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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
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 |
L’Oréal banks on transparency and green sciences

L’Oréal banks on transparency and green sciences

In a bid to develop renewable alternatives to the use of petrochemical ingredients, L’Oréal is putting a focus on green sciences in research and innovation. Luxe Packaging Insight attended the beauty group’s first Transparency Summit earlier[…]

03/10/2021 | CSR
Yonwoo looks to greener airless dispensers

Yonwoo looks to greener airless dispensers

Korea-based packaging manufacturer Yonwoo is seizing on the dynamic airless pump market to implement an engineering strategy aimed at improving the environmental impact of these particularly technical products. With their hygienic profile,[…]

03/09/2021 | Consumer trends
FS Korea drives eco-design of applicator portfolio

FS Korea drives eco-design of applicator portfolio

Korean manufacturer of brushes and other packs and applicators, FS Korea is moving to focus its engineering on more eco-friendly products. Its research on materials, recyclability and reusability are leading to a string of new concepts. For the[…]

03/02/2021 | 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[…]

01/26/2021 | Trends
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[…]

12/10/2020 | Trends
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[…]

12/10/2020 | Trends
L’Oréal’s Jacques Playe lays out ambitions to drive packaging science & UX design

Interview

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[…]