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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

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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[…]

Amorim’s RE-Cork: unveiling the biodegradable stopper

Amorim’s RE-Cork: unveiling the biodegradable stopper

Described as the premium spirits market’s first sustainable alternative to conventional plastic closures, including biodegradable options, Amorim’s RE-Cork, the newest collection to launch in the Portugal-based supplier’s Top Series portfolio,[…]

12/03/2020 | Corporate strategyTrends
HCP invests in ex-Rusi plant, makes strides in sustainability

HCP invests in ex-Rusi plant, makes strides in sustainability

Following the acquisition of mascara specialist Rusi in 2017, HCP is aiming to make the Germany-based operation its “packaging platform”. The cosmetics packaging supplier is also innovating on the sustainability front with EcoWood, a bio-based[…]

Paboco's gameplan to pioneer the paper bottle

Interview

Paboco's gameplan to pioneer the paper bottle

Paboco, the Paper Bottle Company, is out to shake up packaging norms with its first branded paper bottle slated for launch in 2021. Currently in a start-up, scale-up phase, the Danish company’s “pioneer community” is a joint venture between[…]

11/10/2020 | MaterialsCorporate strategy
A bottle made of carbon emissions? L’Oréal & partners embark on “world-first”

A bottle made of carbon emissions? L’Oréal & partners embark on “world-first”

A collaboration between L’Oréal, carbon recycler LanzaTech and energy giant Total, the project aims to “make single-use carbon a thing of the past”. L’Oréal aims to launch a first packaging application by 2024. A first step in what could well be[…]

10/27/2020 | Trends
Albéa & Sabic developing molecularly recycled plastic tube for Origins

Albéa & Sabic developing molecularly recycled plastic tube for Origins

Described by Albéa as an “advanced recycled tube”, the plastic making up the tube for Estée Lauder-owned Origins will be the fruit of Sabic’s chemical recycling technology. Beauty packaging supplier Albéa will manufacture the polymer resin tube[…]

10/16/2020 | Trends