Packaging waste in Europe continues to grow, despite an increase in recycling. A big part of the problem is an excessive and inefficient use of packaging. There is more non-recyclable packaging and a lack of recycled content, while confusing labelling complicates sorting for consumers. There is more non-recyclable packaging and a lack of recycled content, while confusing labelling complicates sorting for consumers.
Quadpack is celebrating its first anniversary as a member of the global B Corp community. With a common goal of using business for good, it has been busy working on each of the five pillars of workers, community, environment, governance and customers.
The new Emerald Lipstick from Quadpack is an expression of minimalist elegance. Stripped down to its essential features, it encapsulates high performance in an elegant design that’s completely monomaterial.
Danish skincare brand NUORI has combined eight hero skincare ingredients in a single formula for its new launch, The One. Simple, yet highly functional, the all-natural cream benefits from the powerful protection of Quadpack’s Regula Airless, which shields the hard-working formula from external contamination, without the need for synthetic preservatives.
Hot on the heels of the Gala dip-in pack, Quadpack has broadened its collection for liquid makeup formulas. Frida and Lisa are the two newest dip-in bottles which, when combined with a selection of high-performance applicators, offer the right tools to create that perfect look.
2022 saw a new collaboration chapter open for long-term partners Quadpack and Natura Bissé. United by their wish to support educational projects, both companies put their corporate foundations at the service of teachers and children in the Catalonia region of Spain through ‘Project Difference’, led by Fundación Ricardo Fisas Natura Bissé.
Miniature-sized products have always fascinated beauty consumers. Convenient, affordable and cute, there is often one thing missing: sustainability. Quadpack resolves this with Regula Petit Jar, a fully recyclable pack available in two practical capacities.
Wellness routines for men have been largely overlooked in beauty, but a new trend has been pushing brands to offer more self-care options for males. German men’s grooming brand Störtebekker has been riding this wave and chose Quadpack’s biobased Sulapac® jar for its new beard balm.
Full-cover hotfoil stamping has now been incorporated into the decoration portfolio of Quadpack. Following the acquisition of decoration specialist Stefan Wicklein Kunststoffveredelung GmbH, the company has become one of the few expert providers worldwide of this complex technique.
Idol Woodacity® Solo Twist Compact is the new addition to the Woodacity® family! A refillable compact, it features the Solo Twist closure system, bringing a new, inclusive gesture for both right and left-handed consumers, who can open the cap on a quarter turn in either direction.
Quadpack Manufacturing Quality Manager Claudia Barros always wanted to volunteer in a social project but never had the chance until she joined the company a year ago. During her onboarding in Barcelona, she was introduced to the Quadpack Foundation. Since then, she’s been involved in three different projects, helping young people build their skill sets and career plans.
Quadpack’s new Infinite PP Panstick is a sustainable evolution of its original plastic panstick. It is fully made in PP, a recyclable material, and now available in refillable format.
Children’s clothing brand Petit Bateau launches a new fragrance for toddlers with a Quadpack cork cap. While the natural flower water is completely vegan, the cork cap manufactured by Quadpack is monomaterial and sourced from sustainably-managed forests.
Since the pandemic, baby products are booming: inspired by the ‘clean beauty’ movement, brands are prioritising premium, sustainable ingredients and packaging that are respectful to the environment. It’s a global trend driven by booming markets such as Asia Pacific and the Americas.
Answering market demands for more user-friendly, premium and sustainable packaging, Quadpack is launching a jar that has it all: the New Regula Refill Jar is recyclable, refillable and easy to use.
Quadpack is proud to announce that Alexandra Chauvigné has been appointed as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective 1 September 2022. Chauvigné succeeds co-founder Tim Eaves, who remains as Chairman of Quadpack’s Board of Directors.
How can we measure the impact of our packaging on the environment? How to provide clients with reliable data about product sustainability? Challenged by these questions and aligned with our Positive Impact Packaging strategy, the Quadpack team looked for tools and solutions that could deliver a comprehensive, science-based environmental impact assessment.
Quadpack and Aptar Beauty + Home have jointly developed a refillable lipstick which pushes the boundaries of sustainability and sensory appeal in makeup packaging.
In April 2022, Quadpack was certified as B Corp, a distinction given to a select group of 5,000-plus purpose-driven businesses around the world. We now belong to a community composed of global sustainability role models .
Thousands of businesses are joining the B Corp community worldwide, driven by a purpose of making a positive impact on society and the environment. But what does B Corp mean to companies and how deep is the transformation required to join it? Pablo Sanchez, Managing Director of B Lab Spain helps us to answer these and more questions.
Italian cosmetics brand Ophir Milano has chosen Quadpack and Biofarma Group to develop packaging and formula for its new range of sustainable skincare. The brand opted for the Woodacity solo turn cap and the Regula Glass Jar for the collection.
Eight Quadpackers from France have engaged in a volunteer project to help young people prepare for the job market. The project is part of Pro'Pulse, a free preparatory course with a personalised and comprehensive approach that facilitates access to apprenticeship for young people without qualifications.
Quadpack has partnered with Life Terra, a pan-European project endorsed by the European Commission whose goal is to reinforce the human connection with nature and restore climate-resilient forests to help mitigate climate change.
Quadpack has been awarded a Gold Medal by EcoVadis, the global, independent rating agency for sustainability management. The beauty packaging provider has improved its score thanks to its policies and actions in ethics, labour & human rights, environment and sustainable procurement.
Quadpack Foundation has partnered with UAB Research Park to support scientific research on microplastics and their effects on people and the environment. The foundation sponsored the 12th edition of Generació d’Idees, an initiative that aims to foster the entrepreneurial spirit and innovation culture among researchers and doctoral students, connecting them with the current challenges of industries.
With more than 20 projects in ten countries, the non-profit organisation has grown its reach and governance. A record number of 96 Quadpackers engaged in volunteering activities throughout the world.
With the aim to have a positive impact on all their stakeholders, the B Corp ecosystem is thriving. By early 2022, Quadpack aims to be one of the 4,000-plus B Corps worldwide who share a common objective: to use business as a force for good.
Quadpack Foundation, the non-profit arm of Quadpack, is partnering with the Catalan branch of the Spanish Red Cross to help improve the employment prospects of people at risk of social exclusion.
Quadpack’s governance structure has been strengthened at board level, with the appointment of its first independent members. In addition, three new committees have been created focused on sustainability, audit and risk, and remunerations and nominations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.