• Which Packaging Is Better For Cosmetics? Glass Or Plastic? Read more: https://www.getnews.info/1169127/which-packaging-is-better-for-cosmetics-glass-or-plastic.html#ixzz78Dyzuwqa

    While buying and using cosmetic products, there are different types of packaging. But packaging materials can also have the significant amount of influences over the actual product itself?

    There is also another fact that is seen that the different type of product in terms on application also has the fixed tradition of packaging. Such as nail polish bottles are made of glass. Or fairness creams, face wash packaging tubes are made of plastic. Here are the pros and cons of these materials.

    Plastic packaging for cosmetics

  • Berry's Vistop® Meets Growing Sustainability and Sterilization Demands

    Following the International Sustainability and Carbon Certificate (ISCC) Plus accreditation of its Berry Astra Plastique facility in Saint-Georges-de-Reneins, France, Berry Healthcare’s market-leading Vistop® PP36 patented tamper evident closure for autoclave sterilisation can now be specified incorporating advanced recycling resin in both circular PP and PE. This meets customer demands for more sustainable packaging while maintaining the closure’s high standards of product protection and user safety.

  • Beauty + Home Insights: How to Choose the Right Packaging for Sun Care Products

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    Consumer trend analysts at Spate recently noted that the search volume for “sunscreen” has increased 30.8% year-over-year with a 4.5% predicted growth over the next 12 months. Additionally, search volume for “after sun care” & “face tanning lotion” has grown 32.7% and 22.8% in the same period, respectively. This presents brands with an opportunity to innovate on their current sun care packaging as a means of meeting sustainability goals, driving sensorial engagement, or standing out on the shelf.

    Brands can use the opportunity to blur sun care with beauty trends through innovative dispensing formats as interests in facial tanners rise. EvoLock is the perfect treatment pump pairing for a facial or tinted sunscreen thanks to its ability to handle a wide range of viscosities, without sacrificing on formula compatibility due to its metal-free pathway.

    Brands looking for a traditional twist to lock should use Markus, which features a premium matte finish, larger ribs for improved grip, and a textured finger pad. Additionally, Markus is compatible with bag on valve or anyway spray valves to deliver 360° dispensing for comfortable coverage of difficult to reach areas like legs and shoulders.

    Bliss is the ultimate post sun-care (and self-care) dispensing experience for beauty and personal care formulas. It is designed to invoke a premium consumer connection by dispensing rich and luxurious formulas, and is ergonomic to use.

    For brands taking a more traditional approach through tubed sunscreen lotions and creams, Purity tube top in 2” size provides consumers a comfortable experience through smooth edges & a sculptured finger recess. Purity is also available in post-consumer recycled resin (PCR), making it a great choice for brands seeking to meet their sustainability goals.

  • Futuro - packaging for boiled coloured eggs

    The Futuro egg carton is a pathbreaking innovation from Huhtamaki. We are introducing a molded fiber packaging solution that is excellent for boiled coloured eggs. This is the first carton that is plastic-free, made with fiber recovered from used paper and designed to make coloured eggs visible to consumers.

    Futuro cartons have a unique patented design that allows consumers to view the boiled coloured eggs on retail shelves. With Futuro, coloured eggs stand out and get noticed.

  • The magic of science! Recycled PET bottles turn into vanilla flavouring

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    Particularly soda and water bottles of all shapes and sizes. Scientists have been looking for ways to cut down on this waste and a study for Green Chemistryshows it may now be possible. Using genetically-modified bacteria, a team at Edinburgh University in Scotland, has been able to convert PET plastic waste into vanilla flavouring. 

    Previous studies have demonstrated that it is possible to break down PET into its basic subunit, known as terephthalic acid (TA). The researchers in Edinburgh discovered that E. coli bacteria can be “deployed” in order to convert TA into vanillin. Vanillin is the main component of extracted vanilla beans, and it’s responsible for vanilla’s signature taste and smell. It has a very similar chemical composition to TA, and so the engineered bacteria only needs to make minor changes to the number of hydrogens and oxygens that are bonded to the same carbon backbone.

    The researchers mingled their E. coli with TA and kept them at room temperature for a day, in roughly the same conditions used for brewing beer. After process optimization, around 79% of the TA was converted to vanillin.The team believes it may be possible to increase this percentage. Also they believe that this vanillin would be fit for human consumption, but further tests are required.

    Joanna Sadler, first author and BBSRC Discovery Fellow from the school of biological sciences, University of Edinburgh, said, “This is the first example of using a biological system to upcycle plastic waste into a valuable industrial chemical. It has very exciting implications for the circular economy.”

    Stephen Wallace, also of the University of Edinburgh, added, “Our work challenges the perception of plastic being a problematic waste and instead demonstrates its use as a new carbon resource from which high value products can be made.”

    One million PET bottles are sold every minute around the world, but just 14% are recycled. Currently the recycled ones have limited ‘second use’  opportunities, although much work is being done by the industry to ameliorate this situation. The plastics lose about 95% of their value after a single use, so the ability to upcycle into more lucrative materials could make this recycling process far more attractive and effective.

    There is a shortage in supply of vanillin, which is found in a wide variety of food, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, cleaning, and herbicide products. In 2018, the global demand was about 40,000 tonnes and is expected to grow to 65,000 tonnes by 2025 which “far exceeds” the vanilla bean supply. About 85% of vanillin is currently synthesized from chemicals derived from fossil fuels – and this new experiment offers another way to do that, at a potentially viable level.

  • GCUBE EcoBalance™: Sustainable IBC bottle made with recycled plastic a first for Russia

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    The inner layer of the sustainable bottle is 100 percent virgin high density polyethylene (HDPE), while the external layer is primarily made from PCR with an overall balance of 50% virgin PE and 50% PCR. The virgin HDPE inner layer and accurate selection of PCR assure product integrity and the visibility of the filled product level.   Additionally, all external components such as corner protectors, plastic feet or plastic pallets are produced with recycled polyethylene.

    The PCR is generated from the collection of empty IBCs which are then treated by reconditioning and recycling partner facility in Russia.

    “This was a very rewarding project for the Greif Russia team, and we are pleased that this product is now commercially available in our region,” commented Konstantin Chetverikov, quality and technology manager for IBCs Greif Russia. “Being able to generate our own source of PCR from IBC bottles that might otherwise end up in landfill, means we can support customers in achieving their sustainability goals by decreasing raw material consumption and reducing CO2 emission into the atmosphere. It is also a significant step towards ad vancing our own circular economy principles.” 

    The GCUBE PCR bottle is an extension of Greif’s EcoBalance product line which includes drums and other containers made using PCR. The EcoBalance product line helps support many of Greif’s customers with their sustainability goals including reducing carbon emissions, energy consumption and diverting waste from landfills.

    GCube EcoBalance is already available in Italy and Russia while being implemented in Germany and Spain. Further expansions will follow in the coming months with the target to produce this sustainable product in most of our GCUBE facilities including APAC and North America.

    If you would like to find out more about the GCUBE EcoBalance with a PCR bottle please contact your local account manager. 

  • Mondi expands release liner range with launch of two new paper-based sustainable EverLiner products

    Mondi creates new range of sustainable paper-based release liners, EverLiner
    New products help reduce carbon footprint while ensuring high performance on existing machines and applications 
    EverLiner range comprises liners created from recycled paper and light-weight solutions 
    EverLiner M R is the first release liner on the market using recycled base paper

  • Sidel presents NUUK, the new rPET water bottle concept inspired by Greenland

    Sidel’s art designers have created the NUUK bottle concept, drawing inspiration from the purity of ice and its formations.  The NUUK brand takes its name from Greenland’s capital and the fjords that make it famous. The “Frozen, Authentic, Unique” slogan highlights the brand’s attributes, which are closely linked to water and its features. Produced from clear, 100% recycled PET (rPET), NUUK is a container designed for high-quality, fjord-sourced premium water brands.

  • Mondi set to revolutionise European paper-based shopping bag market with start-up of new speciality kraft paper machine

    Mondi’s new paper machine at its Czech mill in Štětí is dedicated to producing 100% recyclable speciality kraft paper for shopping bags using a combination of fresh and recycled fibres to prioritise sustainability without compromising on strength
    The €67 million investment responds to growing consumer preference and legislative change to reduce plastic waste and demonstrates the company's commitment to supporting the circular economy 

  • Recycled EPS debuts in France

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    The first customer of the rEPS packaging is French firm Prevor, which is using the material for protecting medical products during shipping. Prevor claims that the rEPS packs enable the elimination of secondary packaging. A project with a manufacturer of cleaning equipment has also started in Germany.

    Storopack has a fully integrated rEPS production process, whereby it handles the recycling and production of rEPS beads at its own factories.

    Storopack is currently working with two partners in order to put the ‘circular economy’ principle into practice. Customers of a household appliances and consumer electronics retailer are able to return used EPS protective packaging once they have received their goods. This packaging will be forwarded to the company Eco2PR for further processing; finally, Storopack recycles the raw material in a patented process and uses it to produce new protective packaging.

    Storopack is the exclusive packaging partner of the French network Réseau National des Recycleurs de Polystyrène expansé (R.N.R.P.), which has set itself the goal of creating an efficient recycling loop for EPS and a sustainable utilisation of this raw material.

    Protective packaging made from 100 per cent rEPS is claimed to not only offer an improved carbon footprint, but also the same reliable protection as products in conventional EPS.

    The German converter has also signed up to the Recyqualipso corporate initiative in France, which aims to find a way of recycling PS yoghurt pots into rEPS. Recyqualipso was launched in 2019 in France by Valorplast and Syndifrais, and with the financial and technical support of CITEO. In 2019, Storopack made more than 30 per cent of its in-house products using renewable or recycled materials – and is striving to increase this figure to more than 50 per cent by 2025.

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