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Refillable cosmetics are trending


More and more frequently, consumers opt for refillable solutions that help them have a positive impact on the environment. When it comes to make-up and skincare products, the offer of refillable cosmetics is on the rise.
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The first prize in the “Household” category at the WorldStar Packaging Awards went to the Frosch stand-up pouch by Werner & Mertz and Mondi.

What is reverse engineering?


Packaging innovations are increasingly based around closed circuits. Engineers are employing the principles of reverse engineering in packaging development. A current and prominent example of this is the stand-up pouch for Frosch liquid soap, produced by Werner & Mertz and Mondi.
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Paper-based cosmetic tubes and bottles from Seed Phytonutrients

Cardboard-based cosmetic packaging


Many industries are looking for sustainable packaging. Recyclable, organic-based or compostable. The next big trend: A new approach in the cosmetics industry - paper packaging for body care products.
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Photo: Henkel

Packaging Recycling and Social Responsibility


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


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?


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


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


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


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


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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