The Silgan Dispensing brand promise of being your partner for the new marketplace to help you deliver better experiences to your customers isn’t just a hollow tagline that we espouse when it suits us. We take our brand promise seriously, and our organization is well-positioned to deliver on that brand promise in large part through our customer insights.
The development of Melodie Pirouette, which gives brand owners the ability to offer refillable solutions, was created out of thoughtful consideration and a careful study of consumer attitudes toward sustainability. We know sustainability is at the forefront of a lot of end consumers’ minds, but would that be enough to drive the purchase of a refillable fragrance solution?
What we found
With that question in mind, we set out to understand consumers’ knowledge and desire about refillable and recyclable fragrance products. We conducted a global survey of about 1,200 women ages 18-54 from countries around the globe including Brazil, China, France, Germany the UK and United States. Our objectives were to gauge awareness and interest in sustainable packaging for fragrance, determine whether there is a gap in expectations and availability of sustainable fragrance packaging and verify whether consumers’ opinions of a brand would improve if it offered sustainable fragrance packaging.
The results of our study painted a clear picture:
• Globally, 75% of respondents favored a sustainable solution for their fragrance packaging and were very interested in refillable or recyclable solutions
• Only 39% of respondents say their current fragrance packaging could be described as eco-friendly
• Refilling and recycling initiatives would result in a greatly improved opinion of the brand
• Consumers would be encouraged to purchase/repurchase sustainable fragrance packaging if there were financial incentives
While the results showed us a clear desire for sustainable fragrance packaging, there also were clear consumer concerns that the packaging would need to address, including:
• Concerns of leakage and performance
• Potential mixing of scents and loss of quality
What we developed
Taking those insights back to our team, we worked to develop a solution that not only would deliver on the sustainability factor that the consumers desired, but also address the concerns that were uncovered from the study.
Melodie Pirouette holds true to traditional luxury aesthetics but was designed to offer eco-conscious brands and consumers the possibility to refill and recycle the packaging. A removable plastic threaded ferrule pump separates the pump from the glass bottle and allows for recycling of the glass. The pump also is reusable to allow for replacement on the bottle after refilling.
We also were able to reduce the risk of detached or spinning collars, thanks to high retention between the plastic and metal, and for brand owners, the risk of breakage on filling lines is diminished as the inner plastic part is more flexible than metal threaded ferrules.
Of course, despite consumer demand for such a product, we know that offering a sustainable solution has to be cost-effective for our customers to implement. Our design strikes a balance between sustainability, quality, performance and security while replacements to the pump closure (swapping out the expensive metal screw ferrule with a plastic screw ferrule) make this an affordable solution to our customers.
After all, being a good partner doesn’t just mean delivering the consumer insights to help your brand stay competitive; it also means providing solutions to put those insights into action.
Silgan Dispensing Celebrates 5 Billion Sales of the SP05™ Trigger Sprayer
Silgan Dispensing has hit a milestone! We are thrilled to announce that with the launch of SP05 in 2005, we celebrated the production and sale of 5 BILLION units last week. The SP05™ trigger sprayer elevates your brand by delivering an enhanced consumer experience and improved sustainability.
Silgan Dispensing Showcases New Intranasal Solution, Monodose Nasal System
Silgan Dispensing will be highlighting recent solutions including their multidose eye dropper, Iridya®, Gemini™ BE Nasal Pump, and their newest innovation, the recently launched Monodose Nasal System. The Monodose Nasal System is a primeless, ready-to-use device that can be used with one hand from any direction, a benefit of its 360-degree delivery capability. The solution is optimized for bioequivalence to help brands expedite product commercialization.
Silgan Dispensing Launches Replay™, a Sustainably Designed, All-Plastic Refillable Solution at Luxe Pack Monaco
Silgan Dispensing, a global leader in the design, development, and distribution of highly engineered pumps and sprayers in the fragrance, beauty, personal care, healthcare, and home and garden markets, announces the launch of Replay™, an all-plastic refill system using the company’s patented LifeCycle™ Technology. Silgan Dispensing is debuting Replay at Luxe Pack Monaco from October 2-4 at booth RC14.
Silgan Dispensing Launches Next-Generation Self-Dosing Closure, MeaSURE™ 2
Legacy Measure™ closure retired; new features of Measure™ 2 are now stock option. MeaSURE™ 2, a self-measuring, automatic-dosing closure that consistently dispenses the correct amount of liquid with a simple squeeze. The enhanced engine within MeaSURE™ 2 boasts improved accuracy (+-10%) and consistency over the previous generation.
Mark VII® Max Style: Brighten the spray experience for your sun care products
Comfortable and versatile with a sunny style, Mark VII® Max Style gives your sun care products a fresh boost. Featuring a curved profile for a soft, friendly look and easy actuation even when fingers have oil or lotion on them, Mark VII® Max Style is the ideal spray experience.
The One-Handed M3 Travel Size Foamer For Summer Travelers
For summer travelers who need beauty and personal care products that can keep up with their on-the-go lifestyle, Silgan's M3 Foamer was ergonomically designed for one-handed operation. Its travel size and effortless actuation make it perfect for dispensing skincare, personal care, suncare and children’s products wherever you go.
Balancing Form and Ergonomics in Dispensing Design
Ergonomics is a broad science, but for the purposes of dispensing design, it’s the practice of developing products that support and align with the natural movements and posture of the people they’re designed for. What may seem like an innocuous trigger sprayer or aerosol button actually is (or should be) the result of considerable research so that it feels like a natural extension of a person’s hand or finger when in use.
Silgan Dispensing Partners With Stella McCartney for Latest Beauty Launch
Silgan Dispensing was excited to partner with Stella McCartney Beauty on their latest beauty launch featuring a unique refill system 100% made in France at our Lacrost Plant. With sustainability in mind, we supplied our Airless NEA pump with twist lock system, which reduced plastic use by eliminating the need for an overcap.
Spouted Closures at Silgan Dispensing
Silgan Dispensing’s spouted closures are the optimal option for your range of chemical, automotive, and household products for pinpoint directional dispensing. Give consumers a positive brand experience with your products with our precise spouted and fan orifice dispensing closures.
The Updated LX Pump
For over 30 years, our LX pump has been used by iconic brands across the globe and the new design improvements answer current e-commerce application requirements and features optimized sealing. These changes are designed with the modern consumer experience in mind—one where online shopping and on-the-go lifestyles are the norm.
Mark VII® Max for Dermatological Formulas: Versatile and Powerful
When applying difficult dermatological formulas, give patients what they need at one touch with Mark VII® Max; consistency and control. Designed with excellent priming and smooth actuation, it is ideal for sprays, creams and more. Now available with an ultra-fine mist spray insert for a gentler application.
Designed for on-the-go use: Silgan Dispensing's M3 Foamers
A travel-size evolution of the F3 and G3 handheld pumps, M3 gives consumers the convenience of portable dispensing for their skincare, personal care, sun care, hair care and kids’ care products. Its rounded shape provides a foundation for customization, from nozzle design to foam characteristics. Add effortless actuation and you have a winning formula for consumers looking to take their favorite foam products wherever they go.
Silgan Dispensing Provides Numerous Products for Animal Health
Silgan Dispensing is proud to provide numerous products for animal health in recognition of the International Day of Veterinary Medicine. From fine mist to trigger sprayers, Silgan Dispensing has the solutions to help veterinarians achieve a better and easier application for their patients.
Silgan Dispensing Introduces Gemini™ BE Nasal Pump at CPHI Frankfurt
To help pharmaceutical brands deliver faster-to-market nasal spray solutions, Silgan Dispensing, a global leader in the design, development and distribution of highly engineered pumps and sprayers in the pharmaceutical, home and beauty markets, announces the launch of the Gemini™ BE Nasal Pump.
Silgan Dispensing Expands Its Lawn and Garden Portfolio with the SoloDex™ Hose End Sprayer
The newest addition to Silgan Dispensing’s hose-end sprayer portfolio boasts an intuitive and simple one-handed-use design. Developed from the latest consumer trends, the SoloDex™ Hose End Sprayer delivers exceptional performance with optimized ergonomics.
Silgan Dispensing Announces the Development of ReVive™ 2cc and 4cc Dispensers Following Recyclability Recognition
lgan Dispensing has made further progress toward its goal to develop more sustainable dispensing solutions following meeting or exceeding the voluntary APR Design® Critical Guidance Recognition Program requirements on two new dispensers.
Silgan Dispensing launches automatic dosing closure, MeaSURE™
Silgan announces the launch of MeaSURE: an innovative closure with a built-in chamber that delivers convenient, controlled dosing with the use of one hand. the closure dispenses the exact amount needed for the intended application and reloads within seconds.
Silgan Dispensing launches recyclable trigger sprayer to bring enhanced sustainability to market
Silgan Dispensing, a global leader in the design, development and distribution of highly engineered pumps and sprayers in the home, health and beauty markets, today announces the launch of SP05TM R trigger sprayer, its latest product made with LifeCycleTM Technology.
Interview on the intersection of innovation and sustainability
Innovation and sustainability are arguably two of the biggest trends in business today. As prevalent as they are, what they mean can vary greatly. For Silgan Dispensing, innovation and sustainability are used to inform all aspects of the company – from products, to people and operations.
Silgan Dispensing expands number of ISCC PLUS certified manufacturing facilities
Two of Silgan Dispensing's plants in France, Le Tréport and Lacrost, have attained ISCC PLUS Certification. Last fall, its plants in Thomaston and Watertown Connecticut also achieved ISCC PLUS Certification. With the certification, Silgan Dispensing is able to trace the amount of renewable materials used throughout its manufacturing process.
- Elizabeth Barr
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- Created 01 Aug 2018
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