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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.

Bookmark this page to keep up to speed on industry suppliers and manufacturers alike, as they all strive to become greener in their innovation and developments.

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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Pack Peek August 2015 Gallery

20-Aug-2015 - Summer is in full swing, and while we can all be forgiven for having a week or two off for holidays, it seems this does not stop the cosmetics packaging...

Cosmopack Symposium unveils conference program

19-Aug-2015 - The second Cosmopack Symposium will open its doors in New York City next month, complete with two-days of network opportunities and a targeted conference program.

ICMAD tables one-day packaging conference in California

12-Aug-2015 - Industry body ICMAD has launched a one-day conference called MasterMinds Personal Care. Looking at the big issues in the cosmetics packaging category, the event will take place in Irvine California on September 9th....

Are sunscreen and sun exposure guidelines unhealthy?

22-Jul-2015 - Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to numerous health conditions, and now an organization in Canada is calling for public health groups to advise consumers about the benefits of moderate...

Pack Peek July 2015: Taking a peek into the packaging world

22-Jul-2015 - As July ends and summer is in full swing, we take a look at some of the latest news and innovations in the cosmetics and personal care packaging sector.

GualapackGroup acquires stand-up pouches player Trabador

16-Jul-2015 - As the market for stand-up pouches continues to grow in the personal care world, Italy-based Gualapack Group moves in to acqure Brazil-based Trabador.

Reducing waste with slimmer labels for personal care

15-Jul-2015 - A new partnership between labeling company Avery Dennison, WS Packaging Group, and OGX hair care aims to limit the energy and materials that go into product labels as well as...

The cosmetics of profitable ecommerce

08-Jul-2015 - Incorporating this season’s trending eye shadow shades into a website design will likely loose you customers, while having data on how color affects online consumer behavior helps brands and designers...

Pack Peek June 2015: A peek into the cosmetics packaging world

26-Jun-2015 - It's June and summer is beginning, but that does not mean the cosmetics packaging world is winding down. Here is a collection of some of the latest launches in the...

Anti-counterfeiting cosmetics packaging set for big growth

25-Jun-2015 - The market for anti-counterfeiting cosmetic and pharmaceutical packaging is set to see annual growth in excess of 15% in the course of the next five years, a new report finds.

Ball and Henkel join forces on sustainable aerosol packaging

10-Jun-2015 - Leading aerosol packaging provider Ball and hair care leader Henkel have co-developed a lightweight aluminum aerosol packaging for the Fa hair care brand.

New eco packaging to debut in personal care industry

10-Jun-2015 - The Body Shop has teamed with Newlight, a sustainable materials company using captured carbon—as opposed to fossil fuel—to manufacture plastic.

Art of Packaging awards celebrate top industry achievements

03-Jun-2015 - The Pratt Institute annual Art of Packaging gala dinner was held in New York recently, celebrating top industry achievements by both established and up and coming packaging designers.

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Pack Peek: Looking into the world of cosmetics packaging

29-May-2015 - A lot has happened in the cosmetics packaging world over the last month so here we take a look at some of the highlights in this Pack Peek gallery...

Luxe Pack NYC 2015, in photos

21-May-2015 - The Luxe Pack 2015 opened its doors May 13 - 14 at Pier 92, Manhattan, New York and in this photo gallery collection we bring you some of the show...

MWV launches new airless pump-on-pouch concept

04-May-2015 - MWV has taken airless pumps to the next level by including the dispensing system in a range of pouches designed for the personal care and beauty segment.

New TRESemmé hairspray packaging stands tall

22-Apr-2015 - The Unilever brand in partnership with Crown Aerosol Packaging of North America launched a line of new hairsprays in cans sensibly designed to catch the attention of consumers.

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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...