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The best of beauty tech from CES 2021

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The best of beauty tech from CES 2021

We spotlight some of the beauty tech innovations seen at CES 2021, from custom lip color devices and smart mirrors to water saving haircare technology. The Consumer Electronics Show went digital for the first time this year.

01/27/2021 | DigitalConsumer trends
Strength & sustainability: how DS Smith Packaging is optimizing its e-commerce offer

Strength & sustainability: how DS Smith Packaging is optimizing its e-commerce offer

To better accommodate the constraints linked to online sales, DS Smith Packaging is giving the corrugated cardboard box an overhaul by exploring avenues that take into account sustainability and new functions, including connectivity. DS Smith[…]

E-commerce: Suppliers in innovation mode for a high-growth market

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E-commerce: Suppliers in innovation mode for a high-growth market

While physical retail continues to suffer, online sales have been steadily climbing since the onset of the global health crisis. This trend may just be the motor needed to make digital a true cornerstone for luxury shopping. Within the last 12[…]

01/26/2021 | DigitalConsumer trends
Return to sender: Hipli’s reusable packs promote circularity in e-commerce

Return to sender: Hipli’s reusable packs promote circularity in e-commerce

French start-up Hipli’s solution is a flexible, lightweight shipping package that can be returned via post to its maker rather than being thrown away. This new approach to logistics, launched mid-2020 as e-commerce sales took off in light of the[…]

Guala Closures debuts use of ocean plastic in wine & spirits stoppers

Guala Closures debuts use of ocean plastic in wine & spirits stoppers

In a move to diminish its reliance on virgin grade plastic, Guala Closures is developing a range of wine and spirits stoppers made of ocean-sourced plastic. The Italian closures specialist is working with California-based Oceanworks to source[…]

01/05/2021 | Industry bodiesTrends
Heinz Glas outlines steps to boost sustainable production

Heinz Glas outlines steps to boost sustainable production

Reducing its carbon emissions is a strong focus for Heinz Glas in the years to come, as illustrated by its recently launched Multigen offer of sustainable solutions. Investing in production is another priority and its new glassworks in China[…]

12/22/2020 | CSR
Breitling creates watch case made from plastic bottles

Breitling creates watch case made from plastic bottles

Set to hit the market in early 2021, Swiss luxury watchmaker Breitling has unveiled what it says is the industry’s first 100% recycled and recyclable watch box that is both foldable and reusable. Breitling has launched a watch box made entirely[…]

12/11/2020 | TrendsLifestyle
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[…]

L’Oréal’s Jacques Playe lays out ambitions to drive packaging science & UX design

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L’Oréal’s Jacques Playe lays out ambitions to drive packaging science & UX design

L’Oréal is out to reinvent the consumer experience and packaging will play a vital role in this transformation. In our exclusive interview, Jacques Playe, appointed Global Head of Packaging & Product Development earlier this year, speaks with[…]