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.
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.
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.
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.
Quadpack offers a range of products with wooden caps, which elevates the senses and transforms every skincare routine into a pleasant moment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.