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Pack Peek: Summer round-up

22-Aug-2014 - We take a look at the announcements and highlights in the cosmetics packaging world, whether it be in masstige or prestige, fragrance, skin care, make-up, the list goes on.

Rieke Packaging System’s China facility secures packaging standard

14-Aug-2014 - US-based packaging provider Rieke says that its cosmetics and personal care manufacturing facility in Hangzhou, China has secured the highest rating from the British Retail Consortium.

NJPEC packaging awards opens up for nominations

13-Aug-2014 - The New Jersey Packaging Executives Club (NJPEC) has opened up the channels for nominations in its annual Package of the Year Awards.

MWV posts strong results helped by beauty packaging sales

31-Jul-2014 - Packaging and specialty chemicals provider MWV says that the strongest results came from its home, health and beauty packaging division, helping it post strong overall second quarter results.

Packaging segment remains the most important Italian capital goods sector

22-Jul-2014 - According to the Italian national trade association, the packaging machinery manufacturers sector confirms its status as the most important Italian capital goods sector, generating 21.8% of total turnover and 23.7% of exports.

Albéa invests in $14 million Suzhou cosmetics packaging plant

03-Jul-2014 - French packaging giant Albéa Group has invested in a new plant in Suzhou as it aims to boost its cosmetic presence in China with integrated decoration and assembly capabilities and...

Topline moves more packaging production to Mexico

17-Jun-2014 - Having established a cosmetics packaging facility in Mexico in 2010, Topline is now relocating another facility to a bigger premises in Reynosa, Mexico.

Fusion Packaging opens up showroom and office in Manhattan

17-Jun-2014 - In an effort to get closer to its customer base in the Eastern board, Dallas-based Fusion Packaging has opened up a showroom and office in the heart of Manhattan, New...

Winners announced for the International Design Packaging Awards at HBA

17-Jun-2014 -  The winners of the International Design Packaging Awards were announced at last week HBA event in New York, and it was kids' toothpaste packaging that made it big.

New UVA logo in Canada meets rising demand for ‘broad spectrum’ sun protection

11-Jun-2014 - A new logo launched in Canada responds to the increasing consumer awareness of the need for sunscreens which offer both UVA and UVB protection.

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Packaging innovation squeezes last drop out of the bottle, while also dispensing more

05-Jun-2014 - A new coating technology developed by Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company LiquiGlide is being heralded as a way to make formulation flow faster and more easily, minimizing waste but encouraging the consumer...

Unilever’s eco deodorant wins top DuPont Packaging Awards prize

27-May-2014 - A compressed deodorant design from Unilever scooped the top prize at the recent DuPont Packaging Awards, in a competition that was dominated by other categories.

Luxe Pack New York director says latest event was a ‘big new step’

22-May-2014 - The Luxe Pack New York event, held for the first time at Pier 92 in Midtown West, Manhattan, proved to be the most successful ever thanks to highly polished organization...

Sensorial packaging 'central' to skin care routine experience

15-May-2014 - Global player on the packaging scene, MeadWestvaco (MWV), has released findings from its recent study which show consumers expect the packaging of their skin care products to contribute to “sensorial...

Fusion creates Naked Skin packaging for Urban Decay

14-May-2014 - Building on the existing relationship between the two companies, make-up brand Urban Decay once again selected US firm Fusion Packaging to supply the packaging for a new product launch.

MakeUp New York conference to focus on the future of color cosmetics

13-May-2014 - MakeUp New York will open its doors again between September 23 – 24 in New York City, and this year’s comprehensive conference program will focus on the future color cosmetics.

Deadline extended for HBA International Package Design Award nominations

30-Apr-2014 - It is not too late to enter for the HBA International Package Design Awards (IPDA), but those entries need to be put together fast…

3D printing set to take cosmetics packaging to the next level

29-Apr-2014 - First there was the steam engine, then the electric motor and more recently industrial robots. Now another new technology is set to transform many areas of manufacturing– 3D printing.

Trailblazing shaving: a long-awaited return to innovation for the razor segment?

24-Apr-2014 - Gillette’s newest razor is set to ditch the segment’s traditional emphasis on cartridges (blades), and focus instead on revamping the handle, in a move which goes against some opinion that...

L’Oréal invests in specialist packaging software

02-Apr-2014 - L’Oréal has invested in technology provider Siemens' latest software in an effort to enhance its global packaging operations and inspire product innovation.

Luxe Pack New York to expand, with new features

19-Mar-2014 - Luxe Pack New York continues to develop into one of the most important events for the North American beauty packaging industry, with a bigger than ever event planned for this...

Scientists develop fully degradable bioplastic from shrimp shells

19-Mar-2014 - Researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute have developed a method to carry out large-scale manufacturing of objects using a fully degradable bioplastic isolated from shrimp shells. 

News in brief

Sustainable packaging leadership event planned for 2015

12-Mar-2014 - As industry focus on sustainability continues to mount, Smithers Pira and GreenBlue’s Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) have announced their intention for a new packaging event aimed at industry leaders.

L’Oréal adopts new technology aimed at enhancing packaging quality and accuracy

05-Mar-2014 - L’Oréal has forged a deal with Siemens that will see it invest in new software aimed at enhancing both product innovation and the quality for its global packaging operations....

Pujolasos launches wooden standard make-up range

05-Mar-2014 - Spanish company Pujolasos, which develops and produces wooden packaging for the cosmetic and fragrance sectors, has launched a standard range of wooden make-up packaging.

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