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.
Post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic makes a lot of sense. It uses raw materials made of plastic waste, reducing landfill and pollution of our streets and oceans. It uses less energy to produce, even considering collection, recycling and remanufacture. And when it takes the shape of a Quadpack tube, its performance is second to none.
Sustainability. Everyone is taking about it, but what does it really mean? There are many different interpretations and even more courses of action. So how can businesses best embrace it? As an active member of the beauty packaging industry, Quadpack has taken the debate to its clients, with a view to sharing knowledge and working together towards a common vision.
Quadpack is a company that depends on constant innovation, so encouraging and promoting talent is vital to what it does. Tied closely to its CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) strategy, it works in several areas: strengthening ties between universities and industry, sponsoring relevant prizes and awards, boosting entrepreneurship and supporting small business initiatives.
2018 has been a busy year for Quadpack Foundation. Quadpack's charitable arm supports social and environmental projects wherever the company is present in the world, with an emphasis on helping disadvantaged children and young people get a good start in life. Throughout the year, it worked with NGOs in Europe, the US and Asia.
Cosmopack Asia was a huge success for Quadpack this year. The YouWood collection in particular was a real crowd-puller, comprising selected Q-Line packs adorned with sustainably-sourced wood. As always, Yonwoo’s airless packs proved very popular. Quadpack also participated in the event’s SKINTONIC skincare project, plus we hosted our annual cocktail party – this year, in celebration of our 15th anniversary!
Skincare brands are challenged by consumers to combine sustainability with an engaging experience. Quadpack’s Julie Vergnion shares some key insights.
Prismologie is leading the way in today's trend in wax sticks, repurposing a bodycare pack for a truly sumptuous body balm.
Discover Quadpack’s latest packaging solution from Yonwoo that adds a sensory level to your skincare routine: Capsule Airless.
Quadpack’s Skincare Division has taken three of its most popular acrylic jars and matched them with gorgeous wooden caps – designed, produced and decorated entirely at Quadpack’s Manufacturing Division in Spain. The result? A versatile range of 50ml jars, quickly adaptable to any brand requirements.
Quadpack’s department of Design and Advanced Technologies has invested over €200k in the latest 3D printing technology at its UK research & design facility. The Stratasys J750 will accelerate the early stages of bespoke package design and development, while helping to test new ideas.
Quadpack Industries announces that it will apply a gross dividend per share of €0.27, charged to the results of 2017.
Buying a fragrance is a personal thing; one you experience on multiple levels. The packaging plays a vital part of that experience. Beyond the aesthetic, it can touch all the senses, just like the fragrance inside. With a view to providing an enhanced sensory experience, Quadpack’s Fragrance Division presents The Elemental Collection.
The way we experience fragrance is changing. Young consumers have different expectations and want more than a nice scent in an attractive bottle. So how do we relate to fragrance and how can packagers ensure engagement with the new generation? Investigating this topic was Quadpack’s brief to the students at the ELISAVA University School of Design and Engineering in Barcelona, Spain.
Loewe is known for enduring luxury, blending classic substance with modern aesthetics. Its Loewe Esencia Eau de Parfum fragrance was launched in 1988, yet is continually refreshed, making it relevant and desirable for today’s generation of men. So, too, the latest flanker, which comes in a dramatic black bottle with a stunning wooden cap, created by the master craftsmen at the Quadpack Wood factory in Spain.
Feeling tired? Does it show? Yonwoo’s Ice Tube from Quadpack helps soothe puffy, swollen skin, thanks to its ice-cold applicator. The perfect package for gel-based formulas, it turns a skincare routine into a calming ritual or a much-needed moment of me-time. What’s more, it can be used to relieve muscle pain all over the body, for OTC brands targeting athletes or a wider audience.
Sticking a plastic straw in a mojito these days is about as PC as ivory cufflinks. Single-use plastic is the new moral outrage. It has been banned at Wetherspoons and Pret a Manger, and now McDonald’s is testing paper alternatives.
The YouWood range recently launched by Quadpack's Make-Up Division has a small but powerful new member: an airtight glass pot. Designed for 24-hour products such as gel eyeliner, lip colour or creamy eye shadow, this attractive 4ml jar boasts some special features.
Tucked away in the St Denis district, La Distillerie de Paris is a boutique distillery run by two brothers. Since 2015, Sébastien and Nicolas Julhès have been creating artisanal gins, vodkas, brandies, aged spirits and whiskeys. Now, they have applied their expertise to launch their very first eau de parfum, exclusively packaged in a bespoke bottle and box by Quadpack.
Is it a dropper? Is it a tottle? It's both! Quadpack presents Yonwoo’s Drottle, its latest innovation for a new generation. Different and fun, it offers a new twist on a traditional system.
Clay has been used for beauty treatments throughout the ages and, now, clay face masks are making a comeback. They remove impurities and absorb oil, while their mineral content deeply nourish the skin. These masks leave your skin beautifully clear and soft, but applying them can be a messy business. Now, Quadpack’s secondary packaging team presents the ideal solution in the shape of a dual-sided applicator.
Quadpack Industries delivered strong results in 2017, thanks to its diversified business model and sustainable growth strategy. EBITDA reached a healthy €6.8 million, an increase of 2% over the 2016 results. With a consolidated presence in the European skincare packaging market, 2017 saw the company increase its penetration of the fragrance and make-up markets, together now accounting for 35% of its business. Its hybrid manufacturing/sourcing model keeps its offering flexible, while delivering specialised differentiation through its own manufacturing output.
New Design & Advanced Technologies department concentrates on pro-active research and conceptual ideas
Beauty brands need packaging that protect and enable the formula, fit the brand and bring differentiation. Considering this triple requirement as early as possible is the focus of the new department of Design & Advanced Technologies at Quadpack Industries. Dedicated to proactive research into new trends, product ideas, techniques and materials, it aims to work alongside brands and contract manufacturers during the creation of their new formulations.
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter is a customisable complexion booster that has the versatility of a face primer, the mega-watt glow of a highlighter and the perfecting properties of your favourite digital filter. It contains special ingredients that help to soft-focus, illuminate skin and make lines and pores appear smoother.
Quadpack held its Asia Supplier Conference on 8 May 2018 in Kowloon, Hong Kong, in recognition of the strategic importance of its Asian business partnerships. Held at the stylish Hotel ICON, over 30 key suppliers attended the event, as did Quadpack’s Asia Pacific team.
Gently rub your skin with Quadpack’s new Tourmaline Konjac sponge and you may just get the same sense of wellbeing as if you were standing by a waterfall. That’s because the tourmaline ingredient is loaded with negative ions. These magical molecules effectively disarm airborne pollutants and allergens.
A new production line has been installed at the Quadpack Plastics injection-moulding plant to manage the increased volume of acrylic jar manufacture. Quadpack’s Manufacturing Division now has a combined production capacity of 170 million items a year, including the Quadpack Wood and Quadpack Impressions facilities.
There is no surer way of putting a smile on a child’s face than a circus performance. When that child is disadvantaged through health or circumstance, it’s a way of forgetting day-to-day struggles for some much-needed fun. So when Circus Starr announced its plans to go to Stoke-on-Trent, Quadpack Foundation saw the perfect opportunity to lend a helping hand.
Women of mixed ethnicity constitute a target group that is set to growth exponentially. Yet their colour cosmetics needs are far from being met. As brands seek ways to cater to the many skin tones within this group, packaging will emerge as a key factor in 'serving the underserved'.
Rossetto Unico is Collistar's new premium lipstick. Available in 16 vibrant shades, its rich, creamy and ultra-comfortable texture glides onto your lips, for long-lasting colour that doesn't smudge. A companion product to Collistar's best-selling Mascara Unico, Rosetto Unico deserved a premium treatment in terms of packaging.
The best way to match your lip colour to your blusher? Use the same product! New from Quadpack is Yonwoo's Two Way Applicator. Created for formulations that are suitable for both lips and cheeks, it offers – as the name suggests – two ways to apply the product.
Trinny London's capsule range of cream-based make-up offers stackable, portable perfection, in signature packaging developed by Quadpack. 'The Stack' enables you to build your own personal make-up kit with a choice of face, eye, cheek and lip colour. The products come in transparent 5ml pots which click together in an attractive stack that also makes them ideal for travel.
Soft and creamy formulas are wonderful for luscious lips. Their texture can pose a challenge for the packaging, however. As the bullet is screwed up and down, there is a risk that it gets bent out of shape or, worse, that it breaks off. Yonwoo has engineered a lipstick with a ground-breaking mechanism that neatly circumvents the problem: ST Lipstick, now available from Quadpack.
Lalique Odyssée is an exceptional diffuser which embodies the essence of the brand’s refined expertise. With a choice of three perfumery creations held in a crystal bottle, this is home fragrance raised to new heights of luxury. Its gleaming zamak cap and beautiful gift box were proudly developed by Quadpack.
Fragrance formats are evolving. Recent launches on the market are shaking things up and generally making perfume sexier and more fun than ever before. Chanel, Kenzo, Derek Lam, Victoria's Secret, Byredo… a host of brands are starting to launch new scents onto the market which eschew the traditional liquid format.
Giorgio Armani's Acqua di Giò Absolu fragrance for men celebrates the union between fresh water and warm wood. Maintaining the iconic shape of the Acqua di Giò bottle, it is topped by a unique cap made of sustainably-sourced ash wood, made at the Quadpack Wood factory.
It is every brand's wish to be different. In fragrance, where aesthetics rule, differentiation becomes even more important. In recent years, this has spurred a trend that has seen more and more niche brands appearing in an ever-crowded market. With a large percentage of the 2,000 global fragrance references launched by these niche players last year, the current status looks to be stabilising. In other words, niche is the new normal.
Quadpack has made two key moves designed to increase its penetration into the US market. The company has appointed Anthony Le Minoux as head of its US operations. At the same time, it has named East Hill Industries as the official distributor of its Q-Line range of products in the United States.
The Healthy Underarm Detox Mask by US brand Lavanila is an all-natural treatment mask formulated to detoxify and beautify the underarm area, while working to ease the transition to a natural deodorant. This entirely new body care concept comes in surprising packaging developed by Quadpack. The brand needed a solution to protect the complex formula, while simultaneously making it easy to dispense and apply. Quadpack's Brush Tube provided the answer.
Quadpack Industries has signed up to the United Nations Global Compact, the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative. The move is in line with the company’s CSR strategy and offers a set of agreed guidelines to ensure responsible governance, while helping to shape a better world.
British boutique brand Delilah offers carefully-formulated cosmetics which offer women a touch of understated luxury they can enjoy every day. Pure Light Liquid Radiance is one of its latest treasures: a beautiful liquid illuminator, which instantly brightens and evens out skin tone, giving a lit-from-within glow.
Is any packaging material more precious than wood? Its texture, its smell, its finish all touch the senses in a way that reaches you on an emotional level. And when it’s responsibly sourced, it sends a powerful message about sustainability. Now, make-up brands who have such a story to tell can choose from a beautiful new collection of wooden packaging from Quadpack’s Make-Up Division: YouWood.
Applying lip colour becomes a sensory experience with Yonwoo’s new Cushion Lipstick. Dab, brush or blend the formula onto the lips or cheeks with its soft-touch sponge, for a feeling of pure indulgence.
Quadpack’s designers have developed three key trends based on architectural, fashion, art and demographic influences. Three trends which can be applied to beauty packaging to create surprising new designs ahead of the curve for forward-looking brands.
Proud, strong and classic, yet open to a touch of contrast. Charismo is the newest launch by Quadpack’s Fragrance Division. Its strong lines can be complemented by a cap that follows its silhouette for a pleasing, coherent aesthetic. But combine it with a vastly different cap shape and material, and the juxtaposition is surprisingly effective.
Quadpack’s Skincare Division is extending its range of luxury jars with Arno, a high-end acrylic jar that’s perfect for premium brands. Designed in-house and manufactured at the Quadpack Plastics injection-moulding facility, Arno is a shining star in the Q-Line range.
Perfume is precious and we wear it like jewellery. As such, it should be kept in a precious case. So says La Cristallerie des Parfums. The niche French brand was created in 2015 by Helena Robin and it has found a loyal following in the ultra-luxury market. Now, she is targeting men with a new range, suitably encased in sumptuous packaging. Quadpack helped her fulfil her vision.
When it comes to deodorant roll-ons, bigger really is better. A large, well-manufactured roller ball glides the product on the skin in a comfortable gesture. Quadpack’s new Big Ball Deo Roll On has a perfectly-welded ball held in a bottle with an integrated ball support. What makes it stand out is the sheer scope for decoration: Big Ball Deo comes with snap-on colour changing discs, the option of coloured balls and a host of bottle and cap shapes to play with.
It was party time in Melbourne last month, as Quadpack's Australian team celebrated its 10th birthday in the illustrious setting of Eureka 89. The founders, staff, VIP clients and suppliers together raised a toast to a successful first decade.
The new Gemel Purse Spray is Quadpack's latest addition to its Q-Line family of products. Conceived by its in-house design team together with Quadpack's Fragrance Division, Gemel is a beautiful little pack with a unique look and feel that hooks into today's trends in aesthetics and usage.
It's a beautiful pack for a beautiful product and, now, it has been recognised by one of the industry's most prestigious associations. Tata Harper's Beautifying Face Oil, contained in a dropper pack developed by Quadpack, is the winner of the New Jersey Packaging Executives Club (NJPEC) award in the Health and Beauty category. Tata Harper Director of Product Development Amy Christian and Quadpack's Christin Cupo proudly received the prize at the Awards Gala at The Madison Hotel on 16 November in Morristown, New Jersey, US.
Quadpack Foundation works to make the world a cleaner, fairer, more beautiful place to live. Throughout 2017, Quadpack's charitable arm supported a number of social and environmental projects in Europe.
New from Quadpack is Yonwoo's Drop Tube, offering accurate dosage one drop at a time. Designed with a plastic nozzle, it offers excellent price performance compared to high-end dropper tubes. Simply perfect for liquid skincare and pharma treatments in small sizes, such as eye drops, concealer, hair essence, undereye serum or facial oil.
Some days, you prefer to go natural; others you prefer a little more coverage. Yonwoo's Dual Dish allows you to decide on the spot. This airless cream jar has two compartments for moisturiser and foundation – or any other winning combination that your brand devises. These are pumped separately into a central mixing dish where they can be blended and applied with fingertips or a brush.
Premium beauty brand Skeyndor is celebrating 50 years of innovative skincare. To mark this anniversary, it has launched Timeless Prodigy, an anti-ageing range that brings together luxury and science, to slow down cellular ageing for a youthful genetic expression. The serum and cream look spectacular in their anniversary-edition packaging, manufactured and developed by Quadpack.
Mixing facial treatments is an age-old tradition. Preparing your ingredients before applying them to your face turns skincare into a ritual. One that brings a feeling of wellbeing, of spending some precious 'me-time'. Whether blending your favourite colours or combining different products, this active involvement in the practice of skincare is trending – and packaging is here to help.
Charlotte Tilbury's #GLOWMO collection harnesses the power of glow to deliver a radiant look. Part of the range are two self-tanning products that promise a bronzed, beach look all year round – for both women and men. The hydrating tinted moisturiser and Overnight Bronze & Glow mask, packaged by Quadpack, come in two-tone tubes with a unisex design.
Asian beauty brands now have a new source for packaging, design services and the latest in global trends. Recognising the steady growth of Asian domestic markets, Quadpack is expanding its presence in the region. The international packaging group has created a dedicated sales operation to service brands and contract fillers in the Asia Pacific region, led by Regional Director Jason Smith.
The 22nd edition of Cosmoprof Asia will see Quadpack as an exhibitor for the first time, introducing its new Asia Pacific team in the Cosmopack segment of the show. On display will be the finest packaging solutions from Quadpack's portfolio, dressed up to inspire, in a variety of attractive designs.
Soft, long-wearing lipsticks are the busy woman's best friend. On the go all day and perhaps all night, these little helpers ensure the perfect pout, with colour that won't kiss off. Such hard-working formulas need hard-working packs. Now, Quadpack's Make-Up Division puts a high-tech proposal within the scope of mass market brands. Suitable for any lipstick and lipbalm formulation, its new Q-Line Airtight Lipstick has added features which help keep soft, long-lasting formulas fresh and ready.
The gala dinner of the Luxury Packaging Awards 2017 on 13 September in London was a very special night for beauty packaging provider Quadpack Industries, as it scooped up two major awards. Quadpack was announced the winner in both the 'Personal Care' and 'Luxury Packaging Supplier of the Year' categories.
The no-water trend is growing and with it, a fast-expanding range of dry formulas. Beyond their water-saving properties, powders have the capacity to delight, as the formula is ejected in a magical cloud. Baby powder, shimmering body powder, SPF powder, face powder, fragrance dusting powder; these are just some of the products available on the market today, with many more to follow.
Invest in the formula, save on the packaging. Mass market and masstige brands now have a tube for local application that offers unparalleled price/performance. Launched by Quadpack's Skincare Division, Appli Tube from Yonwoo is a cost-effective solution that combines ease of use, a pleasant application method, a high value perception and surprisingly powerful formula protection – all delivered in an unassuming yet appealing little pack that hooks right into the small format trend.
When Ozohu Adoh couldn't find a skin care product that effectively treated her dry, uneven skin, she created her own. Using organic ingredients from her native Africa, she developed a formula that addressed the skincare issues faced by women of colour. Her brand, Epara, is a new luxury skincare brand for women of colour, exclusively available at Harrods.
Meet Guadiana, Quadpack's most luxurious jar. Its combination of attractive shape with calibrated weight translates into the ultimate acrylic jar for luxury brands. The latest member of the Q-Line family, Guadiana is designed in-house and manufactured at the Quadpack Plastics injection moulding plant in Spain. As such, it is 100% customisable, with a choice of materials, seals and decorating options that can transform it into a unique packaging proposition for the most prestigious skincare products.
New machinery has been installed at Quadpack's Technotraf wood factory to industrialise the production of unique shapes in wooden componentry. A high-speed CNC (computer-numeric controlled) milling machine and a six-head CNC sanding machine have been added to the plant's installations, following a €400,000 investment.
It's been a year since Quadpack Plastics was formed and a lot has happened. Adding injection moulding to Quadpack's manufacturing capability has widened the company's offering, being able to either source or manufacture the right solution for its clients. Skeyndor and Germaine de Capuccini are just two of the brands now taking advantage of Quadpack Plastics' services.
He was the founder and owner of Collcap and is now a board member of Quadpack Industries, following the merger of the two companies. John McDermott now takes on the role of Chief Operating Officer for the group, working with Manufacturing Division Director Ernesto Cara and Supply Chain Director Alex San Miguel, as the company prepares to expand its operations. Here, he tells us of his role, his plans and his experience throughout the merger.
The make-up game has changed. The dynamic of 'fast fashion', where customers expect to see something new from their favourite brands on an almost weekly basis, has impacted the colour cosmetics industry. Even for large companies, the lead time from product development to launch has gone from two years to less than three months.
Apply, perfect, carry on. Make-up application is becoming more professional by demand, but not at the cost of convenience. Consumers want expert tools that save time and make their life easier. The Dual Slim Jumbo is designed to offer exactly that: a practical jumbo stick that helps you make up your face like an artist.
A woman in beautiful lipstick can brighten a room like a bunch of fresh flowers, says New Zealand brand Karen Murrell. That captivating burst of beauty inspires everything it does. Its latest lip product comes in a palette developed by Quadpack, offering a handy array of naturally beautiful shades like a luscious bouquet.
The FiFi awards are just around the corner. Over 50 perfumes have been shortlisted to claim the coveted prizes. This year's ceremony, held on June 8 at the Cirque d'Hiver-Bouglione in Paris, France, is a very special edition as it also celebrates the 25th anniversary of the awards.
Spanish niche brand Carner Barcelona exists to capture the spirit of the Mediterranean in its exquisite perfumes. Its Black Collection features three new fragrances that celebrate the different cultures that shaped the region's soul. Each are complemented by Carner's 'signature of elegance': a wooden cap, produced by Technotraf at Quadpack's Manufacturing Division.
Guerlain's feminine fragrance range L'Art et la Matière has been revamped with an elegant wooden cap, made at Quadpack's Technotraf wood factory. Neroli Outrenoir, Cruel Gardenia, Spiritueuse Double Vanille, Tonka Imperiale and Joyeuse Tubereuse are all part of Exclusive Collections, "a range of fragrances for aficionados of rare scents, those who appreciate noble raw materials and refinement down to the last detail".
The world is changing. New generations have new priorities, driven by an acute awareness of the need for sustainability. As the Millennials grow up, so their influence grows. While this generation does not have great spending power (yet!), these youngsters are demanding products and practices that respect the planet. Fragrance brands are quick to recognise this demand, understanding that their own efforts at sustainability can only benefit by meeting their needs.
Founded in Milan in 1930, ICIM International is known in Italy and abroad through its leading dermocosmetics brand BioNike. Its mission: to provide innovative solutions that bring beauty and health to skin. Over the years, ICIM's formulation know-how has resulted in a product range distinguished by its 'Without Philosophy': without parabens, without perfume, without gluten and nickel-tested. This philosophy is reflected in its new Defence Xage Eye Lift, a hard-working eye contour serum that's packaged by Quadpack in a tube with a very special applicator.
The popular Q-Line Liquid Foundation range has expanded. Answering market demand for greater precision and convenience, the new addition features a wand with a flocked doe foot applicator. The flock tip makes it incredibly easy and comfortable to apply liquid products, especially two-in-one formulas such as foundation and concealer.
Quadpack Impressions has been upgraded with a brand new decorating line. The installation offers high-precision screen printing and hot-stamping on glass bottles, as well as other materials. The plant now offers a complete, Europe-based decoration service for all types of beauty packaging.
"At first I was a bit flummoxed by the packaging because, it may be a first, but what difference does that make to the actual product? I soon changed my mind when it squished perfectly into my in-flight transparent beauty bag for my long haul flight to New York. The packaging is actually incredibly efficient and it was indeed the best travel option."
Today's busy women don’t want to waste time having to touch up their make-up too often. That's why brands are offering 24h formulas that stay fresh all day. To support this trend, Quadpack's Make-Up Division has made a new introduction into its catalogue: the Airtight Glass Pot.
Quadpack's Fragrance Division has developed a number of eye-catching cap concepts that will make any fragrance bottle stand proudly apart from its peers. The designs have been created to complement the exclusive Q-Line Sylvie de France range launched last year, but can also be used to embellish other bottle formats.
Quadpack's creative team identifies the next big trends in the beauty industry. Its Trend Directive takes a global view of major cultural trends, including consumer lifestyles, and predicts how these will influence formulations, as well as packaging.
Quadpack Foundation has lent the expertise of Technotraf Wood Packaging to the Marató TV3 charity drive. The Catalan channel hosted its annual awareness-raising broadcast, this year focusing on strokes and spinal and brain cord injuries, on 18 December 2016. A full day’s worth of programming was dedicated to explaining the conditions, in order to raise funds for research.
Quadpack's Geometric Wooden Purse Spray, launched in September 2016, has scooped up two awards. It won the Spanish Líderpack Award for Best Packaging in Health and Beauty and subsequently an international WorldStar Award in the same category.
Tooth whitening is all the rage. A brilliant smile is now becoming an essential part of any look. And TINT is among the first to provide a simple, effective solution – by cleverly integrating it into the daily make-up routine, using a lipgloss pack from Quadpack.
When it comes to skincare, some areas on the face need more tender loving care than others. The Cooling Roller Tube gives these areas the attention they deserve, combining product application, accurate dosing and massage, while delivering a cooling sensation to soothe the skin.
Quadpack ended the year with a bang. Our merger with Collcap Group had the industry buzzing. For us, however, it was the culmination of a plan a long time in the making. An agreement to the companies' mutual long-term benefit. And driven by an aggressive growth strategy that will continue to make headlines.
The annual Quadpack cocktail party during Cosmoprof Hong Kong this year celebrated the merger with Collcap. Previous Collcap members, including founder John McDermott, joined their new Quadpack colleagues on 17 November on the Rooftop Terrace of the Wooloomooloo Steakhouse in Wan Chai. Over 140 staff, clients and suppliers took a break from the show to relax and enjoy the stunning views over Victoria Harbour.
UK packaging provider Collcap Group Ltd and international packaging manufacturer and provider Quadpack Industries SA have merged. The combined group will retain the Quadpack name. Quadpack Industries is now a leading presence in Europe for the manufacture and supply of packaging solutions to the beauty industry.
There's something magical about mist when it's used for cosmetics. And the more complex the formula, the more important it becomes to use the right dispenser.
Male grooming is a rising trend. Just as women want to look after their skin, so do today's men. Black Leopard addresses this need with a full range, from an anti-shine moisturiser to a 2-in-1 shave gel cleanser.
The Wooden Purse Spray has evolved. Drawing inspiration from new trends in architecture, interior decoration, art and fashion, an exciting new shape has been created that will surprise and inspire all who set eyes on it.
Real ingredients present a new challenge to packaging. The used must be able to dispense the formula without the risk of blocking or disintegrating the elements contained. That's why Quadpack's Skincare Division is introducing a new solution that perfectly supports this new trend: the natural ingredient pump.
One click, one dose. It's a new lipstick gesture that consumers will love. Click Stylo offers an innovative delivery system for lip colour. Where lipstick tends to be actuated with a twist, this stick uses a click button that doses just enough colour for a single application.
Since its incorporation into Quadpack Group in April this year, the production experts of the Manufacturing Division have been streamlining the layout of the plant. The new setup ensures optimal workflow, from injection-moulding, through decoration, to assembly and warehousing. The arrival of a high-end injection moulding machine in June signifies the start of two-year plan to deploy state-of-the-art injection moulding equipment at Quadpack Plastics.
Quadpack Group's decoration plant has a new name. Krampak, which was incorporated into the group in 2014, has now been rebranded 'Quadpack Impressions'. Two years since its inclusion, its facilities and its turnover have seen significant growth. The rebranding reflects its full integration into the group and the incorporation of the decoration facility at the newly acquired Quadpack plastics.
Quadpack Group has made a major investment at its Manufacturing Division in Torrelló, Spain, as part of its long-term environmental commitment. The installation of a €400,000 bespoke regenerative thermal oxidiser (RTO) ensures its facilities exceed environmental regulations now and in the future. The state-of-the-art equipment processes emissions from the Technotraf factory's spray coating line.
Premium brands know just how much time, effort and passion go into launching a new luxury fragrance. The challenge is to make it as special to consumers as it is to its creators. Presenting it in its own, precious box is an effective way to achieve this. To this end, Quadpack Group's secondary packaging team has developed a beautiful bespoke concept which shows how a fragrance can be showcased in the most irresistibly tempting manner.
One glance at these stunning bottles is enough to know you're looking at a Sylvie de France exclusive. Quadpack's Fragrance Division is proud to unveil its exclusive Q-Line bottles designed by the renowned French packaging artist. Three unique shapes that capture the elegance and sophistication of 'Haute Perfumerie' and each one offers graceful contours that help enhance a brand's image.
The Encre Noire saga by Lalique takes its inspiration from the 'Encrier Biches' (inkwell) designed by René Lalique in 1913. First introduced in 2006, the latest edition is an intense, masculine fragrance that sheds new light on the personality of the Encre Noire man. The powerful woodsy blend of cypress and vetiver is reflected in the packaging, which features a wooden cap produced by Quadpack Group.
As trends go, perfumery is more enduring than other beauty sectors like colour cosmetics or skincare. This area is less fickle and changeable and more inclined to embrace classic sophistication. Nevertheless, change does happen and is happening now, much of it driven by the new generation of consumers. Isabelle de Maistre, Quadpack's Perfumery Category Manager explains.
Guerlain's Terracotta bronzing powder is back with Pause d'Été. The star of the 2016 Terracotta Summer Collection, it once again comes packaged in a beautiful wooden compact expertly crafted at Quadpack Group's Technotraf manufacturing facility. The 2016 edition is just as sumptuous as its predecessors. Inspired by the sunny terraces of the French Riviera, its exquisite palette captures all the reflections of the sun.
It's a fact that make-up and skin care are growing ever closer, and it's the packaging that makes it possible. With formulas combining all kinds of benefits, ranging from anti-ageing treatment, through SPF, to colour, new designs allow favourite cosmetics to be delivered through multi-function packs. The same pack that's good for cream is now often also good for make-up. Sonia Cerato, Quadpack Make-Up Category Manager explains.
Impeccably groomed eyebrows are the focal point of today's make-up look. Achieving it requires the right products, packaged in a way that enables you to apply it correctly. Quadpack's product range has expanded to help you do just that. The latest addition is the Comb Pen, designed for easy and controlled application of brow treatment and colour.
Quadpack Group's new Maxi Jumbo is one packaging solution that helps accomplish a picture-perfect look in minutes. An evolution of the panstick, Maxi Jumbo has cup size 18 for larger-volume make-up. It is designed to enable quick, consistent coverage all over the facial area. This is a facestick ideal for foundation, blush and highlighter, but its use can extend to skin care, sun care and even solid perfume.
The Liquid Foundation range from Quadpack has expanded. The popular Q-Line family now has a new member specifically designed for blush. Its 15ml capacity is just right for liquid face products such as blusher and highlighter, while perfectly complementing the rest of the 30ml range. With this new addition, brands can launch a great-looking collection of liquid foundations that's elegant and consistent across the board.
Spanish NGO La Fundació Antigua Caixa Sabadell 1859 has formally reopened the Can Deu forest in Catalonia, Spain, as part of a massive regeneration project co-supported by the Quadpack Foundation. The project is the first act to be sponsored by the new foundation, which was formed on 8th April by international packaging manufacturer and provider Quadpack Group.
The pressure is on for today's busy woman. Increased self-consciousness, pushed by the pressure of social media, compounds her accelerated life rhythm, nurturing the demand for smart beauty products. These must allow beauty routines to be applied anytime, anywhere. Packaging providers are responding with ever more innovative solutions, riding the wave of this rising trend: Beauty on the go.
Pansticks are perfect for make-up, local applications, face care, sun care and even solid perfumes. Quadpack's new Double Panstick provides an additional advantage that puts it squarely in line with the 'beauty on the go' trend. This neat portable pack enables consumers to carry their beauty essentials around anywhere they go. A cylindrical stick that's perfect for touch-ups throughout the day.
Scent is the one sense that impacts directly on a person's state of mind. Your favourite fragrance can instantly make you feel good and ready to face the world. Carrying it around with you therefore makes sense, which is why Jean Patou issued two of its most popular fragrances – Sublime and Joy – in 10ml sprayers. The bottles come in a velvet pouch developed by Quadpack Group, turning them into something special, while protecting the bottle and making them easy to locate in a handbag.
Travel kits have long been a practical way to carry personal care essentials on journeys, holidays or just to the gym. Now, the concept is evolving beyond the vanity bag containing a miniature shower gel, shampoo and conditioner. Brands are launching more focused kits aimed at particular targets or applications, such as men's skin care, sun care and hair care. Quadpack Group presents its own proposal: a Premium Pamper Pack for high-end beauty routines.
"The heart chakra is an all-encompassing 'source-centre' of love, joy and compassion; our connection to life and all living things." So says Kora Organics in explanation of its new Heart Chakra Essence roll-on, its packaging developed by Quadpack Group. Just launched in Australia, the product comprises certified organic oils to nurture and heal the heart chakra.
The headline-making Metal-Sleeved Dropper – part of the Q-Line range – has been singled out for the luxury treatment by Quadpack's Secondary Packaging team. The bespoke handmade box is covered with pearl effect PU leather and has a matt satin lining decorated with logo. The bottle is held in place using a flocked thermo tray, and the closure has a hidden magnet. It is just one example of what can be created to complement a primary package in the most attractive way.
Sustainable forests: Quadpack interviews Juan Luis Abian Perruca, Executive Director of the Forest Ownership Centre of Catalonia
Can a commercial forest be 100% sustainable? What is 'certified' wood and why should we care? Quadpack interviews Juan Luis Abian Perruca, Executive Director of the Forest Ownership Centre of Catalonia which provides technical and administrative support to the Catalan Association that promotes the PEFC in Catalonia, who explains.
Men's grooming products are now so commonplace, it is hard to remember a time when they were not. Yet Clarins Men continues to shine brightly in the market with its high-quality formulas, diverse range and distinguished petrol blue, white and silver presentation. When launching two new products – Anti-fatigue Eye Serum and Revitalising Gel – the company turned to Quadpack Group company Yonwoo Europe for a bespoke packaging concept.
For the makers of Organic HairSpa, a new range of organic hair care products from Denmark, the packaging had to be as carefully considered as the organic formulas inside. Quadpack's Body Care Collection, together with wooden caps from Technotraf, provided the perfect solution.
When it comes to engineering, functionality is king and Quadpack Group's new silicone-free lipstick mechanism improves on standard designs, requiring no lubricant and delivering exceptional performance. A line extension of Quadpack's range, this new design is aimed at brands looking for a high-end solution at the premium end of the market.
Mist dispensers are all the rage at the moment. Applications are many and varied, including refreshing facial mists, make-up fixers, facial toners and a host of hair care uses such as hair spray and ocean mist with UV protection. Now, Quadpack Group unveils its own contribution to the category that offers distinct advantages over the current batch of fine mist sprayers on the market: the Yonwoo Airless Spray Tube.
Atelier des Ors is driven by a passion for the heritage of French Haute Parfumerie. Its "magnetic, passionate, elegant and sophisticated fragrances" are the height of luxury, each one containing flecks of gold. The packaging is equally precious, creations dreamed up by Centdegrés – and has been brought to life with some help from Quadpack's Fragrance Division.
Award-winning pharmaceutical company Prima-Derm has revamped its XPERT range using Quadpack's Q-Line 50ml Acrylic Jar. Part of its flagship brand SingulaDerm, the Barcelona-based company wanted to modernise the OTC range with a new image and the jar's clinical look and feel fit the bill perfectly.
Using a dropper is effortless with Quadpack's new addition to its range. Easy Dropper offers a new gesture that makes it straightforward and fun to use. With a 30ml blown glass bottle and a host of decoration options, this new solution will support any brand looking for a premium, highly-functional dropper with a difference.
As brands focus on particular audiences, packaging will reflect the target in three key areas: materials, functionality and decoration. Quadpack's Skin Care Division highlights three lifestyle trends which will be popular in 2016.
Nothing beats freshness. This is the premise of new Danish beauty brand Nuori, who has built its business around 'fresh'. This means pure products, free from preservatives and synthetic additives, and 100% efficacy, as the active ingredients are not weakened by time-related breakdown. As such, all of its products carry a sell-by date.
Quadpack's new Dual-Ended Stick ticks all the boxes. It offers a two-in-one make-up solution, it's portable, refillable, customisable and perfect for the current trend of face contouring.
Quadpack Group is pleased to have become a board member of the Fragrance Foundation France. The Foundation promotes talent and expertise in the world of perfumery and hosts the annual FIFI awards.
Beauty brand Erborian adapts Korean skincare expertise to beauty rituals around the world. One of its latest offerings brings traditional Korean cleansing routines into the modern age, in a new collection packaged and supplied by Quadpack.
What makes a good perfume bottle design? Its shape? The materials used? Or the fact that it starts a whole new trend? Packaging designer Sylvie de France – currently creating a range of Q-Line perfume bottles for Quadpack – explains how she incorporates that certain 'je ne sais quoi' that makes her designs so special.
2015 was an important year for Quadpack Group. It was the year we propelled our Fragrance Division. We strengthened our eco-friendly credentials. Our joint venture Yonwoo Europe saw its co-parent company enter the stock exchange. And we scooped up a few more awards.
Imagine your beauty product in a luxury presentation box. It could look something like this. A beautiful, premium wooden box that positions your product firmly in the realms of high-end aesthetics. Created by Quadpack Group's secondary packaging team, this concept demonstrates one of the many possibilities available to entice the consumer and make them love the brand.
Another win for Quadpack Group! Three Part Harmony from Estée Lauder's Origins brand has scooped up the Package of the Year Health and Beauty Silver award in New Jersey, US. Organised by the New Jersey Packaging Executives Club, the event – now in its 37th year – celebrates excellence in the packaging industry.
Buying premium cosmetics is not an act undertaken lightly. While luxury brands often have a loyal fan base, the decision to purchase a new product often takes a little convincing. This is when secondary packaging can play a vital part in the process.
After six years in South Yarra, Quadpack Australia has outgrown its old office and crossed the Yarra River. Its new location is closer to the city of Melbourne, in Richmond, a trendy hub for fashion and design businesses.
The Glass Pot is an extension of Quadpack's range of airtight pots. Designed for eye formulas like eyeliner gel or creamy eyeshadow, it is made of glass and wood, two natural materials that transform it from a mere container into something you'll want to keep. What's more, with great compatibility and an airtight closure, its technical specifications offer high formula protection.
Quadpack Group has been working with Sinerga to package its innovative formulas. The leading Italian contract manufacturer chose four Yonwoo airless packaging solutions and has incorporated these into its latest hyper-performing formulations offering to the cosmetic, dermocosmetic and pharmacy industries.
Argan oil has been used to nourish hair in the Northern African regions for centuries. De Lorenzo, manufacturer of professional hair care products, brings this miracle substance to Australian women with the help of Quadpack Group.
Cosmetics companies put much effort into their formulas. Facial treatments have never been more complex or multi-functional. The more advanced the formula, the more important the delivery system to ensure it performs exactly as it was intended. Yonwoo's Auto-Loading Dropper promises exactly that, offering a high-end airless solution for precise dosing control.
Quadpack Group manufacturing partner Yonwoo Korea has entered the Seoul Stock Exchange. The listing raised 60,623,136,000 won (€48.7m), which will be destined to support its long-term growth plans, as it seeks to enter new markets and make substantial investments in research and development.
Consumers are being pampered with Skeyndor's Power Hyaluronic facial lifting massage at over 10,000 spas and beauty centres across Spain. What makes the treatment special is its four-phase programme and the use of Quadpack's Q-Line Zamak Spatula.
Now you can create your own well pump! Based on Yonwoo's best-selling pack, the Modular Well Pump allows you to pick and choose the components you need to create the product that's right for you.
Celebrated packaging designer Sylvie de France has been commissioned by Quadpack Group to create a range of perfume bottles for its Q-Line brand. The new designs, exclusive to Quadpack's portfolio, will be launched in 2016.
Quadpack Group presents another first in dispensing technologies. Developed by manufacturing partner Yonwoo, the Presto system comprises a pump which features a unique push button alongside a dispensing hole. Pressing it down automatically opens the valve, dispensing a controlled dosage onto the disc (up to 1.5cc), where it can be swiped off with a sponge, cotton wool disc or your finger.
Technotraf Wood Packaging, part of Quadpack Group's Manufacturing Division, has produced a beech bottle for a new wooden edition of Issey Miyake's L'Eau d'Issey pour Homme, exclusively sold at duty free retail outlets.
Fragrance packaging specialist Isabelle de Maistre has joined Quadpack Group as Category Manager of its Perfumery Division. The appointment signals the start of major growth plans, as the company aims to increase its market penetration in this area.
The popularity of droppers has led to a host of launches using this type of pack. Available in various formats, they offer an ideal delivery system for high-value serums, lotions, oils and even liquid make-up. At the luxury end of the market, however, there is little that is new in terms of aesthetics. Quadpack Group now meets that need with two proposals for premium brands.
Wood is a relatively recent entry into the packaging materials market for beauty products. As pioneer of the category, Technotraf continues its mission to educate and inform on the subject. The latest initiative in this ongoing drive is a training tour specifically targeting design agencies. The first leg of the tour took place in summer in the UK, with sessions held at leading London agencies.
The new wooden Travel Purse Spray from Technotraf Wood Packaging offers an elegant and environmentally-friendly solution for fragrances that is also handbag friendly. Comprising a standard glass bottle encased within in a beautiful wooden sheath made of sustainably-sourced (PEFC-certified) maple, the packs stand out from all other perfume offerings.
Quadpack's Make-Up Division has extended its range of Q-Line Pansticks with a slimline version. The Slim Panstick is designed with a removable ring that can be colour-matched to the bulk, for easy identification in store displays.
Regenerum by Polish pharmaceutical company Aflofarm is a complete nail treatment which strengthens, moisturises and regenerates the nail plate. Application is effortless and comfortable, thanks to a PE tube with brush applicator, developed by Quadpack.
Following the success of Yonwoo's Soft Body range, Quadpack has introduced additional pack sizes to enable cosmetic companies to expand product lines. The Soft Body range features rounded, feminine curves and, where necessary, can offer all the protection of Yonwoo's patented airless technology.
Paper Blow is Yonwoo’s eco-friendly 100ml airless pack that conforms to the four Rs, according to the company’s earth-friendly philosophy: Refill, Reuse, Reduce, Recycle.
Greek pharmaceutical company Frezyderm has chosen Yonwoo's Show Bottle for its premium range of OTC skincare treatments. This smart choice combines Yonwoo's airless protection with a test tube shape that inspires consumer confidence.
Getting kids to wash their hands is always a challenge, but here's some good news: Quadpack has a way to help make them less averse to using soap. Apollo’s range of foamers can now be delivered with actuators customised to a brand. Using bespoke moulds, fun new shapes can be created to complement brands aimed at the child and baby care market.
Make-up brands targeting fashion-conscious teens: check out Unit Pact! This neat little rectangle lets consumers build their own palette, by slotting together different colours. A complete, portable 3ml make-up kit can be assembled by combining lip balms, blusher and eye shadow. With optional aluminium godets, this fun DIY set is ideal for girls and young women who like to mix'n'match according to their moods.
The Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr has just relaunched her Kora Organics skincare range - with packaging developed by Quadpack. Kora Organics skincare products are infused with antioxidants, herbal extracts, essential oils, vitamins and other ingredients designed to nourish, replenish and re-hydrate the skin. The special formula required a special container, which is why Kora selected Yonwoo's Mini Jumbo airless packs and tubes.
Australian skincare brand Natio is renowned for offering affordable, quality, plant-based beauty care, designed for a contemporary lifestyle. Quadpack is behind the airless packaging used to deliver its new Ageless Extra Firming Moisture Treatment and Advanced Lifting and Firming Serum. While airless technology protects the integrity of the natural formulas, the recyclable PP material safeguards the brand’s green credentials.
Elemis has issued a limited-edition premium skincare collection for face, neck and bust, in support of the charity Breast Cancer Care. The shimmering, sparkling range contains “all you need to indulge and pamper,” gathered in a stunning cosmetic bag. Elemis’ Pro-Collagen Marine Cream is contained in a limited-edition jar developed by Quadpack.
Consumer demand for environmentally-friendly products is increasing, particularly in the cosmetics sector. Cosmetics companies are responding with new organic ranges, but they do not need to stop there. Yonwoo’s Jumbo Natural takes eco-friendly one step further by offering a pack that’s more natural than ever.
Veld’s Eye Magic is an all-in-one eye contour repair product that reduces the effect of dark circles. Formulated to illuminate the under-eye area, Eye Magic comes not in a wand, but in an airless Yonwoo spot brush pen developed by Quadpack.
No matter how effective an airless container is, there is usually a degree of air contact inside the actuator. Now, Yonwoo has addressed this issue with a clever innovation: the Shut-Off Nozzle. Yonwoo’s Shut-Off Nozzle prevents air re-entry and bulk exit through the actuator of an airless container.
In 2003, three companies came together with a simple mission in mind: to help beauty brands perform. Ten years on, cosmetic packaging provider Quadpack Group is proud to say it’s doing that and much more besides.
Skincare and cosmetics brand Natio's Self Tan Mousse now comes in an Apollo foamer developed by Quadpack. The 150ml PET foam pump developed by Quadpack delivers a rich, even foam, thanks to Apollo’s patented technology.
Ultra Clear Foaming Cleanser comes in a 150ml bottle with a foam pump that uses Apollo’s patented foam pump technology. Apollo foamers keep metal parts separate from the product path to protect product formulation integrity – a real concern for advanced OTC formulas. In addition, its fine mesh ensures a luxurious, even texture for an outstanding rich foam quality.
Personal skin care plans are all the rage, with anti-ageing serums at the heart of the treatment. A new trend is now emerging that takes tailored skin care to the next level. While still in its infancy, France is leading the way with personalised formulations mixed in store or at home. And droppers provide the ideal delivery system.
Developed by Quadpack manufacturing partner Apollo using its patented technology, the Comb Foamer allows the user to easily spread the product over the desired area, with no mess involved.
Trends and innovation are everything in the beauty industry. That is why, at airless packaging manufacturer Yonwoo, generating ideas lies at the very heart of the business.
Nude’s worldwide bestseller Advanced Cellular Renewal Serum comes in an innovative glass bottle with dropper, developed by Quadpack UK. This organic serum corrects the signs of ageing using a unique three-way system to help the skin repair itself.
Quadpack has just acquired a majority stake in Spirit, a promotional company that provides GWPs (gifts with purchase) and other branded items to the health and beauty industry. Plans are to take the Spirit formula and launch it onto the European stage.
In an impersonal and industrialized world, Juliette Armand offers a personalized approach to cosmetics. Its Skin Boosters range of anti-ageing products uses two types of airless, medical-style packs developed by Quadpack Turkey.
French pharmaceutical giant Pierre Fabre has selected Quadpack’s well-pump system for its Klorane brand. The innovative pump, specifically designed for delicate formulas, is being used for the Klorane Smoothing make-up remover with cornflower water. Featuring a tamper-evident cap, it allows one-handed use of the product, while preventing contamination and eliminating waste.
Pansticks are not just for foundation. With their easy twist-and-use functionality, pansticks are becoming increasingly popular for make-up, suncare, babycare and other OTC products. Quadpack pansticks are fully sealed to keep the product moist throughout its use.
It seems 2010 was a good year for Quadpack. It was a year punctuated with new innovations, new offices, key appointments and a continued growth in sales. The company's CEO Tim Eaves reviews some of its 2010 high points.
2012 was a busy but rewarding year for Quadpack. The company saw many changes in direction, strategy, and even location. Here are just some of the highlights.
Cristian Lay’s new fragrance has a unique focus. As the name suggests, the Zodiaco range of eau de perfums is designed according to the signs of the zodiac. Consumers can choose one of four colourful varieties to match their star sign – a concept that’s fun and cleverly personalises the product.
Absolution’s well pump developed by Quadpack has now scooped up three awards since its launch. L’Eau Soir et Matin eau démaquillante won the Wallpaper Design awards 2010, the 2010 PCD Care category award by Jury selection and the Special Jury Prize at the Beauty Challenger Awards.
It’s just what consumers are asking for: a cosmetics pack that’s light, easy to use, fits in their handbag and contains everything they need. Yonwoo’s travel-friendly Duo Airless pack ticks all the boxes. For cosmetics companies, too, as it offers strong formula protection, excellent product compatibility and easy filling.
Colours equal sales. Over 90 per cent of purchases are made at point of sale, so the usual white foamers will hardly catch the eye. Now, Korean manufacturer Apollo can produce foam packs in glorious colours that truly stand out on the shelf – without penalty.
French retail chain Nocibé has launched its own brand make-up remover, Eau Micellaire Démaquillante Visage et Yeux. Sold at its 450 perfumery outlets in France, as well as through its online store, the product is contained in a 150ml Yonwoo Well Pump.
Quadpack Spain has hired Marcela Buitrago as its new business unit director. Reporting to Group CEO Tim Eaves, Marcela will supervise and manage all aspects of the business, from sales and project management to finance and administration. The appointment will enable Tim Eaves to take on a strategic role in managing the Group's international operations.
Quadpack Group has kick-started an ambitious drive into the OTC and cosmeceutical markets. The global campaign initially focuses on Spain, where newly-appointed Roberto Alba is tasked with testing the waters.
According to Valmont, time turns into an ally with its Time Master Intensive Program. In 28 days, this poly-active program regulates the mechanics of skin cells and reverses the course of time. The new supercharged formula is protected by Yonwoo airless technology in an aluminium-sheathed pack developed by Quadpack.
Quadpack has released a comprehensive collection of lipstick and panstick packs. Glamorous, subtle, romantic - a wide range of formats is available to support a brand and enhance a consumer's experience when using a cosmetic product.
Yonwoo’s latest 2-in-1 Concealer packs add a touch of style to cosmetic products. Available as either Jumbo jars or tubes, the Dual range is ideal for foundation with concealer or other two-part treatments. These innovative packs feature a flip-top cap with optional mirror, which doubles as a container. The cap snaps or screws off to open the jar or tube containing the bulk.
German cosmetics brand Beate Johnen has launched an exciting double tube developed by Quadpack. StriXX Effects new generation Double Eye Lift Day & Night is a high-tech eye care treatment that moisturises and regenerates the skin around the delicate eye area.
Supermarkets, perfumery chains and high street retailers looking to launch their own skin care brand now have a competitive option in Premi’s Pure range. Exclusively available from Quadpack, the Pure range is Quadpack’s first offering specifically targeted at mass market skin care.
Finger Touch is Yonwoo’s latest airless container for the precise application of sensitive formulas. Using Finger Touch is akin to using one's own finger to apply facial skincare products. It features a flexible, finger-shaped applicator and ergonomic actuator, making it easy to apply the product to the delicate eye area.
The maxi look is back. When it comes to lashes, the bigger the better. Brivaplast packs help the volumizing action of mascara formulas and its latest offering, 1389, comes in a suitably big bottle.
Thinking outside the box can produce remarkable results, as German cosmetic brand Beate Johnen has proved with its Time Code Lifting-to-Go facial cream. The anti-ageing treatment uses a pack typically used for make-up. The product is contained in an airtight compact with a mirror and a sponge for easy application.
Hot on the heels of the twin chamber trend is Yonwoo's Twin Mix Airless. Now consumers can mix their skin treatment whenever they want, without hassle and in the correct dosage, all the while safeguarding formula integrity through Yonwoo's patented airless technology.
Quadpack has helped La Pureté to refresh the original packaging of its Okuru range. This fast-growing Australian skin care brand offers ‘nature’s botox alternative’ to combat signs of ageing. The new packs developed by Quadpack complement Okuru’s natural credentials, sealing the product in an airtight environment with an innovative dispensing system.
What do you do when the global economy is in a slump? Expand, of course! Rather than tightening the reins, Korean airless giant Yonwoo identified new opportunities and new markets to exploit. Its unconventional approach has resulted in a best-selling airless cream jar running at a capacity of 30,000 pieces a day.
MitoQ worked with Quadpack’s Melbourne office to develop a suitable container for the delivery of its advanced facial cream. A 50ml airless container from Yonwoo was chosen for its shielding properties, sealing the product in a safe, airtight environment.
In the second of our new series of interviews, Laura Sala describes the cosmetics packaging markets in Germany, Benelux, Austria and Switzerland and reveals the business strategy of Quadpack Germany.
Australian skin care brand Elixia has selected four Yonwoo airless packs for its new high-performance anti-ageing range. According to brand owner Phosphagenics, Quadpack was chosen to develop the packs as they were impressed by its innovation, quality and decorating possibilities.
Sleek, slim and ultra-feminine. The 6.5ml Spot Pen brush is the latest pack in Yonwoo’s Spot Pen range. This range of airless pens is designed for precision dosage, at 0.15ml per stroke, and features an easy-to-use, lockable button to activate the flow of the product.
Andorra-based cosmetics retail chain Perfumería Júlia maintains its commitment to its own-brand skincare line, Júlia, which has been extended with several releases over the past year. Quadpack has developed a series of luxury jars of different capacities featuring a PP inner well for maximum compatibility and Yonwoo airless containers for facial and body care.
Nothing engages consumers more than having the power to transform the product. At the press of a button, Quadpack Twin Mix pack releases a powder into a serum, bringing the formula to life. A pipette dropper for local application further adds value to the pack.
Quadpack has recently presented Brivaplast’s new Artist line. This range of make-up brushes combines the performance of professional brushes with Brivaplast’s special bi-injected wiper. This patented technology ensures perfect dosage, avoids overflow and allows effortless closure after use.
Quadpack human resources have seen some heightened activity of late, as several key staff changed location or function in response to changing needs, recognition of talent or reallocation of resources.
Quadpack has developed a range of dazzling packs for lifestyle brand SugarBaby in Australia. Using two Yonwoo Jumbo airless containers, the products feature the brand’s signature fifties look of pure feminine glamour.
Continuing our series of interviews, we talk to David Zhou, the sourcing office manager of Quadpack China.
Boots 17 Blow Out mascara blows eyelashes out of all proportion. Contained in a Brivaplast pack developed in collaboration with Quadpack, it is aimed at the teen market and features a big, bold look.
Spirit, a Quadpack Group company, has introduced a great new promotional item for cosmetic companies. The Konjac Sponge is an all-natural product that cleanses and moisturizes skin with or without soap.
The Naturelles skin care range of German cosmetics company Macon Meerescosmetic uses natural marine ingredients that respect the environment. The airless packaging of the new range, developed by Quadpack, contains recycled materials and dispenses the products without aerosols and without waste.
Yonwoo has reissued its Well Pump especially for nail polish removal. Based on the popular Well Pump introduced by Quadpack for toner and make-up remover products, the pack has been repurposed to resist the abrasive effects of acetone-based formulas.
German cosmetic brand Dr. med. Christine Schrammek has chosen a tottle for the new corrective skincare fluids in its Essential Care range of daily skincare products. Quadpack developed the oval-shape tottle packs for Blemish Balm Perfect Beauty Fluid Beige (for normal and dry skin) and Ivory (for mixed skin).
Cosmetics brands that need the protection of airless technology but prefer the aesthetics of glass now have the answer. Quadpack has recently announced that it will be distributing Yonwoo’s Crystal Round range. Adding a new twist to the classic Boston Round, Crystal is made of PETG, but is constructed to look like glass.
Quadpack has developed the packs for three skincare products in Boots' Champneys Spa range. Yonwoo's 50ml airless Jumbo pumps and a 50ml airless tube were selected to contain the new moisturising day cream, rejuvenating night cream and revitalising facial mask, in the Champneys Spa Skin and Facial ranges, sold at Boots stores throughout the UK.
Cliniderm by ACO Gentle Comfort Facial Cleansing is designed for the particular skin care needs of women in the Nordic region. Quadpack developed the pack for ACO Hud of Norway to reflect this unique focus. It presents a fresh, attractive image, with a clean cylindrical shape, and an innovative dish dispenser to allow one-handed usage.
Henri Lloyd is a well-respected British Sailing Heritage brand, with a solid reputation for innovative design, as well as a range of skin care products. The classic, masculine design created by Liquidrock was achieved by Quadpack using two silk screen prints on the body, one silk screen print on the rim of the cap, and pearl colour-matched components.
New formula? New delivery method? No problem! Apollo’s patented foam pumps can be tested with your formulation fast, thanks to the advanced technology of its four seasons climate control testing machine and its ability to create functional mock-up samples that look like they are made from an actual production mould.
Australian skin care brand Dr LeWinn has launched a complete new range of anti-ageing beauty products in stylish cylindrical packs developed by Quadpack. The 30ml bottles are acid-etched for a frosted effect, with a silver metallised collar and anodised brown aluminium cap.
Take care of yourself. Take care of the environment. That's the motto of Belgian cosmetic company Corymer. The brand has embraced airless technology for its full range of facial and body care products. As part of its environmental policy, it has selected refillable 30ml and 50ml Yonwoo Show Bottle airless containers.
“If I can’t eat it, I won’t put it on my face,” Börlind founder Annemarie Lindner once said. This remains the philosophy of this German beauty brand today. For its new Naturoyale Biolifting range, it sought to protect its advanced natural formulas using Yonwoo packs developed by Quadpack, thanks to the containers' patented airless dispensing system that minimizes contact with air to avoid external contamination.
Cosmetic companies planning to launch a mass market skincare, make-up or OTC product should look to Yonwoo’s latest addition to its airless Econo line: the Yonwoo Simple Look. This low-cost pack offers multiple advantages, including easy filling, excellent compatibility and a high production output capability of up to 100,000 pieces a day.
There’s nothing like foam for deep cleansing treatments, and Apollo’s Silicone Brush Pump from international cosmetic packaging provider Quadpack transforms formulas into luxurious, soft-textured foam, that spreads easily onto the skin by way of a smooth silicone applicator.
Harnessing the powerful ingredients hidden within native Australian plant extracts, Uandi Natural offers a unique range of natural skin care products that help repair and maintain skin, leaving it healthy and vibrant. Uandi chose Quadpack to develop its packaging thanks to the high barrier protection and compatibility that the latter could offer.
Payot’s Cure Intense Clarté is a vitamin-enriched radiance serum contained in a Twin Mix pack developed by Quadpack. The Twin Mix is ideal for high-value, intensive treatments that contain active ingredients preserved in powder form. Pressing the cap perforates the seal that separates the powder from the liquid.
Spanish discount make-up brand Carlo di Roma now uses a standard pack from Quadpack’s glass bottle range for its latest nail polish collection, thanks to the packaging's tight, seamless fit.
Many of the new creams, gels, and oils available are sensitive formulas and need strong protection. Some may even react with something as innocuous as air, and even the best airless containers on the market suffer from a degree of air re-entry through the nozzle. Until now. Quadpack now offers Yonwoo’s Airless Shut-Off Nozzle, which ensures that even advanced formulas will not lose effectiveness.
Quadpack has entered a strategic partnership with Italian company Premi. Premi specialises in customised glass and plastic primary packaging for the beauty industry. Under the terms of the agreement, Quadpack will support Premi’s European expansion plans, while Premi will help extend Quadpack’s stronghold in Italy.
The Apollo Oil Pump - exclusively available from Quadpack - is engineered to combat the effects of oil migration. Using special components, the pump resists oil-induced swelling to prevent leakage, keeping the pump and bottle clean and dry.
Quadpack Group has put in place a strategy to penetrate the Swiss beauty market. Directed from Quadpack France, dedicated resources have been allocated to grow Quadpack's business and better service its clients in the region.
Quadpack has produced two stylish collar pumps for German cosmetics company QMS Medicosmetics. Instant perfection and Cellular Alpine anti-ageing treatments are packaged in 15ml silver metallised collar pumps with rim base. Both feature Yonwoo airless technology to protect the advanced formulas from external contamination.
No matter how advanced the formula, a mascara is only as good as the pack that delivers it. Brivaplast mascara packs, available from Quadpack, are engineered to make the formula work. No clumps, longer length, extra volume – Brivaplast’s high-tech design enables brand owners to deliver on their claims.
Revium’s secret of beauty comes from the “land of the cherry blossom”: Wakame algae, known for centuries in Japan for its healthful properties. The secret itself is protected by Yonwoo's airless technology, shielding the sensitive formulas from external contamination, in Jumbo packs developed by Quadpack.
What kind of foamer is right for your brand? Whether it's premium, OTC, travel-sized or eco-friendly, Quadpack now offers foamers as complete packs, ready to be personalised to your requirements. With a choice of HDPE and PET bottles in different capacities, the entire range is endowed with Apollo's patented foam technology.
Our series of interviews with Quadpack's category specialists continues. Next up is David Reguill, Skin Care Category Manager, who gives us his expert insights into the personal care market.
For over 25 years, Italian cosmetic company Dermophysiologique has been quietly dedicated to the science of skin care. When it came to launching the new Chrono Age® Cellular Repair System®, Quadpack developed two airless packaging concepts – products that match the high performance of the formulas inside.
From sunscreens to liquid foundations, tottles are the ideal solution for fluid formulas. Their flexible walls and upside-down actuators enable easy dispensing. The choice on the market, however, is limited to either low-cost, low-quality tottles or expensive, high-end options.
Catalonia's Cosmetic Valley forges ahead with the creation of a new industry association. Quadpack is among the founding members of the Barcelona Beauty Cluster. This initiative kick-started by the Catalonian government brings together local companies active in the beauty sector. Its mission: to exchange knowledge, encourage partnership and promote business within Spain and beyond.
Architecture and nature in harmony. Such is the new men's fragrance by Spanish perfumery brand Armand Basi. Wild Forest reflects the perfect balance between the urban cityscape and the natural environment. The packaging, developed by Technotraf, places a glass bottle within a wooden container crafted from a single, solid block of ash, complemented by a matching ash cap.
Use it upside down or sideways, squeeze harder to increase the dosage, use circular movements for a massaging effect. Quadpack's new range of Roll-On tubes puts users in control of applying the product. They are satisfying to use and the formula glides evenly over the skin's surface.
It's called Timeless but its look is bang up to date. Cristian Lay's new fragrance comes in a 100ml glass bottle, with a dazzling sleever that really catches the eye. The Spanish cosmetic company entrusted the packaging to Quadpack, which includes a black aluminium spray pump and a double-wall cap.
True to its mission, Quadpack has taken a trending product and improved on its design. The new Jumbo stick enables beauty brands to launch a high-performance pen for lip or eye colour. Co-developed with lipstick specialist Brivaplast, this exceptional product introduces two important technical enhancements.
Quadpack has purchased Krampak, a well-established Spanish screen-printing company based in Torelló, in the heart of Catalonia’s Cosmetic Valley. The newest member of the Quadpack group of companies will benefit from a substantial investment to upgrade its facilities over the next few months. Once complete, Krampak will help improve efficiencies, accelerate response times and increase flexibility for Quadpack’s customers.
Fragrances should make the consumer feel special and its packaging should reflect that. Quadpack's new Double Roll-On turns a daily ritual into a sensual experience. With a choice of two scents and an ultra-smooth roll-on applicator, it is a small treasure that fits perfectly in handbags.
Loving a skin care product means not wanting to be without it, even when travelling. Whether a facial cleanser, shaving foam or hair mousse, if it is part of a morning routine, it should be there always. That is why Apollo has created a 30ml travel-size version of its popular family of foamers.
New from Yonwoo is Qure, the ideal solution for packaging cosmeceutical treatments. The airless pack enhances efficacy claims with its clinical design. Yonwoo's airless technology preserves and protects the formula from external contamination. Qure is perfect for treatments that come in programmes, such as anti-ageing or lifting serums, wrinkle fillers and skin correctors.
From BB to CC – ‘Colour Correction’ is the new buzzword in advanced skin care. The Australian company Ultraceuticals has taken the lead in high-tech CC cosmetics with a face powder-foundation presented in an airtight Yonwoo compact developed by Quadpack, containing a small, unfolding tray that comfortably holds a sponge, pad or brush.
According to Germaine de Capuccini, it’s going to be the latest skin care must-have. The Spanish cosmetics company’s new Rosehip Multi-Regenerating Oil offers a host of benefits, from anti-ageing to moisturisation. The hard-working formula is contained in a beautiful airless Yonwoo bottle created by Quadpack. External contamination is avoided, safeguarding the integrity and efficacy of the formula.
It is a symphony of strength and feminine beauty. Dahlia is the newest addition to the Quadpack AirGlass family. This exciting range features an outer glass container, adorned by anodised aluminium accessories, surrounding a protective core of Yonwoo airless technology.
Responding to popular demand for twin chamber packs, Quadpack is pleased to introduce the Yonwoo Twist and Mix. A variation on the Twin Mix Airless, Twist and Mix is easy to use, engaging consumers by empowering them to activate the formula as and when desired.
In the fast-moving world of cosmetics, where trends are forever changing, a steady stream of ideas is essential to make a product stand out. That's why Quadpack has inaugurated The Creative Room, a dedicated space at its flagship headquarters where design and marketing specialists can brainstorm new ideas and packaging concepts.
Greek pharmaceutical company Frezyderm has once again chosen Yonwoo’s Show Bottle for its Velvet Face Sunscreen SPF30 and SPF50. Developed by Quadpack, it revisits the striking design of its range of premium OTC skin care treatments. This pack combines Yonwoo’s airless protection with a test tube shape that inspires consumer confidence.
Pure Lift Serum and Pure Antioxidant Creme are protected from oxidisation and other external contamination thanks to Yonwoo’s airless designs. Yonwoo’s Check Valve system further prevents back-flow contamination, ensuring the product does not seep back in after outside contact.
Increasing demand for formula protection has led Yonwoo to expand its popular Shut-Off series. The Shut-Off nozzle offers the ultimate in airless technology, preventing air re-entry and bulk exit through the pump actuator of a container. The extended range now features the complete Jumbo range.
Once again, Natura Bissé has taken the beauty market by storm. Its latest rejuvenating night treatment not only breaks new ground in skin care, but also revolutionises beauty packaging. Diamond Life Infusion is contained in the world’s first pack that combines a glass bottle with a rigid Yonwoo airless container custom developed by Quadpack.
It’s the foundation everyone’s talking about. Offering flawless coverage and clearer skin in four weeks, SEVENTEEN On The Spot Foundation is making headlines. The advanced formula enjoys the powerful protection of a Yonwoo airless barrier tube, developed by Quadpack.
Italian beauty brand Deborah Milano offers a look of glossy glamour. Its Glossissimo lipgloss range produces super shiny lips. Contained in a pack developed by Quadpack partner Brivaplast, this attractive product is designed for precise yet easy application.
Guerlain is known for introducing unique packaging concepts. Its Terracotta collection of bronzing powders is launched every season in a new luxury compact that sets new standards in presentation. This summer’s edition, Terra Ora, comes in an exquisite wooden mirror case developed and produced by Technotraf.
Lotion Yon-Ka PNG and PS are phyto-aromatic healing waters from Multaler Laboratories, the leading French expert in aromatherapy. Part of the Yon-Ka Essentials range, the facial toners are both contained in a custom bottle developed by Quadpack.
Quadpack introduces a sophisticated new foamer that meets today’s demands for increased sustainability. The Eco Foamer uses a recycled PET (rPET) bottle sourced locally in Europe. This is combined with the superior performance of Apollo’s foam pumps. With high-end decoration options including colour matching and metallised collars, this product is especially suitable for luxury organic brands.
Vetiver, a scented Indian root, was the inspiration for the fourth fragrance in the Guerlain Homme range. Infused with woody notes, L’Eau Boisée comes in the signature square bottle, appropriately adorned with a wooden cap developed by Technotraf.
Stylish, subtle, lively, distinguished. Perfume allows consumers to be whoever they want. That makes choosing a fragrance an emotional choice, with packaging a key decision-making factor. Quapack, in partnership with Premi, offers a full range of perfume bottles, from classic shapes and slim vials, to avant-garde formats for niche brands like children's cologne.
Passion, style, and Italian mastery - the attributes applied by Momodesign in creating its fragrances. Its latest, MD Black and MD White, come in sophisticated packaging developed by Quadpack partner Premi.
High-tech SPF formulas deserve advanced packaging concepts. Enter the tottle – an attractive, practical solution for sunscreens. A layered composition can protect the formula inside, while its inherent ‘bounce-back’ flexibility means that every last drop can be squeezed out, an important selling point in today’s marketplace.
Quadpack announces that it has acquired Technotraf, pioneering manufacturer of wooden components for beauty packaging. In a strategic move that gives the company its first manufacturing capability, Quadpack will direct Technotraf’s efforts towards expanding the market category.
There’s nothing like glorious sunshine to lift the spirits, warm the soul and give skin a healthy-looking tan. However, as cosmetics companies know, sun can spell ‘danger’ for skin. Quadpack’s sun care ranges can help deliver the formula in optimum condition.
Australian women like many others around the globe love an effortless make-up experience. Natio, the Australian brand that specializes in natural beauty products, has achieved this for its new foundation at the touch of a Quadpack brush. Quadpack's Brush Tube is part of a range of special applicator tubes conceived to provide end-to-end solutions for innovative beauty products.
Show PP is Yonwoo's latest airless container, designed for optimal formula protection. Ideal for advanced cosmetics and cosmeceutical products, Show PP combines excellent compatibility with airless technology, for powerful protection on multiple levels and is available exclusively from Quadpack.
Although known for his action movie roles, renowned actor Bruce Willis is active in other areas, too. Perfumery is one of these and the exclusive men's fragrance, Personal Edition, is the third of his fragrances to hit the market. The perfume's clean and elegant flask is crowned with a wooden cap created by Technotraf, a Quadpack Group company.
"The first wish of a man is that he should be 'of his own time'," legendary designer and entrepreneur Jean Patou told Harper's Bazaar magazine in 1926. With this sentiment in mind, Technotraf, a Quadpack company, has created a timelessly elegant cap for Jean Patou's Heritage fragrance collection.
Scientific solutions derived from natural sources is the ethos of Nutrimetics, one of Australia and New Zealand's largest and advanced skin care and make-up brands. Its high-tech formulas are increasingly protected by Yonwoo's airless packaging, developed for the purpose by Quadpack.
Quadpack's new range of Brush Tubes offer a sophisticated solution to apply cosmetics and lotions. Simply squeeze the tube and brush the formula onto the skin, in gentle strokes that instil feelings of pure wellbeing. With a high-end brush applicator and an open/close valve system, application is soft, smooth and precise – and resistant to leakage.
Guerlain is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its quintessential compact range with a truly dazzling bronzing powder, Terracotta Sun Celebration. As for previous editions, the design and manufacture of this beautiful wooden compact was undertaken by Technotraf Wood Packaging, a Quadpack company.
Our series of interviews with Quadpack's specialists continues with Marta Albanell, Product Specialist – Glass. Marta shares her expertise and explains the ins and outs of this material for cosmetics and perfumery products.
Cool glass, a clean silhouette and the perfect dimensions for body care products. Ice is the latest addition to Quadpack's glass catalog, offering an elegant, minimalist base, ready to be decorated. Available in 100 and 150ml, Ice has a cylindrical shape with a screw-top neck, especially adapted for fluid formulas like tonics, cleansing waters and skin care lotions.
Spring has gone, summer is here and sun-filled days lie ahead. To enjoy the sun and stay protected, Laboratorio Ferrer has launched a new concept in sun protection and the creation of the pack for its facial solutions was entrusted to Quadpack.
The Renew Line & Wrinkle range was one of the major new skin care launches from the Australian skin care company Natio in 2013. Not only did it represent Natio's new approach to anti-ageing and wrinkle prevention, but the products were also packaged with a bold new look. For the launch of the range, Natio naturally turned again to Quadpack to provide a quality airless dispenser in vogue new style.
Iris, Lily, Orchid and Bouquet are the floral-themed bottles of Quadpack's new glass perfumery range. Inspired by the aromatic beauty of flowers, this efflorescent line offers a range of shapes, sizes and options to create an elegant and unique fragrance pack.
Quadpack is once again pushing the envelope of applicator technology with the launch of spatulas and tubes with a pumice stone head. As beauty formulas become increasingly advanced, packaging them is presenting exciting challenges.
Quadpack's new Eco PP Jar is an attractive proposition for natural, organic and cosmeceutical formulas. Entirely made of polypropylene, from the base to the cap, it is 100% recyclable and offers excellent compatibility. Its competitive price point makes it ideal for house brands and other mass market offerings, though its decoration options can ensure a look suitable for any masstige product.
Ethical Beauty of Milan is driven by a passion for natural beauty. The Italian cosmetics brand produces products using plant-based ingredients that respect the environment. Its vision extends to packaging, where it aims to minimize materials. This is evident in the refill bottles developed by Quadpack Group for its EthicalBio range. The anti-ageing and blemish control range is beautifully showcased in Yonwoo's 50ml Show Bottle.
Earth-friendly containers help save resources, energy, money and, of course, the environment. For cosmetics brands, however, such words may conjure up images of low-quality bottles, jars and tubes, that look cheap and perform accordingly. Now more than ever, this could not be farther from the truth. Today's reality is that sustainable packaging can look and perform as well as concepts devised without the planet in mind, while tying in with a rising public awareness.
Quadpack Group company, Technotraf Wood Packaging, has broken the mould once again with its new Wooden Compact. A stunning blend of sophistication and environmentally-friendly material, the compact is crafted from wood sourced from sustainable forests certified by the PEFC. The Wooden Compact is expertly hewn from maple wood for an exceptionally smooth finish. Maple endows feminine elegance to the pack, with its unique texture that appeals to the senses.
DF+ is the new range from prestige brand Dermafutura, a complete line of facial products created for skin that needs specific treatment. Quadpack created a luxury packaging suite, comprising jars, airless packs and a high-end dropper, for the seven products in the range. The entire range enjoys a consistent, sumptuous look and feel, with white colour-matched bodies and gold metallized caps.
Quadpack's new Auto-Loading Droppers provide a scientific solution for precision dosage – one that engages users and draws them closer to your brand. Using the dropper adds to the experience of a beauty product, making each precious drop treasured and appreciated. The mechanism is ingenious yet simple. Twisting the cap open automatically charges the correct dose of 0.5ml.
Terracotta Le Parfum is the 30th anniversary edition of Guerlain's acclaimed Terracotta range of compact powders. Contained in an elegant 30ml bottle, the fragrance is topped with a beautiful cap, made by Technotraf Wood Packaging. The pack as a whole is a harmonized fusion of wood, metal and glass, paying tribute to a legendary collection that created a new aesthetic standard in cosmetic design.
Quadpack manufacturing partner Yonwoo has opened a Chinese sales office as the first stage of its strategy to target the cosmetics market in China. Based in Shanghai, Yonwoo's plans include local manufacturing and a two-phase sales strategy to gain a firm foothold in the region.
Quadpack Group is publishing its environmental report this month, following an extensive internal review conducted with service partner Lavola. The report contains a study of the company's environmental impact, along with a summary of action points to minimize it.
The new Retinol range from Spanish premium brand Skeyndor delivers the regenerative properties of retinol. This purest form of vitamin A ensures its intensive rejuvenation effect on wrinkles and dark spots. The three products in the range are housed in a Yonwoo airless pump and barrier tube, for optimum protection of the hard-working formulas. Quadpack developed the packaging, aiming to match high performance with a luxurious look and feel.
Steve Haley has joined Quadpack Group as Group Sales Director. The appointment is a key step in Quadpack's plans to reinforce the group's bespoke strategy. Steve's strong technical background in mould-making places him in an ideal position to help keep the bespoke service tightly tuned to the needs of global beauty brands.
When Gudrun Wurm looked for the ultimate natural skin care for her baby son, it remained elusive. So she decided to create it. That's the story of Little Butterfly London, the first luxury organic range developed for the delicate skin of babies. The wooden caps made by Technotraf Wood Packaging help reinforce the brand's natural credentials, which include ECO-CERT certification.
OTC/cosmeceutical brands looking for a more cosmetic look for their face creams may find the answer in Quadpack's new 50ml Acrylic Jar. The latest member of the Q-Line range, it offers minimalistic elegance, an attractive price/performance ratio and excellent product compatibility. What's more, the 50ml jar is complemented by a 5ml mini size, allowing for travel packs or sample packs to warm up product launches.
The lasting appeal of Yonwoo's Well Pump has turned it into a Quadpack best-seller. Combine it with a hot trend and it becomes a sure winner. Quadpack has now introduced the Slim Well Pump, a stylish pack with a slender silhouette. Echoing the enduring slimline trend, the Slim Well Pump is hygienic and fun to use. A flip-top cap allows one-handed use. Once open, press a cotton wool pad onto a disc actuator, to release a perfect dose of the liquid.
Quadpack manufacturing partner Yonwoo has recently been awarded ISO 15378:2011 certification. This standard relates to the design, manufacture and supply of primary packaging materials for medicinal products. The certification is the first step in Yonwoo's plans to break into the pharmaceutical packaging market.
Part of Quadpack's own Q-Line collection, the Magnetic Lipstick has been designed for the contemporary consumer. Its sleek, minimalist form denotes prestige, while its heavy weight will make it stand out and easy to find in large designer handbags and make-up purses. Extra weight can be added to both the body and cap for even greater tangibility.
A futuristic design endowed with airless technology. Such is the packaging of the new skin care treatments from French laboratory Innoderm. Its Hyalu Serum 2.3 Eye Contour Serum and Cream are contained in Yonwoo's Ampoule Program vials, expertly developed by Quadpack. The Innoderm vials use Yonwoo's patented airless system to keep oxygen and contaminants out and maintain the formula's efficacy. They have a metal roller ball applicator, which gives a pleasant cooling effect as it glides smoothly over the skin.
Karen Murrell says that lipsticks are just like flowers. Her bright and colourful range is produced under organic principles - including the packaging developed by Quadpack. They are presented in a sleek, matt black lipstick cylinder from Quadpack's catalogue. It is one of Quadpack's many exciting on-trend packaging options offered by its Make-Up Division.
The first lipstick from French laboratory Dermophil Indien combines the values of confidence and performance with luxury and glamour. The company's specially formulated products for the care and protection of lips, hands and skin are gaining ground and when married in with the season's fashion colour, with a chic Quadpack exterior - kiss hello to a winner!
Quadpack has launched its first range of packs focused on body products: the 'Body Care Collection'. Applying its recognized expertise in skin care, this elegant compilation of packaging concepts offers all the sophistication and style of a high-end cosmetics range. The Body Care Collection comprises packaging solutions for the nine most popular treatments, from body lotion to hair oil. Each pack features component parts carefully selected from the most suitable manufacturers according to functionality, compatibility and aesthetics.
Following extensive renovations and upgrades, Quadpack has officially inaugurated its manufacturing division in Torrelló, Catalonia, Spain. The state-of-the-art facilities now boast five separate areas, including the wooden component factory of Technotraf and the specialist decoration plant of Krampak. The new Division reflects the group's industrial strategy as an end-to-end provider of differentiated packaging solutions.
The Quadpack Group manufacturing facility which houses the Technotraf factory now includes the Inspiration Room, a brand new space designed to inspire. A peaceful haven amid the industrial activity, the room provides a tranquil environment in which to dream up new beauty packaging ideas. Located in the beautiful Catalan countryside in the foothills of the Pyrenees, this creative space offers stunning, verdant views, among the fragrant smell of wood that permeates the facilities.
Cosmetic pearls are the secret behind Hypnotic Serum, Capsum's new anti-ageing treatment unveiled at in-Cosmetics earlier this year. The French contract manufacturer partnered with Quadpack to devise a delivery system that complemented the high-tech nature of the product. Hypnotic's 'NeoPearls' are now activated and delivered by Yonwoo's innovative Twist & Mix dropper.
California-based Stila is a carefree, whimsical cosmetics brand for women who make up their own rules. Its philosophy dictates that every day is a day to create a new story and put your best face forward. And its new 'CC Color Correcting Stick SPF 20' – contained in a 15mg pan stick from Quadpack's Q-Line range – allows you to do that with a healthy, youthful looking complexion.
The benefits of airless technology are now available in a playful yet elegant pack. New from Yonwoo is this colourful 50ml container, perfect for skin care brands targeting a young, vibrant audience. With a neck ring available in any Pantone colour, the Airless Point Neck can be used for a range of colour-coded products or simply match a brand's signature colour.
Brands preparing their offering for next year will be interested in the gorgeous Spring Colours from Technotraf. Five fresh new shades have been created to reflect the season's trends, for a beautifully bright finish on any of Technotraf's wooden components. Whether applied to caps, compacts or containers, these Spring Colours are sure to brighten up any pack for a look that's fresh, vibrant and natural.
O Cosmedics is a niche line of skin care from Australia that has been developed within the principles of cosmedical skin care, skin solutions on the threshold of medicine. For the benefit of The McGrath Foundation, O Cosmedics' Antioxidant Hydra-Mist – a powerful liquid moisturiser made for instant and mobile hydration – has been repackaged by Quadpack in a bright pink Apollo mist spray bottle.
It's trending, it's distinctive, it's natural. The series of interviews with Quadpack's specialists continues and on this occasion it's on the subject of wood. Jaume Ordeig, Product Specialist – Wood, explains just what wood can add to the packaging of cosmetics and perfumery products.
Quadpack Group presents a packaging concept that brings together all the elements required to create a sumptuous, premium skin care programme aimed squarely at the prestige end of the market. The 2 week programme concept is based around Yonwoo's Mini Airless Syringe housed with 14 mini acrylic jars and an exclusive zamak spatula, inside a luxury coffret.
Personal care for men is a rising trend. As men take increasing care of their appearance, brands are creating ranges that target the needs of this unique demographic. The Cade for Men range from French natural beauty brand L'Occitane is a perfect example. Launched this summer, the formula is itself protected by an airless Yonwoo container developed by Quadpack.
Today's young women lead busy lives and need cosmetics that are quick and easy to use, fitting into their busy lifestyle. Quadpack's 10g Blush Pot offers a playful concept that's totally on trend: Designed for direct application to both cheeks and lips. Use the product straight from the pack - just dab it on and then blend it out - quick, easy and the perfect size to slip into a handbag.
The 3 Mesh Foamer from Quadpack Group uses Apollo's patented technology, designed with different meshes, to produce a greater volume of rich, luxurious foam that spreads easily onto the skin. The foamer has been constructed with three fine meshes. The liquid formula is forced through each of these in order to obtain smaller bubbles. The resulting foam is therefore velvety soft rather than soapy, in addition to being more voluminous. Furthermore, the richness of the foam lasts longer before turning back to liquid.
According to Deborah Milano, it's simply irresistible! flowerTOUCH LIP & BLUSH, part of its deBBY brand, is a limited edition lipstick and blush. Contained in a trendy pot with a bright decoration, the product has a domed shape that is reflected in the outer transparent cap, and as Deborah's supply partner, Quadpack was entrusted with the packaging.
Quadpack's Make-Up Divsion has released a new airtight version of Jumbo Stick, its high-performance pen for lip or eye colour. Part of the growing Q-Line make-up range, the new format is specifically designed for long-lasting formulae, keeping them fresh inside a sealed container that helps prevent them from drying out.
Germaine de Capuccini's Full Lashes is designed to make lashes thicker, longer and 100% stronger. Contained in a Brivaplast brush pack developed by Quadpack Group, this densifying booster works on both eyelashes and eyebrows with a brush that makes application both easy and precise. The 8ml bottle and cap are colour-matched white, with black and green branding screenprinted onto the bottle.
Quadpack's Make-Up Division has launched a line for liquid foundation comprising four elegant packs that are a direct response to modern make-up formulas. The new range shifts foundation packaging beyond airless to include atmospheric pumps and droppers, and is part of Quadpack's Q-Line brand.
With Armand Basi's Wild Forest for Men continuing to scoop up packaging awards, it is clear that wood is a material that is positively trending. Does this mean we will see more of this kind of packaging in future? What inspires designers to integrate it into a pack? And where does such a design begin? Antoni Arola, head of the design studio responsible for Wild Forest, grants an exclusive insight into what makes a good perfume bottle design.
Technotraf Wood Packaging, part of Quadpack Group's Manufacturing Division, has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). With its existing PEFC certification, it is now on the Chain of Custody of two of the world's largest forest management programmes.
After a decade in Clapham on the banks of the Thames, we have decided to move to Central London. Our new offices are located just off Trafalgar Square, close to the UK headquarters of many of the leading beauty brands. New premises means new facilities, and we have access to state-of-the-art communications and AV equipment. This means we can keep close - physically and in real time - with all of our clients, wherever they are.
Natio, the Australian beauty company who are experts in natural skin care and colour products, have launched two new foundations in Yonwoo's best-selling Jumbo airless dispensers from Quadpack.
This month, we kick off a series of interviews with Quadpack’s specialists in each product category, giving their expert insights into each market. First up is Sonia Cerato, Make-Up Category Manager.
Yonwoo Europe proudly took part in Cherry Pack, L'Oréal’s annual innovation forum, for the third consecutive year in Paris last November. The two-day event allowed the team to present 23 exclusive packaging concepts from Yonwoo to L'Oréal’s top decision makers.
Of all the milestones in the beauty packaging industry over the last decades, the development of airless packaging is one of the most game-changing. Congratulations therefore must go to Yonwoo – pioneer and continued leader in the airless field. Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the Korean company has developed high-tech airless solutions for major cosmetics companies around the globe, conquering the European and Antipodean markets in partnership with Quadpack.
It's no secret that the Australian body ideal is to be fit and tanned. Yet a high awareness of the dangers of sun exposure has led to a sophisticated domestic market for self-tanning products. Jbronze is a new range of self-tanners by Australian celebrity-model Jennifer Hawkins.
Quadpack has issued a limited edition perfume named 'Wood', in celebration of its 10th anniversary. The fragrance is beautifully packaged, uniting the finest components the group has to offer: Premi's elegant Hollywood bottle, a gold anodised spray pump and a tapered beech cap from Technotraf, all held in a sheer organza pouch. The bottle is decorated with a design inspired by nature.
Our series of 10th anniversary news items continues, with an interview with our most long-standing client, Natura Bissé. Senior VP of Marketing Patricia Fisas recounts how the beauty market has changed and looks back on a working relationship that has spanned a decade.
Over 65 delegates from the leading cosmetics companies attended the first Quadpack Master Class in Barcelona on 28 May 2013. The three-hour seminar offered in-depth knowledge on packaging materials and decoration techniques.
Stefano Vanoncini, CEO of Quadpack make-up packaging partner Brivaplast, explains what factors to consider when creating the perfect mascara and looks at current trends and innovations.
Gone are the days when organic cosmetics meant low-cost, do-it-yourself recipes of dubious results. The concept of natural beauty now encompasses the whole spectrum of cosmetics, with high-end luxury brands offering first-class organic treatments, free from artificial ingredients. The beauty sector now goes even beyond organic formulas, to encompass environmentally-friendly packaging, under the new umbrella of 'eco-chic'.
Whether on your mobile phone or wrist, charms are currently all over the fashion world. So why not on your perfume bottle as well? Spirit can develop beautiful charms that add style and help lift your fragrance out from the crowd.
Alessandro Prestini, CEO of Quadpack perfumery partner Premi, explains what to look for when choosing a perfume bottle for your fragrance.
Quadpack has established a platform to consolidate its logistic operations. With a global network of sourcing offices and suppliers, the new centre will receive, process and despatch all shipments in and out of Europe. The new strategy will avoid underfilled containers, increase efficiency, speed up deliveries, cut transportation costs and reduce the group’s carbon footprint.
The complete, up-to-date Quadpack product catalogue is at your fingertips, whenever and wherever you want. Hundreds of products stored on a single device, categorised, with detailed specifications, all searchable by keyword for your convenience.
Laurent Frydlender reveals the secrets of his success as head of Quadpack's French operations.
Giorgio Cassanmagnago explains the role of the Italian office within the Quadpack Group international strategy.
Continuing our series of interviews, Jason Smith illustrates the cosmetics packaging markets in Australia and New Zealand.
Jenni Paddick, business unit leader of Spirit Ltd, explains the synergy between Spirit and its mother company, Quadpack.
We discover the future of airless cosmetics packaging in an exclusive interview with James Ki, president & CEO of Yonwoo.
Quadpack is proud to introduce the Apollo Ultimate Foamer, the world's first foam pump designed with no metal parts in the product path. Apollo’s patented construction is engineered for optimum product stability. This makes it ideal for sensitive formulas including baby care lotions, facial cleansers and hair treatments.
Quadpack has developed a range of 50ml dual-wall jars to stunning effect for Polish brand Siquens Dermo Professional. Four products in its Prévention range of age-defying treatments make the most of the standard jars' aesthetic potential.
Glass headlines once again, as we proudly announce our comprehensive new range of glass nail polish bottles. As part of our corporate drive into colour cosmetics, these nail polish bottles round out Quadpack's growing make-up selection, which already includes foundation pens, pan sticks, lipsticks, mascaras and facial cosmetic containers.