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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.

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. 

Pack Peek Gallery

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. ...

Sustainability Special Newsletter

Synthetic brush fibers as a sustainable choice

05-Nov-2015 - 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...

Korea’s Samhwa Plastic expands beauty business with Pochet partnership

28-Oct-2015 - The cosmetics division of Samhwa Plastic; 'Mazel' is expanding in leaps and bounds this year, taking its airless packaging expertise to new heights by teaming up with luxury supplier, Pochet...

Luxe Pack Monaco 2015 in pictures...

27-Oct-2015 - Luxe Pack Monaco took place last week (October 21-23) showcasing all the latest luxury packaging innovations. Why not flick through the gallery - if you weren't there it will give...

Packaging supplier, Iggesund to offer Asia 'better service' with Taiwan facility

23-Jul-2015 - Iggesund Paperboard is improving the quality of its distribution service in Asia. A move the company says will help Iggesund and its' customers to 'gain new business'.

Pack Peek July 2015: Taking a peek into the packaging world

22-Jul-2015 - As July ends and summer is in full swing, we take a look at some of the latest news and innovations in the cosmetics and personal care packaging sector.

Does sunscreen labelling need to change after survey uncovers confusion?

30-Jun-2015 - Following confusion among consumers over what protection different sun care products provide, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has called for a change in labelling of sunscreen due to what it...

Amcor expands footprint in China with packaging acquisition

10-Jun-2015 - Amcor has acquired Zhongshan Tiancai Packaging, expanding its footprint in China to ten manufacturing plants.

Advances in metallic decoration for plastic packaging

05-May-2015 - Cosmetic container manufacturers in Asia continue to update foil and metal packaging looks with new technologies and designs.

Exclusive interview

3D printing adding a new dimension to cosmetic packaging

14-Apr-2015 - We spoke to Sarah Hoit, material scientist at Material ConneXion, about the latest developments with 3D printing - and how its use in the packaging business can benefit manufacturers and...

TCM + packaging design stands out with subtlety

07-Apr-2015 - The design studio Nendo created imagery and packages for the new skincare line that elegantly suggest the TCM + brand identity.

Special Newsletter - Men's Grooming

Time for men’s grooming to stand out by going novel

25-Mar-2015 - The importance of packaging in creating identity for men’s grooming means there is set standards for brands to conform to; but opportunities lie in standing out from the traditional offerings...

LiquiGlide dispensing technology gets extra push from private equity funding

09-Mar-2015 - LiquiGlide, the company behind the packaging dispensing innovation of the same name, says it has been given a boost after securing a private equity investment of $7 million.

PCHi will give a window in on tomorrow’s cosmetic technologies

24-Feb-2015 - Innovation will be playing a vital part of this year’s PCHi event, which will be held in Guangzhou Poly World Trade Centre, 12 – 14 March 2015.

Coffee-based hair range takes ‘green’ to another level with bottles that sprout into trees

10-Feb-2015 - It’s a case of gastronomy meets beauty again! Hair care line; ‘O’right Recoffee’ featuring recycled coffee grounds from Taiwan has analysts flagging it up as the ‘innovation of the week’...

Pack Peek Gallery

Pack Peek gallery: A new year, new packs!

27-Jan-2015 - The New Year celebrations already feel like a lifetime ago and 2015 is well underway, so it’s about time we took a look at the announcements and highlights in the...

Is novel lipstick packaging a coming trend?

27-Jan-2015 - International cosmetics packaging manufacturers design lipstick tubes that help brands offer consumers more pleasurable and memorable beauty routines.

Essel Propack expands manufacturing in Egypt and China

05-Jan-2015 - The Mumbai-based containers and packaging company has reinforced its manufacturing capacities to better serve cosmetics and hair care brands.

Chinese packaging - competitors and shelf sets more varied than the West

11-Dec-2014 - Whilst there is no winning formula for packaging success in China, recognising the global challenges facing packaging systems and factoring in the dynamics of this market, has been flagged as a good...

Pack Peek: More news from the packaging world

31-Oct-2014 - Here we take a look at the announcements and highlights in the cosmetics packaging world, whether it be in masstige or prestige, fragrance, skin care, make-up, the list goes on.

Luxe Pack Shanghai raises bar on quality and selectivity

24-Sep-2014 - The organiser of next year’s Luxe Pack Shanghai event says it is looking to raise the standard of exhibitors to reflect the luxurious and premium packaging market targeted by the...

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