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, monomaterial 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.
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