After two years of R&D, Lyspackaging launched its first products in 2017. Its business is based on research into plant and organic materials as alternatives to plastic, and technical solutions for designing bottles, jars, caps, and pill boxes for the food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries. The range covers capacities from 20 ml to 1 litre, with more to come.

The innovation we bring is based on research into new materials, such as flax, hemp, reed, oyster shells, avocado pits, seeds, etc. – we carry out continuous testing to come up with new products – as well as into the processing of these materials, which we inject and blow. It requires a high level of technical expertise”, explains Leslie Martineau, France and Global Sales and Marketing Director.

A model focused on cosmetics

In May 2023, Lyspackaging released the Végécos model, with a jar and cap, in 50 and 120-ml sizes, to match the codes of the beauty world. Made entirely from injected organic materials, this food contact product is compatible with all types of formulations, in theory. “We still recommend that our customers carry out tests to check the material and pH compatibility, but it is also compatible with liquid formulas”, adds Leslie Martineau.

Végécos is designed for stacking jars, both for a product range and secure shipping.

We have also been working on our own bottle offering and developments specifically for our customers, as well as on refill models”, she adds.

Several young brands have already opted for this solution: launches are scheduled for 2024.

A biodegradable solution

Entirely plant-based, the Lyspackaging packs are also biodegradable within 90 days through industrial composting.

In France, consumers currently have to put them in their recycling bins or in an industrial collection and composting system.

European deployment

Based near the western city of Saintes, the startup employs about 20 people, and in early 2024, it launched a campaign on the crowdfunding Tudigo platform to raise up to EUR 1 million. The aim is to continue research into new biomaterials and invest in industrial facilities, with a new factory nearby to increase production, but also to target international markets with a roll-out throughout Europe, particularly in the cosmetics industry.

In addition, we do not want empty packs to travel long distances, so we work with partners to produce in local factories. It is already the case in Mauritius for the food industry, in Guadeloupe, and we also have plans for Tahiti in 2024 to bottle Monoï”, concludes the director.

This article was published in our special issue Beauty Packaging Innovation. Full text available here.