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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...

Elena Amato packaging design

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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