Wrap It Up

Packaging complements innovative ingredients.

Sometimes you can judge a book by its cover, especially when it comes to cosmetic packaging. For a new formulation that contains naturals, an exterior package clad in recycled materials can really complete the SKU. A product’s anniversary celebration can be commemorated by limited edition graphics or artwork. Or, by offering sample or TSA-approved sizes, a mailed subscription box membership can really make a shopper’s retail experience ideal for trying and buying.

According to market research firm Mintel, this year packaging plays a pivotal role in reducing global food and product waste, online brands reinvigorate their packaging in order to enhance the e-commerce experience, brands who adopt clear and succinct package messaging will be rewarded as shoppers embrace minimalism and contemporary packaging formats will take center stage.

“The throwaway culture of today will evolve into one that understands and embraces the role of packaging as a primary means to reduce global food and product waste,” said David Luttenberger, global packaging director, Mintel. “Consumers have long considered packaging as often unnecessary, and ultimately as just waste to be disposed of. But that misconception is changing. A focus on package innovations that preserve ingredient fortification and ensure safe delivery is increasingly benefiting consumers.”

According to Luttenberger, beauty brands must act fast by exploiting on-pack communication tools to educate consumers to the benefits packaging can bring to a product. Also, as more consumers embrace online shopping, packaging will play a pivotal role in e-commerce experiences.

“Online shopping is becoming increasingly widespread around the globe and is near ubiquitous in some markets,” said Luttenberger. “However, while online shopping’s key advantage is convenience, consumers expect more from their favored brands. When designing packaging to be viewed online, and transit packaging to be opened upon delivery in the home, the experience of e-commerce packaging must reflect consumer expectations from shopping with that brand in-store.”

Aiming for packaging designs that enlighten consumers’ purchase decisions, brands will reject approaches that offer too much or too little as they can leave shoppers more confused than informed, added Luttenberger.

“Today’s consumers are more informed than ever; however, brands are in real danger of being rejected if consumers feel overloaded with information, leading to the questioning of provenance, authenticity and transparency. The essentialist design principle bridges the divide between not enough and just enough of what’s essential for consumers to make an enlightened and confident purchasing decision. Brands must bring the next generation of clean label to packaging design to provide a moment of calm and clarity for shoppers in an increasingly hectic retail environment,” he said.

Get the Look

Design intersects with function when it comes to packaging. According to Jenni Olivero, co-founder and COO of gift service Boxfox, Los Angeles, shoppers gravitate toward packaging that is clean and simple because it immediately implies transparency.

“An easy to read font, straightforward language and simple lines are all visual cues that suggest trust and ease between brands and shoppers,” she told Happi.

Olivero added that quality is key in packaging too. For example, when her beauty subscription service company was first testing samples, it put a strong emphasis on the weight and rigidity of the boxes because it wanted them to feel like a keepsake.

Boxfox also strategically chose its signature nude and matte black gift boxes because the neutral colors complement any occasion, from birthdays and new babies to sympathy and celebrations. The company features trendy brands such as Voluspa, Herbivore and Tocca, with products including scented candles, luxe hand creams, nail polishes and more. All items are priced under $50 and arrive hand-packed with a written note from the personalized Build A Boxfox platform.

Visual allure can also grab the consumer when it comes to packaging preferences.

“Consumers are always looking for a story, things that we buy today are more than just products, and we want brands to reflect our own identity or who we want to be,” explained Amanda Wall, creative director and packaging designer for hair care brand R+Co of Los Angeles. “We all love nostalgia and I think that vintage, even ‘90s nods will continue to appear in packaging. Also products that are designed to be gender-neutral and have a unisex visual appeal.”

Clean & Green

Sara Scott-Curran, director of merchandising at EO Products, San Rafael, CA, told Happi that when it comes to packaging, shoppers want “mindful simplicity.”

“They are increasingly finding value in simplified, utilitarian forms which are honest and rooted in sustainable materials—recycled, recyclable or organic,” she said. “In an increasingly hectic world, consumers appreciate the straightforward functionality that prioritizes ease of use. Some of the creative ways EO Products has diverted waste from ending up in landfills includes recycling hair nets and nitrile gloves used in the manufacturing process. EO even created an onsite composting program, an early adopter of the practice in the US.

These efforts enabled EO Products to divert 91.6% of waste into recycling streams; of the 288 tons of waste material generated in 2017, EO recycled 264 tons.

Scott-Curran also noted that consumers’ active lifestyles and fast-paced lives dictate that favorite products must be easy to use and easy to transport. EO’s Everyone for Everybody is responding to this growing need through the introduction of portable aromatherapy rollerballs launching in Whole Foods next month.

Burt’s Bees’ new Recycle On Us program gives consumers the opportunity to recycle any and all Burt’s Bees packaging, nationwide. In partnership with TerraCycle, the world’s leader in the collection and repurposing of complex waste streams, the program allows anyone to recycle their product packaging through a free mail-in program, regardless of any regional recycling limitations. In addition to preventing recyclables from entering the waste stream, signing up for the program through TerraCycle rewards people for their good deeds: for every shipment over one pound, collectors earn $1 per pound to donate to the non-profit, school or charitable organization of their choice.

Sustainability is one of Burt’s Bees’ core values, explained Paula Alexander, director of sustainable business and innovation.

“Burt’s Bees strives to formulate with natural ingredients and design our packaging with mindful materials, such as post-consumer recycled content, but we don’t stop there,” explained Alexander. “Now, through our partnership with TerraCycle, we can not only minimize the material used to create our packaging, but minimize or even eliminate used packaging entering the waste stream, through nationwide recycling access.”

Henkel has partnered with the How2Recycle label program to encourage consumer recycling; as part of the alliance, a selection of Henkel’s laundry and home care products, including Soft Scrub and Purex Crystals, sold at major retailers across the US, will feature the How2Recycle label.

Variation in recycling programs, unclear labeling, and inaccurate recyclability claims make proper recycling a challenge. How2Recycle is a US-based standardized labeling system that communicates recycling instructions to the public. The system is a project of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, a membership-based group that brings together business, educational institutions, and government agencies to broaden the understanding of packaging sustainability and develop meaningful improvements for packaging solutions. The label was created to provide consistent and transparent on-package recycling information to the public.

Henkel said participating in the How2Recycle label program represents a significant milestone in its ongoing sustainability endeavors.

“By educating consumers on recyclability, we can help close the loop on the lifecycle of our product packaging. Complex packaging types can make it unclear which items should go in the recycling bin. This labeling system provides proper instruction on package disposal to help divert recyclable items from the waste stream,” said Jessica Fedrigo, packaging engineer at Henkel.

ColorProof Color Care Authority recently started to use ColorProof plastic bottles with 10% ocean-bound up-cycled plastic.

In partnership with recycling and packaging expert Envision Plastics, this eco-initiative takes plastic at risk of entering the oceans and transforms it into resin pellets that will be mixed with high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and molded into ColorProof bottles. Sourcing a portion of packaging from up-cycling plastics at risk of entering the ocean is part of ColorProof Color Care Authority’s corporate social responsibility initiative to act sustainably and provide alternatives to using virgin materials do exist, said the company.

Collaborations, Makeovers and More

Indie hair brand Amika recently repackaged its entire line. While the brand’s vibrant signature pattern remains intact, all products are categorized by principal benefit and color codified in custom bottles that make it simple for hair stylists and consumers alike to identify products within the collection.

“Amika’s signature pattern has been pivotal to the success and differentiation of the brand. It was designed, and has succeeded, to launch an emotional connection with our audience, and has made Amika an instantly recognizable, and an impossible-to-ignore, player in the industry,” insisted Chelsea Riggs, Amika’s brand president, Brooklyn, NY. “However, as the line continues to grow, we looked to design a system which would be easier to differentiate within the line. Realizing the impact our pattern has had on the brand, we sought to strengthen its appeal and positioning.”

The entire packaging relaunch was designed in-house by Amika’s creative director Vita Raykhman. She designed custom cylindrical bottles inspired by the baton. With a slimness that fits perfectly within the hand, a baton is suggestive of collaboration, and redolent of the inclusive, approachable nature of the brand—as the name Amika itself means “friend” or “girlfriend” in several languages.

“As a brand, experimentation is in our DNA. Amika is always evolving, and we allow it to go where it wants,” said Raykhman. “There were many practical reasons to relaunch the packaging. Aside from the color coding to differentiate our products, adding a variation of palettes and treatments to our signature pattern works to enrich the aesthetic of the brand.”

Meanwhile, Moroccanoil debuted a commemorative collaboration with Swarovski. In honor of the brand’s first decade of oil-infused innovation, the partnership reimagines the Moroccanoil Treatment as a glass bottle elegantly adorned with luxurious Swarovski crystals. Each limited edition Moroccanoil Treatment Swarovski bottle has been handmade, featuring nearly a thousand crystals trickling from the cap and bottle neck down to the body of the bottle in the brand’s signature blue color. The limited edition Moroccanoil Treatment anniversary bottles are available now on Moroccanoil.com for $150 while supplies last.

“We are thrilled to celebrate 10 years of innovation with Swarovski and create something truly special,” said Moroccanoil co-founder Carmen Tal. “When we first introduced our iconic Moroccanoil Treatment, we revolutionized the beauty industry by pioneering an oil-infused hair care category. It has been such an incredible journey and only fitting that we turn to a partner like Swarovski that embodies heritage and luxury to honor our hero product.”

Other packaging concepts offer a spark or a perk to the shopper. Nuest Cosmetics’ new Magical Jelly Highlighter Line offers a small complimentary tote bag for the product itself. And, Alba Botanica Hawaiian Detox Warming Clay Cleanser, Warming Mud Mask and Single Use Mask all feature new, colorful graphics to catch a fickle eye.

Shu Uemura’s 2018 Spring artist collaboration is with Paris-based jewelry designer Yazbukey who helped the brand create the “mattitude collection,” an update of its signature Rouge Unlimited Lipsticks. M•A•C Cosmetics also tapped performer Patrick Starr for Floral Realness, new floral-inspired kits for vibrant summer looks. Nars’ latest collaboration is Erdem for Nars Strange Flowers collection, in which acclaimed fashion designer Erdem Moralioglu brings his signature romance and dream-like narrative to the limited-edition capsule collection.

Pop art has been a major source of inspiration for the JinSoon nail lacquer line. Therefore, the company teamed up with Korean artist Hyang-Sook Yun, for its Neo-Pop Collection. Hyang-Sook works with dot matrix, super-imposing pop art colors over silhouette-like iconic images. In Hyang-Sook’s collaboration with JinSoon, the subject is a nail polish bottle in various shades, yielding an Andy Warhol-like result. The nail-inspired art is currently being displayed at the JinSoon Natural Hand and Foot Spa in Tribeca.

Besides printing artsy graphics and bedazzling bottles, custom mixing is also a rising trend in packaging. For example, skin care brand Vitabrid’s newest launch at Barneys New York is The Dual Serum. Featuring an innovative Twist-to-Mix bottle, its advanced design allows the two separate skin care serums enclosed in each bottle (one yellow, one clear) to be mixed upon opening. Offering stabilized, active vitamin C and peptides, they are mixed just prior to use to activate the ingredients for optimal results and freshness, according to the company.

Future Focus

According to Mintel’s Luttenberger, brands will look to contemporary packaging formats to help reinvigorate the center-of-store aisles less visited by younger consumers.

“Young shoppers are increasingly shopping the periphery…the use of transparent materials, contemporary design, recyclability, or unique shapes can help draw in younger consumers,” he noted.

There has been a rising movement toward green and eco-packaging during the past few years, and Olivero of Boxfox hopes this continues to snowball.

“I’m extremely passionate about reducing waste, so I hope that we continue to see brands choosing to package with recycled materials, staying away from plastics,” Olivero told Happi in an interview. “Unfortunately, it’s actually cheaper to create new plastic than to recycle it. Even when we’re recycling in our day-to-day lives, companies have to choose and pay more to reuse it! Ideally in the future, shoppers and companies will both opt for less plastics.”

Scott-Curran of EO Products agreed that shoppers will continue to look for on-the-go solutions but will also start to focus on delivery systems and larger formats that will cut down on waste.

“Consumers will increasingly consider environmental impact when evaluating packaging which is why honest forms made from sustainable materials will continue to trend,” she said. 

Packaging Directory

Here is a list of packaging suppliers to the global personal care industry. To learn more about their products and services, contact the company using the information provided.

3C Inc.
Hawthorne, NJ
Tel: 973-310-3416
Email: 3c@c3cinc.com
Website: www.c3cinc.com
• Founded in 1984, 3C Inc. is a family owned business known for its personalized services that enables it to respond to the ever changing needs of a new startup company to the well-established companies. Specializing in stock and custom components for the cosmetic industry, 3C offers a full range of compacts, lipstick, mascara, lipgloss, airless bottles, jars, tubes and brushes.

ABA Packaging Corporation
Holtsville, NY
Tel: 631-758-4200 or 800-443-9799
Email: info@abapackaging.com
Website: www.abapackaging.com
• ABA Packaging Corporation has been a trusted full service stocking supplier to the cosmetic packaging industry for over 3 decades. ABA supplies primary packaging components for the cosmetic, personal care and fragrance markets. ABA’s offers one of the best sales teams in the industry boasting over 200 years of combined experience in glass, plastic and metal packaging components.

Alpha Packaging
St. Louis, MO  
Tel: 314-427-4300    
Email: marny.bielefeldt@alphap.com
Website: www.alphap.com    
• Alpha Packaging is a $250 million manufacturer of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and polypropylene (PP) bottles and jars for the personal care, nutritional supplement, pharmaceutical, automotive & household chemical, and niche food & beverage industries. It offers high-quality container decorating services through the Technigraph decorating division. Free samples of all stock bottles are available at www.alphap.com.

Arkay Packaging
New York City (sales)
Hauppauge, NY (administration and customer service)
Tel: 212-223-1010
Email: info@arkay.com
Website: arkay.com
• One of the world’s premier folding carton companies for 95 years, Arkay Packaging provides top global cosmetic and pharmaceutical companies with highly creative, cost-effective and eco-friendly packaging solutions. Using the most advanced cutting-edge technologies in the business and working with a palette of decorative special effects—from vivid spectrum colors to cold foil processing to Touch for that soft feel to LiQuid for a shimmering veneer—Arkay partners with designers to meet any visual challenge.

Baralan USA 
New York/Los Angeles/Fort Lauderdale
Tel: 718-849-1600
Email: mail@baralanusa.com
Website: www.baralanusa.com
• Baralan USA, celebrating 35 years of packaging excellence, continues to be a leader in supplying stock and custom packaging in glass and plastic. From 1,000 to 1 million pieces and more, Baralan USA carries stock, manages inventory and offers a full range of products.

Berry Global
Evansville, IN
Tel:  812-424-2904
Email:  Insidesales@berryglobla.com
Website:  www.berryglobal.com
• Berry is a leading provider of stock and custom tubes, bottles, jars, and closures to the personal care, health care, beverage, food and household care industries. It offers a variety of substrates, styles, sizes, colors, decorating options and printing processes to differentiate and elevate your brand.

Brad-Pak Enterprises, Inc.
Garwood, NJ
Tel: 908-233-1234
Email: info@brad-pak.com
Website: www.brad-pak.com
• Brad-Pak Enterprises, Inc. is a full-service distributor of glass, plastic and aluminum containers, closures, pumps, and numerous other products. Also offered are decorating and frosting services. With an extensive knowledge of the cosmetic, fragrance, chemical and personal care markets, Brad-Pak can help you select the right package.

Compax Packaging
Salt Lake City, UT
Tel: 888-550-8050
Email: info@compaxpackaging.com
Website: www.compaxpackaging.com
• Whether you need high-quality stock items or custom design from scratch, Compax specializes in an array of capabilities, including design, engineering, decoration and manufacturing of airless bottles, jars, lotion and spray pumps, PE and flash foil tubes, compacts and applicators, PE and PET bottles. Let Compax give your project the unique advantage that comes with global factory partnerships, proprietary manufacturing processes, specialized experts in its California, Utah, Idaho and New York offices and a 100,000 square foot state-of-the-art plastics manufacturing facility in Salt Lake City.

Paris, France
Tel: +33 1 43-18-17-33
Email: cosmogen@cosmogen.fr
Website: www.cosmogen.fr
• Cosmogen has been a pioneer in the design and production of cosmetic brushes, accessories and packaging for 30 years. With continuous research on new, patented concepts for makeup and skin care lines, Cosmogen offers innovative and smart packs that drive customer sales. Continuous collaboration between technical and market trend teams contributes to a constant flow of innovations, enabling Cosmogen to offer new concepts and applications in line with future market trends in makeup and skin care.

Cospack America Corp
Edison, NJ
Tel: 732-548-5858
Email: cospack@cospackamerica.com
Website: www.cospackamerica.com
• Cospack is a leading manufacturer and distributor in skin care, cosmetics and fragrance packaging, offering diverse clientele innovative and customized solutions in stock and custom packaging.

CoValence Laboratories
Chandler, AZ
Tel: 480-897-0551
Email: customerservice@covalence.com
Website: www.covalence.com
• CoValence is an FDA registered and ISO22716 certified contract and private label manufacturer. Its extremely low minimums with the ability to quickly scale up along with an ingredient supply that dominates most laboratories, has made CoValence a prominent leader in the global skin care industry.

CoverPla Inc
Fort Lee, NJ 
Tel: 201-585-1141
Email: g.curti@coverpla.com
Website: www.coverpla.com
• Glass bottles, jars, closures, cosmetics, skin care packaging

Diamond Packaging
Rochester, NY
Tel: 585-334-8030
Email: sales@diamondpkg.com
Website: www.diamondpackaging.com
• Founded in 1911, Diamond Packaging is a WBENC-certified, global industry leader specializing in developing innovative and sustainable packaging solutions. Utilizing state-of-the-art technologies, Diamond designs and manufactures paperboard and plastic folding cartons, counter-top displays, and blister cards. Diamond differentiates itself through award-winning creative design, packaging innovation/technical expertise, its greenbox sustainability initiative, and the Global Packaging Alliance (GPA).

Express Tubes, Inc
Kent, WA
Tel: 253-850-5270
Email:  info@expresstubes.com
Website: www.expresstubes.com
• This US-based company has been producing anywhere from 5,000 to 5 Million PE, laminate, polyfoil and metal tubes for clients worldwide for over a decade with the ability to be a great resource for additional packaging needs like HDPE & PET bottles, jars, aluminum cans, airless pumps, shrink sleeves, pouches, closures and more. Express Tubes produces high quality products at incredibly low prices, with quick lead times and legendary customer service.

DS Containers
Batavia, IL
Tel: 630-406-9600
Email: info@dscontainers.com
Website: www.dscontainers.com
•  DS Containers produces a two-piece container with no side-seam, an integral dome, corrosion-resistant interior and a contemporary shape. Customized printing in up to eight colors, as well as a pressure release option, is available. DS Containers offers the shortest lead times and lowest minimum orders for printed cans. Four sizes, 205×604, 205×710, 211×604, and 211×713, are currently produced.

Federal Package
Chanhassen, MN
Tel: 877-547-2256
Email: sales@federalpackage.com
Website: www.FederalPackage.com
• Nobody delivers complete services and solutions like Federal Package. From formula development, compounding, filling, decorating and retail-ready packaging, Federal Package puts its technology, creativity and experience to work for you. For more than 40 years, Federal Package has been the preferred contract manufacturer for many of the leading personal care companies.

Fusion Packaging
Dallas, TX
Tel: 214-747-2004
Email: sales@fusionpkg.com
Website: www.fusionpkg.com
• Fusion Packaging is a global leader in the design and manufacture of luxury packaging for the beauty industry. It operates facilities around the globe to provide beautiful, innovative and functional packages. Fusion’s airless expertise, faultless engineering and quick project turnaround consistently makes it the preferred choice for leading cosmetics companies.

Identipak, Inc.
McAllen, TX
Tel: 956-630-4403
Email: michelle@identipak.com
Website: www.identipak.com
• Identipak maintains it offers the most comprehensive sampling solutions and innovations in the beauty industry. Identipak provides all sampling services, like die-cut sachets, mailer packs, deluxe mini-tubes, vials and more. The company fills fragrances, pastes, liquids, towelettes, dual dispensing fills, face masks, powders, waxes and essential oils.

James Alexander Corp.
Blairstown, NJ
Tel: 908-362-9266
Email: info@james-alexander.com
Website: www.james-alexander.com
• A privately-held company with 40 years of service to its customers, James Alexander Corp. is a leading manufacturer, contract packager and custom filler of unit-dose dispensing systems for skin care and topical applications. The company’s packages are used in a variety of markets, including health and beauty, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, dentistry and veterinary products.

JohnsByrne Company
Niles, IL 
Tel: 847-583-3100
Email: pateg@johnsbyrne.com
Website: www.johnsbyrne.com
• With nearly 60 years of expertise, JohnsByrne Company is a custom packaging and print solutions provider catering to major brands in health & beauty, consumer
products and entertainment. With a culture built around innovation, quality, design and speed, their offerings span folding cartons, luxury packaging, specialty packaging and high impact direct mail.

JSN Cosmetic Packaging
Irvine, CA
Tel: 949-458-0050
Email: info@jsn.com
Website: www.jsn.com
• American-owned, American-made. JSN in-house manufactures monolayer & COEX plastic squeeze tubes, flip-tops & custom closures.   Decoration includes high resolution offset,  silkscreen, hot stamp and labeling. We’re known for exceptional service & quality by customers large and small. Family-owned for 35+ years, we welcome your inquiry and the opportunity to support your business. 

Kaufman Container
Cleveland, OH
Tel: 800-824-4119
Email: sales@kaufmancontainer.com   
Website: www.kaufmancontainer.com     
• Kaufman Container is a leading packaging provider in the US. For over 100 years, they have provided packaging components, custom and stock molds and quality assurance to their customers. They specialize in the beauty, personal care & household industries routinely working with skin care, hair care and body care product lines. Kaufman’s capabilities are endless, offering a variety of products including glass, plastic and metal containers, tubes, closures, dispensing systems and in-house decoration.

Label Technology
Merced, CA
Tel: 800-388-1990
Email: moreinfo@labeltech.com
Website: www.labeltech.com
• Label Technology can provide sample packaging with stunning graphics that will give your cosmetic products a high impact appeal. Label Technology inventories a variety of specialized high-barrier foil-based cosmetic web constructions, plus hard-to-hold sealants, “Ultra-White” lms, clear and metallized lms, plus special matte and clear over-laminations.

Lady Burd Cosmetics
Farmingdale, NY
Tel: 631-454-0444
Email: sales@ladyburd.com
Wesite: www.ladyburd.com
• For over 55 years, Lady Burd Cosmetics has been manufacturing beauty products in the USA. Products include color cosmetics along with body and skin care. Lady Burd is a private label manufacturer based on Long Island, New York. We have both a regulatory  department and chemists on the premises. As a private label manufacturer , we have the ability to help you create your own line. We offer turnkey and speed to market services – in stock packaging and labeling is offered. All products  are done in accordance with Good Manufacturing Procedures (GMP).

Capergnanica, Italy
Tel: +39 0373-2331
Email: lumson@lumson.it
Website: www.lumson.com
• Lumson is one of the leading European companies in designing, developing, manufacturing and decorating complete packaging solutions for the cosmetic and makeup market. Founded in 1975, Lumson ensures a high level of quality by supplying standard or custom packaging solutions such as glass jars and bottles, plastic bottles, airless systems, cosmetic pumps, dispensing systems, accessories and a wide range of traditional and special unique decorations. Lumson is a reliable partner, remaining close to the clients’ and market’s needs, that always tries to anticipate new trends and to offer innovative solutions.

Madeline Blondman & Co. Inc.
Great Neck, NY
Tel: 516-466-2400
Email:  info@madelineblondman.com
Website: www.madelineblondman.com
• Madeline Blondman components have provided an extra level of prestige to the total package for over forty years. Our custom machinery enables us to closely control forming, resulting in perfectly consistent, concentrically trimmed components every time. Madeline Blondman specializes in collaborating with its customers for high quality components every time.

Marchesini Group USA Inc.
West Caldwell, NJ
Tel: 973-575-7445
Email:  info@marchesiniusa.com
Website:  www.marchesini.com
• Marchesini Group USA is a leading supplier of primary and secondary packaging solutions to the cosmetic industry. Established in 1992, its North American headquarters supports the US, Puerto Rico and Canada and is backed by 1,200 Marchesini staff members worldwide. A full range of equipment is offered including cartoners; case packers; labelers; liquid fillers/cappers for mascara, creams and lotions; tube fillers; mixers and emulsifiers.

McKernan Packaging Clearing House
Reno, NV
Tel:  800-787-7587
Email: sales@mckernan.com
Website:  www.mckernan.com
• For 58 years, McKernan Packaging Clearing House has been dedicated to providing quality discount packaging. With millions of packaging units in the warehouse, ready to ship, McKernan has what you’re looking for!  McKernan offers a low-cost, low-lead time and high-quality solution to all of your packaging needs. Call today for free samples!

Mid-Continent Packaging, Inc.
Enid, OK
Email: steven.epstein@midcontinentpkg.com
Website: www.midcontinentpkg.com
• Contract blenders and fillers of liquids, tablets, powders and granulars. FDA/EPA/cGMP/Class 1 medical device registered. Duplex machine has ultrasonic seals. Dry rooms for moisture sensitive products.

Multi-Pack Solutions
Mt. Prospect, IL
Tel: 847-635-6772
Email: info@multipacksolutions.com
Website: www.multipacksolutions.com
• Multi-Pack Solutions provides contract packaging and manufacturing for the world’s leading personal care and consumer brands. It offers customers a number of competitive advantages, including extensive breadth of packaging capabilities for single-source partnership along the brand continuum; expertise in tube-filling, bottle-filling, sachets and single packs, wet wipes, and water-soluble pouches; dedication to speed-to-market, innovation, and customer-focus; FDA Drug & Medical Device Establishments, ISO 13485, and GMP-compliant facilities; dedicated project management.

Neenah Packaging
Alpharetta, GA
Tel: 800-994-5993
Email: neenah.packaging@neenah.com
Website: www.neenahpackaging.com
• Neenah Packaging enables premium brands in cosmetics, fragrances, alcohol, and retail to convey high quality and product desirability. A full range of colors inspire visually and create a highly tactile connection for bags, box wraps, gift cards and carriers, hangtags, labels and folding board.

Oliver Printing & Packaging Co.
Twinsburg, OH 
Tel: 330-425-7890
Email: info@oliverprinting.com
Website: oliverprinting.com
• Customers would describe Oliver as printing, display and packaging perfectionists, according to the comapny. It works as brand stewards for over 300 customers to meet their needs for a wide variety of printed branded, marketing and packaging materials. Oliver Printing provides a turnkey platform from design to fulfillment simplifying complex requirements with a “white-glove” approach to your brands’ packaging and marketing collateral.

Overnight Labels
Deer Park, NY
Tel:  800-472-5753
Email: info@overnightlabels.com
Website:  www.overnightlabels.com
• Overnight Labels is an award-winning label and flexible packaging printing company. Besides labels, Overnight Label manufacture shrink sleeves and flexible films for bags, pouches, stick packs and sachets. With 10 flexographic presses & two digital presses, we work with any size company, and offer low set up costs/minimum quantities and quick turn-arounds!

Pack Logix
Milwaukee, WI
Tel: 414-464-7200
Email: info@pack-logix.com
Website: www.pack-logix.com
• Supplier of packaging for cosmetic and beauty products including tubes, jars and bottles. Pack Logix also fills products into these containers.

The Penthouse Group
Freeport, NY
Tel: 516-379-1300
Email: sales@thepenthousegroup.com
Website: www.thepenthousegroup.com
• The Penthouse Group is a 65-year-old, three generation family owned and run business. Lines include Yukilon sponges, Tera Venus cosmetic sponges and applicators, silicone applicators, cosmetic brushes, powder puffs, foot and nail care implements and kits, sewn pouches, bath products and creative novelties.  The Penthouse Group is positioned globally to provide the highest quality and most cost-effective products (US, China, Japan, Thailand  and Korea). The Penthouse Group is quality certified by the major cosmetic companies of the world. The Penthouse Group is the exclusive factory direct representative of Yoshino of Japan. Yoshino manufactures a full line of injection molded components as well as metal components and parts. This line consists of specialized tubes, bottles, jars, pumps, closures, compacts, mascara packages, lipstick cases and other custom and innovative
plastic items.

Ronkonkoma, NY
Tel: 631-242-3270
Email: info@qosmedix.com
Website: www.qosmedix.com
• Qosmedix is an ISO 9001, ISO 14001
certified global supplier to the cosmetic, skin care, spa and salon industries. Founded in 1987 on the concept of maintaining hygienic practices during beauty consultations, the company has expanded its line to provide an array of high quality products that offer both convenience and value to its customers. Inventory includes disposable applicators, professional makeup brushes, false eyelashes, mixing palettes, swabs, sponges, spa wear, jars, bottles, mirrors, cosmetic bags and much more. Qosmedix is a division of Qosina, a leading international supplier of components to the medical and pharmaceutical industries.

Repack Canada
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Tel: 877-804-4841
Email:   info@repackcanada.com
Website: www.repackcanada.com
• It’s all about the packaging for Repack Canada. This secondary packager in Toronto, Canada, specializes in retail readiness for consumer products in the North American market. Cartoning, bagging, kitting, multi-packs, hang tags, displays and much more—the company maintains it is your “whatever-it-takes” outsource to help you promote your products.

SamHwa USA
Hoboken, NJ
Tel: (201) 216-0175
Email: sherri@mazel.co.krmazel7@mazel.co.kr
Website: www.samhwaplastic.com
• SamHwa is a global leader in plastic injection molding, bi injection and heavy blow molding completely vertically integrated.  Our expertise ranges from airless pumps/packaging, vast array of stock cushion compact options available including the newly patented ECO Cushion sponge. SamHwa prides itself on its creativity and innovation including many decoration technologies UV spray coating, metallization, heat transfer labeling, laser etching, silk-screening, hot stamping and digital printing.

Silgan Dispensing Systems
Richmond, VA
Tel: 816-986-6103
Email: jackie.utterback@SilganDS.com 
Website: www.SilganDS.com
• Silgan Dispensing Systems is a newly
acquired division of Silgan Holdings Inc, formerly WestRock Company’s Home, Health and Beauty business. While the company name has changed, Silgan Dispensing Systems remains committed to being the packaging partner who has the greatest impact on improving your brand.

Linden, NJ
Tel:  908-862-8000
Email: jschofield@screentech-nj.com
Website: www.screentech-nj.com
• A provider of decoration to the cosmetic fragrance, treatment & color industry, as well as the home fragrance and personal care industries. Capabilities include organic spray and screen print, hot stamping, labeling and gluing.

Spokane, WA;  Sandpoint, ID
Tel: 800-354-9396
Website: www.unicep.com
• Unicep specializes in liquid and gel custom manufacturing, contract filling in various packaging, and unique single-use dispensers. The package design service team can create unique single-use packaging that will garner more attention for your brand’s products in addition to ensuring that the packaging stays true to the core principles of your brand.

Unit Pack Co., Inc.
Cedar Grove, NJ
Tel: 973-239-4112
Email: info@unitpack.com
Website: www.unitpack.com
• Contract packager of liquids and creams. Unit-of-use pouches from .5ml through 30ml. FDA registered. Organic Certified. Fully recyclable packaging.

Verla International, Ltd.
New Windsor, NY
Tel: 845-561-2440
Email: maryellen@verlainternational.com
Website: www.verlainternational.com
• Private label manufacturer and contract packaging company providing quality turnkey service since 1980. Over 45 nail polish lines, 30 semi/fully automated lines for color cosmetics, personal care, lotions and fragrances. Turnkey options range from marketing assistance, cosmetic/bath manufacturing, packaging, blister/shrink/cello wrapping, kits and pack outs to shipment of finished product.

World Wide Packaging LLC
Florham Park, NJ
Tel: 973-805-6500
Email: sales@wwpinc.com
Website: www.wwpinc.com
• For over 38 years, global players in cosmetics and personal care industries have turned to the experts at World Wide Packaging (WWP) for ground breaking and innovative packaging solutions. WWP provides a complete range of packaging components, custom and stock molding, and turn-key operations. 

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