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SPICE champions open innovation with beauty packaging eco-design tool

SPICE champions open innovation with beauty packaging eco-design tool

SPICE, the Sustainable Packaging Initiative for Cosmetics co-founded by sustainability consulting firm Quantis and L’Oréal in 2018, is launching its first eco-design tool. The science-based tool, available online at https://open-spice.com/tool/[…]

09/22/2020 |
Le Rouge Français’ Collection Végétal debuts biosourced pack

Le Rouge Français’ Collection Végétal debuts biosourced pack

Lipstick brand Le Rouge Français, launched by husband-and-wife team Elodie Carpentier and Salem Ghezaili in 2018, boasts natural formulations using pigments sourced from tinctorial plants. Today the brand is moving a step further with partially[…]

09/14/2020 | Fragrance & cosmetics
Sulapac CEO sets out road map following new investment

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Sulapac CEO sets out road map following new investment

In 2019 biocomposite materials specialist Sulapac finalized an A-round of financing and welcomed new investors, including Chanel. Sulapac CEO Suvi Haimi talks to Luxe Packaging Insight about the Finnish company’s new business model, its launch[…]

09/02/2020 | Corporate strategy
Brazil's Wista Airless Systems embarks on European expansion

Brazil's Wista Airless Systems embarks on European expansion

The Brazilian dispensing specialist, with its origins in pharmaceutical devices, is now solely focused on cosmetics. In 2021, the family-owned company is inaugurating its first factory in Europe, a sign of its ambitions for the local beauty[…]

08/27/2020 | Corporate strategy
Diageo to roll out first spirits bottle made of paper

Diageo to roll out first spirits bottle made of paper

Drinks group Diageo is launching what it says is the world’s first paper-based, plastic-free spirits bottle in collaboration with Pulpex. The company will roll out a first paper bottle for Johnnie Walker early next year. Diageo is bringing the[…]

07/15/2020 | Decoration
Eastman rolls out first co-polyester resulting from molecular recycling

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Eastman rolls out first co-polyester resulting from molecular recycling

Tritan, one of US-based materials specialist Eastman’s leading products within its Specialty Plastics division, is now available in a new grade, Tritan Renew, composed of up to 50% recycled content. We spoke with Glenn Goldman, Eastman[…]

06/25/2020
Albéa & L’Oréal unveil eco-friendly cardboard tube for La Roche-Posay

Albéa & L’Oréal unveil eco-friendly cardboard tube for La Roche-Posay

Beauty group L’Oréal has launched its first product packaged in a paper-based tube, the fruit of a partnership with packaging company Albéa. Housing La Roche-Posay’s Anthelios suncare product, the tube is the result of a year-long collaboration[…]

06/09/2020 | MaterialsTrends
Behind Aptar's steps to minimize use of virgin plastic

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Behind Aptar's steps to minimize use of virgin plastic

In our exclusive interview, Patrick Bousquel, marketing director EMEA skincare & color cosmetics at Aptar, discusses the technology behind the regenerated PP bottle housing the relaunched version of Evercalm from REN Clean Skincare. He also[…]

05/05/2020
Roctool tests its technology with PCR materials

Roctool tests its technology with PCR materials

Roctool Beauty Solutions is testing a range of post-consumer recycled materials that it claims are a good match for its heat-molding technology. Roctool’s technology, which flash-heats production molds via induction before a material enters the[…]

04/29/2020
Circular PET: Carbios takes the lead

Circular PET: Carbios takes the lead

French company Carbios might well be the new jewel in green chemistry’s crown, with its process of enzymatic depolymerization that is creating a buzz. Luxe Packaging Insight talks to Carbios deputy CEO Martin Stephan. Carbios made the front page[…]

04/28/2020