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From innovation in 3D printing to specialist software and bioplastic packaging, this is the place to stay up to date with what's happening in the ever-evolving cosmetics packaging sector.

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Sustainable plastic packaging for The Body Shop

03-Feb-2016 - With the help of a California-based tech company, the global beauty brand is making personal care product containers from captured carbon emissions. 

ICMAD Young Designer Awards ceremony is just around the corner

02-Feb-2016 - February 18th is the date to note in your calendars for the 17th annual ICMAD Young Designers Awards, to be held in Newport Beach, California.

AptarGroup acquires Mega Airless for €200 million

02-Feb-2016 - AptarGroup has looked at expanding and enhancing its airless packaging solutions, particularly in beauty and personal care, with the acquisition of German frim Mega Airless for approximately €200 million.

Paperboard packaging from sugar cane widely available for cosmetics brands

28-Jan-2016 - The sustainable packaging material is now being distributed across North America under the name Earth Pact by Veritiv in partnership with Carvajal Pulp and Paper.

Graphic Packaging acquires Walter G Anderson

20-Jan-2016 - The two consumer goods packaging services companies struck a deal this month, with Graphic agreeing to acquire 100% of the outstanding equity in Minnesota-based WG Anderson.

L’Oréal finds new method to evaluate efficacy of dispensing systems to avoid contamination

17-Dec-2015 - L’Oréal research, carried out with Ghent University in Belgium, has identified a new protocol for evaluating the efficacy of some dispensing systems in the microbial protection of water-based preservative-free cosmetic...

WorldStar Packaging Awards for health and beauty announced

15-Dec-2015 - The WorldStar Awards for health and beauty have been announced, ahead of specialized award winners which will be revealed in January, and it seems The Americas have been left behind by stiff...

Will global personal care packaging demand be hit by faltering emerging markets?

03-Dec-2015 - Growth in the market for personal care packaging is expected to exceed that for the personal care industry as a whole, if predictions that demand from emerging markets will remain strong. But will...

Scaling Down: Reconfiguring automated filling systems for beauty startups

02-Dec-2015 - As artisanal, local, and small-batch beauty brands take over an ever larger share of the personal care and cosmetics business, suppliers and other industry partners are pivoting to support these...

Brazilian cosmetics labeler Prakolar acquired

24-Nov-2015 - This weekend, Japan’s SATO, a global auto-ID supplier with solutions for supply chain management, tracking, labels, RFID and more, announced its purchase of the São Paulo–based company. ...

Berlin Packaging acquires Diablo Valley Packaging

17-Nov-2015 - Berlin Packaging has announced the acquisition of Diablo Valley Packaging, a company specializing in glass solutions for a host of consumer industries, including cosmetics and personal care.

New packaging options address consumer expectations

11-Nov-2015 - The latest launches from personal care and beauty packaging makers key in on industry trends such as convenience, personalization, and multifunction. Here Cosmetics Design explores a handful of the newest...

Winners announced for the NJPEC Package Of The Year Award

05-Nov-2015 - The New Jersey Packaging Executives Club has announced the winners for its 37th Annual Package Of The Year Awards, who will all be acknowledged at a banquet ceremony later this month....

Sustainability Special Newsletter

Synthetic brush fibers as a sustainable choice

05-Nov-2015 - Natural animal hair was once readily available as a by-product of food industries. Now that’s changing along with the global food supply. And, consumer attitudes are shifting too. As a...

ADF & PCD trades shows coming to New York in 2016

02-Nov-2015 - The Aerosol & Dispensing Forum and Packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics & Design shows have run for more than a decade in Paris and are currently recruiting speakers for the inaugural...

New packaging from reclaimed plastic

08-Oct-2015 - One social enterprise organization has masterminded a supply chain to keep discarded plastic from harming the environment by salvaging it to make new injection molded containers and other items.

Organics boosting beauty packaging sales in the US

06-Oct-2015 - Cosmetics and personal care packaging is enjoying sales growth in the US thanks to the rising consumer demand for organics, a new report by Transparency Market Research has revealed.

Cosmopack Symposium New York City 2015, in photos

21-Sep-2015 - The Cosmopack Symposium was held in New York City last week, and included a half-day conference program, exhibition area, scheduled B2B meetings, as well as an innovation zone. The following is a...

Cosmetics and Personal Care Packaging: sustainable materials

03-Sep-2015 - Sustainability has become integral to the beauty business since environmentally intelligent packaging design can benefit the plant, satisfy consumers, and bolster a brand’s bottom line.

Makeup in New York opens next week and showcases new packaging competition

03-Sep-2015 - Makeup in New York is now an established event on the cosmetic industry calendar in North America, and this is the first year to feature a major new packaging competition.

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Cosmetics and Personal Care Packaging: outside inspiration

02-Sep-2015 - Packaging design that’s functional, compelling, and elegant seems intuitive but requires a special combination of powers: observation, creativity, technical knowledge, and an historical appreciation for the cosmetics industry.

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Cosmetics and Personal Care Packaging: top trends

01-Sep-2015 - Being on trend in the fast-paced business of beauty has its advantages and its challenges. We caught up with Leslie Sherr, co-author of the forthcoming book Material Innovation: Packaging, to...

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Cosmetics and Personal Care Packaging: material solutions

31-Aug-2015 - The physical properties of packaging material can have as much to do with the success of a beauty product line as the formulation, distribution, and marketing do. Design expert Leslie...

From waste prawn shells to shampoo - scientists develop new polymer

28-Aug-2015 - So you have made a lovely prawn cocktail, but what to do with the waste? Well, scientists have looked into producing shampoo using polymers found in seafood shells in a...

Axilone redesigns lipstick packaging with simplicity in mind

25-Aug-2015 - According to the US-based packaging provider Axilone, its packaging engineers have come up with a lipstick concept that is simple, economical and can be opened and applied with one hand.

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