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With Eastman’s Cristal Renew, Axilone sites certified ISCC Plus

With Eastman’s Cristal Renew, Axilone sites certified ISCC Plus

Axilone has been awarded ISCC Plus certification for its sites in Europe, the US and China, making it the first beauty packaging manufacturer using Eastman’s Cristal Renew to obtain certification on three different continents. By integrating[…]

01/14/2021
Plastic transformed: Cutting-edge alternatives & new solutions

Dossier

Plastic transformed: Cutting-edge alternatives & new solutions

From paper bottles and bio-plastics to compostable materials, the packaging industry has seen the number of alternatives to virgin plastic skyrocket in recent months. In our Dossier, we highlight a selection of innovations and interviews meant[…]

12/10/2020
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[…]

12/10/2020 | Trends
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[…]

12/10/2020 | 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 |
Design spotlight: 3 creative alternatives to leather

Design spotlight: 3 creative alternatives to leather

A multi-material, multi-process and multi-sector resource center, FCBA’s Innovathèque is Europe’s very first materials library, founded 20 years ago. Among the 2,200 references on offer, 99% are ready to be industrialized. Sourced from the[…]

11/11/2020
Paboco's gameplan to pioneer the paper bottle

Interview

Paboco's gameplan to pioneer the paper bottle

Paboco, the Paper Bottle Company, is out to shake up packaging norms with its first branded paper bottle slated for launch in 2021. Currently in a start-up, scale-up phase, the Danish company’s “pioneer community” is a joint venture between[…]

Shiseido to launch in-store refills, biodegradable packs

Shiseido to launch in-store refills, biodegradable packs

A new in-store refill service and a lip palette said to be biodegradable “even in sea water” are among the first packaging developments to come out of Shiseido’s newly released Sustainable Beauty Actions initiative. The Japanese beauty group is[…]

10/30/2020 |
Exclusive report: 3D printing trends to watch in 2020

Exclusive report: 3D printing trends to watch in 2020

There seems no end in sight in the fast-paced development of 3D printing technologies. A new report* published by trade show 3DPrint Lyon (an Infopro Digital event) outlines emerging trends in the sector in France. While luxury remains a tiny[…]

10/27/2020 | Design
A bottle made of carbon emissions? L’Oréal & partners embark on “world-first”

A bottle made of carbon emissions? L’Oréal & partners embark on “world-first”

A collaboration between L’Oréal, carbon recycler LanzaTech and energy giant Total, the project aims to “make single-use carbon a thing of the past”. L’Oréal aims to launch a first packaging application by 2024. A first step in what could well be[…]

10/27/2020 | Trends