Why does Scuffing Sometimes Occur on Polypropylene (PP) Closures?

23/08/2021 Glossary / F A Qs

Closures are the finishing touch to your packaging for your product. However, sometimes scuffing happens on caps, which can be so impractical and blemish the look of your premium beauty product. Find out why this happens and...

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Demystifying PETG - How does it differ from PET and can you recycle it?

27/07/2021 Glossary / F A Qs

What is the difference between PET and PETG? Find out the basics of the two polymers and their affects on the environment...

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What Will the UK's Plastic Packaging Tax Mean for You?

14/05/2021 Glossary / F A Qs

Will I have to pay the UK's plastic packaging tax when it is introduced on 1st April 2022? The answer is, only if...

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Glass Jars and Bottles - the Sustainable Choice?

03/03/2021 Glossary / F A Qs

Glass has the reputation of being an eco-friendly choice, while plastic suffers negative press. Is this justified when...

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Why Successful Cosmetics Brands are Suddenly Taking Mini Tester Packs Seriously

17/02/2021 Glossary / F A Qs

In a luxury market where a discerning consumer thinks nothing of paying £25 or more for a single jar of face cream, premium brands used to offer testers at the beauty counters of every high street retailer. But those...

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Why We Believe Moisturising is as Important as Brushing Your Teeth

06/08/2020 Glossary / F A Qs

It's a tough world we live in, in many ways. Take skincare for example - there are so many factors all around us that can...

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Storing PET Bottles: Eight Things That Might Catch You Out

03/07/2020 Glossary / F A Qs

PET is a surprisingly sensitive material.  With many PET bottles currently being...

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Packaging Industry Commentary - The Recyclability of Aluminium

12/02/2020 Glossary / F A Qs

There are many arguments around the features and environmental...

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What is PCR Packaging?

20/01/2020 Glossary / F A Qs

PCR means Post-Consumer Recycled material  - in simple terms, it is packaging that is being given a second...

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Packaging Industry Commentary - the Recyclability of Black Plastic

08/07/2019 Glossary / F A Qs

Until recently, black plastic was unable to be detected by infrared sensors in sorting facilities. As a result, the plastic was led to general waste...

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Packaging Industry Commentary - Recycling Codes

29/05/2019 Glossary / F A Qs

Recycling is becoming more and more important as we tackle the world’s waste problem. Many people do not understand what can be recycled...

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Technical Commentary - What is Blooming or Weathering on Glass Containers?

18/05/2019 Glossary / F A Qs

A glass container may sometimes be affected by a phenomenon is known as "weathering" or "blooming” and occurs due to the presence of water on...

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What is the difference between a lotion pump and an airless pump?

12/02/2019 Glossary / F A Qs

Recently we had a conversation with one of our premium cosmetic skincare customers on the key differences between a lotion pump and an airless pump...

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Airless Dispensing - Protecting your product

08/10/2018 Glossary / F A Qs

Airless packaging has become a necessity for sensitive formulations, with particular focus on the skincare, cosmetic, and personal healthcare industries...

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Foam Dispensers and Soft Touch Bottles

31/07/2018 Glossary / F A Qs

Our foam dispensers are a non-aerosol way of dispensing liquid into a foam. They feature two chambers, one for liquid and one for air...

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Why do beauty brands create small volume packs?

23/03/2018 Glossary / F A Qs

When it comes to pack size, there are all sorts of views and reasons for debating in the beauty industry – big and lasting, small and convenient!

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What are the benefits of glass packaging?

16/02/2018 Glossary / F A Qs

With today's emphasis on alternatives to plastic packaging, many ask the question...Why glass?

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Diptube Terminology Explained

24/10/2017 Glossary / F A Qs

Getting the correct length of a foam pump or atomiser is really important to the final...

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The magical GlassPET explained

08/06/2017 Glossary / F A Qs

When it comes to container material, and your specification is something premium...

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What is a pipette?

20/04/2017 Glossary / F A Qs

There are many different packaging terms out there, and it can all become...

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