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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.

Cosmoprof Asia unveils The Lipstick Factory concept

06-Dec-2016 - One of the big highlights at this year's Cosmoprof Asia event in Hong Kong was The Lipstick factory, a concept that demonstrated the manufacturing of four lipsticks concepts on the...

HCT Packaging scoops Cosmoprof innovation award for lash applicator

05-Dec-2016 - HCT Packaging scooped up a Circle of Innovation Award for innovation at the recent Cosmoprof Asia event. We spoke to Denis Maurin, one of the main forces behind the design of the...

Innovative 3-D packaging wins over judges for Cosmoprof Asia innovation awards

05-Dec-2016 - Yichang Lihao Printing scooped the Innovation Circle award for secondary packaging at this year's Cosmoprof Asia event. We interviewed a company executive to find out more about the design and what...

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Anti-pollution product launches Part II: APAC popularity influences global industry

30-Nov-2016 - As APAC is home to over a third of all anti-pollution product launches in 2016, in the second part of this article we spoke to Sharon Kwek, Senior Beauty and Personal...

Pennellifaro reaps award for vegan-friendly makeup brushes

30-Nov-2016 - Italian colour cosmetic brush company Pennellifaro recently scooped a top prize at the Cosmoprof Asia Innovation Circle awards for its vegan-friendly line of brushes. We caught up with CEO Sara...

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Sustainability goals for 2017 and beyond part I: resources and ethical labelling

30-Nov-2016 - As the latest Sustainable Cosmetics Summit took place earlier this month, in this two-part article we discuss with Amarjit Sahota, Director of Organic Monitor, the key sustainability topics on the cosmetics agenda...

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Anti-pollution product launches Part I: Why APAC is the region of choice

29-Nov-2016 - As market research company, Mintel, finds over a third of all anti-pollution products in 2016 have been launched in APAC, we spoke to Sharon Kwek, Senior Beauty and Personal Care Innovation...

Sa Sa International sees fall in profits amid drop in tourism

29-Nov-2016 - Hong-Kong based Sa Sa International announced a 37.3% decrease in profits in its interim results, highlighting decreasing tourism numbers as a key factor.

Cosmoprof Asia 2016 names first Innovation Circle Award winners

28-Nov-2016 - Cosmoprof Asia 2016 saw 650 new companies attend its two-venue event and inaugural Innovation Circle Awards.

Amorepacific ramps up support for technological innovation

23-Nov-2016 - South Korean cosmetics leader, Amorepacific, demonstrates the importance of ongoing R&D through technology and innovation.

Korea to inspire at International Beauty Expo 2016

23-Nov-2016 - The 14th International Beauty Expo Korea will take place between 25th -27th November 2016 at COEX complex, Seoul, South Korea.

Cosmax and Alibaba partner to distribute Korean beauty to China

21-Nov-2016 - Cosmax, South Korea's biggest cosmetics original development manufacturer (ODM), has teamed up with China’s online retailing giant Alibaba to create a new e-commerce platform to distribute Korean cosmetics throughout China....

Biotherm Homme and David Beckham go digital in Shanghai for new product range

16-Nov-2016 - International celebrity David Beckham and Biotherm Homme, the luxury skincare brand, partner in Shanghai to promote male grooming through its Force Supreme Life Essence range.

Younique uses social media to launch in Hong Kong

16-Nov-2016 - Younique has introduced its cosmetics, beauty and personal care product portfolio, which includes newly-launched products, to the Hong Kong market.

Cosmoprof Asia 2016 to opens its doors with education and innovation insights

15-Nov-2016 - Cosmoprof Asia 2016 will open its doors to over 60,000 visitors and approximately 2,700 exhibitors from 46 countries and regions to introduce its new World Asia Forum and Innovation Circle Awards.

DuPont packaging innovation awards open for entries

14-Nov-2016 - The chemical, material company has put out a call inviting entries in its annual packaging award competition. DuPont’s contest is meant to highlight and inspire packaging in cosmetics, personal care,...

Shin-Etsu Chemical expands silicone business

09-Nov-2016 - Shin-Etsu Chemical plans to build a new plant in Japan and expand its technical centre in Japan to grow its silicones business.

News in brief

Toyo Ink merges subsidiary companies in France

08-Nov-2016 - Japanese Toyo Ink SC Holdings merges multiple subsidiary companies based in France in a bid to reach the European market.

Personal care brands prepare for in-cosmetics Asia 2016

08-Nov-2016 - in-cosmetics Asia 2016 is set to reveal the latest trends to dominate the Asia-Pacific (APAC) marketplace and will highlight what the personal care and ingredients sectors can expect to see...

Special Newsletter: Sustainability

Sustainable personal care packaging materials and design reconsidered

02-Nov-2016 - Manufacturing in a sustainable way is undeniably good business for any industry that hopes to outlast the current moment. But what ‘sustainability’ is and how to make it an accurate...

Domestic brands to lead China's growth

02-Nov-2016 - In a recent report, Euromonitor International predicts that China’s domestic players will contribute significantly to the beauty and personal care industry over the forecast period.

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Digital landscape set to revolutionise consumer and brand habits

01-Nov-2016 - Customisation, wellness and digital retailing are three of the main trends in the Asian-Pacific cosmetics market that look set to take shape and continue to grow in 2017 and beyond.

Cosmoprof Asia 2016 launches the World Asia Forum

01-Nov-2016 - This year, the renowned cosmetics event will introduce the World Asia Forum, its 2016 educational programme. 

Siegwerk develops printing production in China

27-Oct-2016 - Siegwerk has completed the first part of its extensive plans to expand its production efforts in China by inaugurating its new INKube in Shanghai.

20th APHCA Hair Olympics in the Philippines

26-Oct-2016 - Hair and make-up experts from 18 Asia-Pacific (APAC) countries will compete at the coveted APHCA awards in the Philippines.

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