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Carbiolice enzyme additive makes PLA packaging compostable

Carbiolice enzyme additive makes PLA packaging compostable

Evanesto, an additive developed by French start-up Carbiolice, promises to make PLA packaging fully compostable and biodegradable. Carbiolice claims that by adding its enzyme additive Evanesto to PLA—plant-based plastic made from corn or[…]

HANABi’s cellulose & ceramic hybrid, an alternative to plastic?

HANABi’s cellulose & ceramic hybrid, an alternative to plastic?

HANABi, a start-up spearheaded by French academic research consortium SATT Linksium, is working on an “ultra-light” cellulose and ceramic hybrid material promising flexibility and liquid resistance. The innovation, positioned as an eventual[…]

Winners of Gainerie 91 design awards 2020 reinvent luxury packaging

Winners of Gainerie 91 design awards 2020 reinvent luxury packaging

French luxury packaging and merchandising specialist Gainerie 91 has unveiled the winners of its seventh annual design contest that spotlights emerging talent, with entrants this year presenting concepts based around the theme of “sustainable[…]

12/07/2020 |
Amorim’s RE-Cork: unveiling the biodegradable stopper

Amorim’s RE-Cork: unveiling the biodegradable stopper

Described as the premium spirits market’s first sustainable alternative to conventional plastic closures, including biodegradable options, Amorim’s RE-Cork, the newest collection to launch in the Portugal-based supplier’s Top Series portfolio,[…]

L’Explorateur du Goût launches La Spirithèque premium spirits refill station

L’Explorateur du Goût launches La Spirithèque premium spirits refill station

Inspired by the growing trend for luxury in-store fragrance fountains, La Spirithèque invites consumers to refill their bottles with their spirit of choice. Launched last month at 30 wine merchants in France, the goal is to be present in 100[…]

12/03/2020 | Consumer trends
LUXE PACK in Green Awards 2020: the shortlist

LUXE PACK in Green Awards 2020: the shortlist

Luxury polybags, glass that embraces imperfections, a champagne coffret made of molded cellulose pulp, recycling residual PET….this year’s jury* has unveiled the shortlist of entrants to the LUXE PACK in Green Awards. Visitors to digital[…]

11/30/2020 |
MultiScent 20: a tablet turned fragrance sampler

MultiScent 20: a tablet turned fragrance sampler

Brazilian scent tech start-up Noar’s MultiScent 20 is a patented technology allowing consumers to sample up to 20 fragrances via a tablet. Exclusively distributed by US-based sampling specialist Orlandi, the device is geared to retail and to[…]

11/27/2020 | Consumer trends
ColorForge forges ahead with 3D-printed makeup formulas and packs

Interview

ColorForge forges ahead with 3D-printed makeup formulas and packs

US-based start-up ColorForge won a Cosmetic Victories* award last month for its additive manufacturing technology that allows for the simultaneous production of powder-based color cosmetics and packaging. We spoke to ColorForge President John[…]

11/26/2020 | Corporate strategy
X-Label: a new-generation luminous label

X-Label: a new-generation luminous label

Billed as the market’s first removable and rechargeable backlit label, X-Label is the brainchild of French packaging supplier Dapy. Geared to the nightlife market, the patented solution offers a lifetime of up to six hours. Dapy’s luminous[…]

11/25/2020 | Trends
Weckerle in 2020: greener packs & new-generation filling lines

Weckerle in 2020: greener packs & new-generation filling lines

Despite a drop in turnover resulting from the current health crisis, German contract manufacturer Weckerle has a number of investments in the pipeline: MS3, its new filling line, packaging innovations Myconic, the supplier’s first 100% recycled[…]

11/23/2020 |