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From innovation in 3D printing to specialist software and bioplastic packaging, this is the place to stay up to date with what's happening in the ever evolving cosmetics packaging sector.

Bookmark this page to keep up to speed on industry suppliers like HCP, Promens and Topline as well as manufacturers like Unilever and L'Oreal, as they all strive to become greener in their innovation and developments.

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How smart packaging is shaping the beauty products of tomorrow, Part II

27-Sep-2016 - Smart packaging is without doubt one of the most exciting and potentially revolutionary technologies to ever impact the beauty industry.

FESPA launches first FESPA Asia event in Bangkok

27-Sep-2016 - FESPA Asia will welcome the print industry in February 2017, which has a fundamental influence on the development of cosmetics and skin care packaging.

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How smart packaging is shaping the beauty products of tomorrow, Part I

26-Sep-2016 - Smart packaging is without doubt one of the most exciting and potentially revolutionary technologies to ever impact the beauty industry.

Halal leads cosmetic packaging trends dominating the market

07-Sep-2016 - As popularity for Halal packaging grows within the Asia-Pacific region, companies are introducing innovative and creative cosmetic packaging to appeal to its consumers.

Dow launches a studio for packaging in Singapore

16-Aug-2016 - The Dow Chemicals Company has launched its Pack Studios Singapore concept, a platform that aim to provide technical and market support for packaging solutions in the Southeast Asia region.

Luxe Formulation bridges the gap between container and contents

12-Jul-2016 - This year’s Luxe Pack Monaco event will again have a specific focus on product formulation, helping to expand its scope beyond just packaging.

L'Oréal Australia tackles the problem of recycling cosmetics packaging

12-Jul-2016 - L’Oréal Australia is making efforts to build its environmental credentials in the country, and has teamed up with TerraCycle to offer consumers a free collection and recycling service for its...

‘Coral Zombies’ linked to sunscreen pollution

28-Jun-2016 - Scientists say that hopes sea corals will recover in the future are being dashed by the emergence of ‘Coral Zombies’ with no reproductive ability, and the evidence points to sunscreen...

Kao boosts focus on sustainable packaging

16-Jun-2016 - Japanese personal care giant Kao has announced that it has begun using Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) accredited packaging, in a bid to ramp up its sustainability credentials.

DS Smith unwraps its China packaging plans

15-Jun-2016 - DS Smith, a Europe-based global packaging player, has revealed the plan for its new DS Smith China venture when it launches this summer.

L'Oréal loses the bulk in India: smaller packaging to court consumers

14-Jun-2016 - L’Oréal is making a bid to cater to a dominant consumer trend in India for smaller product sizes, especially the widespread enthusiasm for hair products in sachets.

China gearing up to ban repackaged cosmetics?

02-Jun-2016 - China looks set to ban the sale of repackaged cosmetics, according to industry commentators, a move which will shut down the widespread practice of repackaging and remarketing products in the...

Unilever struggling with Indonesia halal certification

17-May-2016 - Unilever, keen to tap into the rising market of halal consumer goods across food and personal care, is up against a challenging situation in Indonesia.

Luxe Pack Shanghai debuts trends incubator

05-Apr-2016 - Luxe Pack Shanghai will this year feature a new “trends incubator” segment at the event, as a means of highlighting packaging innovation at the annual event.

Special Newsletter: Color Cosmetics

Pigments & Organics: Innovation in nail color

30-Mar-2016 - Mineral makeup remains popular in the color cosmetics category, while clean beauty alternatives and organic infusions are nudging in on the beauty market. Here, Suzanne Roberta of Adesse New York...

Special Newsletter - Colour Cosmetics

A pick of the latest colour cosmetics packs

29-Mar-2016 - 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...

Demand for cosmetics packaging colourants strengthening globally

15-Mar-2016 - In a move which confirms the increasing international appetite for plastic colourants in beauty and personal care packaging, Asian manufacturer Tokyo Ink has opened its first base in Mexico.

Leading cosmetics packaging manufacturer sold for reported $775 million

01-Mar-2016 - HCP, a leading global cosmetics packaging manufacturer based in China, has been acquired by investment company Baring Private Equity Asia (known as Baring Asia), in a reported $775 million deal.

State-of-the-art aerosol plant opens in China

25-Feb-2016 - A new aerosol manufacturing plant has been opened by the ACOA (the Alliance of Colep and One Asia), offering a “state-of-the-art” facility in China.

Pack Peek

Pack Peek Gallery - February 2016

23-Feb-2016 - There has been a whole host of new launches, innovations, awards and news from the cosmetics packaging world since the start of the year, and with some shows already under...

Sustainable plastic packaging for The Body Shop

03-Feb-2016 - With the help of a California-based tech company, the global beauty brand is making personal care product containers from captured carbon emissions. 

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Pack Peek: A new year, new packaging innovations gallery

20-Jan-2016 - So, a new year is upon us and as 2016 is under way, it’s time for a look at the latest news and innovations from the cosmetics packaging world. Flick...

Asia to lead the way in global packaging growth over next 5 years...

19-Jan-2016 - New research from Smithers Pira reveals Asia will be the main region to lead the way in the global packaging market, which is forecast to reach $998 billion in the...

New technology and consumer demand influence 2016 packaging trends

13-Jan-2016 - Brands and manufacturers are constantly innovating packaging as they look to engage consumers and build brand loyalty, and this is seeing six key trends influence the sector, according to market...

Brazilian cosmetics labeler Prakolar acquired

24-Nov-2015 - 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. ...

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