Industry News

Industry news

May 2017

L'Usine Nouvelle: Henkel bought Darex

Henkel continues its growth strategy through targeted acquisitions. The German group has announced its intention to buy Darex, the technology division for packaging of the chemist GCP.

May 2017

Packaging News - Aerosol packaging sector thrives despite downturn

The UK aerosol sector has continued to thrive according to the British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA), following five consecutive years of overall growth.

May 2017

Premium Beauty News - Millennial beauty consumers embrace ’the natural look,’ finds Mintel

Today’s American women are embracing their natural beauty. According to new research from Mintel [1], ‘going natural’ is resonating with women as three in five (59 percent) say that they prefer the ’natural look,’ including 54 percent of Millennial [2] beauty consumers.

May 2017

BW CONFIDENTIAL - Gucci unveils new fragrance

Coty has unveiled the first fragrance for the Gucci brand since taking over the license from P&G as part of its acquisition of P&G’s specialty beauty business.

April 2017

PREMIUM BEAUTY NEWS - L’Oréal: Sustainability targets change the way products are designed

At the halfway mark of its Sharing Beauty With All programme, launched in 2013, L’Oréal has undertaken an in-depth transformation in order to be able to reach its sustainability targets. Among the main achievements: a reduction of 67% in the CO2 emissions of the plants and distribution centres.

April 2017

WEBPACKAGING - When beauty becomes DIY:trends in make-up hacking

When a company releases a new product into the marketplace, there's always an intended use. Just about everything that can be purchased can be modified, stripped, tweaked, re-purposed, or yes, even hacked. Nowhere is the trend bigger than in the world of home furnishing where thousands of people enjoy taking Ikea products and finding a totally different use for a product than what was originally intended. Sometimes intrepid consumers even take multiple products and create glorious Frankenstein structures that are functional, practical, and absolutely innovative.

April 2017

COSSMA - Selfie generation helps to increase beauty sales

The selfie generation is helping to drive up sales of cosmetics, according to figures from IRI, a provider of big data and predictive analytics for retailers and suppliers.

January 2017

PACKAGING DIGEST - First fully recyclable shampoo bottle made with beach plastic points to new plastics economy

P&G partners with TerraCycle and Europe’s waste management leader to ensure a reliable source of post-consumer recycled plastic—collected from beaches around the world—for bottles of Head & Shoulders shampoo.