Cosmetic and fragrance giant Elizabeth Arden posted a quarterly
loss on Friday, as it was hit by restructuring costs, but with
marketing spend lower than expected and sales still strong, the
underlying results appear to be solid.
India-based Essel Propack, part of the Essel Group, is to enter its
15th market having unveiled plans to open up a beauty packaging
production facility in Poland that will serve growing demand for
plastic tubes in the region.
French manufacturer Serac has launched Cronos, a filling and
capping line specifically designed to focus on the issues of
flexibility, precision and cleanliness in cosmetic and
As all the big cosmetic and toiletry brands continue their battle
to stamp out the damaging effects of counterfeit products, a Swiss
company bas developed a new camera phone technology that can help
distinguish fakes from the real...
Cosmetics industry bodies in Europe, the USA, Japan and South
Africa have signed an agreement to unify sunscreen product testing
- a move that takes the industry one step closer to having
internationally recognized sunscreen labelling...
German consumer goods group Henkel is aiming to strengthen its
cosmetic and toiletries operations with the purchase of Gillette's
Right Guard deodorant business in the US, a deal that forms part of
requirements to comply with...
A new concept in scented packaging has been jointly developed by
European, American and Asian companies to give cosmetic and
personal care a new kind of sensory packaging and another tool to
promote their products.
Rexam is expanding its plastics packaging business in a tough
market, announcing that today it has agreed to purchase a US maker
of injection-moulded jars and closures for £83m (€123m) - a move
that will expand its capabilities in...
PAI Partners' purchase of Crown Holdings' international plastic
closures business, most of which is based in Europe, could help
cosmetics companies there if the investment firm is able to make
the unitmore competitive.
Ensuring a constant supply of seasonal natural ingredients is one
of the most challenging aspects for businesses within this
category. Simon Pitman reports on how Brazilian rain forest
ingredients specialist Beraca Ingredients has...
As part of plans to restructure its operations Playtex Products
says it is moving to a consolidated North American structure and
restructuring its Canadian operations. The company also announced a
restructuring of its US Banana Boat...
CCL Industries, a global packaging and labelling provider, has
completed the sale of its North American CCL Custom Manufacturing
Division to KCP Income Fund for approximately Cdn $273 million. The
move marks the company's move...
With the latest market survey revealing that more than 70 per cent
of Britons do not know what the UV index represents for weather
forecasts, aims to harmonise and simplify the present SPF standard
for sunscreen products are now all...
Schroeder & Tremayne has updated its Crayola children's foaming
hand and soap packaging, two years after it was first introduced.
The new packaging aims to give the product more appeal by making it
interactive, reports Simon...
Swedish direct sales cosmetics company Oriflame has increased its
expenditure on software for its supply chain. The investment
centres on its new business in China, which is due to be
inaugurated at the end of the year, reports Simon...
Italian company Unifill, a manufacturer of vertical thermoform,
fill andseal machines for monodose plastic packs for the food,
pharmaceutical,cosmetics and personal care industries, will be
displaying upgraded and new models at the...
Alcan is to sell its European aluminum tubes business operationsto
its current management team and 21 Centrale Partners, an investment
fund specialised in high-potential mid-size industrial companies,
reports Simon Pitman.
Alcan is to purchase a packaging manufacturing site in the
ChineseSuzhou region, which will be equipped to fabricate beauty
and personal care products. The company says the move will better
serve it to and meet fast growing regional...
PolyOne has introduced a new additive for FDA-regulated PET
designed for use in health and beauty packaging applications. OnCap
AA scavenger aims to reduce the risk of odor and taste build-up
associated with some types of PET packaging,...
Carton packaging continues to be significant for the cosmetics
industry, with steady global market growth of 9 per cent in the
period 1998-2003 largely represented by a visible shift towards
secondary packaging for mass market brands.
Sun Chemical has increased the price of all packaging inks and
coatings by three to seven per cent this month, blaming rising
petrochemical costs that could affect the entire packaging industry
for the next couple of years.
Packaging and bottling systems provider Krones has developed a new
high-speed packing tray capable of running at up to 100 cycles per
minute and a new PET-Asept Filling System for cold aseptic filling
of high- and low-acid products...
The organisers of Propak Asia expo, held in Bangkok last month,
claim that strong growth and an upward trend in investment in the
region's processing and packaging markets were reflected by record
attendance, with particular...
Owens-Illinois - the largest manufacturer of glass containers in
America, Australia and New Zealand - is to make further inroads
into Europe. The company that packages cosmetics has announced a
definitive agreement to acquire BSN...
A new acrylic coating claimed to guarantee seal retention in humid
environments has encouraged Colgate-Palmolive to introduce a new
line of soap-bar packaging. The new film, Bicor MBR666, is believed
to be ideal for the design of...
US beauty group Coty is targeting the teen market with the roll-out
of its first fragrance range under the Chupa Chups label. Created
by independent designer Emmanuel Fenasse, glass bottles are encased
in brightly-coloured plastic...