Infini unveils new eco-packaging fragrance concept
France-based industry organisation Infini has worked with its eight member group to create a cutting-edge eco-packaged fragrance product concept, Infini Or.
Cosmetics giant L’Oréal has redesigned the on-shelf bottles for its Pureology brand professional hair products as it looks to combine sustainable packaging with the aesthetics required of a beauty product.
Hair care specialist Philip Kingsley has acted on consumer feedback to select a slimline airless dispenser from packaging firm Rieke Dispensing for its latest range of styling products.
Whey protein found to be natural alternative for cosmetics packaging
A Spanish team of researchers is developing a whey protein coating for use in packaging for industries such as cosmetics and food as a natural replacement to traditionally used plastic.
Supply chain analysis holds key for sustainable packaging
Companies must look at packaging from a supply chain point of view if they want to reduce costs and environmental impact by focusing on sustainable packaging, according to market researcher Accenture.
Recycled content not always preferable in natural and organic cosmetics packaging
With natural and organic cosmetics products typically commanding a higher price than their traditional counterparts, packaging needs to reflect this, which doesn’t always mean opting for recycled or sustainable content, according to Euromonitor International's...
Rexam pump takes on a new twist
Rexam Personal Care has launched its new XD 11 Twist fragrance pump at the PCD Congress in Paris building on the success of its current pump range as well as offering an eco-friendly aspect.
Sustainable packaging hot topic at industry events in 2011
With Organic Monitor predicting an increase in the take up of sustainable packaging initiatives by beauty companies in 2011, the topic promises to a focus of industry events this year.
France calls for volunteers for environmental labelling scheme
Companies in all sectors are being called by France’s minister for sustainable development to take part in a year long scheme to test out environmental labelling initiatives.
Unilever unveils ten year target for sustainability
Global consumer products company Unilever has revealed its new sustainability strategy which aims to halve the company’s environmental impact, but double the size of the business by 2020.
Eco-designed, luxury fragrance box set debuts at Luxe Pack
Eight manufacturers have joined together to create an eco-designed box set of fragrances in order to illustrate the potential for more sustainable luxury design.
Integrated tube and closure has pricing and ecological advantages
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
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
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
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?
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
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.
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...
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Sustainability can be expensive but leaders in the beauty packaging industry claim they cannot afford not to go green.
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
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
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
‘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
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.
Bioplastics firm claims to have married performance and sustainability
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
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
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
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
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.
HBA calls for entrants to packaging design award
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
Crown Holdings has developed a dispensing system that uses
compressed air rather than hydrocarbons to help personal care firms
comply with new Californian regulations.