Albéa has announced the launch of a global business partnership with leading 3D technology innovation start-up Erpro 3D Factory. This partnership will allow Albéa and Erpro 3D Factory to offer industrial series of fully personalized cosmetic packaging solutions, in yet-unseen creative shapes. Erpro 3D Factory’s unique technology, most recently used to design innovative 3D mascara brushes for a renowned cosmetic brand, allows for industrial series in creative shapes that traditional injection molding does not allow – typically for color cosmetics packaging, fragrance caps, skincare jars and more.
This complementary technology will allow both exclusive collections and scale up, as well as last-minute personalization with offline decoration and surface treatment for innovative combinations of colors and textures.
Most of the parts produced by Erpro 3D Factory are made from bio-based PA11 polyamide.
As end-users require ever-more personalization, Albéa further differentiates its range of solutions to include this exclusive, complementary 3D printing technology for customized packaging.
Etienne Briere, Innovation Manager of Albéa, explains:
“The value proposition of this new design and industrialization offering rests on customization and differentiation, which are two key drivers of the beauty market. It combines limitless creativity to invent blue-sky shapes, extremely small runs as well as industrial series, and speed to market.”
Cyrille Vue, CEO, Erpro 3D Factory, adds:
“We are delighted to bring to Albéa our recognized expertise in state-of-the-art 3D printing technology and mindset of innovation. The production line we have developed allows for great flexibility and amazing creativity for industrial series.”
Albéa, Origins, The Estée Lauder Companies and SABIC partner in breakthrough recyclable tube packaging
As a pioneer in the development of sustainable packaging for beauty brands, Albéa will leverage its expertise in the use of advanced recycled resins to provide Origins with a high-performing tube composed of a certified polymer resin manufactured by SABIC’s revolutionary, certified circular polyethylene and polypropylene advanced recycling technology. Albéa, Origins, The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC), and SABIC have announced their strategic partnership to bring an advanced recycled tube package to market in 2021.
Albéa and beauty care giant Henkel have taken a stand to avoid plastic waste. Henkel will convert its entire Oral Care portfolio to fully recyclable tubes produced by Albéa. The transition, to be concluded across all oral care brands beginning of next year, will be pioneered by the Spanish toothpaste brand Licor del Polo.
Albéa and Pinard Beauty Pack donate 1,000 pumps for hydro-alcoholic gel to Groupe SEB
Highly invested in the fight against COVID-19, Albéa is once again committed to its ecosystem by producing and donating 1,000 pumps to Groupe SEB. This donation of 1,000 bottles and pumps enabled Groupe SEB to bottle and make hydroalcoholic gel available to its employees on all the group's sites in France.
Albéa Publishes its 2019 CSR Report and its Sustainable Development Strategy 2020-2025
Albéa publishes its Sustainable Development Strategy 2020-2025, an ambitious CSR strategy that puts the circular economy at the heart of its business model. The packaging company also reflects on their commitment to sustainable development during 2019.
Albéa donates bottles and airless pumps to the Paris-Saclay University
During the second quarter of 2020, Albéa has helped the Paris Saclay University with a gift of airless pumps and bottles destined to the student of the prestigious campus. It is on the Lacrost site (Burgundy), which belongs since the 1st of June to Silgan Dispensing, that the 1500 packs of bottles and airless pumps were manufactured and given.
The sanitary crisis is inciting the travel industry to adapt and re-invent itself. In this exceptional context, Albéa Travel Designer innovates and proposes “Travel&StaySafe”, a unique and customizable travel kit including mask, hydro-alcoholic gel, gloves etc. This new offer is proposed to airlines, but also to railways, shipping companies and private transport companies.
La Roche-Posay, the dermatological skin care brand from L’Oréal group, has partnered with Albéa to produce an innovation new generation of eco-friendly packaging: a partially cardboard-based tube. the tube packaging, integrating cardboard, is designed as an alternative to the various packaging solutions currently used for cosmetic products. The use of plastic is reduced by 45% compared to existing solutions.
Decor & Development 4.0: Speed, reliability, and flexibility for new Tube developments
In a market with shorter lead-times and smaller order sizes, digital technology is obviously part of the solution – from digital printing to collaborative platforms via data sharing in real-time. Together with our partner and global specialist of the industrial graphic chain Esko, we have developed pre-press tools for digital printing, as well as a collaborative platform to manage projects within our industrial facilities, across sites, and directly with our customers or their design agencies.
Erpro 3D Factory supports hospitals with 3D printing
Albéa partner Erpro 3D Factory is fully mobilized in the sanitary crisis, thanks to 3D printing. All Erpro 3D Factory teams and production workshops have come together to fight the virus. 3D printers run 24 hours a day to manufacture parts for ventilators, and protective glasses and visors.
Albéa and L’Occitane France have taken their 15-year collaboration further by co-manufacturing liquid soap and hydroalcoholic gel in a tube packaging. Albéa is proud to partner with L’Occitane Group,contributing to the delivery of one million care products since February in support of healthcare workers around the world.
While the cosmetics industry is gearing up around the world to supply the hygiene products necessary to fight the epidemic of Covid-19 linked to the new coronavirus, Albea is focusing its production on top-priority items such as tubes for Hand Sanitizer where they are witnessing a huge peak in demand.
In Europe, the Vandières and Argonne (France) and Lubna (Poland) facilities in particular produce millions of tubes for hydro-alcoholic gel while the Lacrost plant (France) manufactures lotion pumps for hand sanitizers. Our tube and pump sites in the US, India, Brazil, and Indonesia also contribute to their customers’ initiatives for national solidarity.
Albéa reaffirms its unwavering commitment to the New Plastics Economy
Today the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the UN Environment Programme release the first New Plastics Economy Global Commitment progress report, showcasing their signatories’ efforts to combat plastic waste and pollution. One year ago, in October 2018, Albéa was the first cosmetic packaging company to sign the Global Commitment.
Albéa's APR-compliant recycling-ready tube for oral care & other applications
Albéa's second-generation Greenleaf tube has passed successfully the two tests set by the US-based Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) to assess recycling-readiness. Greenleaf tubes are patented all-plastic laminate tubes for oral care as well as personal care and OTC pharma brands.
As part of their partnership for responsible packaging innovation, L’Oréal and Albéa have announced the development of a breakthrough innovation for cosmetic packaging. The two companies have invented the first carton-based cosmetic tube, where plastic is for the most part replaced with a bio-based and certified paper-like material.
Albéa unveils its first Sustainable Development Report
Albéa is proud to unveil its first Sustainable Development Report. Albéa's commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility goes back 15 years and is widely recognized by its customers and partners, as well as third-party experts such as EcoVadis and CDP. This voluntary report aims at sharing our new Sustainability strategy, which comprises three missions.
- Jo Webb
- Company News
- Created 31 Oct 2019
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