Follow us: Luxe Packaging Insight – news & innovations on the luxury packaging market

Albéa & Sabic developing molecularly recycled plastic tube for Origins

Alissa Demorest

Related topics :

, ,
Be the first to react

Comment

Albéa & Sabic developing molecularly recycled plastic tube for Origins

Described by Albéa as an “advanced recycled tube”, the plastic making up the tube for Estée Lauder-owned Origins will be the fruit of Sabic’s chemical recycling technology.

Beauty packaging supplier Albéa will manufacture the polymer resin tube from materials that have been chemically recycled using Sabic’s Trucircle technology. The process recovers PE and PP waste and breaks it down to its molecular state to create a plastic that is comparable to a virgin grade both in terms of performance and aesthetics. The tube, coined an "industry first", is set to launch in 2021.

“This paves the way for the use of advanced recycled, post-consumer waste into prestige beauty packaging thanks to an innovative source of high-quality resins,” notes Stephane Barlet, VP of Sales at Albéa Americas. The tube is also in line with the Origins brand’s ambition of having 80% of its packaging be “recyclable, refillable, reusable, recycled or recoverable” by 2023.

Albéa has been active in replacing virgin plastic with more environmentally friendly materials as illustrated by its paper tube co-created with L'Oréal earlier this year. 

Editor's picks

KDC/One: priority on regional expansion, greener packs

KDC/One: priority on regional expansion, greener packs

Following a spate of acquisitions over the last two years in the beauty arena, Canadian full-service beauty supplier KDC/One is looking to develop its presence outside of North America with “aggressive growth plans” for the Asia[…]

Magical Mushroom Company is out to “disrupt the polystyrene market”

Magical Mushroom Company is out to “disrupt the polystyrene market”

Amorepacific to debut paper-based tubes

Amorepacific to debut paper-based tubes

L’Oréal banks on transparency and green sciences

L’Oréal banks on transparency and green sciences

More articles