Integrated tube and closure has pricing and ecological advantages
27-Oct-2010 By Andrew McDougall
Material savings, which can lower the price as well as reduce the environmental impact of a product, were the motivation for Plasticum's new integrated tube and closure solution.
Promens' eco airless packaging wins Luxe Pack Green award
27-Oct-2010 By Katie Bird
Promens claims that its new airless dispensing system, ecolution, cuts down on carbon dioxide emissions and is more easily recyclable than traditional piston based airless packages.
Johnsen & Jorgensen target cosmetics market with recycled PET bottles
19-Aug-2010 By Andrew McDougall
Johnsen & Jorgensen, a UK-based packaging supplier, has entered into a distribution deal with Artenius PET Packaging UK to release a new environmentally-friendly range of recycled PET bottles for the cosmetics industry.
P&G uses sugarcane-based plastic to package leading brands
13-Aug-2010 By Katie Bird
Leading products from Procter & Gamble (P&G) will hit the shelves early next year packaged in sugarcane-based plastic.
Is the cosmetics industry moving too fast on green packaging?
19-Jul-2010 By Simon Pitman
Consumers would probably give a firm ‘no’in response to this question. But scratch the surface a little harder and it becomes evident that there is more than a little truth to the statement.
Neopac appoints environmental manager to drive green efforts
16-Jul-2010 By Katie Bird
The Switzerland-based tube provider is appointing a new environmental manager in order to help the company provide the ‘green tubes’ its customers are demanding.
09-Jun-2010 By Katie Bird
Bioplastics marry the benefits of one of the world’s most versatile materials with the advantages of a sustainable source – making it a significant advance in the field of sustainable packaging. However, as with any innovation, these new materials present...
01-Jun-2010 By Katie Bird
New sustainable materials and technologies need to be evaluated to really understand what they can bring to a product, according to luxury rigid box manufacturer, Knoll Packaging.
Refill packaging promises eco savings while retaining luxury feel
26-Mar-2010 By Katie Bird
Retaining the glamorous feel of the product while making environmental and financial savings is the aim behind a new packaging concept, Twistub.
Israel plans packaging recycling revolution
22-Feb-2010 By Rory Harrington
Israel has proposed a “revolution” in the recycling of packaging that would impose personal responsibility on all manufacturers to collect and reprocess the waste packing from their products.
API Laminates adds holographic option to eco-laminated cartonboard
18-Feb-2010 By Katie Bird
Holographic effects will soon be available on API Group’s environmentally-friendly laminated cartonboard, for use in cosmetics products secondary packaging.
Metabolix’ field trials investigate bioplastic-producing crops
26-Oct-2009 By Katie Bird
Field research on tobacco takes Metabolix one step further in its quest to design non-food crops that produce plastic resins for use in cosmetic and food packaging.
Bio-based plastic resins are beginning to make their mark on the world of packaging; but, although significant savings are being made on resource use, much still needs to be done to improve end-of-life options.
29-Sep-2009 By Katie Bird
When it comes to environmentally friendly packaging some of the most important savings are being missed through poor recycling options – and this applies to all plastics bio- and fossil fuel-based.
Research aims to boost bioplastics from potatoes
Corn starch-based Bioplastics have proved increasingly popular for eco-friendly personal care packaging, but now researchers are investigating ways to enhance potato starch for this purpose.
Green packaging event hopes to promote US-Franco trade links
02-Sep-2009 By Katie Bird
French companies have a lot to offer the US in terms of green packaging, according to French business development agency Ubifrance.
Material-saving plastic tube awarded Tube of the Year
13-Aug-2009 By Katie Bird
A plastic tube incorporating a permanently attached closure, which could save up to 40 per cent in material weight, has been awarded prototype tube of the year.
Taxing new plastic would increase use of recycled material, says chemist
25-Jun-2009 By Katie Bird
Taxing virgin PET is one of the best ways to get companies to move over to using recycled material for plastic packaging, according to a green chemist.
Dupont uses packaging award to leverage sustainable business practices
24-Jun-2009 By Simon Pitman
The company is focusing on its Dupont Awards as a means of helping the personal care industry discover how packaging can be incorporated into a sustainable business strategy.
Thinking outside the box: Refillable packaging opportunities
24-Jun-2009 By Guy Montague-Jones
Creative ideas for refillable beauty packages have great potential for companies looking to improve their green credentials, says a packaging design expert.
Companies urged to do more as UK unveils new packaging strategy
09-Jun-2009 By Rory Harrington
A major reduction in food packaging, a rethink on how it is measured and a call for greater investment by packing companies to increase recycling are part of a strategy unveiled today by the UK government.
Recyclable perfume bottles, a new move for Valois packaging
04-Jun-2009 By Katie Bird
A screw-on pump for perfumes helps consumers recycle the glass bottle after use, according to France-based packaging supplier Valois.
Sustainable packaging is not a priority for brand owners, says survey
29-May-2009 By Guy Montague-Jones
The vast majority of manufacturers have not tackled the issue of sustainable packaging, according to a survey of brand owners.
Recycling logo for consumer packaging launched in UK
18-Mar-2009 By Katie Bird
Major UK supermarkets have signed up to a new recycling logo for consumer packaging, aiming to present how much of the packaging can be recycled and where.
Companies must look out for green packaging traps
27-Feb-2009 By Guy Montague-Jones and Neil Merrett
Manufacturers must be wary of the environmental credentials of green packaging materials and avoid using them just for their marketing benefits, says one research group.
Alcan innovation director discusses marrying luxury and sustainability
26-Feb-2009 By Guy Montague-Jones
Luxury and sustainability may appear irreconcilable but beauty packaging firms are working on ways to combine the two concepts.
Industry won't stray from sustainability despite recession, say beauty packaging leaders
16-Feb-2009 By Guy Montague-Jones
Sustainability can be expensive but leaders in the beauty packaging industry claim they cannot afford not to go green.
10-Feb-2009 By Guy Montague-Jones
Above the buzz of conversation at the busy PCD Congress in Paris, CosmeticsDesign.com spoke to Eric Scheid from Henkel to find out how studying the life-cycle of cosmetics can spark green product ideas into life. A shower gel starts life on the factory...
Marketing of green packaging should be avoided, says professor
06-Feb-2009 By Guy Montague-Jones
Green marketing of sustainable packaging materials can be a boomerang that comes back to hit brands in the face, says professor.
Ecoflation could hit companies hard in the future
10-Dec-2008 By Katie Bird
Companies already struggling in the current economic climate will soon have to contend with a new phenomenon, ecoflation, according to a study by ATKearney.
Ethical market will grow despite economic worries, Co-op report
28-Nov-2008 By Katie Bird
‘Values’ will not necessarily be sacrificed for ‘value’ when it comes to ethical purchasing in an economic downturn, according to a recent Co-op report.
Waste reduction urged as demand for recyclables drops
17-Nov-2008 By Jane Byrne
A push for waste minimisation and the production of high quality marketable recyclables is being promoted by stakeholders as demand and prices for recycled materials the UK drop significantly.
Sustainable cosmetics tops the agenda at industry event
29-Sep-2008 By Guy Montague-Jones
The Personal Care Products Council is digging into sustainability at the upcoming Science Week event in New Jersey with a dedicated workshop.
Bioplastics firm claims to have married performance and sustainability
18-Sep-2008 By Guy Montague-Jones
Biodegradable packaging is often criticized for failing to match the quality of petroleum alternatives, but Telles claims to have developed a solution.
Impressions Packaging extends PET bottle range
10-Sep-2008 By staff reporter
Impressions Packaging has extended its range of heavy wall PET bottles to include pearlescent effects that combine eco-friendly qualities with a high end look.
Innovation leads the way at HBA conference program
02-Sep-2008 By Guy Montague-Jones and Katie Bird
A holistic view of beauty and how innovation can help your business are two key themes in next week’s HBA conference program.
Cosmetics packaging round-up
04-Aug-2008 By Guy Montague-Jones
Beauty plastics specialist Texen buys Mar-Lee Companies, Molded Fiber increases sustainable production and Oystar USA launches a cosmetics cartoner for rapid delivery.
Estee Lauder executive tackles sustainable packaging
22-Jul-2008 By Guy Montague-Jones
Manufacturers realize they need to become sustainable to remain competitive. Eco-friendly packaging is a vital component of this but presents companies with a myriad of choices and challenges.
Consumer attitudes to sustainability under microscope
25-Jun-2008 By Guy Montague-Jones and Jane Byrne
The Hartman Group is conducting a study on attitudes towards sustainability to determine which messages and actions resonate with the consumer.
Eco-friendly packaging ready for take-off
29-May-2008 By Guy Montague-Jones
Green packaging is making the transition from niche to
mainstream as manufacturers come under pressure to go green.
HBA calls for entrants to packaging design award
29-May-2008 By Simon Pitman
With the biggest show in the North American cosmetics industry's
calendar just around the corner, its organizers are calling for
entrants to the International Package Design Awards (IPDA).
Crown introduces green dispensing system
12-May-2008 By Guy Montague-Jones
Crown Holdings has developed a dispensing system that uses
compressed air rather than hydrocarbons to help personal care firms
comply with new Californian regulations.
Second Natural Beauty Summit to open doors in New York
10-Apr-2008 By Simon Pitman
Key issues facing natural and organic cosmetics producers will be
addressed by industry leaders at the forthcoming second Natural
Beauty Summit, which will open its door in New York on May 15.
MPS expands further into cosmetics with acquisition
02-Apr-2008 By Guy Montague-Jones
Multi Packaging Solutions (MPS) is seeking to further establish its
presence in the cosmetics packaging market after the acquisition of
Innovative Creative Packaging Solutions.
CSI/Cosmolab seals green packaging partnership
20-Mar-2008 By Guy Montague-Jones
Cosmetics packaging firm CSI/Cosmolab has teamed up with material
supplier Cereplast to develop environmentally friendly
double-walled jars and closures from bio-plastics.
The Packaging Company launches biodegradable range
11-Feb-2008 By Guy Montague-Jones
The Packaging Company (TPC) has joined a growing number of cosmetic
packaging firms branching out into green territory with
P&G to make products and operations greener
29-Oct-2007 By Katie Bird
Proctor and Gamble (P&G) has announced its plans to improve the
environmental profile of its products and operations, promising to
reduce CO2 emissions by a further 10 percent by 2012.