Packaging & Design

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…

AptarGroup acquires Mega Airless for €200 million

AptarGroup acquires Mega Airless for €200 million

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

AptarGroup has looked at expanding and enhancing its airless packaging solutions, particularly in beauty and personal care, with the acquisition of German firm Mega Airless for approximately €200 million.

Graphic Packaging acquires Walter G Anderson

Graphic Packaging acquires Walter G Anderson

By Deanna Utroske

The two consumer goods packaging services companies struck a deal this month, with Graphic agreeing to acquire 100% of the outstanding equity in Minnesota-based WG Anderson.

WorldStar Packaging Awards for health and beauty announced

WorldStar Packaging Awards for health and beauty announced

By Simon Pitman

The WorldStar Awards for health and beauty have been announced, ahead of specialized award winners which will be revealed in January, and it seems The Americas have been left behind by stiff competition in Europe and Asia.

Brazilian cosmetics labeler Prakolar acquired

Brazilian cosmetics labeler Prakolar acquired

By Deanna Utroske

This weekend, Japan’s SATO, a global auto-ID supplier with solutions for supply chain management, tracking, labels, RFID and more, announced its purchase of the São Paulo–based company. 

Berlin Packaging acquires Diablo Valley Packaging

Berlin Packaging acquires Diablo Valley Packaging

By Simon Pitman

Berlin Packaging has announced the acquisition of Diablo Valley Packaging, a company specializing in glass solutions for a host of consumer industries, including cosmetics and personal care.

Twinpack image via Corpack

New packaging options address consumer expectations

By Deanna Utroske

The latest launches from personal care and beauty packaging makers key in on industry trends such as convenience, personalization, and multifunction. Here Cosmetics Design explores a handful of the newest container offerings.

Synthetic brush fibers as a sustainable choice

Sustainability Special Newsletter

Synthetic brush fibers as a sustainable choice

By Deanna Utroske

Natural animal hair was once readily available as a by-product of food industries. Now that’s changing along with the global food supply. And, consumer attitudes are shifting too. As a result, beauty tool makers are developing new fiber alternatives.

ADF & PCD trades shows coming to New York in 2016

ADF & PCD trades shows coming to New York in 2016

By Deanna Utroske

The Aerosol & Dispensing Forum and Packaging of Perfume, Cosmetics & Design shows have run for more than a decade in Paris and are currently recruiting speakers for the inaugural US event. 

New packaging from reclaimed plastic

New packaging from reclaimed plastic

By Deanna Utroske

One social enterprise organization has masterminded a supply chain to keep discarded plastic from harming the environment by salvaging it to make new injection molded containers and other items.

Organics boosting beauty packaging sales in the US

Organics boosting beauty packaging sales in the US

By Lucy Whitehouse

Cosmetics and personal care packaging is enjoying sales growth in the US thanks to the rising consumer demand for organics, a new report by Transparency Market Research has revealed.

Cosmopack Symposium New York City 2015, in photos

Cosmopack Symposium New York City 2015, in photos

By Simon Pitman

The Cosmopack Symposium was held in New York City last week, and included a half-day conference program, exhibition area, scheduled B2B meetings, as well as an innovation zone. The following is a collection of photos we have brought to you to illustrate...

Design expert Leslie Sherr is well known for her work as a writer, editor, and brand consultant.

Part 3 Of 4

Cosmetics and Personal Care Packaging: outside inspiration

By Deanna Utroske

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.

the third book in the Material Innovation series from Material ConneXion will be out this fall

Part 2 Of 4

Cosmetics and Personal Care Packaging: top trends

By Deanna Utroske

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 discover the top packaging trends in beauty and personal care...

material samples on display in the Material ConneXion library, a SANDOW company

Part 1 of 4

Cosmetics and Personal Care Packaging: material solutions

By Deanna Utroske

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 Sherr weighs in on packaging material options.

Pack Peek August 2015 Gallery

Pack Peek Gallery

Pack Peek August 2015 Gallery

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

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 world from being as busy as ever. Flick through this gallery to have a peek at the latest news...

Cosmopack Symposium unveils conference program

Cosmopack Symposium unveils conference program

By Simon Pitman

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.

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