Whats up at the Cosmetic Business 2024

The FRIKE Cosmetic team once again had a stand at this year's Cosmetic Business. Find out more about the popular cosmetics trade fair here.

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Trends and innovations

Lively hustle and bustle in the aisles, lively discussions, and exciting presentations: on 5 and 6 June 2024, numerous decision-makers from the cosmetics industry and their suppliers gathered at CosmeticBusiness 2024 at the MOC Munich to exchange ideas about trends, innovations and new projects. At the international supplier fair for the cosmetics industry, 418 exhibitors from 23 countries presented their latest products and solutions in the fields of ingredients, manufacturing and packaging. The extensive specialist programme in the INNOVATION CORNER with top-class speakers such as Alicia Lindner from BÖRLIND and Birgit Huber from IKW was very well received.

In the DACH region, Cosmetic Business is the most important trade fair for packaging materials and therefore also for contract manufacturers. More raw material suppliers are also exhibiting, but interest is rather low. Our stand in Hall 3 had a very good location and was literally overrun in places. According to Ronnie Heusser, Sales Manager at FRIKE Cosmetic, we had never made so many new contacts at a Cosmetic Business as we did this year.

And what else is there to report about the trade fair?

Sustainability remains the hot topic in the packaging sector. This year, exhibitors will primarily be showing how they are using mono-material solutions to further facilitate recycling and thus recyclability. The fact that recycled materials can be used more and more effectively in the form of PCR will also be demonstrated at the exhibition using various examples.

Eight corners and less weight

Albéa has expanded its EcoTop family. The combined cap-head system is now complemented by the octagonal OctoTop. L'Occitane already uses them for its hand cream tubes, as they correspond to the brand's traditional design. According to the manufacturer, OctoTop has reduced the weight by 21 per cent compared to the previous solution. It also reduces the CO2 footprint. The new solution is made from PE and is suitable for recycling in the HDPE stream.

How plastics become granite and silver

The German masterbatch supplier Lifocolor is presenting two new colour effects from its portfolio. The masterbatches for granite effect create an authentic stone look on PE, PP, ABS, PMMA and TPE. They are available in various shades and fulfil the EU and FDA requirements for food contact, according to the company. They can be used for injection moulding and extrusion processes at up to 280 degrees Celsius. With its new silver and metallic masterbatches, Lifocolor aims above all to enable the recycling-orientated design of cosmetics packaging. The silver colours should be able to be correctly identified in the sorting system using near-infrared (NIR) and fed into the recycling process.

Next generation PCR tubes

Linhardt describes itself as a pioneer in the use of PCR plastics in tubes. This year, the company is presenting its NextGen PCR Plastic Tube. It is the first tube made from HD and LLD PCR. It is made from a mixture of rigid and flexible PE, which consists of 100 per cent cosmetic-grade PreFin PCR. According to the manufacturer, this has a high degree of purity and comes from a safe, controlled supply chain. The tubes can be customised using screen and digital printing as well as 360° foiling.

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