Follow us twitter facebook
Edition: Global
Click here to subscribe toour free weekly newsletter click here
Packaging & design

Bormioli invests in "green" plastics

Bormioli Rocco is investing heavily in the production and development of bottles and caps made of recycled PET and bioplastics.

During the first semester of this year, Bormioli Rocco Plastics has produced nearly 500,000 PET recycled bottles for a brand of shampoo. The Italian designer of plastic bottles and caps is also investing in the development of bioplastic materials, in particular in bio-based PE and PP.

According to William Hitchon, Bormioli Plastics’ cosmetics sales manager “in the future, brands claiming a natural positioning for their formulas will have to think using innovative packaging derived from agriculture, in particular as a significant production capacity of non GMO materials will be available by 2010. Provided that marketing departments make some concessions regarding aesthetic related concerns”.

William Hitchon, Bormioli Plastics' cosmetics sales manager

William Hitchon, Bormioli Plastics’ cosmetics sales manager

Regarding the current crisis, “the dermo-cosmetic segment is more resilient to the consumption crisis, explains William Hitchon because it suits in a better way the needs for well-being and health than selective beauty does. Nonetheless our turnover should shrink back a little in 2010 but the loss will be stronger in the prestige segment. We are holding back our investments until we see clear signs of a market rebound. Marketing teams are working on the simplification of sizes. This is why you see more studies on standardisation and harmonisation, than a year ago”.

Last year in France, the main industrial investment of Bormioli Rocco Plastics concerned an extrusion blow line with a 4 colours integrated serigraphy.

latest news
Focus

MakeUp in Los Angeles and Luxe Pack Los Angeles open their doors today

The two events will officially open their doors on February 11th and 12th at Los Angeles Convention Center. MakeUp in Los Angeles, is dedicated to beauty and cosmetic products, trends, and formulation, while Luxe Pack Los Angeles focuses on luxury and high-end packaging solutions for fragrances and personal care products and (...)

read more
job opportunities
Experts’ views
On center stage, the floral bouquet is making its come back

Émilie Coppermann
On center stage, the floral bouquet is making its come back

Just like fashion that is eternally being reinvented, perfumery also works in cycles. And the floral accord is no exception. The very essence of femininity, today floral fragrances are less invasive than in the 1980s, as was the case with Poison by Christian Dior. At the end of the 1990s, floral accords were replaced by clean musky (...)

read more

Features

We use cookies to give you a better browsing experience. By continuing your visit to this site, you accept the use of cookies. Read more and set cookies
close