Packaging Tasks Cleverly Solved
Exhibitors at CosmeticBusiness 2022 Leveraging Further Ecological Potential in the Packaging Sector
The topic of sustainability remains a perennial issue in the packaging sector. The exhibitors at this year's CosmeticBusiness on 1-2 June in Munich are proving that new approaches can be used to leverage further ecological potential. The focus is on saving materials and resources, reducing waste as well as feasible concepts for the circular economy. With all of this, the manufacturers manage to ensure that no compromises are made in terms of quality, visuals, applications and product safety.
Lightweight Tubes for Perfect Recycling
Albéa is presenting its single-material tube PCR Max, which the group claims is the lightest and most suitable tube for material recycling purposes currently available. It combines thin tube walls with the manufacturer's EcoFusion Top. This opening and closure system is made from 100 per cent HDPE and can therefore be fully fed into the HDPE recycling system. According to the company, the tube is 55 per cent lighter than the standard tubes on the market.
Pump System for Recycling and Online Retail
Aptar is bringing its pump system called "Future" to the show. This single-material solution made from PE is fully recyclable and suitable for e-commerce, the manufacturer says. The pump has a closing and opening mechanism that ensures safe shipping according to Amazon's ISTA 6 regulations. Its pump is available in several colours and, according to the company, can be used for various levels of viscosity.
Airless as Primary Packaging
Baralan is showing its new DEA series that is said to be is the first airless system where the product inside comes directly into contact with the glass. The manufacturer explains that, as a primary packaging, DEA uses fewer components and therefore also less material in total, which results in a lighter and more functional packaging solution. There are three volumes in the series, which is suitable for single-use or as a reusable refill package, depending on requirements.
Sieves Enable a Single-Material Solution for Foam Dispensers
Plastics processor CosMed is presenting its SFD squeeze foaming device made exclusively from polyethylene. According to the manufacturer, the foam dispenser is able to create a stable foam with fine bubbles without the use of a propellant gas or a traditional pump mechanism. The foam is frothed up via a combination of different sized sieves inside the pump head. This means the required foam consistency can be adapted to each application and the SFD can be used for various types of formulations.
Special Cardboard Constructions
The Edelmann Group is presenting its sustainable special cardboard constructions at the show in Munich. The company developed and produced a starter kit for a refillable soap dispenser for Beiersdorf that saves on materials. The kit guarantees an ideal POS presentation of this environmentally friendly product and includes an integrated box with pressed tabs as well as the dispenser. The tabs can be made into hand soap by adding water to the bottle.
Airless PCR Bottle for Sustainable Haircare
Gaplast will be spotlighting its airless bottle made from recycled materials. The bottle was created for a range of vegan and animal-friendly haircare products. The packaging consists of a 200 ml airless motion bottle with a bag and outer bottle that contain up to 85 per cent PCR material, the manufacturer says. A toxicological assessment has confirmed its safe use for rinse-off products such as this haircare product in a PCR bottle, it adds.
Trending Colours Can Also be Recycling-Based
Under the heading of "Travelling Into New Spheres", Lifocolor is presenting twelve new trending colours for the cosmetics industry. The palette includes enlivening blues and greens, powerful shades of red and earthy basic tones. According to the producer of masterbatches, it is also possible to dye plastics derived from circular economies using trendy colours. This is why the company has developed some of the most significant shades on a 100 per cent recycling basis for the first time.
Manufactured from PCR to Save Resources
Linhardt aims to prove that closed circular economies are possible for packaging using its new “100 % PCR” aluminium case. According to the company, it avoids the use of recyclate from packaging and instead relies on other end-of-life scrap materials such as cables or litho plates. Raw materials for these PCR sources are readily available, so there are no supply issues.
Refill Jars and Dispensers Instead of Discarding Them
Quadpack company Louvrette is showing its sustainable refillable packaging solutions for beauty brands. The manufacturer's patents include the new refillable PET/rPET Regula airless dispenser, for example. According to information from the company, it is available in volumes of 15, 30 and 50 ml and comes with a fully recyclable inside made from PP. The manufacturer has announced it will be launching a refillable glass airless dispenser in 2023.
Glass Jar with a Refillable Insert
With the new glass jar "Re Place" Lumson aims to combine luxuriousness and sustainability. The package holds 50 millilitres and can be refilled thanks to its removable insert made from PP. The manufacturer is offering "Re Place" in two different designs. "Deluxe" and "Unique" both have thick walls, which gives the jars an elegant appearance, the company says.
Using Ampoules on the Move
Lutz Packaging is showing new accessories as practical extensions for ampoules. The Easy Multiple Sprayer was developed to make it simple and safe to open glass ampoules as well as to offer a practical way to spray cosmetic and pharmaceutical liquids. The new ampoule box aims to guarantee an optimum way to store the ampoules and provide an ideal travel companion, Lutz explains. Both products have an integrated ampoule-breaking system.
Single-Material Tube with a PCR Cap
Pirlo Group is showing its PirlOne PCR single-material tube made from polypropylene, all the way from the tube itself to the shoulder and the cap. All components can be returned to the material cycle after use. The cap is made from 95 per cent PCR, whereby the PCR content of the total tube is between 35 and 50 per cent depending on the model, the manufacturer explains.
The exhibitor directory gives a compact overview of the new products and innovations.
The CosmeticBusiness 2022 takes place on 1 and 2 June 2022 at the MOC in Munich. Tickets are available online via the ticket shop.
Source: All exhibitors mentioned Photo: Edelmann Group