Beauty packaging and design: 5 top headlines so far for 2019

By Lucy Whitehouse

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Beauty packaging and design: 5 top headlines so far for 2019
With top headlines fresh from this week’s ADF&PCD cosmetics packaging show, we take a look at the biggest beauty packaging updates so far this year, in this Editor’s Spotlight.

Silgan Dispensing and Neopac are two major players in the list who are making strides with big launches this year, while the Luxe Pack show’s new show for 2019 also makes an appearance in our round-up.



This year’s show was another well-attended success story for the beauty packaging industry.

It included several innovative show features new for this year, including two expert-led tours of the showfloor picking out highlights among the exhibitors on two key themes: the latest sustainable packaging in its “Eco-Tour”, and the sourcing of signature French products through its “Made in France” tour.

As usual, the show’s innovation and accelerator zones focus on the future of packaging offered an opportunity to discover some of the market-leading innovations: Paptic​, an alternative, biodegradable material that replaces both paper and plastic in certain applications, particularly caught our eye. We’ll be offering a full feature of the innovation in the coming days.

2. Neopac: going for green with sustainable tubes


Neopac presented its latest efforts in recycled packaging at ADF&PCD, and launched a new format at the show: a new recycled plastic tube, the latest in its EcoDesign range that complies with EU legislation requiring minised environmental impact from packaging solutions.

The tubes’ caps are made from 100% ocean plastics PP materials, derived from sea ropes. The new tube format sits alongside a wood tube and a sugarcane tube in the company’s EcoDesign range.

3. Silgan Dispensing: customisation and speed to market in focus

Another major packaging player, Silgan Dispensing presented its new XpresService for beauty and skin care, which sees the company hone certain areas of its supply chain in order to speed up speed to market for beauty players looking to launch new items, or reorder items.

“XpresService for Fragrance and Skincare ​is our way of being agile, flexible and quick in reducing the time to market for our partners’ new launches and accelerating their lead time for replenishment orders,” the company explains.

“Our fragrance and skincare customers can expect reliable and easy solutions to help them meet their time-to-market needs.”

We spoke to Sandy Gregory, Associate Marketing Director, for the company, who explained that their limited ranges of cap colours and their in-house etching capabilities means that customisation on small product runs is now possible and speed is greatly reduced. Up to six weeks off lead times, in some instances, which can represent a third of the overall product development time.

4. Luxe Pack 2019: new show format to launch


This year’s new Luxe Pack ‘Edition Speciale’ trade show is set to put the issue at the centre of its programme.

The new Edition Speciale format of the Luxe Pack trade show brand is set to have its rollout this year in June in Paris.

The organisers have now announced that ‘Packaging innovations for ecology’ will be the theme of the inaugural edition of the show, following a consultation process with multi-sector luxury goods brands. Read more here​.

5. Microplastics impact on freshwater and land, not just the sea


A new environmental concern is emerging when it comes to microbeads: the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) says that in addition to polluting marine environments, added microplastics may also damage the terrestrial environment and freshwater.

According to a recent ECHA assessment, microplastics that are added to products are more likely to be released to, and accumulate in, terrestrial and freshwater environments rather than the oceans. Read our full report here​.

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