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Sulapac launches flexible grade & bio-based barrier

Sulapac launches flexible grade & bio-based barrier

Along with its new flexible material conceived for thin-walled cosmetics jars, Finnish bio-composite specialist Sulapac is rolling out a patent-pending barrier solution that it claims leaves no trace of microplastics. In September 2020, Sulapac[…]

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

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

Magical Mushroom Company (MMC), a UK-based manufacturer of Ecovative Design’s mycelium-based biodegradable Mushroom Packaging, believes that its sustainable trays represent a “seismic shift” from polystyrene. After inaugurating a first factory[…]

04/15/2021 | Trends
Amorepacific to debut paper-based tubes

Amorepacific to debut paper-based tubes

Amorepacific has unveiled patented technology for the in-house manufacturing of paper-based tubes. The South Korean beauty group’s primera brand will be the first in its portfolio to launch the new packaging. Compostable tubes are also in the[…]

04/01/2021 |
Matières à Penser: an edited selection from Mu’s sustainable materials library

Matières à Penser: an edited selection from Mu’s sustainable materials library

Fruit of the Environmental Trend Notebooks launched at LVMH in 2004, Matières à Penser has become a virtual materials library all of its own. Directed by French eco-design agency Mu, it now comprises some 500 references, providing the luxury[…]

03/31/2021
Dossier of the Month - Getting creative: the latest materials, decoration & design solutions

Dossier

Dossier of the Month - Getting creative: the latest materials, decoration & design solutions

It's a creative time to be in the business of luxury packaging development. Over the last 18 months, our pages have seen a rich influx of innovations from suppliers, designers and crafts specialists. In this month's Dossier, we've gathered what[…]

03/30/2021 | DecorationCrafts
Pili’s renewable pigments prep for industrialization phase

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Pili’s renewable pigments prep for industrialization phase

French start-up Pili is pioneering the creation of bio-based pigments with the promise of a palette of unlimited — and lasting — colors. In March 2021, the Toulouse-based company welcomed a second round of funding of €4m, enabling it to embark[…]

03/30/2021 | Creative
Maison Fey embarks on embossing stone

Maison Fey embarks on embossing stone

Through its 110-year history, leather crafts company Maison Fey has made a name for itself through the creation of leather desk tops, faux books and Cordoba leather mainly destined for the interior decoration market. Today, the Parisian atelier[…]

03/25/2021 | Editor's picks
Desserto, Ictyos, TômTex : Better than leather?

Desserto, Ictyos, TômTex : Better than leather?

Continuing our exploration of leather alternatives, we feature three new materials hailing from the vegetal and animal worlds. Desserto - cactus leather Mexican firm Adriano DiMarti is behind the development of Desserto, a vegan leather made of[…]

02/17/2021
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