Using its plastic moulding expertise, the company has created a huge mono-injected white spherical cap for the scent’s 100ml bottle. The without-treatment design with discreet parting lines and a soft-touch surface was designed to echo the ‘softness of white musks’.
“Our goal was to bring delicate and melting sensoriality thanks to the raw material mix,” shares Béryl Tomaschett, Key Account Manager at FaiveleyTech Orgelet. “Without compromise on the shape and surface finish, with very discreet parting lines, we added a soft touch to the classic PP (polypropylene) commodity.”
More bi-injection processes for recycled content
FaiveleyTech’s Beauty Business Unit, which is based in Orgelet, France – near the Swiss border – designs, develops and industrialises closures, deosticks, boxes and dispensers for fragrance and cosmetics packaging, with both standardised and bespoke options.
For its closures, the company offers customers injection, decoration and assembly technologies and for deosticks, it has a variety of decoration options including screen printing, hot stamping, image application, and adhesive label. It also produces top-of-the-range standard or customisable boxes in plastic injection too.
“We are using more and more bi-injection processes for different reasons and applications, like the integration of recycled content,” shares Tomaschett.
In regard to other current trends, Tomaschett says that more FaiveleyTech customers are now requesting the use of biobased materials because they don’t leave microplastics behind in the environment. The company currently uses the Sulapac biocomposite range of materials, among others.
According to Tomaschett, more refillable solutions are also being studied and considered on many projects now too, although the actual products coming to market are still low. “Among the difficulties, there is the complexity to sell both the product and recharge, and the consumers not being ready yet to use refills” she says.
Based on eco-design principles
Another bespoke prestige packaging project that FaiveleyTech recently worked on was the design of a pink, overmoulded, rPET spherical cap for Puig’s Banderas women’s fragrance, Icon.
For the cover, it combined PET and recycled materials, as part of an eco-design and circular approach. The company says that the use of recycled material allowed it to use less virgin PET and therefore it reduced its carbon footprint, while still being recyclable in existing sectors.
The hood was designed with an overmoulded manufacturing process without the injection point being visible from the outside. And for this project, FaiveleyTech was also faced with the challenge of perfectly matching the bottle and cover.
Future plans for FaiveleyTech
The FaiveleyTech Group is divided into three business units: Industry, Beauty and Health. The company has 450 employees across eight production sites in France and abroad. Last September it rebranded and changed its name from Faivley Plast to FaiveleyTech, after it had acquired various other companies over the years. Business is currently booming and it achieved a turnover of €83.4m in 2022.
“Since our new identity as FaiveleyTech Group, we’re developing strategic business areas and organised ourselves into Business Units,” shares Tomaschett, as she reveals what’s next for the company. “The Beauty Business Unit continues its growth on a stable path; the Health Business Unit is booming and we invested in a new clean room to answer market demand. In the Industry Business Unit, we are transitioning towards the Mobility sector, becoming less dependent on Automotive markets.”