Computerized Makeup Applicator

Cosmetics group L’Oréal wants to revitalize the beauty industry with two new technology prototypes. The device, called “Hapta,” is designed to help people with limited fine motor skills apply makeup or lipstick. People can use the “Brow Magic” to style their eyebrows. They are assisted in this by an app.

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Plastic Recycling Through Artificial Intelligence

To close the loop for plastic packaging, 51 partners are participating in a new AI application hub. Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the measure aims to improve the sustainability of plastic packaging along the entire value chain in two innovation labs.

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Sidel Opens Pilot Plant for PET Recycling

Sidel has opened a new center for PET recycling. At the only PET recycling pilot plant to date in Octeville, France, the company aims to deepen its expertise in PET recycling to fully support market players in the switch to recycled PET.

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How Waste Becomes a Recyclable Material

Upcycling is one of the goals of the circular economy. There are different approaches to the way there. Whether one looks at the consumer goods industry, retailers, or packaging manufacturers, awareness of the recyclables in waste is growing.

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Sustainable Packaging Solutions for Premium Consumer Goods

Innovative technology meets design: smart premium packaging from the cosmetics, beverage, and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sectors will be the focus of Paris Packaging Week on June 29 and 30, 2022, at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles exhibition center.  Henkel Adhesive Technologies will be exhibiting their comprehensive portfolio of surface treatments, coatings, and sealants for the metal packaging industry.

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From Vision to Prototype in 48 Hours

Innovative approaches to solutions for digital and sustainable processes in the packaging industry were in demand at the 3rd Packaging Valley Makeathon, which took place decentrally at five locations on May 17 and 18, 2022.

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“Climate Protection Becomes Relevant to Business”

Despite the war in Ukraine, climate protection remains on the agenda in Germany. What’s more, the German government is accelerating the expansion of renewable energies, and society is also keeping expectations high for companies. Dr. Axel Kölle explains in an interview which good business reasons there are for corporate climate protection. He is head of the Center for Sustainable Corporate Management (ZNU) at Witten/Herdecke University.

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Less Recycling Share for More Production

Finnish toilet paper manufacturer Metsä Tissue is looking for alternatives to make its own production economically and environmentally sustainable. In doing so, the group is relying on virgin pulp instead of recycled paper to reduce costs. Recycled paper makes more sense for packaging than for sanitary papers, the company says.

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Start-Ups Present Themselves in Live Pitches

As part of the INNOVATIONBOX, start-ups will present their business models and ideas in live pitches at FACHPACK. On the opening day, the topics included IT solutions for tracking containers – and software that promises insight into the topic of recyclability.

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