criticism, and the EC has now responded.

Unilever new multi-million manufacturing plant in Dubai

03-Jan-2017 - Consumer goods giant Unilever is opening a new $272 million plant in Dubai, dedicated to the production of beauty and personal care products.

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