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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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3D printing adding a new dimension to cosmetic packaging

14-Apr-2015 - We spoke to Sarah Hoit, material scientist at Material ConneXion, about the latest developments with 3D printing - and how its use in the packaging business can benefit manufacturers and...

P&G raises the game on sustainability by joining US plastic wrap recycling group

13-Apr-2015 - As part of efforts by Procter & Gamble to raise the bar on its sustainability targets, the consumer products giant has joined the Flexible Film Recycling Group (FFRG).

Art of Packaging Gala to honor MAC creative director

31-Mar-2015 - This year's Art of Packaging gala will honor one of the boldest and most innovative names in the cosmetics industry - the creative director of MAC Cosmetics and Jo Malone...

Luxe Pack unveils seminar program featuring top industry leaders

30-Mar-2015 - The Luxe Pack New York 2015 event will this year feature some of the biggest decision-makers and experts in the business as part of its two-day seminar program.

Airless skin care packaging goes big

30-Mar-2015 - Fusion Packaging launched a new collection of large airless bottles intended for use with personal care products.

Special Newsletter - Men's Grooming

Time for men’s grooming to stand out by going novel

25-Mar-2015 - The importance of packaging in creating identity for men’s grooming means there is set standards for brands to conform to; but opportunities lie in standing out from the traditional offerings...

Faber-Castell Cosmetics and VariBlend team up on LipMix

18-Mar-2015 - The packaging design company out of Greenville, South Carolina, and Faber-Castell have collaborated on a blended lip shade package-product solution.

LiquiGlide dispensing technology gets extra push from private equity funding

09-Mar-2015 - LiquiGlide, the company behind the packaging dispensing innovation of the same name, says it has been given a boost after securing a private equity investment of $7 million.

Consortium extends product shelf life by using actives in pack rather than product

06-Mar-2015 - An EU-funded project has developed an active packaging for cosmetics that extends the product’s shelf life, incorporating natural antioxidant preservatives into the packaging rather than the cosmetic product itself.

Dr. Bronner’s goes for “Old & Improved” for its new label redesign

05-Mar-2015 - Probably one of the most distinguishing aspects of Dr. Bronner’s eponymous soaps is the old-fashioned packaging, which meant maintaining the brand image heritage was integral to the label redesign.

UPDATE

Beiersdorf amends ‘pocket’ deodorant packs following Unilever’s confusion challenge

05-Mar-2015 - Having been reported to the courts in France by competitor Unilever over similarities of deodorant products, Beiersdorf has amended the packaging and reached an agreement with the Anglo-Dutch firm.

MWV survey shows very few consumers completely satisfied by packaging

04-Mar-2015 - Getting packaging right really can prove the key to overall customer satisfaction, but a new market research report from packaging provider MWV suggests that most consumers feeling there is room...

Pack Peek Gallery

Pack Peek gallery: News and updates from the beauty packaging world

27-Feb-2015 - Well 2015 seems to be passing by quite quickly, so here's some more announcements and highlights from the cosmetics packaging world, whether it be in masstige or prestige, fragrance, skin...

Personal care container manufacturer Pretium acquires Intertech

25-Feb-2015 - The plastic bottle maker is shopping for more companies to further grow its technological capacities and market reach.

Narrow package trend leads to new Quadpack design

18-Feb-2015 - The packaging developer and their manufacturing partner Yonwoo created the Slim Well Pump in three volume sizes: 50, 80, 100ml.

MWV merger with RockTenn challenged by lawsuits

17-Feb-2015 - In the wake of the announcement that MeadWestvaco (MWV) is set to merge with RockTenn, several lawsuits have been filed in the past few days questioning the value such a...

ICMAD honors budding packaging designers

16-Feb-2015 - The ICMAD Young Designer award winners have been announced at a recent ceremony held in Newport Beach California, highlighting the talents of the industry’s next generation of packaging designers.

Essentra expands into US beauty packaging market with $455m acquisition

04-Feb-2015 - UK-based packaging provider Essentra says it is expanding its global footprint with the $455m acquisition of US-based beauty and pharma packaging player Clondalkin SPD.

Is novel lipstick packaging a coming trend?

27-Jan-2015 - International cosmetics packaging manufacturers design lipstick tubes that help brands offer consumers more pleasurable and memorable beauty routines.

ICMAD Young Designer Award Dinner just around the corner

22-Jan-2015 - ICMAD will be announcing the winners of its Young Designer Award  for cosmetics packaging at a dinner event to be held in Newport Beach, California on February 4th.

P&G sues former employees over confidential Gillette information

19-Jan-2015 - Proctor & Gamble has filed a lawsuit in the name of its subsidiary Gillette, alleging that four former employees wrongfully used and disclosed confidential information about Gillette’s trade secrets.

MWV splits up its packaging and specialty chemicals businesses

12-Jan-2015 - MeadWestvaco (MWV), a leading player in personal care packaging, says it will move ahead with plans to divide its packaging business up from its specialty chemicals operations.

Essel Propack expands manufacturing in Egypt and China

05-Jan-2015 - The Mumbai-based containers and packaging company has reinforced its manufacturing capacities to better serve cosmetics and hair care brands.

Amore Pacific factory tour concept receives award

18-Dec-2014 - The US team behind Amore Pacific’s groundbreaking factory tour concept has received the Themed Entertainment Association award for Outstanding Corporate Branding.

Beauty container company Federal Package to relocate and expand

18-Dec-2014 - The manufacturer is making the move to better achieve profitability goals and to be eligible for local economic development funding.

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