Two major hair care brands have enlisted the services of Aptar Beauty + Home. First up is John Freida Frizz-Ease Sheer Solution with a shake-to-activate dual formula—part lightweight serum, part smoothing elixir. This two-phased product provides an interesting look in the clear bottle used, making it easy to see when the product is mixed, according to the company. On top of the bottle is a natural 28-400 Simplicity snap top, which is easy to open and dispense product into your hand. This closure is supplied by Aptar Beauty + Home.
Also featuring packaging from Aptar Beauty + Home is PureShine Hair Products. The two latest innovations are the Curls Mousse and Curls Lotion. The mousse package uses an Aspire actuator and VX valve, while the lotion package uses a Classic closure. Both of these dispensers are provided by Aptar Beauty + Home. The other three packages from the line use a Euroflow lotion pump, Euromist HV spray pump and a Euromist spray pump. These are also provided by Aptar Beauty + Home.
More info: www.aptar.com/beauty-home/home
New CEO at Alpha Packaging
Alpha Packaging welcomed Jeffrey Kellar as president and chief executive officer (CEO).He brings more than 20 years of packaging industry experience to Alpha and was most recently president of Hexacomb, a supplier of paper-based protective packaging.Prior to joining Hexacomb, he was president of Alcoa’s Flexible Packaging business and served in various management roles at Tetra Pak, including establishing bottle operations in North America.
Alpha, a portfolio company of Irving Place Capital, is a manufacturer and decorator of bottles and jars for the nutritional, pharmaceutical, personal care, household chemical, and niche food and beverage markets.
More info: www.alphap.com
Mega Airless Dispensing Technology Selected for New Weleda Products
New body care from Weleda.
Mega Airless’ customized cap and collar underscored the company’s ability to develop packaging solutions that provide superior formula protection and offer stand-out shelf appeal, according to the company. With bag-in-bottle (BiB) technology, and airless, neutral dispenser design, end-users enjoy complete 360° application, exact dosing, highly efficient evacuation and formula stability over the life of the product, without discoloration, clumping or clogging.
The four new SKUs from Weleda include Citrus Hydrating Body Lotion, Sea Buckthorn Replenishing Body Lotion, Wild Rose Pampering Body Lotion and Pomegranate Body Lotion. They will initially be sold throughout Europe. Weleda’s all-natural products are sold in more than 50 countries across five continents and the Basel-based company recently celebrated its 90th anniversary.
According to Eric Desmaris, business development director, Mega Airless, “Our dispensing technology has great appeal for innovative personal care brands with an all-natural, eco-friendly, positioning. Today’s viscous, preservative-free formulations require advanced protection and accurate dosing—and our 100% neutral, airless, fully recyclable lotion pumps deliver tremendous performance and value,” he said.
More info: www.mega-airless.com
Topline-Primapack Creates SwarovskiLipstick Case
Six new jewels of light for Swarovski’s Aura line are packaged in a unique jewel case from Topline-Primapack. Streamlined and extremely pure, this lipstick design is in perfect harmony with the Aura by Swarovski fragrance bottle, according to the company. The packaging’s unique and precious style stands out thanks to its small diameter, which allows for a perfectly precise application. This original twist laid the groundwork for the mechanism’s creation.
In addition to the mechanism’s exceptional specificity, Topline-Primapack created a complex object. The cap is in two parts—a long sheath in shiny silver anodized aluminum on which is placed an injected zamac piece, galvanized in the same shade, and whose setting calls for a manual adjustment. A Swarovski Elements crystal sparkles at its tip.
The injection process allowed for the creation of an ideal shape to fit the precious contents. The collage, positioning and recess, which are adjusted manually, are of a jeweler’s precision; the stone is perfectly placed.
As the project’s overseer, Topline-Primapack’s challenges were also in terms of finishing details—the Austrian crystal manufacturer’s refined signature. Particular concerns included the subtle silkscreen shade on the sheath, the audible and sound “click” of the closure and the mechanism’s easy manipulation.
More info: www.topline-usa.com
SeaCliff Beauty Gives The Royal Treatment
Royal Treatment White Truffle Foundation
While compacts are typically used for makeup products, Farouk Systems’ goal was to provide the consumer with easy access to this hair balm that works on all hair types and provides moisture and shine, without build-up or added weight. SeaCliff Beauty provided a component with a mirror inside and a clear cover on the top of the product that can be lifted before usage and provides additional protection from contamination.
SeaCliff Beauty can produce this 20g compact in a custom color and silkscreen printing is available. In addition to balms, the compact can be used for foundation, pressed powder, blush and bronzer.
More info: www.seacliffbeauty.com
TricorBraun Keeps the Scoop in Place
The Scoop Neck System is the latest innovation from TricorBraun.
The unique neck design that holds the scoop in place does not require additional plastic nor does it interfere with the use of existing sealing materials, according to the company.The scoops feature wide handles onto which a product name can be imprinted. A moisture-absorbing scoop may be made with DryKeep, a desiccant that absorbs three times more moisture than other desiccants.
In the case of consumer products, Scoop Neck desiccant scoops will remain with the product, and, unlike desiccant packets, they cannot be mistakenly poured into a drink or blender.
The desiccant scoops are made with pharmaceutical grade PP and are traditionally off-white, although they can be manufactured in an array of colors.
The DryKeep scoops are FDA GRAS and Code of Federal Regulations 21 compliant.They meet pharmaceutical purity standards for the United States, Europe and Japan.
More info: www.tricorbraun.com
Qosmedix Hops On the Beauty Bus
Qosmedix continued its partnership with the Beauty Bus Foundation by donating cosmetic disposables and supplies for its Beauty Drive on April 29 in Los Angeles. This charity event offers makeovers with the hopes of gaining support and awareness of the foundation’s efforts.
The non-profit organization provides free beauty and grooming services to homebound chronically ill or terminal patients and their primary caregivers.
More info: www.qosmedix.com, www.beautybus.org
Fusion Packaging Makes Dallas 100 List
Fusion Packaging has been named a member of the Dallas 100. Founded by the SMU Cox Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship, the Dallas 100 honors the ingenuity of the fastest-growing, privately-held businesses in Dallas.
The honor was announced at the annual Dallas 100 Awards Ceremony at the Morton Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas.The company was selected because of its significant percentage of growth over a two-year span.
According to Fusion, the firm jumped more than 30 spots from its position in 2010. Growth is represented as the percentage of sales increase and dollar growth in that period, ahead of other Dallas companies, according to the calculations of the accounting firm BKD CPAs and Advisors.
“We are once again humbled to be a part of this renowned list and could not be more proud of our organization and team for the remarkable strides made over the past two years,” said Derek Harvey, co-CEO Fusion Packaging.
More info: www.fusionpkg.com
New Acquisition for Albéa
To bolster its presence in the Chinese market, Albéa announced the acquisition of Zhongshan Meiquan Plastic Products Co Ltd, part of the Tex R.L. group. The company, which is better known under the name Tex China, manufactures packaging for the cosmetics and perfumery sectors. The Guangdong Province, China company has 700 employees and three factories specializing in the production of mascara, lipgloss, lipstick, pots and cases. In 2011 the company had a turnover of $20 million, of which 80% came from exports. With its five production sites throughout China and a sales office in Shanghai, Albéa is significantly strengthening its presence on the Chinese market.
“The acquisition of Tex China and its attractive portfolio of standard solutions have allowed Albéa to consolidate its global product offer. We also have a local innovation and development team, a necessary tool if we want to penetrate the fast-growing Chinese market,” said François Luscan, president and CEO of Albéa.
With this purchase, Albéa will also offer new expertise on Chinese territory to its international customers. For instance, technologies such as metallization and varnishing are now available in the decoration and finishing sector. With this latest acquisition, Albéa has 10,200 employees and 36 sites across 13 countries and is consolidating its global leadership by offering a wide range of packaging solutions for the makeup, skin care, perfumery and oral hygiene sectors.
More info: www.albea-group.com