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

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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
Covid-19: a catalyst for change for luxury, says Bain & Company

Covid-19: a catalyst for change for luxury, says Bain & Company

Heavily impacted by the covid-19 crisis, the luxury goods industry will have seen a double-digit sales decline in 2020 with profitability hard hit, highlights a report from Bain & Company published this month. However, the market is set to[…]

11/24/2020 |
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 | Corporate strategy
Byredo talks strategy for debut makeup line

Interview

Byredo talks strategy for debut makeup line

One of the first indie niche brands launched in the early 2000s, Byredo has since become a reference in the premium fragrance segment. The Swedish brand has similar ambitions for its very first color cosmetics collection, launched this fall.[…]

Qualipac’s restructuring plan to cut over 130 jobs

Qualipac’s restructuring plan to cut over 130 jobs

Following several years of decline and a failed acquisition negotiation with PSB Industries earlier this year, Groupe Pochet’s loss-making metal and plastics packaging subsidiary Qualipac is laying off more than 130 employees in France. The[…]

11/17/2020 |
Sericyne expands offer: from raw material to finished products

Sericyne expands offer: from raw material to finished products

Known for its creations for luxury maisons including Guerlain, and more recently Poiray, French artisanal silk producer Sericyne launched a range of decorative objects and accessories earlier this year. “Up to very recently, we sold our raw[…]

11/13/2020 | Lifestyle
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[…]

11/10/2020 | MaterialsCorporate strategy
Save the date: LUXE PACK New York slated for July 2021

Save the date: LUXE PACK New York slated for July 2021

LUXE PACK New York has announced new summer dates for the 2021 event; the luxury packaging trade show will take place from July 14-15 at Javits Center in New York City. Meanwhile, the My LUXE PACK digital platform that aims to federate Luxe[…]

11/09/2020 |
Bouchages Delage names new MD

Bouchages Delage names new MD

Bruno Cornet has been appointed Managing Director of Cognac-based closures specialist Bouchages Delage. With a background in plastic injection and decoration and beauty packaging, he was most recently President and CEO of Dalloz, a manufacturer[…]

11/05/2020 |
Cosmogen: Giving innovation a boost in a time of crisis

Cosmogen: Giving innovation a boost in a time of crisis

In addition to doubling its innovation budget this year, French beauty supplier Cosmogen has made organizational changes aimed at boosting new product development. These include recentering on its core business* of applicator expertise and[…]