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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.

Rieke Dispensing’s Asia reach bolstered with acquisition

21-Aug-2014 - Rieke Dispensing’s reach in Asia has expanded once more and its manufacturing capabilities will be given a boost following its parent company TriMas Corporation’s acquisition of Lion Holdings Pvt. Ltd....

Rieke Packaging System’s China facility secures packaging standard

14-Aug-2014 - US-based packaging provider Rieke says that its cosmetics and personal care manufacturing facility in Hangzhou, China has secured the highest rating from the British Retail Consortium.

Winners announced for the International Design Packaging Awards at HBA

17-Jun-2014 -  The winners of the International Design Packaging Awards were announced at last week HBA event in New York, and it was kids' toothpaste packaging that made it big.

Affordably modern: aerosol cans charming in emerging markets

22-May-2014 - Urbanisation is one of the key factors driving the growth of metal aerosol cans in emerging markets, Euromonitor International has noted recently, with the packaging type seen as an increasingly affordable modern...

3D printing set to take cosmetics packaging to the next level

29-Apr-2014 - First there was the steam engine, then the electric motor and more recently industrial robots. Now another new technology is set to transform many areas of manufacturing– 3D printing.

L’Oréal invests in specialist packaging software

02-Apr-2014 - L’Oréal has invested in technology provider Siemens' latest software in an effort to enhance its global packaging operations and inspire product innovation.

News in brief

Cardia awarded ‘Green Excellence’ for sustainable work

04-Mar-2014 - Cardia, an Australian supplier of sustainable resins, has been announced as the winner of this year’s International Association of Insolvency Regulators ‘Green Excellence’ award.

Expert reveals customisation opps brands may be missing in ecommerce

18-Feb-2014 - Analysts predict e-commerce purchasing to dominate 70% of all goods bought by 2020. With the rise of this platform comes the opportunity for packaging customisation, but the industry has yet to tap into...

Paper and pulp supplier says it needs support of players like L’Oréal to go greener

12-Feb-2014 - In the wake of L’Oréal’s pledge to zero deforestation by 2020, Indonesia-based Asia Pulp and Paper, one of the leading providers of material for secondary packaging, has reaffirmed its objectives...

News in brief

PCHi 2014 gearing up for next week’s opening

11-Feb-2014 - The Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) 2014 trade show is set to open its doors next week in China.

News in brief

Packaging licence for DKSH

11-Feb-2014 - The Hong Kong Department of Health has given market expansion services provider DKSH a license for secondary packaging.

Anti-aging skin care poised to push on cosmetics packaging

15-Jan-2014 - The cosmetics packaging market is expected to be worth $32.4 billion by 2018 thanks to growing demand from the skin care packaging market as anti-aging remains a top consumer priority.

Luxe Pack Shanghai set to grow by 25%

14-Jan-2014 - This year’s Luxe Pack Shanghai event is set to have 25% more exhibitors, including 150 companies, when the event opens its doors at the Shanghai Exhibition Center (SEC) on April 16th....

Weener Plastics Packaging buys out India-based subsidiary

02-Jan-2014 - Germany-based Weener Plastics Packaging has acquired the remaining shares in its Mumbai-headquartered subsidiary, Weener Empire Plastics.

HCP increases size of Chinese facility

10-Dec-2013 - Chinese cosmetics packaging manufacturer HCP has announced that it plans to improve the manufacturing capabilities of its facility in Suzhou, China.

Mintel: Asian luxury packaging innovations

05-Dec-2013 - Despite the growth of mass-market Asia products, innovations in luxury packaging from this region are often overlooked. In recent years, high-end glass products from Asian companies, particularly those in Korea,...

Facial masks creep on to the radar for U.S. beauty consumers

04-Dec-2013 - They have long been on the beauty shopping list for Asian consumers, but U.S. consumers are now also starting to pick up facial masks, claims major manufacturer Taiki.

Northern Technologies targets South Asian market for bioplastic packaging

03-Dec-2013 - US-based Northern Technologies International Corporation (NTIC) has formed Natur-Tec India, a majority-owned venture that will be based in Chennai, with the aim of targeting India and other South Asian markets.

Pack Peek

Pack Peek: A gallery round-up of the latest packaging news

26-Nov-2013 - As winter kicks in it’s time to wrap up warm and there have been plenty of new wrappings and packs in the cosmetics industry. Here, Cosmetics Design delves into some...

Pacific Glas: new innovations will put Korean luxury packaging on the map

20-Nov-2013 - At the recent LuxePack Monaco event, Korean packaging company Pacific Glas displayed a number of innovations which it believes will help put the Asian luxury packaging industry on the map.

LuxePack experts: Asia not yet a threat to Europe in luxury packaging

19-Nov-2013 - Despite the proliferation of low-cost cosmetics packaging, Europe still maintains a significant lead in the luxury end of industry according to commentators at the recent Luxepack Monaco conference.  

SPECIAL EDITION: PACKAGING

Promens develops new airless ritual with ‘first of its kind’ dispenser

29-Oct-2013 - The packaging supplier has developed what it says is the first ecological global airless dispensing system, which takes traditional airless technology to a new level by combining ergonomics and sensuality in one jar....

Packaging supplier calls foul on ‘golden handcuff’ deals

28-Oct-2013 - Packaging professionals should be aware of too-good-to be-true incentives that combine ‘free’ machinery as part of contracts with adhesives suppliers.

PCHi 2014 opens registration and calls for entries for its new product showcase

15-Oct-2013 - The organizer of PCHi 2014, which this year takes place in Shanghai  19 – 21 February, has opened up registration and is also looking for entries for its new product showcase area.

Exclusive interview

Customisation of packaging is helping cosmetic companies to stand out

11-Oct-2013 - Increasingly it is added functionality, increased efficacy and targeted packaging technology that is tapping into the important trend for more personalised cosmetic products, according to a packaging design expert.

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