Sulapac®Luxe, a new sustainable material for luxury fragrance caps

Finnish materials startup, Sulapac's new solution enables luxury fragrance bottle caps to be plastic-free and recyclable, without compromising on quality. The material is an addition to Sulapac's existing sustainable cosmetics range.
By: INS Trade News Media Services Oy
HELSINKI - March 15, 2023 - PRLog -- An award-winning material innovation startup, Sulapac has launched Sulapac® Luxe, a new bio-based material ideal for substituting hard plastics, including ABS, as part of its expanded portfolio for cosmetics and beauty packaging. The new material comes in response to demands from the beauty industry's leading brands for more environmentally conscious packaging solutions that still offer high-end luxury feel, function, and aesthetics.

High density, resistant to temperature fluctuations, ceramic feel and sound, and a glossy, smooth surface are some of the material's characteristics, which are important for luxury brands. Sulapac® Luxe is not only recyclable, but as all Sulapac materials, it can also be made with recycled content, another feature important for many premium brands.  Sulapac® Luxe is made from industrially compostable materials, it leaves no permanent microplastics or toxic load behind.

Several high-end beauty brands have already shown interest in utilizing Sulapac® Luxe in combination with their existing glass fragrance bottles or jars. The material is commercially available to all manufacturers and slips seamlessly into existing injection molding production lines.

Sustainable solutions for various applications and manufacturing technologies

With the expanded portfolio Sulapac's customers can now create packaging for various product areas including skincare, makeup, and fragrances. The selection of materials and production techniques allows brands to choose between a matt, glossy, or natural appearance complimented with a wide range of color options.

The successful launch of the BetterBarrel by Schwan Cosmetics last year, and Toly's popular Infinity Line of powder compacts made with Sulapac®  further demonstrate the versatility of Sulapac's offering. Sulapac has also developed premium quality solutions in collaboration with CHANEL, including sustainable bottle caps created exclusively for the fragrance range LES EAUX DE CHANEL and the lid for the N° 1 de CHANEL Cream.

Besides materials for injection molding and extrusion, Sulapac's portfolio includes solutions for thermoforming allowing cosmetic companies to create sustainable logistic trays and point-of-sale displays, as well as for 3D printing enabling sustainable prototyping.

Regulation and ambitious sustainability targets urge brands to switch to biobased, circular solutions

Demand for sustainable solutions is accelerating rapidly, as companies are actively seeking alternatives for certain conventional plastics widely used in cosmetics packaging, including thermoset materials. They are unrecyclable and thus potentially subject to restrictions by European Commission's upcoming Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR). There are also upcoming country specific restrictions for certain materials, such as ABS, that push companies towards more sustainable solutions.

Antti Valtonen, CMO
Source:INS Trade News Media Services Oy
Tags:Bio-based Packaging Material
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