Research & Development
Absolut Vodka to adopt fiber-based cap
Pernod-Ricard owned vodka brand Absolut will pair a paper-based cap with its iconic Absolut Vodka glass bottle from as early as next year thanks to a tie-up with Swedish start-up Blue Ocean Closures. The Absolut Company (Pernod Ricard) has[…]
Positive Luxury's take on the future of beauty & fragrance
Luxury beauty companies that offer innovative packaging, turn waste into valuable products and offer eco-friendly alternatives to traditional active ingredients will be the ones to get ahead, according to a new report from UK-based[…]
Champagne: packaging innovations, consumer trends... where's the market headed?
Anchored in tradition, Champagne has nonetheless taken a proactive position in the area of packaging innovation and eco-design. In our dedicated Dossier, Luxe Packaging Insight looks at how the Champagne market is adapting to a post-pandemic[…]
Growing next-gen materials: what opportunities for luxury packaging?
The market for next-gen materials is witnessing accelerated growth, driven by consumer demand for products that are animal-free and more sustainable, says a report from Material Innovation Initiative (MII). Next-gen materials – defined by[…]
Pochet du Courval to debut electric furnace in 2024
Pochet du Courval will have an electric furnace at its Guimerville (Seine-et-Maritime) site by the end of 2024. The first French furnace for luxury flaconnage will require an investment of between €22m and €30m. French luxury glassmaker Pochet[…]
Microfluidic manufacturing: Capsum outlines strategy for US beauty market
At the inauguration event of Capsum’s brand new manufacturing site in Austin, Texas, CEO Sébastien Bardon sat down with Luxe Packaging Insight to discuss the French formulation company’s roadmap for its US business. As of 2020, Capsum, a French[…]
Rémy Cointreau’s Telmont tests lightweighted Champagne bottle
Striving to reduce its carbon footprint, Champagne Telmont is working with French glassmaker Verallia to reduce the weight of its bottles by 35g. The first Champagne to launch in this new bottle could hit the market in 2025. Champagne Telmont,[…]
LVMH Beauty inks partnership with Origin Materials for sustainable packaging
A partnership between French luxury group LVMH and US-based Origin Materials will see LVMH Beauty secure sustainable, carbon-negative PET for use in its perfume and cosmetics packaging. As it works towards its goal of zero plastic from virgin[…]
Who are the finalists of the Tom Ford Plastic Innovation Prize?
The nine finalists of the Tom Ford Plastic Innovation Prize have been revealed. The shortlisted projects, which aim to replace single-use plastic packaging with environmentally friendly solutions, will now enter a year-long material testing[…]
Quadpack invests in European production, catering to demand for local supply
An investment of more than €6m at its Kierspe, Germany site will enable beauty packaging supplier Quadpack to meet increased demand for ‘made in Europe’ solutions. Quadpack is channelling more than €6m into its German manufacturing facility in[…]