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WWP Beauty launches turnkey waterless collection with plant-based packaging

The full-service beauty and personal care product supplier have created a new line of turnkey products as well as packaging made from natural, renewable ingredients that are responsibly sourced and created from the rebirth of farm waste. The new Zero+Collection consists of three adaptable products paired with accessories to highlight the company’s full-service capabilities including …

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Make a Mark collaboration ‘to accelerate innovation’ in wine and spirits packaging

Three packaging suppliers from the wine and beverage sector have come together to innovate on every aspect of a wine or spirits bottle. The developments they will bring will concern sustainable development and technical innovation. In an article published by Packaging Europe, Gerard Albertí, CEO of Estal, says: “Since wine and spirits packaging is more …

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Video | To reuse or not to reuse – that is the question: an atypical concept

During ADF Digital Day, our Marketing & Community Director Josh Brooks exclusively interviewed Jonathan Gawtrey,  Head of Product Category Development (R&D) at L’oréal. Watch the video to discover: The birth of aerosols dispenser technologies EU circular economy & evolving consumer trends Example of refillable / reusable aerosol dispensers Updates from the Aerosol associations : CFA, …

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Design Case Study | Sea-inspired Gin by Chad Michael Studio: a captivating bottle with a story

Pacific House Gin has called upon Chad Michael Studio to create a small batch California Gin that is captivating, crafted, and most importantly – tells a story. Find out how this was achieved in our exclusive design case study below. Tell us a bit about the brand – its heritage, its story, and its markets …

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Regulatory and safety challenges of a sustainable packaging

Recyclability, biodegradability, composability, and the utilisation of bio-sourced materials produced from renewable sources have been the focus on recent innovative packaging developments.  Multiple drivers are pushing sustainability trends, starting with individual customers being more eco-conscious, as well as brands seeking to be more forward thinking and focused on the three R’s: reduce, reuse recycle. Making …

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UK aluminium packaging recycling rates continue to rise

Recycling rates for aluminium packaging in the UK continue to increase with current numbers showing a 5% quarterly increase compared to the same period in 2020. 84,704 tonnes have been collected so far this year, compared to the 7,650 tonnes collected from January to June 2020, with over 59,000 tonnes collected through kerbside. “In 2020, …

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The Macallan unveils novel pack for 71-year-old single malt

Tales of The Macallan Volume I is the first instalment in a new series from Scotch whisky maker The Macallan. For the packaging, the brand teamed up with crystal specialists and London-based bookbinders. The whisky is housed in a handcrafted crystal decanter engraved with an illustration from British artist and illustrator, Andrew Davidson, known for …

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Press release | Easyfairs moves into the pharmaceutical packaging and devices market with partnership on new launch Connect in Pharma

New collaboration marks latest expansion of Europe’s leading packaging innovation events network with launch of event in Geneva. London and Paris, September 6th 2021 – Leading global event organiser Easyfairs today announces the latest expansion of its international packaging events network with a new partnership on the launch of Connect in Pharma, a new event …

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Video | UX design, sustainability and packaging science: new frontiers in L’Oréal’s packaging strategy

During PCD Digital Day, our Community & Content Director Christelle Anya exclusively interviewed Jacques Playe from L’Oréal. As the Global Head of Packaging and Innovation, Jacques uncovers and deep dives into the successful evolution of L’Oréal through its packaging strategies. Watch the video to discover: The new user experience at L’Oréal The L’Oréal strategy for …

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Design Case Study | Faze Design Studio’s packaging design for Ethereal captures natures healing properties

Faze Design Studio has designed packaging for Ethereal Cosmetics. The aim was to create packaging that would reflect the perfect balance between natures healing properties and the surreal element. Find out how this was achieved in our exclusive design case study below. Tell us a bit about the brand – its heritage, its story, and …

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Bulldog ups efforts in sustainability with First Mile recycling scheme

Male grooming brand Bulldog are now allowing its customers to return their used razors and skin care tubes to be recycled into energy or new Bulldog packs. Bulldog, known from its bamboo razors and carbon neutrality credentials, is upping its sustainability game by entering a new partnership with recycling specialists First Mile. By returning used …

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Guerlain’s L’Art & La Matière: celebrating the art of perfumery

Guerlain is relaunching its L’Art & La Matière haute parfumerie collection. For the packaging, the brand opted for a new refillable flacon and offered limited-edition plates enabling the fragrance caps to be personalised. The bottle is made with 10% recycled glass. The back of the bottle is engraved with Guerlain’s iconic bee, while a recess …

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For Fellows 4×50: leather, brass, and a thermoformed pack

Austrian brand For Fellows has launched 4X50 R.N.P Superior Premium Rum. The bespoke bottle with a leather label and solid brass nestles in a thermoformed pack made from cardboard offcuts.  According to the glassmaker, some elements of the original concept could not be achieved via traditional moulding. The profiles were thus modified to create a …

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Design Case Study | Nefer, the fragrance that symbolises beauty and goodness

MOUSA studio has designed this creative packaging for Nefer. Discover the inspiration behind this project in our exclusive design case study below. Tell us a bit about the brand – its heritage, its story and its markets – and the brief for this project. The fragrance was of great importance in ancient Egypt. In fact, …

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Design Case Study | Butterfly Canon’s packaging design for TRØVE captures the intense flavours of the drink

Butterfly Canon has created this amazing design for TRØVE, a new low ABV botanical spirit brand. Discover the inspiration behind this vibrant project in our exclusive design case study below. Working with the team at Distil, Butterfly Canon quickly realised that what set TRØVE apart was their master distiller’s obsession with getting every drop of …

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Focus on… Our favourite beauty packs of the month

Let’s have a look at some of our favourite packs in August. These impressive designs and packs are all thanks to the brands and designers and their outstanding work. Faze design studio has created packaging for the series of foot and body care products, Ethereal. The packaging design reflects the perfect balance between nature’s healing …

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Exhibitor Case Study | FlexPET on PCD Milan, evolving consumer behaviours, innovation trends, and packs of the future

FlexPET started in 2010 as a subsidiary of Frapak Packaging BV. Frapak has specialised in the distribution and production of Packaging since 1978. FlexPET specialises in the production of PET packaging in three locations in Europe; mainly for the Cosmetics, Food and Pharmaceutical markets. Why did you choose to exhibit at PCD Milan 2022 and …

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Video | The day after tomorrow: perspectives on drinks packaging design and development in a post-Covid world

Laura Perryman, Colour of Saying; Christophe Pradère, BETC Design; Melianthe Leeman, O-I; and Josh Brooks, ADF&PCD and PLD Paris explore the changes that the Covid crisis has brought to drinks packaging professionals – from new approaches to supplier relationships to the new challenges of managing innovation and design projects. Watch the video to discover: The …

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Back to Basic is reducing its impact on the environment

Not only is the Pizzolatto brand focused on organic winery, but they are also committed to making a more sustainable change in the world.   Pizzolatto’s new Back to Basic line is working to minimise their impact on the environment through packaging. The glass bottles are made up 94% recycled glass and are 100% post-consumer …

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Pujolasos releases new wooden packaging components

Spanish supplier Pujolasos has increased its production capacity by 80% as demand for sustainable luxury beauty packaging soars. Pujolasos, a family-owned specialist in wooden caps and coverings, is predicting big growth in these components in the next five years, and not just for perfumes and cosmetics. The company has introduced several new products developed with …

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Hawkins & Brimble goes for aluminium upgrade

Men’s grooming brand Hawkins & Brimble is moving three of its most popular lines to aluminium packaging, produced by Vetroplas in conjunction with its Spanish partner Envases. By choosing offset printing and matt lacquer, the producers have achieved an aesthetically pleasing design. All products in the line are refillable from a 100% recyclable pouch making …

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Extraordinary growth in the cosmetic packaging market

The global cosmetic packaging market has witnessed extraordinary growth during the past few years, owing to high graphics printing, chic design, extended shelf-life, enhanced shelf-appeal, and sustainability features, which are expected to boost the demand for cosmetic packaging market during the forecast period. The hair care segment is anticipated to expand at the highest CAGR …

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Focus on… The most popular Instagram posts from the end of July @ADFPCDPLD

Let’s look at some of the packs on our Instagram page this month. These striking designs and packs are all thanks to the brands and designers and their incredible work. Follow us on Instagram to see more. Specialist in branding, packaging and illustration, @studiompls has designed these colourful cans for @sparklingbotanicals According to the agency, “Not …

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Urth proposes a revolutionary design for sustainable beauty

In 2018, beauty products accounted to produce 7.9 billion units of rigid plastics in the United States alone. Meaning small lipsticks with conventional designs can be more hazardous to the environment than large bulk items which tend to be recycled. The student design team behind the sustainable beauty brand concept Urth is aware of this …

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Trivium Packaging and Mist Drinks launch aerosol drinks product

Trivium Packaging has collaborated with Mist Drinks to launch an innovative aerosol drinks product. Using Trivium’s aluminium packaging, the new product line is designed for cocktail enthusiasts, allowing them to recreate their favourite drinks at home. “Sustainability played a big part in our choice of packaging. The aluminium can was the best choice for the …

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Sillages Paris bets on refillable flacons

Niche fragrance brand Sillages Paris is making its primary packaging more sustainable. The brand has therefore invested €30,000 to develop a 50ml screw ring flacon with glassmaker Stoelzle Masnières Parfumerie. The cubic flacon integrates 45.6% PCR and PIR glass, while maintaining a crystal clear, premium appearance. The screw ring enables the flacon to be refilled …

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Video | An innovation that breaks the norm… makes us ‘pop’ with excitement

Christelle Anya speaks to David Timsit, CEO at Potran and Aymeric Baugas, Sales and Marketing Director in an exclusive interview on how the Bouchon Dynamique embodies the first cap with an integrated corkscrew. Whatch the video to discover: How did the idea of the Bouchon Dynamique come about to his inventor? What difficulties did they …

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Interview I Marc Beltrami from VPI talks about the challenging spray cap on perfume Phantom, Paco Rabanne

Introduction: Marc Beltrami, sales manager at VPI talks to us about VPI’s new innovation, a challenging connected spray cap for perfume Phantom by Paco Rabanne. How is your solution a real innovation? The solution provided by VPI (Faiveley Plast Beauty) has two innovations. The first: we have studied a refill version. This is the first …

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Fussy’s unfussy design from Blond preaches the power of refillable deodorant

Sustainable brand Fussy is working towards a more natural and environmentally friendly deodorant world.  With packaging designed by the London-based studio, James Melia from agency Blond, Fussy’s natural deodorant sticks get made from recycled plastic. The refills are natural deo packaged in compostable paper pulp, and the case is infinitely reusable. The packaging design mimics …

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Design Case Study | Backbar Studios showcases colourful pack for Knockout Brewing Craft Beer

Backbar Studios has created this amazing Knockout Brewing Craft Beer for Knockout Brewery. Discover the inspiration behind this stunning project in our exclusive case study below. Knockout Brewery tasked us to bring a refreshed brand and design ethos which genuinely aspires to be different. This is where the art of brewing was born. We commissioned …

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Focus on… The most popular Instagram posts from July @ADFPCDPLD

Let’s look at some of our drinks packs on our Instagram page this month. These striking designs and packs are all thanks to the brands and designers and their incredible work. Follow us on Instagram to see more. Design agency @butterflycannon has designed this gift box for @ronpamperovzla using authentic materials that convey the artisanal …

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Coty unveils touchless fragrance testing device for use at beauty retailers

Coty Inc. has developed a digitally enabled touch-less fragrance testing device, in partnership with Everie, a French start-up specialising in smart devices, micro-dosing, and diffusion technologies. The new touch-less fragrance tester is a digital innovation that gives customers control over fragrance discovery in store. Rather than spray the air, the device delivers a single droplet …

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Video | How to launch – and kill – a spirits brand in six weeks: the Atom Labs story

Atom Labs launches, markets, produces and commercialises spirits in just six weeks. Rosie Milsom, Global Head of NPD at Atom Brands discusses the ‘fail fast, fail cheap’ approach to NPD and shares insights on how the team creates the liquid, brand, packaging, and research and takes the ultimate decision to develop the brand or kill …

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Design Case Study | Juni Cosmetics’ all-aluminium Luxury Hydrating Lipstick pack

Juni Cosmetics – a PCD Innovation Awards winner for Premium make-up is a cosmetics brand that prioritises sustainability first. The company is 100% committed to creating innovative products that are good for the environment. In this interview, we give you exclusive detail of the new Luxury Hydrating Lipstick. Tell us a bit about the brand …

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Focus on… The most popular Instagram posts from the end of June at @ADFPCDPLD

Let’s look at some of our favourite Instagram posts from the end of June. We have had some great packs this month. These striking designs and packs are all thanks to the brands and designers and their incredible work. Follow us on Instagram to see more. Designer @robinssoncravents has created this modern and elegant design …

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Chanel launches limited-edition collection Chanel Factory 5

Chanel has launched a new limited-edition collection Chanel Factory 5. The range, which puts irreverent packaging on center stage, was created to celebrate Chanel’s iconic N°5 fragrance centennial. To promote the collection, a series of pop-up shops are opening across the globe, with a first location opening its doors in Paris this week. Chanel’s Head …

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Coty Relaunches Kylie Cosmetics with New Clean Formulas and Refreshed Packaging

After much speculation and anticipation—Coty Inc. has announced it is relaunching Kylie Cosmetics with new and improved formulas that are clean and vegan, along with refreshed packaging. Consumers will now be able to shop the brand globally through select brick and mortar retailers and a new direct-to-consumer website launching July 15th. The new website offers …

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REN & Tubex’s first recycled aluminum sample

REN and Tubex have released a possible ‘industry first’ with its recycled aluminium sample. Billed as ‘a world first in luxury beauty’, Unilever-owned REN Clean Skincare has debuted a sample pack made entirely of recycled aluminium. The sample’s nozzle is designed to be broken off to reseal the tube.  REN Clean Skincare’s new sampling pack, …

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Nestlé uses ‘ground-breaking’ tech to produce Perrier bottles made from 100% coloured rPET

Nestlé has unveiled prototypes for its Perrier water bottles based on a novel recycling technology. They claim it allows plastic to be endlessly recycled whilst also maintaining properties that are equivalent to virgin plastics. Nestlé hopes that this new technology when developed at an industrial scale, will help increase the amount of PET plastics that can be …

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Focus on… The most popular Instagram posts of June at @ADFPCDPLD

Let’s look at some of our favourite Instagram posts from June. We have had a great month on Instagram this month as we hit 12k followers! These striking designs and packs are all thanks to the brands and designers and their incredible work. Follow us on Instagram to see more. @designbymagno has created this stunning …

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Press release | Official list of winners ADF&PCD and PLD Innovation Awards 2021

EASYFAIRS ORIEX, organiser of the ADF&PCD and PLD Paris trade shows unveils the official list of winners of the ADF&PCD and PLD Innovation Awards. Organised within the framework of the ADF&PCD and PLD Paris 2021trade shows – the leading event for beauty packaging, premium beverages, aerosols and dispensing systems – these Innovations Awards aim to …

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Design Case Study | Les Parfums de Nietzsche, from music to perfume

“Parfums de Nietzsche” is the fruit of thought of Laurent Assoulen. By diverting the name “niche perfumes” into “Nietzsche perfumes” Laurent Assoulen continues his exploratory journey of the link between the deep thought of our existence, of our reason for being, echoing and resonating with perfumes. Tell us a bit about the brand – its …

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Press release | World-leading beauty packaging event PCD to launch Milan edition in 2022 alongside Packaging Première

Launch of PCD Milan will drive innovation and new business for perfume, cosmetics and personal care packaging designers, developers and suppliers across Italy and beyond. Paris and Milan, 17 June 2021 – Leading global event organiser Easyfairs today announces the launch of a new edition of PCD, the world’s premier beauty packaging event, alongside its …

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