Beauty trends to watch in 2021
2020 has been a challenging year, where businesses have had to test their resilience, innovation and agility. A forced change in routine due to COVID-19 has left its mark on behaviours and expectations, and 2021 starts on an uncertain note for many cosmetics businesses, although some trends can already be seen out there.
26 Nov 20
Louvrette one year on: a successful journey
What happens when German engineering excellence meets creativity born in Barcelona? A raft of innovative solutions, developed, produced and delivered in a way that’s sustainable, creative and efficient. That is just one of the outcomes of the rare but successful ‘marriage’ between German manufacturer Louvrette and Quadpack. A lot has happened in the year since the acquisition, which pushed Quadpack into the Top 10 of European beauty packaging providers.
29 Oct 20
Virtual events: a new conversation has started
The beauty industry has always relied on the senses to promote its products: touching, seeing, smelling and trying a product has been an integral part of sales and marketing strategies. Until now. Webinars and online exhibitions have boomed in 2020 and brought more ways to interact with customers and partners.
29 Oct 20
Doing it right, differently, better
In a new world marked by changing behaviours and conscious consumerism, needs and market demands, businesses are increasingly governed by ESG (environmental, social and governance) standards. For years, Quadpack has been committed to these three factors that measure the environmental and societal impact of a company.
25 Sep 20
Building beauty brands in a disruptive landscape: an interview with The Beauty Makers
As the world changes in an accelerated pace, beauty branding is being reconfigured. In this interview, Nora Hamelin and Ambra Orini, founders of The Beauty Makers (TBM), Quadpack partner and expert in beauty marketing, brand creation and product development, guide us through these new frontiers.
25 Sep 20
Agility, the secret ingredient to respond to the crisis
Months before the pandemic turned the world upside down, Quadpack developed a new business strategy for the next 5 years. Caught by the crisis, this well thought out action plan has proven itself right and has helped the organisation have a clearer vision while it navigates stormy waters. We invited Quadpack’s COO Fabrice Revert to talk about how agility, one of the five pillars of the new strategy, is key for the future growth of the company.
16 Aug 20
Smart manufacturing, in the region, for the region
The fourth article of Quadpack’s packaging development series dives into our manufacturing processes and capabilities – and how they help beauty brands perform. We invite you to discover how our manufacturing teams work to deliver the perfect packaging for each client.
23 Jul 20
Embracing the difference: the power of empathy
Activism and transparency are at the core of Breaking moulds, one of the #qppackfuture themes based on Quadpack Design Team’s perspective of how people will live and connect in the next few years. Quadpack’s Design Team has developed prototypes that represent the Breaking Moulds theme.
23 Jul 20
On 1st of June, 2020, Quadpack started operating in Japan, with the opening of a commercial office. With a strong presence in the Asia Pacific region, with facilities in Australia, China mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea, Quadpack lands in Japan with high expectations about one of the most promising markets for the beauty packaging industry.
26 Jun 20
Less is more: when buying has meaning
Conscious consumerism is rising. While people all around the world have been increasingly aware of what’s behind the advertising, paying attention to products’ ingredients and sourcing, in recent times the environmental and social impact of every purchase has also become a general concern.
26 Jun 20
Beauty e-commerce enters a new era
At some point so far this year, half of the world’s population has been asked or ordered to stay home. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed most of our habits and the purchasing experience is one of the most affected. Quadpack interviewed some of its global clients to better understand what’s behind the e-commerce ‘new normal’.
28 May 20
The world is our lab
Meet Community Lab, one of the themes of #qppackfuture that will help you understand what’s to come. Community Lab is one of the themes presented by #qppackfuture this year, as part of in-depth research made by Quadpack’s Design team to understand how people’s lives will be in the next years.
28 May 20
Quadpack joins the COVID-19 task force
Thanks to our people’s talent and our partners’ resourcefulness, we’re now part of a task force against the virus that is bringing out the best in us. Some of our projects are already in place, supporting health care and other COVID-19 frontline workers.
30 Apr 20
Let’s experience the future!
We’re experiencing a turning point in how we live, behave, improve our lives and those of others. Inspired by such powerful changes in society, Quadpack’s Design and Advanced Technology team is presenting #qppackfuture, a collection of themes based around experiences.
30 Apr 20
Engineers in charge: making packaging happen
In the third article of our product development series, our Engineering team explains how to transform ideas into projects. It’s not only about drawings and calculations: there’s also a fair amount of innovation and collaboration involved in each project.
30 Apr 20
Waterless beauty: a sustainable innovation
Waterless formulas have become a smart, green solution for beauty brands, answering to consumers’ needs for more eco-conscious products. Besides saving water, which is the main ingredient in many cosmetic formulas, these products allow reduced packaging and are mostly preservative-free, since these additives are used to avoid bacterial contamination that is common in water.
26 Mar 20
Quadpack advances in sustainable procurement
Quadpack has held an EcoVadis Silver Medal since 2018, which means the organisation complies with the highest standards of CSR, covering environment, labour & human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement. By joining the Buyer Module, Quadpack will also be able to conduct the assessment and follow the evolution of all its suppliers, globally.
26 Mar 20
CBD, the trend you won’t want to miss
Forget the taboo. Cannabis sativa is not a synonym of narcotics – this resourceful plant has much more to offer than meets the eye. From textiles to medicine that helps many conditions like Parkinson’s and epilepsy, the famous hemp is multi-purpose and may have amazing effects if added into your skincare routine.
27 Feb 20
Quadpack and Sulapac join forces for sustainable cosmetic packaging
Beauty industries committed to sustainability, we have good news for you! Quadpack has just been named a “Preferred Cosmetic Partner” by Sulapac, a pioneer in development and manufacturing of microplastic-free materials, and will provide truly sustainable packaging for cosmetic customers worldwide.
27 Feb 20
No challenge is too great – business development in the 21st century
Disruptive technology and the urge for innovative solutions have been the main drivers of the 21st-century businesses, and it includes the packaging industry. Discover more about what’s behind Quadpack's business development work.
27 Feb 20
Starting a digital transformation journey
Technology has been at the heart of Quadpack’s global expansion. In recent years, organic and inorganic growth posed many challenges for processes, data and system harmonisation throughout the business, so the organisation has opted for a bold digital transformation strategy that will support its future evolution: Quadpack Connect.
26 Feb 20
2019, a remarkable year
2019 has been a remarkable year. As packaging providers, we have a big responsibility towards our planet and communities, so we decided to carry out ambitious plans. We’ve successfully achieved many of them and I’m proud and grateful for what the year has brought to us all.
23 Jan 20
A, B, C…Choose your favourite beauty routine!
In recent years consumers around the world have seen a rise in skincare trends inspired by traditional rituals or a lifestye connected to nature and well being. But don't be confused by the alphabet soup - we help you discover what's behind these trends.
23 Jan 20
Sustainability and Innovation in the spotlight
As Sustainability and Innovation are key priorities for Quadpack and the global consumer market, the organisation feels the responsibility to work with supply partners from all regions to establish a new way of doing business, where collaboration is the new competition. On November 13, 2019, Quadpack held a dedicated suppliers’ conference on Sustainability and Innovation in Hong Kong to facilitate this new era of partnerships. Held during the 2019 edition of Cosmopack Asia, in attendance were Quadpack’s top 20 Asia supply partners.
07 Jan 20
The fantastic factory of ideas – transforming trends into products
In this first article of our series about product development, we take a glimpse into the early stages of design through the work of Quadpack’s department of Design and Advanced Technology, which tracks trends and behaviours, and distils them into tomorrow’s packaging innovations.
12 Dec 19
Quadpack Foundation gives back
The global reach of projects developed by the non-profit organisation proves that social action is in the heart of Quadpack’s commitment with its surrounding communities. The non-profit organisation, established in 2016 went from Good to Great, ending the year with a record mark of 10 projects in 7 countries.
12 Dec 19
Modern but Mature, Lavinia Is Curious about What's to Come
The most experienced member of the Quadpack Family doesn’t believe in age labels. Her beauty routine translates into a mix of traditional and new: while she’s kept loyal to her favourite brands so far, she’s curious about new formulas and packs.
21 Nov 19
Quadpack Presents Its New Laboratory
Last June, the Quadpack laboratory team moved to a new home: the brand new 4th floor of Barcelona headquarters, where they benefit from more space and equipment. The laboratory is a competitive differentiator for Quadpack, as few packaging industries provide such a comprehensive range of services.
21 Nov 19
A day in the life of Lauren, Quadpack's proud eco-citizen
Like many urban spirits, Lauren loves her busy life. As an ever-connected urban citizen, she’s already ordered everything online, making sure that the packaging is reusable and recyclable. Tired but still committed to her self-care, she doesn’t forget to finish the day with her beauty regime.
24 Oct 19
Quadpack and ICMAD Award celebrate youth creativity
Every year, Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD), a US-based organization of industry providers, organizes a prize to celebrate young design talent at college level. The ICMAD Young Designer of the Year Award, of which Quadpack is a proud sponsor, is part of our commitment with the future of beauty packaging.
24 Oct 19
Crafting the future: How luxury packaging is changing for the better
Business transformation for a more sustainable world was a key topic of Luxepack Monaco, one of the most important luxury packaging exhibitions in Europe that was held from September 30 to October 2, 2019. By rethinking packaging, the industry is investing in reusable, renewable, recyclable and reduced solutions, even for the most sophisticated products.
23 Oct 19
Quadpack acquires Louvrette and is now placed among the top 10 cosmetic packaging providers in Europe
A recently announced deal has put Quadpack among the leaders in cosmetic packaging manufacturing in Europe. The German beauty packaging company, Louvrette, with more than 180 employees, 8,500m2 manufacturing facilities, 40 injection-moulding lines and a range of more than 100 innovative and sustainable products, is the new member of the Quadpack family.
30 Sep 19
Rosa likes her skincare and make-up rituals to have a spiritual side
Over the past few months, as part of the new Trend Roadmap, we have introduced you to Quadpack’s new tribe of virtual personalities. Each one of them expresses a driving tendency in the here, now and future of the beauty and fragrance sector. They are there to help you keep you ahead of the curve in a consumer landscape that is increasingly nuanced. This month, representing the Oracle trend, we are introducing Rosa.
26 Sep 19
What next for beauty? New trends unveiled at the Quadpack Roadshow
Twice a year, Quadpack managers, sales teams, designers, technicians and executives get together at the company’s global HQ in Barcelona for the Roadshow. It’s an exciting, inspiring event, where future trends in beauty packaging are presented. These predictions are based on solid market research, an intimate study of shifts in social and consumer behaviour, and most importantly, feedback from Quadpack’s clients and customers.
26 Sep 19
Let's connect with Charlotte
Over the past few months, as part of our Trend Roadmap, we have introduced you to Quadpack’s family of virtual personalities. Together, these people paint a picture of modern life and are there to guide you through an increasingly complex consumer landscape. Now it’s time to meet Charlotte, the Gen Z embodiment of the Phygital trend.
22 Aug 19
Starting out right - The Quadpack Foundation and Los Primos
Quadpack Foundation, the charitable arm of Quadpack, is particularly concerned with helping disadvantaged children. As Accounting Manager at Quadpack’s Dallas-based, US Distributor East Hill Industries, Casandra Sanders was well aware of Quadpack Foundation’s values. She thought them a good fit with Los Primos Dallas, a local, non-profit organization she herself is involved with.
22 Aug 19
How to choose packaging for my product?
The success of any product depends heavily on the message it carries. Luxury, youth, sustainability, minimalism are more than mere categories: they communicate with consumers’ feelings and expectations. And how better to convey your message than with the perfect packaging? Some of Quadpack’s best specialists will guide you through the enchanted world of jars, tubes and packs.
22 Aug 19
Quadpack opens new corporate floor in Barcelona
The last 2 years have seen hard work and growth for Quadpack - while the company experienced constant expansion, the teams have gotten bigger, requesting more space and comfort. The group commitment with sustainable practices and people wellbeing posed a very welcome challenge to the Facilities team in the Barcelona headquarters: how to create an office that is easily adaptable to the business changes, eco-conscious and welcoming to Quadpackers and visitors?
05 Aug 19
Quadpack boosts its Asian presence with a new office and service team in South Korea
South Korea is a global leader in the beauty industry. Not only does it host some of the world’s largest cosmetic companies, but many trends born here have a huge influence in Europe, the US and beyond. Quadpack was an early adopter of the Korean beauty phenomenon. Since 2007, the company has been the exclusive partner of Yonwoo – pioneers of airless packaging – in Europe and Australia.
18 Jun 19
Translating Sustainable Development Goals into actions
The United Nations Global Compact initiative proposes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that lay out a path to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice and protect our planet. Quadpack has now designated the four SDGs where, as a beauty packaging provider, it can have the greatest impact.
28 May 19
Meet Frankie. He’s hip and eco-aware. Just don’t call him a hippy
Last month you met Georgina. This month it’s Frankie’s turn. Frankie is the eco warrior of the new Quadpack family of personalities. The 3R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) is Frankie’s mantra, and these values guide everything he does. Frankie spends time and money making sure his food and clothing are from ethical sources. Personal grooming is important, but formulas and their packaging must adhere to green criteria.
28 May 19
Quadpack at Cosmoprof 2019 gets people talking
Held in Bologna, Italy every year, Cosmoprof Worldwide is one of the beauty industry’s leading trade events, covering everything from raw materials to finished products. As Quadpack grows, logically so must its presence at trade fairs, and the intent at Cosmoprof 2019 was to make the company stand bigger, better and more Wow. It worked! This year, the Quadpack stand received a record number of visitors.
24 Apr 19
Seeking synergies at the Quadpack European Suppliers’ Conference
Quadpack hosted its annual European Suppliers Conference in March 2019, an event that provided an opportunity for suppliers and partners to get together, learn, workshop common goals and study ways to grow together. Over 60 representatives attended the event at the historic 1898 Hotel in Barcelona.
24 Apr 19
Themes not Trends: The New Roadmap
Quadpack has kicked off 2019 with exciting news from its Design and Advanced Technologies Department. New collections will now be presented within a theme-based approach, and each one expresses the needs and desires of consumers through virtual personalities.
27 Mar 19
Understanding Sustainability. It starts with Eco Design
The first Quadpack Roadshow for 2019 gave Category Managers and Sales teams the opportunity to discuss the topic on everyone’s mind; sustainability. Making Quadpack’s products and processes greener touches every inch of the company as it aims not only to reduce its own carbon footprint, but that of its clients and customers.
27 Mar 19
Helping beauty brands develop sustainability goals
Everyone is talking about becoming sustainable. When you are a beauty brand, however, it is not easily achieved. The formula can be additive-free, animal-friendly and 100% organic, but what about the packaging? That’s where Quadpack is stepping in to help, offering clients insights into the various approaches to sustainability.
27 Feb 19
Quadpack: a Little Big Company
Quadpack is a company built on people. Our skills, values, work ethic and shared vision are what drives us forward. We are today an almost 400-strong global team, expanding into new territories. Last year, we significantly increased our presence in Asia and the US. We invested €2.4 million in our production facilities. And we increased our sales by 15%, with a turnover set to hit €104 million.
24 Jan 19
How can beauty companies meet green and sustainability targets?
One of the major movements being seen across the packaging board and not just within the beauty industry is that of sustainability. As a well-known global beauty packaging supplier, and one of the top 20 European beauty solution suppliers, Quadpack takes sustainability very seriously.
20 Dec 18
Driving the debate on sustainability
Sustainability. Everyone is taking about it, but what does it really mean? There are many different interpretations and even more courses of action. So how can businesses best embrace it? As an active member of the beauty packaging industry, Quadpack has taken the debate to its clients, with a view to sharing knowledge and working together towards a common vision.
19 Dec 18
Nurturing tomorrow’s talent in design and innovation
Quadpack is a company that depends on constant innovation, so encouraging and promoting talent is vital to what it does. Tied closely to its CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) strategy, it works in several areas: strengthening ties between universities and industry, sponsoring relevant prizes and awards, boosting entrepreneurship and supporting small business initiatives.
19 Dec 18
Quadpack Foundation reaches out across the globe
2018 has been a busy year for Quadpack Foundation. Quadpack's charitable arm supports social and environmental projects wherever the company is present in the world, with an emphasis on helping disadvantaged children and young people get a good start in life. Throughout the year, it worked with NGOs in Europe, the US and Asia.
19 Dec 18
Cosmopack Asia: a time for partnership and celebration
Cosmopack Asia was a huge success for Quadpack this year. The YouWood collection in particular was a real crowd-puller, comprising selected Q-Line packs adorned with sustainably-sourced wood. As always, Yonwoo’s airless packs proved very popular. Quadpack also participated in the event’s SKINTONIC skincare project, plus we hosted our annual cocktail party – this year, in celebration of our 15th anniversary!
12 Dec 18
Innovation first: cutting-edge 3D printing technology accelerates creative process
Quadpack’s department of Design and Advanced Technologies has invested over €200k in the latest 3D printing technology at its UK research & design facility. The Stratasys J750 will accelerate the early stages of bespoke package design and development, while helping to test new ideas.
21 Nov 18
Quadpack consolidates growth as it marks its position in the top 20 European beauty solution suppliers
There's no doubting that Quadpack has been working hard to grow and now benefits a dynamic presence within the beauty packaging market. The company celebrates its 15 year anniversary this year and the Quadpack name is now firming established as a go-to manufacturer and supplier within the beauty industry. Sarah Eaves explains how Quadpack has achieved its well-deserved success.
26 Oct 18
Quadpack sponsors degree project at ELISAVA design school
The way we experience fragrance is changing. Young consumers have different expectations and want more than a nice scent in an attractive bottle. So how do we relate to fragrance and how can packagers ensure engagement with the new generation? Investigating this topic was Quadpack’s brief to the students at the ELISAVA University School of Design and Engineering in Barcelona, Spain.
24 Oct 18
Quadpack Industries closes 2017 with €90.7m turnover and 29% growth
Quadpack Industries delivered strong results in 2017, thanks to its diversified business model and sustainable growth strategy. EBITDA reached a healthy €6.8 million, an increase of 2% over the 2016 results. With a consolidated presence in the European skincare packaging market, 2017 saw the company increase its penetration of the fragrance and make-up markets, together now accounting for 35% of its business. Its hybrid manufacturing/sourcing model keeps its offering flexible, while delivering specialised differentiation through its own manufacturing output.
24 Jul 18
New Design & Advanced Technologies department concentrates on pro-active research and conceptual ideas
Beauty brands need packaging that protect and enable the formula, fit the brand and bring differentiation. Considering this triple requirement as early as possible is the focus of the new department of Design & Advanced Technologies at Quadpack Industries. Dedicated to proactive research into new trends, product ideas, techniques and materials, it aims to work alongside brands and contract manufacturers during the creation of their new formulations.
23 Jul 18
Quadpack hosts inaugural Asia Supplier Conference
Quadpack held its Asia Supplier Conference on 8 May 2018 in Kowloon, Hong Kong, in recognition of the strategic importance of its Asian business partnerships. Held at the stylish Hotel ICON, over 30 key suppliers attended the event, as did Quadpack’s Asia Pacific team.
23 Jul 18
Manufacturing Division expansion reflects corporate growth
A new production line has been installed at the Quadpack Plastics injection-moulding plant to manage the increased volume of acrylic jar manufacture. Quadpack’s Manufacturing Division now has a combined production capacity of 170 million items a year, including the Quadpack Wood and Quadpack Impressions facilities.
23 Jul 18
Roll up, roll up! The most inclusive show's in town!
There is no surer way of putting a smile on a child’s face than a circus performance. When that child is disadvantaged through health or circumstance, it’s a way of forgetting day-to-day struggles for some much-needed fun. So when Circus Starr announced its plans to go to Stoke-on-Trent, Quadpack Foundation saw the perfect opportunity to lend a helping hand.
23 Jul 18
Customisation: make-up meets diversity
Women of mixed ethnicity constitute a target group that is set to growth exponentially. Yet their colour cosmetics needs are far from being met. As brands seek ways to cater to the many skin tones within this group, packaging will emerge as a key factor in 'serving the underserved'.
26 Jun 18
Niche is the new normal
It is every brand's wish to be different. In fragrance, where aesthetics rule, differentiation becomes even more important. In recent years, this has spurred a trend that has seen more and more niche brands appearing in an ever-crowded market. With a large percentage of the 2,000 global fragrance references launched by these niche players last year, the current status looks to be stabilising. In other words, niche is the new normal.
15 May 18
Quadpack ramps up US activity with new appointment, new distributor
Quadpack has made two key moves designed to increase its penetration into the US market. The company has appointed Anthony Le Minoux as head of its US operations. At the same time, it has named East Hill Industries as the official distributor of its Q-Line range of products in the United States.
23 Apr 18
Quadpack joins UN Global Compact to help shape a better world
Quadpack Industries has signed up to the United Nations Global Compact, the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative. The move is in line with the company’s CSR strategy and offers a set of agreed guidelines to ensure responsible governance, while helping to shape a better world.
19 Apr 18
Quadpack trend directive: 3 emerging trends for 2019
Quadpack’s designers have developed three key trends based on architectural, fashion, art and demographic influences. Three trends which can be applied to beauty packaging to create surprising new designs ahead of the curve for forward-looking brands.
22 Mar 18
‘People, planet, profit’ go hand in hand with Quadpack’s CSR strategy
Quadpack is proud to announce its corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy, as it approaches its 15th anniversary. Since its foundation in 2003, it has seen a steady year-on-year growth, transforming into a thriving, global organisation. Now, with over 250 employees on four continents and an annual turnover approaching €100 million, it seeks to formally outline its commitment to responsible governance through a far-reaching CSR programme.
26 Feb 18
Tata Harper Beautifying Face Oil wins prestigious NJPEC award
It's a beautiful pack for a beautiful product and, now, it has been recognised by one of the industry's most prestigious associations. Tata Harper's Beautifying Face Oil, contained in a dropper pack developed by Quadpack, is the winner of the New Jersey Packaging Executives Club (NJPEC) award in the Health and Beauty category. Tata Harper Director of Product Development Amy Christian and Quadpack's Christin Cupo proudly received the prize at the Awards Gala at The Madison Hotel on 16 November in Morristown, New Jersey, US.
12 Dec 17
November 2017 Mix it! Blend it! Skincare goes BIY
Mixing facial treatments is an age-old tradition. Preparing your ingredients before applying them to your face turns skincare into a ritual. One that brings a feeling of wellbeing, of spending some precious 'me-time'. Whether blending your favourite colours or combining different products, this active involvement in the practice of skincare is trending – and packaging is here to help.
20 Nov 17
Quadpack targets growing Asia Pacific region
Asian beauty brands now have a new source for packaging, design services and the latest in global trends. Recognising the steady growth of Asian domestic markets, Quadpack is expanding its presence in the region. The international packaging group has created a dedicated sales operation to service brands and contract fillers in the Asia Pacific region, led by Regional Director Jason Smith.
19 Oct 17
Meet our Asia Pacific team at Cosmopack Asia!
The 22nd edition of Cosmoprof Asia will see Quadpack as an exhibitor for the first time, introducing its new Asia Pacific team in the Cosmopack segment of the show. On display will be the finest packaging solutions from Quadpack's portfolio, dressed up to inspire, in a variety of attractive designs.
19 Oct 17
Double award win for Quadpack at Luxury Packaging Awards 2017
The gala dinner of the Luxury Packaging Awards 2017 on 13 September in London was a very special night for beauty packaging provider Quadpack Industries, as it scooped up two major awards. Quadpack was announced the winner in both the 'Personal Care' and 'Luxury Packaging Supplier of the Year' categories.
28 Sep 17
Rail freight: beauty packaging takes the Silk Route
It's quicker than sea and cheaper than air freight. Rail transportation is now becoming a viable option for the beauty packaging sector, offering a host of benefits to cosmetics companies. To trial the service, Quadpack's Supply Chain team has just successfully completed its first shipment via rail, on an inaugural journey along the old Silk Route.
21 Jul 17
Quadpack prepares for expansion as John McDermott takes on role of COO
He was the founder and owner of Collcap and is now a board member of Quadpack Industries, following the merger of the two companies. John McDermott now takes on the role of Chief Operating Officer for the group, working with Manufacturing Division Director Ernesto Cara and Supply Chain Director Alex San Miguel, as the company prepares to expand its operations. Here, he tells us of his role, his plans and his experience throughout the merger.
11 Jul 17
Quadpack Plastics celebrates first anniversary
It's been a year since Quadpack Plastics was formed and a lot has happened. Adding injection moulding to Quadpack's manufacturing capability has widened the company's offering, being able to either source or manufacture the right solution for its clients. Skeyndor and Germaine de Capuccini are just two of the brands now taking advantage of Quadpack Plastics' services.
11 Jul 17
Automating the extraordinary: Technotraf ramps up jar cap production
New machinery has been installed at Quadpack's Technotraf wood factory to industrialise the production of unique shapes in wooden componentry. A high-speed CNC (computer-numeric controlled) milling machine and a six-head CNC sanding machine have been added to the plant's installations, following a €400,000 investment.
11 Jul 17
Navigating make-up's new frontier
The make-up game has changed. The dynamic of 'fast fashion', where customers expect to see something new from their favourite brands on an almost weekly basis, has impacted the colour cosmetics industry. Even for large companies, the lead time from product development to launch has gone from two years to less than three months.
23 Jun 17
FFF prepares for a special edition of the FiFi awards
The FiFi awards are just around the corner. Over 50 perfumes have been shortlisted to claim the coveted prizes. This year's ceremony, held on June 8 at the Cirque d'Hiver-Bouglione in Paris, France, is a very special edition as it also celebrates the 25th anniversary of the awards.
29 May 17
Fragrance goes natural
The world is changing. New generations have new priorities, driven by an acute awareness of the need for sustainability. As the Millennials grow up, so their influence grows. While this generation does not have great spending power (yet!), these youngsters are demanding products and practices that respect the planet. Fragrance brands are quick to recognise this demand, understanding that their own efforts at sustainability can only benefit by meeting their needs.
29 May 17
New glass decorating line arrives at Quadpack Impressions
Quadpack Impressions has been upgraded with a brand new decorating line. The installation offers high-precision screen printing and hot-stamping on glass bottles, as well as other materials. The plant now offers a complete, Europe-based decoration service for all types of beauty packaging.
17 Apr 17
Quadpack trend directive: 3 emerging trends for 2018
Quadpack's creative team identifies the next big trends in the beauty industry. Its Trend Directive takes a global view of major cultural trends, including consumer lifestyles, and predicts how these will influence formulations, as well as packaging.
28 Feb 17
Quadpack Foundation supports Marató TV3 charity drive
Quadpack Foundation has lent the expertise of Technotraf Wood Packaging to the Marató TV3 charity drive. The Catalan channel hosted its annual awareness-raising broadcast, this year focusing on strokes and spinal and brain cord injuries, on 18 December 2016. A full day’s worth of programming was dedicated to explaining the conditions, in order to raise funds for research.
26 Jan 17
Quadpack: planning for a bright future
Quadpack ended the year with a bang. Our merger with Collcap Group had the industry buzzing. For us, however, it was the culmination of a plan a long time in the making. An agreement to the companies' mutual long-term benefit. And driven by an aggressive growth strategy that will continue to make headlines.
26 Jan 17
Quadpack celebrates merger at Hong Kong party
The annual Quadpack cocktail party during Cosmoprof Hong Kong this year celebrated the merger with Collcap. Previous Collcap members, including founder John McDermott, joined their new Quadpack colleagues on 17 November on the Rooftop Terrace of the Wooloomooloo Steakhouse in Wan Chai. Over 140 staff, clients and suppliers took a break from the show to relax and enjoy the stunning views over Victoria Harbour.
30 Dec 16
Collcap and Quadpack merge
UK packaging provider Collcap Group Ltd and international packaging manufacturer and provider Quadpack Industries SA have merged. The combined group will retain the Quadpack name. Quadpack Industries is now a leading presence in Europe for the manufacture and supply of packaging solutions to the beauty industry.
14 Nov 16
Quadpack Plastics sees arrival of high-end injection-moulding line
Since its incorporation into Quadpack Group in April this year, the production experts of the Manufacturing Division have been streamlining the layout of the plant. The new setup ensures optimal workflow, from injection-moulding, through decoration, to assembly and warehousing. The arrival of a high-end injection moulding machine in June signifies the start of two-year plan to deploy state-of-the-art injection moulding equipment at Quadpack Plastics.
22 Aug 16
Krampak becomes Quadpack Impressions and reports record sales
Quadpack Group's decoration plant has a new name. Krampak, which was incorporated into the group in 2014, has now been rebranded 'Quadpack Impressions'. Two years since its inclusion, its facilities and its turnover have seen significant growth. The rebranding reflects its full integration into the group and the incorporation of the decoration facility at the newly acquired Quadpack plastics.
15 Aug 16
Quadpack invests in new emission control system at Technotraf
Quadpack Group has made a major investment at its Manufacturing Division in Torrelló, Spain, as part of its long-term environmental commitment. The installation of a €400,000 bespoke regenerative thermal oxidiser (RTO) ensures its facilities exceed environmental regulations now and in the future. The state-of-the-art equipment processes emissions from the Technotraf factory's spray coating line.
08 Aug 16
Changing times in the fragrance industry
As trends go, perfumery is more enduring than other beauty sectors like colour cosmetics or skincare. This area is less fickle and changeable and more inclined to embrace classic sophistication. Nevertheless, change does happen and is happening now, much of it driven by the new generation of consumers. Isabelle de Maistre, Quadpack's Perfumery Category Manager explains.
11 Jul 16
Make-up meets skin care
It's a fact that make-up and skin care are growing ever closer, and it's the packaging that makes it possible. With formulas combining all kinds of benefits, ranging from anti-ageing treatment, through SPF, to colour, new designs allow favourite cosmetics to be delivered through multi-function packs. The same pack that's good for cream is now often also good for make-up. Sonia Cerato, Quadpack Make-Up Category Manager explains.
27 Jun 16
Catalan reforestation project is first act of newly-formed Quadpack Foundation
Spanish NGO La Fundació Antigua Caixa Sabadell 1859 has formally reopened the Can Deu forest in Catalonia, Spain, as part of a massive regeneration project co-supported by the Quadpack Foundation. The project is the first act to be sponsored by the new foundation, which was formed on 8th April by international packaging manufacturer and provider Quadpack Group.
06 Jun 16
Beauty on the go: Packaging trends seen by Quadpack
The pressure is on for today's busy woman. Increased self-consciousness, pushed by the pressure of social media, compounds her accelerated life rhythm, nurturing the demand for smart beauty products. These must allow beauty routines to be applied anytime, anywhere. Packaging providers are responding with ever more innovative solutions, riding the wave of this rising trend: Beauty on the go.
27 Apr 16
Sustainable forests: Quadpack interviews Juan Luis Abian Perruca, Executive Director of the Forest Ownership Centre of Catalonia
Can a commercial forest be 100% sustainable? What is 'certified' wood and why should we care? Quadpack interviews Juan Luis Abian Perruca, Executive Director of the Forest Ownership Centre of Catalonia which provides technical and administrative support to the Catalan Association that promotes the PEFC in Catalonia, who explains.
23 Mar 16
Quadpack highlights lifestyle trends for its skin care packaging
As brands focus on particular audiences, packaging will reflect the target in three key areas: materials, functionality and decoration. Quadpack's Skin Care Division highlights three lifestyle trends which will be popular in 2016.
25 Feb 16
A great year for Quadpack Group
2015 was an important year for Quadpack Group. It was the year we propelled our Fragrance Division. We strengthened our eco-friendly credentials. Our joint venture Yonwoo Europe saw its co-parent company enter the stock exchange. And we scooped up a few more awards.
22 Jan 16
Three Part Harmony by Origins wins NJPEC award
Another win for Quadpack Group! Three Part Harmony from Estée Lauder's Origins brand has scooped up the Package of the Year Health and Beauty Silver award in New Jersey, US. Organised by the New Jersey Packaging Executives Club, the event – now in its 37th year – celebrates excellence in the packaging industry.
04 Jan 16
Sylvie de France interview: Designing the perfect perfume bottle
What makes a good perfume bottle design? Its shape? The materials used? Or the fact that it starts a whole new trend? Packaging designer Sylvie de France – currently creating a range of Q-Line perfume bottles for Quadpack – explains how she incorporates that certain 'je ne sais quoi' that makes her designs so special.
04 Jan 16
Quadpack Group manufacturing partner, Yonwoo Korea, has entered the Seoul Stock Exchange
Quadpack Group manufacturing partner Yonwoo Korea has entered the Seoul Stock Exchange. The listing raised 60,623,136,000 won (€48.7m), which will be destined to support its long-term growth plans, as it seeks to enter new markets and make substantial investments in research and development.
27 Nov 15
Isabelle de Maistre to head up Quadpack's Perfumery Division
Fragrance packaging specialist Isabelle de Maistre has joined Quadpack Group as Category Manager of its Perfumery Division. The appointment signals the start of major growth plans, as the company aims to increase its market penetration in this area.
09 Oct 15
Technotraf on tour: wooden packaging training for design agencies
Wood is a relatively recent entry into the packaging materials market for beauty products. As pioneer of the category, Technotraf continues its mission to educate and inform on the subject. The latest initiative in this ongoing drive is a training tour specifically targeting design agencies. The first leg of the tour took place in summer in the UK, with sessions held at leading London agencies.
01 Oct 15
Technotraf strengthens commitment to sustainability with FSC certification
Technotraf Wood Packaging, part of Quadpack Group's Manufacturing Division, has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). With its existing PEFC certification, it is now on the Chain of Custody of two of the world's largest forest management programmes.
10 Aug 15
Quadpack demonstrates forward-thinking in eco friendly beauty packaging
Earth-friendly containers help save resources, energy, money and, of course, the environment. For cosmetics brands, however, such words may conjure up images of low-quality bottles, jars and tubes, that look cheap and perform accordingly. Now more than ever, this could not be farther from the truth. Today's reality is that sustainable packaging can look and perform as well as concepts devised without the planet in mind, while tying in with a rising public awareness.
03 Jun 15
Quadpack manufacturing partner Yonwoo unveils strategy to enter Chinese domestic market
Quadpack manufacturing partner Yonwoo has opened a Chinese sales office as the first stage of its strategy to target the cosmetics market in China. Based in Shanghai, Yonwoo's plans include local manufacturing and a two-phase sales strategy to gain a firm foothold in the region.
21 Apr 15
Quadpack interviews Antoni Arola about design
With Armand Basi's Wild Forest for Men continuing to scoop up packaging awards, it is clear that wood is a material that is positively trending. Does this mean we will see more of this kind of packaging in future? What inspires designers to integrate it into a pack? And where does such a design begin? Antoni Arola, head of the design studio responsible for Wild Forest, grants an exclusive insight into what makes a good perfume bottle design.
17 Apr 15
Quadpack commits to global sustainability
Quadpack Group is publishing its environmental report this month, following an extensive internal review conducted with service partner Lavola. The report contains a study of the company's environmental impact, along with a summary of action points to minimize it.
13 Apr 15
Quadpack strengthens bespoke service with new appointment
Steve Haley has joined Quadpack Group as Group Sales Director. The appointment is a key step in Quadpack's plans to reinforce the group's bespoke strategy. Steve's strong technical background in mould-making places him in an ideal position to help keep the bespoke service tightly tuned to the needs of global beauty brands.
23 Mar 15
Quadpack partner Yonwoo gears up to enter pharmaceutical market
Quadpack manufacturing partner Yonwoo has recently been awarded ISO 15378:2011 certification. This standard relates to the design, manufacture and supply of primary packaging materials for medicinal products. The certification is the first step in Yonwoo's plans to break into the pharmaceutical packaging market.
23 Feb 15
Quadpack inaugurates manufacturing division on 10,000m2 site
Following extensive renovations and upgrades, Quadpack has officially inaugurated its manufacturing division in Torrelló, Catalonia, Spain. The state-of-the-art facilities now boast five separate areas, including the wooden component factory of Technotraf and the specialist decoration plant of Krampak. The new Division reflects the group's industrial strategy as an end-to-end provider of differentiated packaging solutions.
02 Jan 15
Quadpack's place to get inspired
The Quadpack Group manufacturing facility which houses the Technotraf factory now includes the Inspiration Room, a brand new space designed to inspire. A peaceful haven amid the industrial activity, the room provides a tranquil environment in which to dream up new beauty packaging ideas. Located in the beautiful Catalan countryside in the foothills of the Pyrenees, this creative space offers stunning, verdant views, among the fragrant smell of wood that permeates the facilities.
10 Dec 14
A Quadpack expert's view: Wood's natural beauty
It's trending, it's distinctive, it's natural. The series of interviews with Quadpack's specialists continues and on this occasion it's on the subject of wood. Jaume Ordeig, Product Specialist – Wood, explains just what wood can add to the packaging of cosmetics and perfumery products.
03 Nov 14
Quadpack's UK office has moved!
After a decade in Clapham on the banks of the Thames, we have decided to move to Central London. Our new offices are located just off Trafalgar Square, close to the UK headquarters of many of the leading beauty brands. New premises means new facilities, and we have access to state-of-the-art communications and AV equipment. This means we can keep close - physically and in real time - with all of our clients, wherever they are.
14 Oct 14
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