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Worldwide glass primary packaging manufacturer SGD Pharma has expanded its cosmetics and beauty offering with NOVA — a new lightweight glass bottle. This primary packaging solution combines the exceptional functional and aesthetic performance of glass with a reduced carbon footprint linked to weight optimization.
NOVA from SGD Pharma enables brands using this lightweight glass packaging solution to be more eco-friendly while keeping luxury and aesthetics of the packaging at the forefront. The weight reduction is combined with a glass distribution optimization providing better mechanical resistance. NOVA bottles look appealing, withstand transport and distribution pressures, and have a smaller carbon footprint.
Reducing the weight of packaging materials is a promising solution to minimize GHGs emissions. On a new 200ml bottle in its NOVA range, SGD Pharma has reported approximately 20% reduction in CO2 emissions compared with the standard Dorado. The weight-volume ratio is an important parameter to measure the lightness of glass bottles and the ratio of conventional cosmetic bottles produced by Blow and Blow process ranges from 1.0 to 3.0. The new 200ml bottle in the NOVA range (brimful volume 215ml and weight of just 140g) has reached an extremely low weight-volume ratio 0.65, while retaining the same properties and safety as the heavier Dorado model. Nova therefore enables weight reduction in the supply chain and appeals to the consumer drive for green packaging.
“SGD Pharma’s global goal is to reduce its carbon footprint 35% by 2030, and 65% by 2040 (compared with 2020 baseline), scope 1 & 2 ,” said Frédéric Barbier, General Manager of SGD Pharma BU APAC.
“NOVA is one of many actions we take to advance our ambitious decarbonization strategy. Our experienced team can support beauty brands in the development of their own lightweight bottle while maintaining the functional integrity and design potential of packaging.”