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.
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.”
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.
Albéa's Constellation mascaras
Reach for the stars with Constellation, Albéa’s new collection of mascara fiber brushes. Carefully put together by beauty packaging experts at the Albéa Tips Studio, based out of the Bottanuco (Italy) industrial facility, these innovative eyemakeup products empower brands to offer consumers the make-up look of the stars!
Our society is undergoing a major transformation: the digital revolution. This technical evolution impacts ways of working, learning, living, interacting and consuming. More than half of all in-store purchase is influenced by digital commerce. Albéa leverages proven technical expertise to offer a wide range of e-commerce compliant dispensing and sealing solutions such as lockable pumps and caps.
MEA amenity kit by Albéa Travel Designer
Middle East Airlines is launching on board a new kit exclusively designed by Albéa Travel Designer. This design is an exclusive creation of Albéa Travel Designer for MEA. The modernity of the kit matches with the airline’s recent investment in keeping its fleet rejuvenated, constantly replacing older models with new generation, more fuel-efficient aircrafts.
Albéa manufactures the refillable and eco-designed packaging of Yves Saint Laurent Or Rouge
Designed as a jewel box containing the most precious of skincare creams, Yves Saint Laurent reinvents skincare with the Or Rouge range. As part of a sustainable approach, faithful to Yves Saint Laurent's commitment, Or Rouge has been designed as a luxurious refillable and recyclable case.
Albéa has created the caps for Pure XS for Her and Pure XS Men from Paco Rabanne. For the Pure XS For Her Eau de Parfum Albéa created the delicate dark black varnish cap in copolyester and the golden snake in ABS on the sculptural glass bottle, and the black lacquered copolyester cap for Pure XS For Men Eau de Toilette.
Albéa presents its IOB kickstarter: The Onyx + make-up box
Albéa presents its innovative and collaborative offer "IOB Kickstarter", resulting from its Internet of Beauty (IOB) program, which helps brands to digitalize their products and interact with their communities. Developed in collective intelligence with CMSmartconnect - a start-up in consumer purchasing experience and marketing data collection / analysis; the "IOB Kickstarter" offer is available for beauty brands that want to instantly interact with their consumers through packaging linked to their digital adapted content.
Le Couvent des Minimes selects Albéa's XD11 Maximist pump
French Haute Parfumerie brand Le Couvent des Minimes has been reinventing itself since it was bought by cosmetic laboratory Filorga from L’Occitane group in 2017. With a new positioning as a niche yet accessible vegan fragrance brand, Le Couvent des Minimes renewed its brand image in a chic understated black & white visual universe. Le Couvent des Minimes selected Albéa’s XD11 Maximist pump for its new fragrance collections.
- Jo Webb
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