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L’Oréal’s Biotherm to debut “infinitely recyclable” plastic bottle

L’Oréal’s Biotherm to debut “infinitely recyclable” plastic bottle

Biotherm will be the first L’Oréal brand to launch a cosmetics bottle made entirely from plastic recycled via Carbios’ enzymatic technology – in 2025. At a virtual event last week, the brand highlighted several sustainable design initiatives and[…]

07/08/2021 | Bottles
With RECOSYS, Kurz moves towards closed loop recycling

With RECOSYS, Kurz moves towards closed loop recycling

Stéphane Royère, Head of Business Area Print & Packaging at Kurz, gives Luxe Packaging Insight the lowdown on RECOSYS, the German film specialist’s transfer recycling initiative for its PET carrier, launched last year. What is at the origin of[…]

06/30/2021 |
Future, Aptar's answer to the mono-material pump

Future, Aptar's answer to the mono-material pump

The launch of Aptar Beauty + Home’s Future pump, entirely made of PE, is set to shake up the dispensing market. Future is dispensing specialist Aptar Beauty + Home’s answer to the market’s demand for a mono-material, 100% recyclable pump. Free[…]

06/03/2021 | Trends
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[…]

05/26/2021 | Corporate strategyTrends
Salinas, Kurz & L’Oréal team up for upcycling initiative

Salinas, Kurz & L’Oréal team up for upcycling initiative

Spanish box manufacturer Salinas Packaging Group has kicked off a collaboration with Kurz to upcycle the plastic waste resulting from its use of stamping foils. Salinas is the first to apply the process, dubbed Recosys, outside of Germany. Yves[…]

05/25/2021 | Trends
With an eye on refills, Stoelzle launches screw-pump flacon

With an eye on refills, Stoelzle launches screw-pump flacon

In response to growing demand for screw-pump bottles in perfumery catering to refillable formats, glassmaker Stoelzle has launched a new stock screw-pump bottle. The supplier predicts that screw-ring formats will make up 50% of its fragrance[…]

05/20/2021 | DispensingTrends
CSR & luxury packaging: Five brand leaders speak out

Dossier

CSR & luxury packaging: Five brand leaders speak out

Sustainability concerns have become primordial in the luxury packaging community, and what was once a trend has been further accelerated by the health pandemic. How are luxury brands facing up to the challenge? In our monthly Dossier, we examine[…]

05/19/2021 |
Stora Enso & Pulpex ink partnership to industrialize paper bottles

Stora Enso & Pulpex ink partnership to industrialize paper bottles

Finnish paperboard specialist Stora Enso has signed an exclusive agreement to produce Pulpex paper bottles on an industrial scale. A high-speed production line is expected to be operational in 2022. Packaging technology company Pulpex Limited,[…]

05/18/2021 |
KDC/One: priority on regional expansion, greener packs

KDC/One: priority on regional expansion, greener packs

Following a spate of acquisitions over the last two years in the beauty arena, Canadian full-service beauty supplier KDC/One is looking to develop its presence outside of North America with “aggressive growth plans” for the Asia region. Work is[…]

04/22/2021 | Corporate strategy
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