CJ Biomaterials, Inc. has developed a cosmetic container made with bio-sourced materials for CJ Olive Young, a health and beauty retail chain that has 1,200 stores across Korea and a global network in 150 countries.
The cosmetic case uses CJ Biomaterials’ amorphous PHA technology in combination with polylactic acid (PLA) and will be sold under Olive Young’s popular private brand, Wakemake.
The Wakemake Water Velvet Vegan Cushion uses vegan cosmetic ingredients and eco-friendly bio-based packaging.
The 100% bio-sourced solution of amorphous PHA and PLA materials were applied to the entire outside of the Wakemake container, replacing acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS).
Seung-Jin Lee, head of the biomaterials business from CJ CheilJedang, said, "This is an important milestone for CJ Biomaterials, and we expect that the application of bio-based materials in the consumer goods market will expand beyond the release of the Wakemake cushion. We will widely promote the use of PHA in various markets, as it is an eco-friendly material that is effective for industrial-scale use. We are proud that our PHA products—which are derived from nature and return to nature—are helping to meet the growing demands from brands and consumers for more environmentally friendly products.”