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Tom’s of Maine to launch fully recyclable toothpaste tube in 2020

By Deanna Utroske

Colgate, the brand’s parent company, announced yesterday that a new tube design has been recognized for its recyclability by the APR. The company intends to update Tom’s toothpaste tubes next year and all Colgate owned brands’ toothpaste tubes with 100%...

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ADF&PCD New York Innovation Awards accepting entries

By Deanna Utroske

The annual packaging awards event for fragrance, personal care, cosmetics, and aerosol products coincides with the ADF&PCD tradeshow. The show and awards celebration will take place in mid-September. And in preparation, the event organizers are accepting...

Silgan Dispensing works to make fragrance packaging faster and greener

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Silgan Dispensing works to make fragrance packaging faster and greener

By Deanna Utroske

At Luxe Pack New York this month, Cosmetics Design caught up with Anne Echard, global product manager of fragrance at Silgan Dispensing, to learn how the manufacturer is helping customers get custom packaging to market more quickly and offer recyclable...

HCT Group launches recyclable color cosmetics packaging at Luxe Pack New York 2019

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HCT Group launches recyclable color cosmetics packaging

By Deanna Utroske

At this year’s Luxe Pack New York event it seemed as if everyone was showing some sort of greener, cleaner beauty packaging. To meet the growing demand for environmentally friendly packaging, HCT has begun making compacts in recyclable, recycled, and...

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Aptar showcases Reboul beauty packaging tech at Luxe Pack New York

By Deanna Utroske

At this week’s Luxe Pack New York creative packaging tradeshow, Aptar is featuring newly acquired, next-gen cosmetics packaging technologies. In 2018 the company bought the French packaging business of Reboul—complete with its components, assemblies,...

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Insider Tips: sourcing sustainable beauty packaging materials

By Deanna Utroske

Andrew Dent, EVP of Material ConneXion, has actionable ideas about finding quantifiably sustainable packaging, the realities of recycling, and how greener practices can mean increased value for consumers and companies. Ahead of this year’s Sustainable...

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Guatemalan designer creates sustainable cosmetics packaging

By Simon Pitman

Packaging designer Elena Amato has created bacterial cellulose sheets using a mixture of natural and sustainable materials that are said to provide a good alternative to plastic packaging for personal care products.

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Aptar continues outreach to indie beauty brands with new site

By Deanna Utroske

The packaging company launched its new site for startups and standalone cosmetics and personal care brands at this week’s Luxe Pack event in Los Angeles, California. It’s the next iteration of Aptar’s Indie Boutique offering.

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Qosmedix adds mini beauty packaging division

By Deanna Utroske

The supplier’s new Itty Bitty Beauty offering is a platform meant to simplify the design and packaging selection process for brands looking to add mini sizes to their cosmetics and personal care product portfolio. Qosmedix will launch its new platform...

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Can limited-edition packaging work for indie personal care brands?

By Deanna Utroske

OLIKA believes it can. The design-driven consumer goods brand launched 2 years ago and still has essentially one product: hand sanitizer. In late January, OLIKA debuted the first of its Rare Bird Collection, a limited-edition series of OLIKA’s popular...

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ADF&PCD returns to NYC in 2019

By Deanna Utroske

In mid-September, the North American edition of Easyfairs beauty packaging event will showcase the latest in aerosol, dispensing, perfume, and cosmetic packaging. The 2-day show will feature exhibitors, tours, awards, and educational presentations pertinent...

This is what mindful beauty looks like. Cosmetics Design editor Deanna Utroske in conversation withTiila Abbitt of Aether Beauty

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This is what mindful beauty looks like.

By Deanna Utroske

At IBE LA last week, Āether Beauty founder Tiila Abbitt spoke with Cosmetics Design about environmentally sustainable beauty packaging, how international trade relationships affect recycling in the US, her brand’s approach to ingredient sourcing, and...

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French luxury beauty packager Metapack opens NYC showroom

By Deanna Utroske

Founded in 1998, the company expanded to Hong Kong in 2003; brought its design consultancy, tech development, and packaging engineering capabilities to the US in 2013; and in recent weeks has opened a showroom in New York City to develop the Metapack...

Unilever and Veolia partner on sustainable packaging

Unilever and Veolia partner on sustainable packaging

By Deanna Utroske

Call it Blue Beauty, Conscious Business, or a Circular Economy; in any case small beauty brands and multinational cosmetics and personal care corporations are rethinking the status quo and working to ensure that the industry won’t be undone by thoughtless...

3 inspiring indie beauty packaging ideas

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3 inspiring indie beauty packaging ideas

By Deanna Utroske

Everyone knows now that it’s wise to watch indie brands and to pay careful enough attention to identify scalable ideas and innovations coming out of the indie space--ideas that have resonance with consumers and potential in the global market. Here Cosmetics...

The ADF&PCD packaging tradeshow returns to New York City in September

The ADF&PCD packaging tradeshow returns to New York City in September

By Deanna Utroske

Next week, a joint event, bridging the Aerosol and Dispensing Forum with a show dedicated to the packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics, and Design, returns to New York City for the third time, and comprises exhibits, awards, and educational programing—programming...

Aptar introduces Indie Boutique beauty packaging at BeautyX Summit

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Aptar introduces Indie Boutique beauty packaging at BeautyX Summit

By Deanna Utroske

Indie cosmetics, personal care, and fragrance brands (and their agency allies) have been speaking up about the packaging services they need for success. Industry suppliers are responding. At last week’s BeautyX Summit in New York City, Cosmetics Design...

LBK Nails features new color-match packaging design at Cosmoprof NA

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LBK Nails features new color-match packaging design at Cosmoprof NA

By Deanna Utroske

At last month’s beauty and personal care industry tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nevada, Cosmetics Design sat down with Tony Kemeny, founder and inventor at LBK Nails to discuss his reinvention of the nail polish bottle cap—a version that lets consumers test...

Dermelect showcases new packaging and product kits at CPNA

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Dermelect showcases new packaging and product kits at CPNA

By Deanna Utroske

The cosmeceuticals brand was showing both nail care and skin care kits at Cosmoprof North America this year. And a key feature of both kits is the imagery, icons, and text that Dermelect is using to share benefit, safety, and ingredient information with...

Eco-Friendly cosmetics and personal care packaging is in high demand, says Qosmedix

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Eco-Friendly cosmetics and personal care packaging is in high demand

By Deanna Utroske

“Our customers are really demanding more environmentally friendly options,” Sari Sternschein, VP of Marketing at Qosmedix, tells Cosmetics Design in this video interview (filmed at Cosmoprof North America). She describes the recycled and recyclable solutions...

Neopac breaks ground on North Carolina facility

Neopac opens US headquarters and manufacturing

By Simon Pitman

Primary packaging provider Neopac has solidified its emphasis on the US market with a move to open a US production facility and headquarters in Wilson, North Carolina.

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Beauty packager JKG expands services in the South East US

By Deanna Utroske

The company is known in the region for commercial printing, kitting and fulfillment, direct mail, custom product packaging, creative services, and other marketing support. Now JKG has a new facility and is offering custom packaging to beauty makers in...

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Method soap’s new design-inspired collection of packaging

By Deanna Utroske

The brand sees its packaging as a matter of design and home décor. Accordingly, this latest limited-edition of hand soap and dish liquid bottles all feature trendy metallic shades; and there’s a sort of influencer marketing campaign in the mix too.

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Beauty packager Qosmedix zeros in on sample sizes

By Deanna Utroske

Several recent packaging trends like travel-friendly beauty, active beauty, waste-not want-not brands, dose control, and beauty boxes have led package makers like Qosmedix to offer brands more options when it comes to tiny containers for cosmetics and...

NJPEC Package of the Year Awards Gala takes place this month

NJPEC Package of the Year Awards Gala takes place this month

By Deanna Utroske

The 2017 edition of the annual New Jersey Packaging Executives Club awards event on Thursday, November 16, will be a celebration of this year’s winners—winners whose names have already been announced. And, several prominent beauty brands and esteemed...

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