Packaging & Design

Bioplastics packaging poised for massive growth

Bioplastics packaging poised for massive growth

By Simon Pitman

The global market for bioplastics packaging is poised to grow at 17% a year over the next five years, as the race to find more environmentally-friendly alternatives gathers a pace.

image courtesy of TricorBraun

A next-generation lip balm packaging solution is in the works

By Deanna Utroske

Personal care package maker TricorBraun has released new market research findings that zero in on just what sort of container features consumers look for when choosing and using lip care. The data suggests that both current container styles and the forthcoming...

Urbanisation to build personal care packaging growth

Rising urbanisation to spur personal care packaging growth

By Natasha Spencer

With CDA reporting how the global personal care sector is set to focus on widening its market share to skin care and hair care products that contain active ingredients and multifunctional benefits, we look at how packaging within the industry is also...

WestRock acquires Multi Packaging Solutions International

WestRock acquires Multi Packaging Solutions International

By Deanna Utroske

WestRock is strategically selling and buying businesses to specialize in paper and corrugated packaging solutions. Two deals this week help the company do just that, while continuing to serve the cosmetics and personal care market.

P&G targets zero waste from personal care and CPG manufacturing

P&G targets zero waste from manufacturing

By Deanna Utroske

As the New Year got underway the CPG and personal care company announced an initiative to further reduce, recycle, and repurpose manufacturing waste. It’s a strategy that presents both new challenges and new opportunities.

Clearwater Paper acquires paperboard and tissue maker Manchester

Clearwater Paper acquires Manchester Industries

By Deanna Utroske

The paperboard and tissue maker announced recently the acquisition of Virginia-based Manchester Industries, a paper sheeting company with facilities in five states across the US.

DuPont packaging innovation awards open for entries

DuPont packaging innovation awards open for entries

By Deanna Utroske

The chemical, material company has put out a call inviting entries in its annual packaging award competition. DuPont’s contest is meant to highlight and inspire packaging in cosmetics, personal care, and every other industry, that’s better for people...

Sustainable personal care packaging materials and design reconsidered

Special Newsletter: Sustainability

Sustainable personal care packaging materials and design reconsidered

By Deanna Utroske

Manufacturing in a sustainable way is undeniably good business for any industry that hopes to outlast the current moment. But what ‘sustainability’ is and how to make it an accurate description of the beauty product packaging supply chain is another matter...

the Flatti Mascara collection from FS Korea

The lash category is on the brink of change

By Deanna Utroske

Innovative mascara applicators, trends and textures out of Asia, and clean beauty looks are all influencing the category, and what ‘volume’ means is changing too.

Shampoo brands Prell, Denorex, & Zincon bought by Scott’s Liquid Gold

Prell, Denorex, and Zincon bought by Scott’s Liquid Gold

By Deanna Utroske

The three mainstay consumer hair care brands, previously owned by Ultimark Products of Pennsylvania, were acquired for several million dollars and will be folded into Scott’s existing health and beauty portfolio.

Designing cosmetic and personal care packaging that women notice

Designing cosmetic and personal care packaging that women notice

By Deanna Utroske

Cosmetics Design checked in with Terri Goldstein, CEO of brand strategy and design firm The Goldstein Group, to get this expert’s take on how to create a package that reliably sells product and why black compacts are on the way out.

Cosmopack 2016 NYC event photo courtesy of www.JeffreyHolmes.com

Cosmopack New York brings the Italian beauty business to the Americas

By Deanna Utroske

The beauty industry forum took place in New York City last week, bringing together international buyers with packaging, contract manufacturing, and technology providers for an event fueled by Italian expertise, fashion inspiration, and educational presentations.

MakeUp in Paris takes an eco-friendly turn

MakeUp in Paris takes an eco-friendly turn

By Simon Pitman

For the first time ever, the MakeUp Paris event will have a green focus, aimed at showcasing innovations for products that are sustainable and kinder to the planet while still maintaining that competitive edge.

Cosmetics now boasting ethical food labels

Cosmetics now boasting ethical food labels

By Lucy Whitehouse

Ethical food labels, such as ‘non-GMO Product Verified’ and ‘gluten-free’, are fast becoming staple features on cosmetics and personal care products too, according to new research.

Romaco ramps up cosmetics packaging

Romaco ramps up cosmetics packaging

By Deanna Utroske

The company has just hired a new business development director for the North American region, with expertise squarely in the beauty industry.

A pick of the latest colour cosmetics packs

Special Newsletter - Colour Cosmetics

A pick of the latest colour cosmetics packs

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

With so much choice in the colour cosmetics category and so many brands jostling for attention, it can be difficult to stand out. Here, market researcher Mintel has picked out its choice of some of the most innovating packs in category to browse through…

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