A press conference announcing the New York Symposium took place during the 2014 Cosmoprof North America in Las Vegas. Duccio Campagnoli, president of BolognaFiere, as well as Fabio Rossello, president of Cosmetica Italia, and Alessandra Ginelli, representing the Polo Tecnologico della Cosmesi, were all involved. The Cosmopack New York Symposium will be making its New York debut on September 22 and 23, 2014, at the Trump Soho Hotel. There will be a networking and training workshop involving 50 international companies and the best of the Made in Italy brands for a whole range of beauty solutions from packaging to makeup. Top buyers and trade press will be taking part to analyze the potential for growth in the American market and winning business strategies. The symposium will open with a presentation of a research project commissioned by Cosmpack and carried out by Euromonitor International. This market survey will focus on the distinctive features of the American market and dedicated sessions will explore issues relating to interaction between companies and buyers, selected from the most influential purchasing managers from major cosmetics firms and retail groups, analyzing winning tools and particular ways of breaking into this specific market.
Fusion Packaging, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is celebrating the company’s 10th anniversary during the month of July 2014. The company is a leader in the design, engineering, manufacturing and distribution of luxury packaging for the beauty industry, and co-founders Derek Harvey and Jonathan Gross began their partnership as Sigma Chi fraternity brothers at the University of Arizona in Tucson. With an inherent entrepreneurial spirit and long-term goals of owning and operating their own business, Harvey and Gross combined their talents to found Fusion Packaging in July 2004. Today, Harvey heads Fusion’s marketing and sales teams, while Gross oversees operations for the company’s design, engineering and manufacturing divisions. Fusion established its name by specializing in airless packaging, and Harvey and Gross are constantly looking at new ways to provide superior product evacuation and preservation as more intensive formulas hit the market. During the past decade, the company has seen double-digit growth stemming from successful partnerships with some of the leading beauty brands across the globe, including Mary Kay, Elizabeth Arden, Avon, Urban Decay and Arbonne.
Ileos, owned by funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., and Visant Corporation, controlled by affiliates of KKR and DLJ Merchant Banking, announced their entry into a memorandum of understanding detailing their intention to combine their subsidiaries, Bioplan and Arcade Marketing, resulting in the formation of a new strategic venture, under which Oaktree would retain a 75% ownership interest and KKR/DLJMBP would retain a 25% ownership interest. The proposed combination is based on the complementary aspects of these two businesses in providing sampling solutions for the beauty, fragrance and personal care segments. The new venture’s global sales and manufacturing platform will be uniquely positioned to service its customers with an enhanced products and services portfolio.
Ajmal honored Aptar Beauty + Home with a Quality Award at the Beautyworld Middle East exhibition in Dubai. A long-standing client of Aptar’s, Ajmal wanted this award to recognize the long-term, high-quality business relations that have united both companies. The quality award was for Sacrifice for Her, an eau de parfum fitted with the Essencia pump from Aptar.
Anomatic announced the relaunch of its website and its quarterly e-newsletter, Communiqué. Communiqué helps share the latest innovation, news, insights and developments in packaging from Anomatic.
Lumson introduced a new pack for the application of liquid and extra liquid foundations with its Perfection Drops. The pack uses the high-precision AB226 Dropper and a special wiper to guarantee a precise and clean application. The AB226 Dropper was engineered to complement Lumson’s collection of glass bottles, in many shapes and designs and all of which can be customized and decorated in house. The AB226 Dropper is an aluminum-covered dropper with a PP inner soft part in nitrile that prevents product contamination. It can be decorated with special colors (rubber, outside and inside the collar) and screenprinting around the collar. The glass pipette is available with different tips, and the wiper inserted inside the bottle works to remove any product residue.
Axilone developed Vaposphere, a single-handed capping system focused on use of use and handling. The user just has to turn the locking ring with two fingers to open the sphere-shaped cap and activate the revealed measuring dispenser or spray. Also, closing it is as straightforward—one counter-rotation of the ring and the container is locked. It is suitable for makeup, beauty and personal care, and perfume products.
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Sephora worked with Cosmogen for the development of its Squeaky Clean Pore Cleansing Brush. The brush cleanses while respecting the skin. Its dense round hair tuft is made of very thin and soft fibers. It penetrates deep into pores to remove dirt in hard-to-reach places while also providing a pleasant and gentle scrub. The small black wooden handle has been adapted for easier handling, and the rope makes it easy to hang on a suction cup that has been integrated inside the pack for more convenience.
VariBlend announced its involvement in the launch of two new hair color products from Redken—the Blonde Idol Custom-Tone Conditioner Violet for Cool Blondes and Blonde Idol Custom-Tone Conditioner Gold for Warm Blondes. The six-position, custom-blending design of the dispenser helps consumers design a personalized, six-week hair regimen by simply turning the dispenser head one stop each week to gradually dial in more color. Redken selected Variblend’s 49 mm MaxiMix dispenser, which works well for hair products that require a larger dosage per stroke. The bottle, dispenser and cap package for Redken also features a custom label and color.
Guerlain is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its compact range with a bronzing powder called Terracotta Sun Celebration. As for previous editions, the design and manufacture of this wooden compact was undertaken by Technotraf Wood Packaging, a Quadpack company. Technotraf created the compact from sustainably sourced beech wood, stained a rich, dark brown with a silky smooth finish. The two-part compact has a high-end magnetic twist closure. The twist-and-click movement is satisfying and entirely intuitive, and the top has a mirror built in for convenience. The sunburst powder design is replicated on a gold anodized plaque fixed to the top of the compact for a look that’s pure luxury.
Anomatic announced Greg Boatwright to COO, Valdenir Vasconcelos to director of sales for South America, and Kal Kalyanasundaram to business development manager.
Creative Packaging Solutions announced Skipp Silverman as the newest member of its team as a sales packaging consultant.