Idol Woodacity® Solo Twist Compact is the new addition to the Woodacity® family! A refillable compact, it features the Solo Twist closure system, bringing a new, inclusive gesture for both right and left-handed consumers, who can open the cap on a quarter turn in either direction.
Since the pandemic, well-being has become the main priority for consumers – and the market has answered their needs by launching uplifting makeup and skincare products. Fun packs and applicators that allow self-expression and use colours to enhance optimism and happiness are on the rise and will continue in 2023.
Quadpack Manufacturing Quality Manager Claudia Barros always wanted to volunteer in a social project but never had the chance until she joined the company a year ago. During her onboarding in Barcelona, she was introduced to the Quadpack Foundation. Since then, she’s been involved in three different projects, helping young people build their skill sets and career plans.
The new members of Bonpoint’s skincare collection are all about care and protection of sensitive skin. The French brand launched a lip balm and a face cream with natural origin, vegan, dermatologically-tested formulas and chose Quadpack to develop packaging that protects their active ingredients.
Quadpack’s new Infinite PP Panstick is a sustainable evolution of its original plastic panstick. It is fully made in PP, a recyclable material, and now available in refillable format.
Children’s clothing brand Petit Bateau launches a new fragrance for toddlers with a Quadpack cork cap. While the natural flower water is completely vegan, the cork cap manufactured by Quadpack is monomaterial and sourced from sustainably-managed forests.
Since the pandemic, baby products are booming: inspired by the ‘clean beauty’ movement, brands are prioritising premium, sustainable ingredients and packaging that are respectful to the environment. It’s a global trend driven by booming markets such as Asia Pacific and the Americas.
Quadpack has officially opened its new decoration centre at its manufacturing plant in Kierspe, Germany. Already a centre of excellence for PET injection and airless packaging manufacture, the factory now boasts a 900m2 facility with five high-capacity decorating lines and 11 assembly machines.
Answering market demands for more user-friendly, premium and sustainable packaging, Quadpack is launching a jar that has it all: the New Regula Refill Jar is recyclable, refillable and easy to use.
Quadpack is proud to announce that Alexandra Chauvigné has been appointed as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective 1 September 2022. Chauvigné succeeds co-founder Tim Eaves, who remains as Chairman of Quadpack’s Board of Directors.
Fragrance and luxury lifestyle brand Jo Malone London partnered with Quadpack to develop unique wooden caps for its new limited collection.
Beauty brands in the Americas now have access to testing services of their packaging at Quadpack’s facilities in Dallas, Texas. The service adds a further level of quality control, as Quadpack seeks to offer solutions in the region, for the region.
It’s time to drop the word ‘trend’ and realise that genderless beauty has become the norm in cosmetics. Celebrities, influencers and the general public are adopting gender-fluid aesthetics that use clothes, hairstyles, makeup and other visual elements to celebrate self-expression and inclusivity.
When there’s a will, there’s a way. The old saying applies perfectly to the collaboration between Quadpack and Shiseido for the Woodacity® cap that dresses the new fragrances ‘L’Eau d’Issey Eau & Magnolia’ and ‘L’Eau d’Issey pour Homme Eau & Cedre’.
How can we measure the impact of our packaging on the environment? How to provide clients with reliable data about product sustainability? Challenged by these questions and aligned with our Positive Impact Packaging strategy, the Quadpack team looked for tools and solutions that could deliver a comprehensive, science-based environmental impact assessment.
Quadpack and Aptar Beauty + Home have jointly developed a refillable lipstick which pushes the boundaries of sustainability and sensory appeal in makeup packaging.
Giorgio Armani has chosen a sustainably-sourced wooden cap made by Quadpack for its latest fragrance innovation. The new refillable Acqua di Giò Eau de Parfum by Giorgio Armani represents a landmark in the brand’s carbon footprint reduction efforts.
Quadpack’s packaging range with PCR content has just gotten bigger. Multi Stick is our latest launch, a stick for solid formulas perfect for sustainable beauty collection.
In April 2022, Quadpack was certified as B Corp, a distinction given to a select group of 5,000-plus purpose-driven businesses around the world. We now belong to a community composed of global sustainability role models .
Thousands of businesses are joining the B Corp community worldwide, driven by a purpose of making a positive impact on society and the environment. But what does B Corp mean to companies and how deep is the transformation required to join it? Pablo Sanchez, Managing Director of B Lab Spain helps us to answer these and more questions.
From the metaverse to healthification, beauty brands are looking at all the trends that will affect the future of cosmetics
Italian cosmetics brand Ophir Milano has chosen Quadpack and Biofarma Group to develop packaging and formula for its new range of sustainable skincare. The brand opted for the Woodacity solo turn cap and the Regula Glass Jar for the collection.
Eight Quadpackers from France have engaged in a volunteer project to help young people prepare for the job market. The project is part of Pro'Pulse, a free preparatory course with a personalised and comprehensive approach that facilitates access to apprenticeship for young people without qualifications.
Quadpack has partnered with Life Terra, a pan-European project endorsed by the European Commission whose goal is to reinforce the human connection with nature and restore climate-resilient forests to help mitigate climate change.
Controlled application and efficiency in a recyclable bottle. The Charismo Droppers by Quadpack are an optimal packaging solution for formulas that require precise dosage, with reduced risk of skin contact and contamination.
The beauty industry has partially recovered from the post-pandemic sales downturn and might be reaching 2019 levels this year. This growth was led by the skincare market, a category that must be the focus of beauty brands in the next few years.
Quadpack’s Kierspe plant is being expanded to meet increased demand, in particular for airless packaging, while bringing decoration services in-house to accelerate time to market.
Quadpack has been awarded a Gold Medal by EcoVadis, the global, independent rating agency for sustainability management. The beauty packaging provider has improved its score thanks to its policies and actions in ethics, labour & human rights, environment and sustainable procurement.
Niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, salicylic acid: if you know what these ingredients do for the skin, you’re part of a growing tribe called the 'skintellectuals'. Savvy and extremely curious, these consumers are driving a revolution towards more transparent information in the beauty industry.
Australian brand Swisse Wellness continues to innovate within the growing market of edible beauty and wellness supplements with a new range of premium blends. The brand offers the biobased 200ml jar from Sulapac® Nordic Collection by Quadpack as a complimentary gift to regular subscribers as a refillable packaging solution that leaves no microplastics behind.
UK-based Cellular Goods relies on synthesised cannabinoids, particularly CBG, to stay ahead of the competition and offer research-based skincare solutions. To protect its delicate formulas, the brand partnered with Quadpack to develop the perfect packaging for its new Cannabinoid Face Oil and Face Serum.
Quadpack Foundation has partnered with UAB Research Park to support scientific research on microplastics and their effects on people and the environment. The foundation sponsored the 12th edition of Generació d’Idees, an initiative that aims to foster the entrepreneurial spirit and innovation culture among researchers and doctoral students, connecting them with the current challenges of industries.
Bondi Sands self-tan and suncare products are globally known by consumers and beauty experts for their high quality, environmentally conscious formulas and packaging. The Australian-based brand is also venturing into the promising skincare market and chose Quadpack to develop the packaging for its new Everyday Skincare Range.
A versatile and sustainable material, wood has been used for creating aesthetic impact since times immemorial. More recently, wood attracted attention for its endless qualities: functionality, strength and beauty, breaking ground as an optimal solution for environmentally-conscious industries. There are, however, some myths surrounding wood harvesting, manufacturing and performance.
With more than 20 projects in ten countries, the non-profit organisation has grown its reach and governance. A record number of 96 Quadpackers engaged in volunteering activities throughout the world.
While beauty brands were facing the challenge of digital transformation, a new generation was taking over as prime consumers. 2022 starts with a focus on Generation Z, which grew up ‘digital’ and is socially and environmentally concerned.
With the aim to have a positive impact on all their stakeholders, the B Corp ecosystem is thriving. By early 2022, Quadpack aims to be one of the 4,000-plus B Corps worldwide who share a common objective: to use business as a force for good.
Quadpack has expanded the 3D modelling capability at its UK-based rapid prototyping centre. Following an upgrade to Stratasys’ J850 Prime 3D printer, it is now working with new materials to offer new finishes, textures and Pantone colours. The current setup enables it to produce fully-functional models that look more realistic than ever.
Sustainability was never taken so seriously by luxury brands. Circular economy regulations, industry commitments and growing consumer demand for more environmentally-respectful solutions are making the packaging sector rethink luxury. This was evident at Luxepack Monaco, which was back to its on-site format in 2021.
French-German beauty retail group Douglas Nocibé has developed a new men’s skincare collection, tapping into the growing male grooming trend. The new range opted for the 50ml Regula Jar and the 50ml Regula Airless, from Quadpack’s QLine portfolio
Quadpack Foundation, the non-profit arm of Quadpack, is partnering with the Catalan branch of the Spanish Red Cross to help improve the employment prospects of people at risk of social exclusion.
Cosmetics companies seeking to express their brand identities through their packaging, while protecting their formulas with an airless system, now have the perfect solution in CANVAS Airless. The new range from Quadpack offers the ability to explore never-before-seen shapes in airless products, enabling customisation with reduced investment and minimal lead time.
Quadpack’s governance structure has been strengthened at board level, with the appointment of its first independent members. In addition, three new committees have been created focused on sustainability, audit and risk, and remunerations and nominations.
Quadpack celebrates the 20th anniversary of its first global beauty packaging project in wood, a landmark that heralded an era of success stories. Two decades after the first launch that redefined wood for the beauty industry, Quadpack keeps breaking barriers.
For the fourth consecutive year, Quadpack collaborates with Elisava design school on students’ final degree projects. The graduate project gives Quadpack unique insights into the minds of the next generation, bringing fresh thinking to industry issues, while supporting young designers as they embark on their career.
The ‘skin minimalism’ concept is not new, but simplified and sustainable beauty routines are the key drivers behind the hybridisation trend dominating make-up launches in 2021.
Imagine a fragrance accessory that is both an aromatherapy device and a bold fashion statement. Too futuristic and conceptual? Perhaps – but this product exists, has a name and a creator: ‘NI’ was developed in 2018 by designer Amaia Aranzabal as a final-year project at the prestigious Elisava design and engineering school in Barcelona, Spain. The challenge for that year’s graduating class had been set by Quadpack, partnering with Elisava for the first time.
Luxury fragrance house Carner has launched its first collection of hair perfume. The new range is an extension of Carner’s best-seller fragrances, inspired by Mediterranean nature. The hair perfumes are offered in 50ml bottles with a wooden cap made by Quadpack Wood.
The packaging supply chain is all about efficiency. In a disruptive scenario where industries must offer sustainable and smart solutions, new 3D printing technologies allow them to provide real-looking samples, saving resources and accelerating the development process.
From May to July, 13 volunteers from Quadpack went to the Casal dels Infants’ headquarters, in Barcelona, to share their knowledge and professional experiences with 18 people at risk of social exclusion. While Casal dels Infants covers the behavioural component of the training, the technical subjects are taught by experts – volunteers that work in organisations like Quadpack.
Quadpack has appointed Korean packaging manufacturer LM as ‘Quadpack Official Partner’, to help accelerate its penetration of the Asian market. Along with the agreement with Yuga in China announced in February, Quadpack is establishing partnerships in a new, regional operating model designed to help build the Quadpack brand.
Woodacity, Quadpack’s collection of full-wood solutions, has expanded its offering with three new fragrance caps. Part of Quadpack’s QLine portfolio, the patented monomaterial caps are available in cylindrical, rectangular and vintage shapes, all with Quadpack’s exclusive friction-fit system that leverages the best of wood’s functional properties.
In a new series about the future of packaging, Quadpack invites experts to talk about trends and solutions that are changing our business, sharing knowledge with our stakeholders. First up is Johan Wüthrich, CEO and founder of KaiosID, a Swiss-based company that provides an invisible product identification solution to safeguard products, brands and connect with consumers by the scan of a connected packaging with a smartphone.
Smart manufacturing is opening a whole new world of opportunities for Quadpack. After months of pilot tests, the beauty packaging manufacturer and provider is launching its Industry 4.0 project at the Quadpack Wood plant. The wooden components factory now has 63 machines connected by Internet of Things (IoT) devices that will provide real-time data, giving process visibility and efficiency control of the equipment.
Priorities have shifted. New elements have been incorporated into consumers’ routines: masks, sanitisers, soaps, and all things touchless are now part of their lifestyles. The ‘clean beauty’ trend, popular in pre-pandemic times, has now evolved due to an increasing concern about contamination, and ‘safe beauty’ is the new trend that industry experts are talking about.
The Sulapac Nordic Collection has been enriched with a 50ml jar designed for water-based formulations. The range, first brought to market by Quadpack in August 2020, comprises 15ml, 30ml and 50ml jars for oil-based and waterless products. The new reference features Sulapac’s new bio-based barrier, to create a fully circular pack for water-based products.
Quadpack’s sustainability performance rated highly in the 2021 Annual Report of the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation. The score reflects the implementation of Quadpack's sustainability strategy, a new framework set in motion at the start of 2020.
Award-winning German cosmetics brand i+m has launched a new product for its WE REDUCE! range. The Rose Deodorant Cream was brought to life with sustainably innovative packaging: the 30ml jar from the Sulapac Nordic Collection by Quadpack.
Increased manufacturing capabilities are one of Quadpack’s priorities for the next four years. By 2025, the beauty packaging provider aims to lead innovations in airless and sustainable products, offering solutions “in the region, for the region”. With a clear strategy and a roadmap in mind, Quadpack’s Operations team has the mission of strengthening its industrial capacity through ambitious investments that are being globally deployed.
There is something promising in the kingdom of beauty. The end of 2020 and the start of 2021 have shown some mergers and acquisitions activity that gives a hint of how the cosmetics market will look in the next few years. Although cautious, investors are looking to position themselves for a post-COVID future, focusing on mid-tier brands with a strong sustainable approach.
Regula Airless, Quadpack's champion sales range, has just taken an important step towards positive-impact packaging. The collection has incorporated a new format which features a refillable mechanism that is easily removed, allowing the insertion of a new refill.
Digital transformation is not a new concept for beauty brands, but it has become a priority. With the pandemic impacting the physical retail experience, tech-based business strategies have been accelerated and are now more important than ever.
A Quadpack Foundation partner, the Catalan charity Fundació Impulsa connects businesses and students to help improve their opportunities. We interviewed Alejandra Manau, Executive Director, and Marta Miró, Programme Coordinator of Fundació Impulsa, about their projects' reach and importance.
Sustainability is a long-term commitment with innovation, transparency and change. As a packaging manufacturer and provider, Quadpack is directing the sustainable transformation of its portfolio through its ‘positive-impact packaging’ strategy. By using data-based assessment tools to measure products’ carbon footprint, circularity and other key performance indicators, the strategy brings more accountability to Quadpack’s sustainable innovations.
Craith Lab’s new epigenetic skincare range elevates beauty care using Quadpack’s airless packaging technology. The brand has partnered with Quadpack to package its three new product ranges, developed for customers with different ages and lifestyles.
The growth of the Chinese cosmetics industry has prompted Quadpack to commence a commercial push into the domestic market. An agreement with long-term partner Yuga will allow Quadpack to offer its Q-Line range to brands seeking the quality, performance and distinction of products ‘Made in Europe’.
2020 came as a ‘stress test’ to all businesses and industries, ours being no exception. The challenges, however, helped us evolve as a business and as individuals. As the year draws to a close, I’m grateful to our team, our clients, our banks and our partners for what 2020 brought us: more resilience, collaboration and empathy.
Wood is technically challenging. Quadpack Wood faced the challenges and, after years of research, is launching Woodacity, a patented full-wood solution that matches sustainability with innovation. The first members of the family are three monomaterial caps for fragrance and skincare.
How using our body to perceive the world helps us to develop better, more empathetic products. Open your mind to discover the wonders of somaesthetics and somadesign.
On the first anniversary of the partnership with Sulapac, we interview Quadpack’s Sustainability Champion, Lyne Hélène Bouchard, about the main features and possibilities of this innovative and sustainable material for the beauty industry.
As part of its commitment to youth and environmental causes, Quadpack increased donations to the foundation for the fifth consecutive year, reaching one per cent of its EBITDA and bringing positive impact to more than 43,000 lives.
Quadpack celebrates the anniversary of an innovative agreement that aims to have a positive impact on the planet. On its first anniversary, there is much to celebrate.
Lead the change and inspire others, bringing positive impact to our people, communities, providers and partners. In a nutshell, this is the objective of ‘positive-impact people’, the human-centred axis of Quadpack’s sustainability strategy.
Inspired by nature, Quadpack launches its cork collection, an innovative range of sustainable fragrance caps. With five options in different shapes and sizes, they are all monomaterial, recycled and recyclable.
Launched in November after a successful crowdfunding campaign, Obvious is offered in seven different scents. From the ingredients to the outer pack, everything was carefully considered in order to avoid waste: the formula with organic and biodegradable alcohol, the outer package made of FSC-certified paper and cotton, the recyclable bottle with 30 per cent recycled glass and Quadpack’s monomaterial cork cap, sourced from sustainably-managed forests.
Sustainability is not an option. Consumers demand safer, cleaner solutions for themselves and the environment. Quadpack aims to lead the change in sustainable manufacturing and supply through its positive-impact processes.
2020 has been a challenging year, where businesses have had to test their resilience, innovation and agility. A forced change in routine due to COVID-19 has left its mark on behaviours and expectations, and 2021 starts on an uncertain note for many cosmetics businesses, although some trends can already be seen out there.
Social distancing, self-quarantine and remote working are all part of everyday life for many of us and consumers are prioritising their emotional and physical health. To elevate the wellbeing experience, Quadpack invites brands to find out how accessories can be the perfect complement to their beauty products.
All beauty experts know that a successful product is the combination of a great formula and the right packaging. Airless packaging meets the challenge by combining all these possibilities in one pack, thanks to a dispensing system where the formula is never in contact with the air before application.
What happens when German engineering excellence meets creativity born in Barcelona? A raft of innovative solutions, developed, produced and delivered in a way that’s sustainable, creative and efficient. That is just one of the outcomes of the rare but successful ‘marriage’ between German manufacturer Louvrette and Quadpack. A lot has happened in the year since the acquisition, which pushed Quadpack into the Top 10 of European beauty packaging providers.
The beauty industry has always relied on the senses to promote its products: touching, seeing, smelling and trying a product has been an integral part of sales and marketing strategies. Until now. Webinars and online exhibitions have boomed in 2020 and brought more ways to interact with customers and partners.
In a new world marked by changing behaviours and conscious consumerism, needs and market demands, businesses are increasingly governed by ESG (environmental, social and governance) standards. For years, Quadpack has been committed to these three factors that measure the environmental and societal impact of a company.
Australian-based beauty brand Bondi Sands, globally known for its self-tanning and suncare products, has partnered with Quadpack to develop the airless packaging for its new SPF range, Hydra UV Protect. Bondi Sands’ new launch brings Australian eco-conscious beauty to the global stage.
As the world changes in an accelerated pace, beauty branding is being reconfigured. In this interview, Nora Hamelin and Ambra Orini, founders of The Beauty Makers (TBM), Quadpack partner and expert in beauty marketing, brand creation and product development, guide us through these new frontiers.
As a global provider for fragrance, skincare and make-up packaging, Quadpack has created three discovery sets that offer all the pampering elements that will help stimulate consumers’ good feelings. Combining trends like personalisation, small dosage, sustainability and cleanliness, these packs are an invitation to take a sensory journey.
September 2020 is a watershed in the history of Quadpack Wood. This month, the wood components factory based in Torelló, Spain, takes an important step towards carbon neutrality, thanks to a new biomass plant.
The co-creation of a sustainable ‘on-the-go’ product with a design student from Nottingham Trent University is the perfect example of how Quadpack fosters and collaborates with young talent.
Months before the pandemic turned the world upside down, Quadpack developed a new business strategy for the next 5 years. Caught by the crisis, this well thought out action plan has proven itself right and has helped the organisation have a clearer vision while it navigates stormy waters. We invited Quadpack’s COO Fabrice Revert to talk about how agility, one of the five pillars of the new strategy, is key for the future growth of the company.
Recyclability is a hot topic in cosmetics packaging. One of the solutions to this challenge is monomaterial packaging, which is based on a single polymer and doesn’t need to be disassembled before being recycled.
The fourth article of Quadpack’s packaging development series dives into our manufacturing processes and capabilities – and how they help beauty brands perform. We invite you to discover how our manufacturing teams work to deliver the perfect packaging for each client.
Activism and transparency are at the core of Breaking moulds, one of the #qppackfuture themes based on Quadpack Design Team’s perspective of how people will live and connect in the next few years. Quadpack’s Design Team has developed prototypes that represent the Breaking Moulds theme.
On 1st of June, 2020, Quadpack started operating in Japan, with the opening of a commercial office. With a strong presence in the Asia Pacific region, with facilities in Australia, China mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea, Quadpack lands in Japan with high expectations about one of the most promising markets for the beauty packaging industry.
Conscious consumerism is rising. While people all around the world have been increasingly aware of what’s behind the advertising, paying attention to products’ ingredients and sourcing, in recent times the environmental and social impact of every purchase has also become a general concern.
Quadpack’s Gemel bottle is a small-size spray perfect for holding products that follow the cleanliness trend. Developed as a great solution for travelling and daily fragrance touch-ups, it can also be filled with scented hydroalcoholic solutions.
When it comes to sustainability, being in the comfort zone is never an option. Even a best-seller must be revisited to make it the best product it can be! Made in Europe by Louvrette, a Quadpack Company, Regula Jar is a perfect example of how the pursuit of eco-conscious packaging can never stop.
At some point so far this year, half of the world’s population has been asked or ordered to stay home. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed most of our habits and the purchasing experience is one of the most affected. Quadpack interviewed some of its global clients to better understand what’s behind the e-commerce ‘new normal’.
Meet Community Lab, one of the themes of #qppackfuture that will help you understand what’s to come. Community Lab is one of the themes presented by #qppackfuture this year, as part of in-depth research made by Quadpack’s Design team to understand how people’s lives will be in the next years.
Quadpack offers a range of products with wooden caps, which elevates the senses and transforms every skincare routine into a pleasant moment.
Thanks to our people’s talent and our partners’ resourcefulness, we’re now part of a task force against the virus that is bringing out the best in us. Some of our projects are already in place, supporting health care and other COVID-19 frontline workers.
We’re experiencing a turning point in how we live, behave, improve our lives and those of others. Inspired by such powerful changes in society, Quadpack’s Design and Advanced Technology team is presenting #qppackfuture, a collection of themes based around experiences.
In the third article of our product development series, our Engineering team explains how to transform ideas into projects. It’s not only about drawings and calculations: there’s also a fair amount of innovation and collaboration involved in each project.
Waterless formulas have become a smart, green solution for beauty brands, answering to consumers’ needs for more eco-conscious products. Besides saving water, which is the main ingredient in many cosmetic formulas, these products allow reduced packaging and are mostly preservative-free, since these additives are used to avoid bacterial contamination that is common in water.
Quadpack has held an EcoVadis Silver Medal since 2018, which means the organisation complies with the highest standards of CSR, covering environment, labour & human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement. By joining the Buyer Module, Quadpack will also be able to conduct the assessment and follow the evolution of all its suppliers, globally.
Forget the taboo. Cannabis sativa is not a synonym of narcotics – this resourceful plant has much more to offer than meets the eye. From textiles to medicine that helps many conditions like Parkinson’s and epilepsy, the famous hemp is multi-purpose and may have amazing effects if added into your skincare routine.
Beauty industries committed to sustainability, we have good news for you! Quadpack has just been named a “Preferred Cosmetic Partner” by Sulapac, a pioneer in development and manufacturing of microplastic-free materials, and will provide truly sustainable packaging for cosmetic customers worldwide.
Disruptive technology and the urge for innovative solutions have been the main drivers of the 21st-century businesses, and it includes the packaging industry. Discover more about what’s behind Quadpack's business development work.
Luxury packaging is all about the senses – fine decoration, weighty components and nice touch are some of the features that customers usually connect with sophistication and elegance. Answering to these expectations, Quadpack has just launched its line of Zamac caps.
Technology has been at the heart of Quadpack’s global expansion. In recent years, organic and inorganic growth posed many challenges for processes, data and system harmonisation throughout the business, so the organisation has opted for a bold digital transformation strategy that will support its future evolution: Quadpack Connect.
2019 has been a remarkable year. As packaging providers, we have a big responsibility towards our planet and communities, so we decided to carry out ambitious plans. We’ve successfully achieved many of them and I’m proud and grateful for what the year has brought to us all.
As a packaging provider, Quadpack carries a big responsibility: to manufacture products that are respectful to the environment. Sustainable innovation is the key to achieve this goal.
In recent years consumers around the world have seen a rise in skincare trends inspired by traditional rituals or a lifestye connected to nature and well being. But don't be confused by the alphabet soup - we help you discover what's behind these trends.
As Sustainability and Innovation are key priorities for Quadpack and the global consumer market, the organisation feels the responsibility to work with supply partners from all regions to establish a new way of doing business, where collaboration is the new competition. On November 13, 2019, Quadpack held a dedicated suppliers’ conference on Sustainability and Innovation in Hong Kong to facilitate this new era of partnerships. Held during the 2019 edition of Cosmopack Asia, in attendance were Quadpack’s top 20 Asia supply partners.
In this first article of our series about product development, we take a glimpse into the early stages of design through the work of Quadpack’s department of Design and Advanced Technology, which tracks trends and behaviours, and distils them into tomorrow’s packaging innovations.
The global reach of projects developed by the non-profit organisation proves that social action is in the heart of Quadpack’s commitment with its surrounding communities. The non-profit organisation, established in 2016 went from Good to Great, ending the year with a record mark of 10 projects in 7 countries.
Feeling good is not only a matter of external beauty. The rise of holistic wellness is proof that consumers are increasingly attracted to formulas and treatments that boost energy and comfort feelings, leading brands to invest in products that create a sense of well-being.
Quadpack’s Multi-Use Foundation Bottle is perfect for highlighters or foundation/concealer formulas thanks to its flocked applicator that allows usage in specific areas, while its pump dispenser can also allow the user to apply makeup in the classic way.
The most experienced member of the Quadpack Family doesn’t believe in age labels. Her beauty routine translates into a mix of traditional and new: while she’s kept loyal to her favourite brands so far, she’s curious about new formulas and packs.
Last June, the Quadpack laboratory team moved to a new home: the brand new 4th floor of Barcelona headquarters, where they benefit from more space and equipment. The laboratory is a competitive differentiator for Quadpack, as few packaging industries provide such a comprehensive range of services.
New ingredients and applications are revolutionising skincare products, so why not do the same with skincare packaging? Responding to brands’ demands for products that provide both strong formulation protection and user-friendly experience, Quadpack has launched Twist Up tube.
A new, elegant fragrance pack is now part of the Quadpack’s range of classic products. Air Line is an all-European line of rectangular fragrance bottles with a sophisticated feeling given by the quality and origin of its components.
Like many urban spirits, Lauren loves her busy life. As an ever-connected urban citizen, she’s already ordered everything online, making sure that the packaging is reusable and recyclable. Tired but still committed to her self-care, she doesn’t forget to finish the day with her beauty regime.
Sustainability is a challenge that grows over time for packaging industries: as society evolves and demands cleaner and greener alternatives, the market pushes itself forward to launch products that bring positive innovation. Quadpack’s Eco-warrior is a new concept that responds to the winds of change.
Every year, Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD), a US-based organization of industry providers, organizes a prize to celebrate young design talent at college level. The ICMAD Young Designer of the Year Award, of which Quadpack is a proud sponsor, is part of our commitment with the future of beauty packaging.
Business transformation for a more sustainable world was a key topic of Luxepack Monaco, one of the most important luxury packaging exhibitions in Europe that was held from September 30 to October 2, 2019. By rethinking packaging, the industry is investing in reusable, renewable, recyclable and reduced solutions, even for the most sophisticated products.
Makeup artist to the stars, Charlotte Tilbury has revealed her biggest launch of 2019: NEW! Airbrush Flawless Foundation, an innovative natural matte finish foundation that is available in 44 shades. Quadpack has partnered with the brand to create a perfect match for the product, a Flawless Bottle of frosted glass with a rose gold lid that evokes the Art Deco glamour which has long inspired Charlotte’s beauty aesthetic.
Quadpack acquires Louvrette and is now placed among the top 10 cosmetic packaging providers in Europe
A recently announced deal has put Quadpack among the leaders in cosmetic packaging manufacturing in Europe. The German beauty packaging company, Louvrette, with more than 180 employees, 8,500m2 manufacturing facilities, 40 injection-moulding lines and a range of more than 100 innovative and sustainable products, is the new member of the Quadpack family.
Over the past few months, as part of the new Trend Roadmap, we have introduced you to Quadpack’s new tribe of virtual personalities. Each one of them expresses a driving tendency in the here, now and future of the beauty and fragrance sector. They are there to help you keep you ahead of the curve in a consumer landscape that is increasingly nuanced. This month, representing the Oracle trend, we are introducing Rosa.
Twice a year, Quadpack managers, sales teams, designers, technicians and executives get together at the company’s global HQ in Barcelona for the Roadshow. It’s an exciting, inspiring event, where future trends in beauty packaging are presented. These predictions are based on solid market research, an intimate study of shifts in social and consumer behaviour, and most importantly, feedback from Quadpack’s clients and customers.
From Autumn 2019, Quadpack launches a striking new accessory for its range of bottles and sprays; an attractive wooden collar that creates instant eco-chic. Wooden collars are a relatively easy add-on for disc-top bottles and sprays, rendering perhaps the most common format in the beauty aisles with a premium touch.
It’s often said that fashion goes in cycles. Responding to the current rage for spraying and spritzing, Quadpack has re-launched Fine Mist; an astonishingly effective spray for water-based formulas.
Over the past few months, as part of our Trend Roadmap, we have introduced you to Quadpack’s family of virtual personalities. Together, these people paint a picture of modern life and are there to guide you through an increasingly complex consumer landscape. Now it’s time to meet Charlotte, the Gen Z embodiment of the Phygital trend.
Quadpack Foundation, the charitable arm of Quadpack, is particularly concerned with helping disadvantaged children. As Accounting Manager at Quadpack’s Dallas-based, US Distributor East Hill Industries, Casandra Sanders was well aware of Quadpack Foundation’s values. She thought them a good fit with Los Primos Dallas, a local, non-profit organization she herself is involved with.
The success of any product depends heavily on the message it carries. Luxury, youth, sustainability, minimalism are more than mere categories: they communicate with consumers’ feelings and expectations. And how better to convey your message than with the perfect packaging? Some of Quadpack’s best specialists will guide you through the enchanted world of jars, tubes and packs.
The last 2 years have seen hard work and growth for Quadpack - while the company experienced constant expansion, the teams have gotten bigger, requesting more space and comfort. The group commitment with sustainable practices and people wellbeing posed a very welcome challenge to the Facilities team in the Barcelona headquarters: how to create an office that is easily adaptable to the business changes, eco-conscious and welcoming to Quadpackers and visitors?
Ancient ingredients are a big skincare trend - so why not combine them for a natural and pleasant experience? Inspired by centuries-old beauty rituals, Quadpack has just expanded its Konjac Sponge family with 2 brand new ingredients: Mushroom and Hemp Seed.
A new consciousness is changing the way consumers look at packaging. In the quest for sustainable formats, there is a return to natural materials. Quadpack’s ever-expanding YouWood collection rides this new natural wave in style. YouWood’s attractive wooden caps, lids and cases are crafted at Quadpack’s own manufacturing facilities using ash wood that has been harvested from sustainably managed forests – an asset to any brand.
Over the past couple of months, you have met some of Quadpack’s new family; virtual personalities that paint a picture of modern life and can guide you through an increasingly multi-layered consumer landscape. This month it’s Molly’s turn.
We all know the feeling. We are stuck in traffic or leaving the gym, and need a quick hit of our favourite fragrance or essential oil. When we are on the move, sprays can be cumbersome and bottles can break. Pocket-friendly, roll-on vials therefore provide the perfect format for crazy busy lifestyles. Quadpack’s range of glass roll-on fragrance vials look great and provide a sensory experience.
Precision, creativity, craftsmanship, heritage and innovation; the art of horlogerie and perfume have much in common. Franck Muller, the prestigious Swiss watchmaker, decided to explore this special relationship with the creation of five exquisite Franck Muller eau de parfums. Quadpack’s product development team made the magic happen for this very special project.
South Korea is a global leader in the beauty industry. Not only does it host some of the world’s largest cosmetic companies, but many trends born here have a huge influence in Europe, the US and beyond. Quadpack was an early adopter of the Korean beauty phenomenon. Since 2007, the company has been the exclusive partner of Yonwoo – pioneers of airless packaging – in Europe and Australia.
The market shows a strong consumer-led desire for natural and back-to-basics make-up and skincare products. PCR and biobased PE Tubes with wooden caps are perfect for hand, face and eye creams that are naturally formulated, as the consumer can be assured that the packaging shares common values with the product inside.
Last month you met Georgina. This month it’s Frankie’s turn. Frankie is the eco warrior of the new Quadpack family of personalities. The 3R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) is Frankie’s mantra, and these values guide everything he does. Frankie spends time and money making sure his food and clothing are from ethical sources. Personal grooming is important, but formulas and their packaging must adhere to green criteria.
The United Nations Global Compact initiative proposes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that lay out a path to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice and protect our planet. Quadpack has now designated the four SDGs where, as a beauty packaging provider, it can have the greatest impact.
The Quadpack Design and Advanced Technologies Department has been hard at work addressing the question, ‘What will the Beauty Market Look Like in 2022?’ As explained last month, the answer lies in four themes that define future trends.
Held in Bologna, Italy every year, Cosmoprof Worldwide is one of the beauty industry’s leading trade events, covering everything from raw materials to finished products. As Quadpack grows, logically so must its presence at trade fairs, and the intent at Cosmoprof 2019 was to make the company stand bigger, better and more Wow. It worked! This year, the Quadpack stand received a record number of visitors.
Quadpack hosted its annual European Suppliers Conference in March 2019, an event that provided an opportunity for suppliers and partners to get together, learn, workshop common goals and study ways to grow together. Over 60 representatives attended the event at the historic 1898 Hotel in Barcelona.
Quadpack has kicked off 2019 with exciting news from its Design and Advanced Technologies Department. New collections will now be presented within a theme-based approach, and each one expresses the needs and desires of consumers through virtual personalities.
The first Quadpack Roadshow for 2019 gave Category Managers and Sales teams the opportunity to discuss the topic on everyone’s mind; sustainability. Making Quadpack’s products and processes greener touches every inch of the company as it aims not only to reduce its own carbon footprint, but that of its clients and customers.
Quadpack has developed a high-tech gesture for lipsticks with the new Magnetic Stylo; a stylish lipstick case that closes magnetically with the snip of a click! Its elongated shape is designed for slanted tip lipsticks, a design cue that denotes a premium product. It is crafted in shiny metal, a material that communicates luxury, is cool to touch, and can be decorated with a wide range of techniques, from anodizing, to embossing and silkscreen printing.
It seems like the dark ages when we only talked about ‘creams and colognes’. These days, technology, innovation and a host of cultural and social factors have pushed the textures of beauty and cosmetic products beyond our imagination. Capsules, balms, jellies, scrubs – beauty these days is not just high-tech, it’s also fun and consistently surprising.
Korean brand The SAEM is all about nature. There, it finds inspiration for its products, which focus on natural ingredients and healthy beauty, with an emphasis on ethnic wisdom and a deep respect for the environment. When it developed its new prestige skincare range for men, it wanted the packaging to reflect its ethos, so wood was a natural choice.
Quadpack’s latest panstick is gloriously wrapped in metal. Part of the Q-Line range, the Slim Metal Panstick adds elegance and lustre to any beauty product, making it perfect for luxury and masstige brands.
Everyone is talking about becoming sustainable. When you are a beauty brand, however, it is not easily achieved. The formula can be additive-free, animal-friendly and 100% organic, but what about the packaging? That’s where Quadpack is stepping in to help, offering clients insights into the various approaches to sustainability.
Quadpack is a company built on people. Our skills, values, work ethic and shared vision are what drives us forward. We are today an almost 400-strong global team, expanding into new territories. Last year, we significantly increased our presence in Asia and the US. We invested €2.4 million in our production facilities. And we increased our sales by 15%, with a turnover set to hit €104 million.
Forget about dark circles and imperfections. Charlotte Tilbury's Magic Away Liquid Concealer offers full coverage for great-looking skin, every day. This make-up essential comes in a gorgeous 4ml twist flow pen custom-developed jointly by the brand and Quadpack, to offer precision application and a look that’s pure luxury.
The beauty world is becoming more inclusive than ever, with fragrance, make-up and skincare products tailored for a more diverse audience. The latest trend of customising face creams with boosters and other active ingredients means you can tailor your product to your own, individual needs. These high-tech formula depend on precision dosage. Now, Quadpack proposes an innovative way to dispense these technical formulas, while giving consumers greater control: the Yonwoo Ampoule Dropper.
The curse is broken! The days of leaking creams and shattered powder in your handbag are over, thanks to today’s new solid formulas. They save us from spillage and perform just as well as liquid or powder products. With on-the-go beauty and personal care high on the list of consumers’ priorities, it's no wonder that these practical, easily-transportable products continue to gain traction. Quadpack's latest stick from Yonwoo is the perfect travel-sized container for the new generation of skincare, make-up and fragrance balms.
Save the dates! From New York to Tokyo, Quadpack is exhibiting at a host of exhibitions worldwide throughout 2019. We hope to welcome you on our stand at these and other events.