In a new effort to find innovative solutions to improve the sustainability of perfume and cosmetic packaging, Spanish-based Pujolasos recently patented a wooden cap with a glue-free plastic inner part that can be easily removed.
With this innovation, dubbed Woodle, the wood packaging specialist intends to solve the problem of recyclability of multi-material components.
According to the company, Woodle is “the first wooden cap with disposable plastic inner for recycling.” The plastic inner is designed to be easily removed and then recycled after its useful life. It can be injected in PCR plastic or another type of sustainable plastic resin.
“This innovation is compatible with the majority of existing and potential developments, both in perfumery and cosmetics,” adds Pujolasos.
Also recently developed by Pujolasos, Woon is a glue-free monomaterial wooden cap, without any built-in plastic interior. The wooden part is threaded so that it can be screwed onto a bottle or jar.
Last year, Pujolasos introduced another sustainable solution made of 100% natural and compostable materials. Dubbed Woork, the wooden cap then included a glue-free cork insert. The innovation was later adapted to fit on skin care jars.
“We have placed sustainability at the core of our company’s strategy," Angel Pujolasos, the company’s CEO, told Premium Beauty News.