New sustainable materials and technologies need to be evaluated to really understand what they can bring to a product, according to luxury rigid box manufacturer, Knoll Packaging.
Refill packaging promises eco savings while retaining luxury feel
Retaining the glamorous feel of the product while making environmental and financial savings is the aim behind a new packaging concept, Twistub.
API Laminates adds holographic option to eco-laminated cartonboard
Holographic effects will soon be available on API Group’s environmentally-friendly laminated cartonboard, for use in cosmetics products secondary packaging.
Metabolix’ field trials investigate bioplastic-producing crops
Field research on tobacco takes Metabolix one step further in its quest to design non-food crops that produce plastic resins for use in cosmetic and food packaging.
When it comes to environmentally friendly packaging some of the most important savings are being missed through poor recycling options – and this applies to all plastics bio- and fossil fuel-based.
Research aims to boost bioplastics from potatoes
Corn starch-based Bioplastics have proved increasingly popular for eco-friendly personal care packaging, but now researchers are investigating ways to enhance potato starch for this purpose.
Green packaging event hopes to promote US-Franco trade links
French companies have a lot to offer the US in terms of green packaging, according to French business development agency Ubifrance.
Material-saving plastic tube awarded Tube of the Year
A plastic tube incorporating a permanently attached closure, which could save up to 40 per cent in material weight, has been awarded prototype tube of the year.
Taxing new plastic would increase use of recycled material, says chemist
Taxing virgin PET is one of the best ways to get companies to move over to using recycled material for plastic packaging, according to a green chemist.
Metabolix announces launch of new bioplastic and biodegradable colorants
Telles has collaborated with plastics molder Nypro to develop its next generation of injection molding bioplastic, suitable for a wider range of applications.
Thinking outside the box: Refillable packaging opportunities
Creative ideas for refillable beauty packages have great potential for companies looking to improve their green credentials, says a packaging design expert.
Call to shun degradable additives in cosmetics packaging
Cosmetics companies should avoid using degradable additives in PET packaging until four key questions can be answered, warns the National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR).
Diamond Packaging receives green certification
Diamond Packaging has earned Forest Stewardship Council Chain-of-Custody (FSC) certification from the Rainforest Alliance’s SmartWood program.
Diamond Packaging turns to wind power, weight loss and recycling
Diamond Packaging has turned to wind power, weight loss and recyclable materials to create a greener package for Highland Lilac Perfume.
Origins launches campaign to recycle beauty packaging
The Estee Lauder-owned natural beauty brand Origins is introducing a scheme to recycle all of the packaging for its range of cosmetic products, together with those of competitors.
NatureWorks claims equipment is available to sort bio-plastics for recycling
NatureWorks has insisted that there are no technical barriers to the sorting and separating of polylactic acid (PLA) bottles for recycling.
Alcan innovation director discusses marrying luxury and sustainability
Luxury and sustainability may appear irreconcilable but beauty packaging firms are working on ways to combine the two concepts.
Industry won't stray from sustainability despite recession, say beauty packaging leaders
Sustainability can be expensive but leaders in the beauty packaging industry claim they cannot afford not to go green.
Alcan develops new cosmetics tube from recycled materials
Alcan Packaging Beauty claims to have developed a plastic tube made with recycled materials that makes no compromises on quality.
Marketing of green packaging should be avoided, says professor
Green marketing of sustainable packaging materials can be a boomerang that comes back to hit brands in the face, says professor.
Creative thinking is vital for companies looking to achieve sustainability without sacrificing quality and price competitiveness. Albe Zakes from TerraCycle, a company that started out making fertilizer from worm poo, challenges the idea eco-friendly...
Bioplastics firm claims to have married performance and sustainability
Biodegradable packaging is often criticized for failing to match the quality of petroleum alternatives, but Telles claims to have developed a solution.
Impressions Packaging extends PET bottle range
Impressions Packaging has extended its range of heavy wall PET bottles to include pearlescent effects that combine eco-friendly qualities with a high end look.
Cosmetics packaging round-up
Beauty plastics specialist Texen buys Mar-Lee Companies, Molded Fiber increases sustainable production and Oystar USA launches a cosmetics cartoner for rapid delivery.
Estee Lauder executive tackles sustainable packaging
Manufacturers realize they need to become sustainable to remain competitive. Eco-friendly packaging is a vital component of this but presents companies with a myriad of choices and challenges.
HBA calls for entrants to packaging design award
With the biggest show in the North American cosmetics industry's
calendar just around the corner, its organizers are calling for
entrants to the International Package Design Awards (IPDA).
Crown introduces green dispensing system
Crown Holdings has developed a dispensing system that uses
compressed air rather than hydrocarbons to help personal care firms
comply with new Californian regulations.
CSI/Cosmolab seals green packaging partnership
Cosmetics packaging firm CSI/Cosmolab has teamed up with material
supplier Cereplast to develop environmentally friendly
double-walled jars and closures from bio-plastics.