Cosmetics

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Judges take a shine to new holographic toothpaste carton

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare’s new 6-oz Aquafresh White & Shine toothpaste carton was chosen as the winner of the Personal Care/Cosmetics Packaging category due to its use of a technology that at least one Greener Package Awards judge, John Bernardo of Sustainable Innovations LLC, says has the “potential for a huge impact.”
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Flexible packaging sales revenue forecast to rise 3.4% this year

The Flexible Packaging Assn. predicts U.S. sales revenue to reach $27.3 billion this year. Also, raw materials pricing supplants the economy as the primary concern of survey respondents.
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Machine Product Brief
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Hinds-Bock Corp.: Hot fill machines

Hinds-Bock’s hot fill machines run at speeds of 15-150 containers/min., and are designed for a wide variety of products such as jams and jellies, sauces, soups, and stew, as well as non-food applications like cosmetics and grease. 
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Sustainable packaging examples remain rare in beauty products

CPG companies seem to be focusing their innovative efforts on green formulations, but little overall attention has been placed on packaging’s footprint.
Package Case Study
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Sugarcane-based HDPE is coming to cleaning products

Brazilian-based household cleaning products company Ecover announces that all of its bottles will use a minimum of 30% sugarcane-based HDPE by January 2011.
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Sustainable packaging 'immune' to economic downturn, report says

A new report shows there was “impressive” growth in sustainable packaging in 2008/2009 and predicts the market will reach $142.42 billion by 2015.
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2010 Greener Package Awards honor eight sustainable innovations

The second-annual Greener Package Awards competition recognizes innovations in five categories that significantly reduce packaging’s environmental footprint.
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Kroger to boost private-label presence in beauty aisles

The retailer has beefed up its overall store-brand selection 25% during the past two years, and now it sees health and beauty as underserved by private-label.
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HBA Global Expo 2010

HBA is the definitive event for the cosmetics, fragrance, and personal care industry. The Marketing and Technical Conference brings 40 sessions of need-to-know education.

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