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

By Chris BARKER

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

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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.

Among other new developments, it has created “last drop” ​bottles, which allow consumers to get the best use out of high-value products, and advanced digital printing which gives the appearance on multiple colours on glass bottles.

A spokesperson from the company stated they believe that Korean companies are developing advanced methods of luxury packaging creation which will allow them to compete with European companies.

Paul Am, team sales manager of Pacific Glas Korea, told CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com: “We are supplying the technical glass bottle and decorations to our main market in the US, Europe, Japan and the Middle Eastern areas, our major markets.”

“I think that the European packaging companies lead the premium market until now, but I think that in the picture the Asian companies are trying to enter the premium market as they develop technology and follow the trend of the market.”

“I would say that the Korean packaging companies are leading this trend among Asian companies.”

Last drop bottle

This unique piece of cosmetics packaging uses an eyedropper combined with a cavity in the bottom of a glass bottle. Liquid from the bottle collects at the bottom of the cavity, allowing users to collect “every last drop” ​of the substance- an important consideration when using a high-end product.

Gretchen Edelbrock, Packaging World’s product editor, has commented: “Normal bulb and push button dropper packages on average waster about 2-5% of the formula per bottle, according to the company.”

“For customers that are spending a premium price for a high-end formula, the ability to consume the entire product is important.”

Digital printing

The company has also recently developed an advanced form of digital printing which allows cosmetics companies to print in several colors on the inside of a high-end bottle.

This allows Pacific Glas to create sophisticated effects which add to differentiation, including realistic and colorful images and a “3-D” ​effect inside the packaging.

Am commented: “We are displaying some innovation for decoration technology. I would say that digital printing is our new technology in decorating: we can print several colors on the bottle at one time, also we can print the design on the embossed part.”

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