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Investment update: what’s on the horizon for packaging suppliers?

In addition to the innovations launched at the show, LUXE PACK Monaco was an opportunity to glean news on industrial investments in the luxury packaging space. Here’s a round-up from the show.

g.pivaudran announced industrial investments at its Souillac site allowing it to double its production capacity, currently producing around 30,000 to 40,000 pieces per year. The French aluminum specialist is injecting €7.5m on a new anodizing line, which replaces the existing line and will debut production mid-2024. The line will feature 12 coloring tanks (versus 5 today) and will offer increased flexibility in terms of delivery times. G.pivaudran says that the line will cut down its CO2 production by 30%, its water consumption by 40% and chemical consumption by 30%.

 

Dapy said that it is exploring manufacturing partnerships in Europe – particularly for cardboard – in a bid to localize production closer to its customers. The company also showed its augmented reality technology that negates the need for physical prototypes and speeds up validation processes. This technology could also be integrated into finished products to provide added value to consumers. With recyclability a hot topic, Dapy also said that it is creating more instruction leaflets detailing how its products can be separated at end of life.

 

Egisa aims to increase its production capacity by 25% with an investment of €3.5m in Heidelberg Speedmaster 4-color offset printing machines and the automation of its end-of-line quality control.  The folding box supplier is also looking to ramp up the amount of FSC-certified and bio-sourced raw materials in its folding boxes. FSC-certified paper and cardboard represented some 49% of the total volume of raw materials used in its production in 2021.

 

Techniplast, which notably showed new creations for Chloé and Prada Paradoxe, is working on using PCR PP for its fragrance refill technology.

 

Salinas Packaging Group highlighted its collaboration with Jindal Group’s JPF API Laminates and REXOR in a bid to accelerate its production of metallized plastic-free secondary packaging. With this technology, which requires the coordination of the paper manufacturer, transfer film producer (REXOR), transfer film expert (JPF API Laminates) and a printing specialist, Salinas can produce metallized folding boxes while eliminating the plastic laminate. The thin layer of plastic is peeled off from the paper or cardboard and rewound onto reels; this virgin film is reused for the production of metallized transfer films. 

Roctool, whose heat molding technology was key in the creation of Texen’s Chanel compact that scooped a Formes de Luxe Award this year, was promoting the technique’s potential in the beauty space. “Given our technology’s ability to create decorative and even functional effects, it has a bright future in beauty,” affirms Roctool CEO Mathieu Boulanger. Beauty accounts for 15% of Roctool’s business, while the automotive industry represents 45%. In 2021, the company reported sales of €8.1m. Boulanger also remarked that Roctool is looking to work more with recycled resins.

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