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Packaging Recycling and Social Responsibility

29/05/2019

More and more companies are using recyclable plastics in their packaging. The cosmetics industry is no exception to this trend. For the German company Henkel, the social aspects of recycling also play an important role, alongside the reprocessing of recyclable materials.
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Packaging cosmetic products for men

27/05/2019

Currently, the global cosmetics market mainly caters to women. However, more and more men are using special body care products. Besides South Korea, the USA and Brazil are global leaders in the demand for shaving foams as well as products for styling and caring for beards, etc.
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In the European Union, new regulations apply for the packaging of cosmetic products from Great Britain after Brexit. And vice versa for EU cosmetics in Great Britain. Photo: deanna alys on Unsplash

Brexit: How will it affect cosmetics packaging?

24/04/2019

On Halloween, the Brexit nightmare should finally be over. Until then, Great Britain and the EU member states need to find a solution for Britain’s exit from the EU. If no agreement can be reached, as has been the case so far, there is still the risk of Britain leaving without a deal.
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Packaging symbols, Part 10: A clear conscience

05/04/2019

Regulations for information on packaging are becoming increasingly strict, which leads to manufacturers using symbols. However, customers often do not immediately understand their meaning. To further complicate things, only a handful of labels have uniform rules.
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If bodycare products have a shelf life of less than two and a half years the symbol of an hour glass or egg timer in conjunction with a date is mandatory for packaging. Photo: Wikimedia

Packaging symbols, Part 9: Best-Before Date

13/02/2019

Not only food but also bodycare products have a best-before date, as a rule. In Part 9 of our series on packaging symbols we let you know which symbols reveal this information on tubes, jars and the like.
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The E symbol certifies a product for consumer protection purposes. Photo: European Union Directive 2009/34/EC

Packaging symbols, Part 7: Deviations permitted – stated quantities in prepackaging

29/01/2019

Fluctuations in the filling of packages are almost inevitable with a filling machine. To make sure that the consumer is not at a disadvantage from major differences between the actual content and the details on the packaging, there are national specifications throughout the world, defining certain maximum permitted deviations.
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The cosmetic industry lives on rapidly changing trends. As a result, it needs smartly planned packaging with short lead times and with flexible production and delivery systems. Photo: Huhtamaki

Packaging trends for cosmetics 2019: Sustainability combined with luxury

27/12/2018

Each year brings new trends and therefore also new challenges. The packaging industry is, of course, no exception. Customers keep changing their expectations, and the industry needs to respond with innovative ideas. Forecasts for 2019 are mainly aimed at the needs of so-called millennials: flexibility, sustainability and the increasing use of social media and e-commerce.
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Cosmetics producer Kiehl’s decorates its product packaging with Christmas motifs for the Holiday Season. Photo: KIEHL'S SINCE 1851

Cosmetics for Christmas: packaging prompts shoppers to purchase

13/12/2018

There is no other time of year where packaging looks as beautiful as just before Christmas. This applies especially to the cosmetics segment.
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Thanks to Sniff Seal technology aromas can now be perceived through induction-sealed closures

Packaging with Scents

11/09/2018

Scents seduce – and this not only holds true for people. Consumers’ sense of smell is also increasingly moving to the foreground when it comes to packaging – alongside looks and touch.
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New brand, new packaging: ‘Lovables’ bottles are produced from 100% recycled plastics and are even to be made from raw materials collected from rivers and lakes. Photo: Henkel

Henkel turns plastic soup into detergent bottles

19/06/2018

Detergents are dubbed laundry shampoos and fabric softeners conditioners – at least with Henkel’s new “laundry care” line ‘Lovables’. However, not only the names but also the packaging materials are meant to be new.
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