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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
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