Sustainable Packaging in the Beauty World

Packaging designers and engineers are capitalizing on opportunities to save materials, cut costs and streamline processes by thinking through the entire supply chain when developing a product and package. Hereís a look at current trends and what some leading suppliers are offering beauty brands to help them achieve their goals.
By Jamie Matusow, Editor

Sending a Message with Metals

Shimmering packages dressed up with metal or metallized effects catch the consumerís eye and add perceived value.
By Lisa Samalonis, Associate Editor

Sun Care: Itís All About Convenience

Increased use of sunscreen, along with new FDA monograph guidelines, are spurring interest in a wide variety of stylish, functional and convenient componentry.
By Lisa Samalonis, Associate Editor

Luxe Pack New York Presents Conference Program

The 10th edition features an expanded list of seminar topics.

Online Exclusives

HBA Global Announces 2012 IPDA Finalists

Finalists named in 11 beauty categories
By Jamie Matusow, Editor

CEW Names Best Beauty Products Of The Year

Industry leaders select 2012ís product breakthroughs at the Insidersí Choice Awards.

Shoppers Want Their Packaging ĎGreení

But What Does That Really Mean?
By Jonathan Asher, Perception Research

Counter-worthy Beauty Packaging

Beauty and household products are using structures and graphics to move into homes as decorative accessories.
By Andrea Golliher, Interbrand

Deodorants Help Drive Metal Aerosol Can Fortunes

The deodorants category, the single largest user of metal aerosol cans, offers strong volume growth prospects.
By Rosemarie Downey, Euromonitor International

Hair Care Packaging Cubed

The quilted design and cube components communicate a modern, stylish vibe.
By Lisa Samalonis, Associate Editor

Color Trends: Whatís Next?

The success or failure of a color used in a particular product or package has to do with how well the product and the color connects with a consumer under market conditions.
By Cristina Carrara, designer, Clariant ColorWorks



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Fast Track


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April/May 2012