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November 30, 2009

Evolving Sustainable Packaging in New Line

British eco beauty range Evolve Beauty is setting a new standard for packaging sustainability with a new range of 100% recycled bottles and jars, created in partnership with M&H Plastics. According to the company, this unique range of innovative eco beauty products shows that sustainable packaging can still be beautiful.
M&H Plastics partnered with Evolve Beauty for a skin, body and hair care collection packaged in recycled bottles and jars.

Evolve Beauty is a range of 12 beauty products for skin, body and hair. All containers are made from lightweight recycled plastic and are locally manufactured and filled. The petal shaped 200ml bottles used in the body and hair care products have been manufactured by M&H from 100% PCR (Post Consumer Recycled) HDPE material made from recycled milk bottles. The 100ml jars used in the skin care products are made of 100% PIR (Post Industrial Recycled) PP material.

Shaun Catchpole, new business development manager of M&H Plastics, said, “As part of our environmental policy, M&H has been working for some time on being able to bring to market a range of sustainable packaging solutions that are not only manufactured in recyclable plastics, but also use material that has been recovered from the waste stream, post consumer or industrial use. Evolve Beauty has demonstrated that recycled packaging can look stunning whilst being kind to the environment.”

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HCP To Open Factory in Mexico

HCP Packaging USA will expand its manufacturing capacity and capabilities in North America with a new factory in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico. The factory will occupy a 60,000 square foot facility located in the Villa Florida Industrial Park, approximately 15 minutes from the U.S. border. Manufacturing capabilities will include injection molding, injection blow molding,
UV lacquering, vacuum metalizing, as well as decoration and assembly, according to the company.

HCP Reynosa is expected to be fully operational during the first quarter of 2010, and will employ 130 people. John Leitner has been appointed plant manager.

HCP intends to transfer a portion of its activities from its Hinsdale, New Hampshire and Shanghai, China facilities to the new location.

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Maesa Expands West Elm Beauty Range

West Elm engaged the Maesa Group for help in expanding its beauty and home fragrance range. The new line features a hand and body wash, hand and body lotion, candle, diffuser and room spray. West Elm kept in tune with its home products by employing clear cylindrical bottles made from PETG. Both the room spray and diffuser utilize glass bottles that showcase a squat structure with a small one-pass silkscreen logo.

The Maesa Group was responsible for the product and package development as well as turnkey supply.

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SeaCliff Provides Packaging for New Rodan + Fields Product

SeaCliff Beauty Packaging & Laboratories delivered a packaging solution for the latest product in the Enhancements line from Rodan + Fields, Enhancements Mineral Peptides SPF 20. Providing a clear acrylic sifter jar that coordinates with a white cap, SeaCliff printed the Rodan + Fields logo on the cap with a one color silkscreen design in keeping with the brand’s streamlined packaging concept.

“This was our first time providing a component for Rodan + Fields, and we are thrilled to team up with such an esteemed industry leader,” said Vonda Simon, president of SeaCliff.

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Elizabeth Arden Outsources to Williams Lea

Elizabeth Arden Inc. and Williams Lea, a global business process outsourcing company, have entered into a multi-year procurement outsourcing contract for 2010. Effective immediately, Williams Lea will manage sourcing activities for Elizabeth Arden’s flexible packaging and print requirements. The company plans to deliver process expertise and strategic sourcing capabilities, which are expected to secure savings and operational efficiencies for Elizabeth Arden’s products.

Pierre Pirard, senior vice president of global supply chain for Elizabeth Arden, commented, “Focusing on our core business through simplification of our business processes and outsourcing of non-core activities is part of our global efficiency re-engineering initiative started in late 2007, and Williams Lea is fully aligned with this effort.”

Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna Announces Partnership

BolognaFiere Group and SoGeCos S.p.A., organizer of Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna, have signed a strategic partnership agreement with Ipekyolu, the Turkish organizer of the trade show BeautyEurasia. The parties will work together to further develop the event, which is held annually in Istanbul.

BolognaFiere Group, a leading trade show organizer in the cosmetics, fashion, architecture and building, art and culture sectors, has more than 80 exhibitions in its portfolio, among domestic and international events.

In 2009, BeautyEurasia attracted more than 340 exhibitors from 40 countries and welcomed more than 17,000 professional visitors.

According to show organizers, the Istanbul show has proven to be the ideal gateway to doing business not only with the local Turkish market but also with the surrounding regions including the Balkans, Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia. The firm has a sister company that runs shows in Kazhakistan and Central Asia and organizes Turkish group participation at international exhibitions, mainly in Dubai.

Under the terms of this agreement SoGeCos S.p.A., 100% owned by BolognaFiere Group, will be in charge of international marketing and, international sales in cooperation with Fairsystem International Exhibition Services s.p.a.—also part of BolognaFiere Group.

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