Dropper innovation marks industry first

Published: 15-Sep-2023

In an industry first, Vetroplas and its Italian manufacturing partner Eurovetrocap have launched a fully recyclable, single material dropper made of PP which signals genuine innovation in a market which has seen little change for decades. Unlike existing traditionally shaped mono-material alternatives, this is a brand-new design with strong visual impact and a push button delivery system

Named ‘Parigi’ the new dropper features an external PP collar with a matte finish which houses the button and pipette. The round button is flat, with a contrasting gloss finish to indicate where to press. The functionality of the button is achieved thanks to an innovative type of PP formulated to achieve the required elasticity. It delivers a 375 μl dose.

The PP dip tube has a slightly conical shape and a pencil tip. The upper part is an insert (inner ring) that grips into the collar, sealing the button and consolidating the dropper. All components are fully recyclable with no separation required.

‘Parigi’ is also available with recycled PP content. In the standard recycled version, the collar is produced from recycled material (>95%), while the button blends 25% recycled material, representing about 38% of the total weight of the dropper in length for 15ml and about 35% in length for 30ml.

Vetroplas managing director Simon Dix adds “This dropper is one of the most ambitious new packaging innovations undertaken by Eurovetrocap. Its complex structure has taken several years to develop but we now have a unique new offering for 15ml and 30ml glass bottles, which combines unique aesthetics with 100 per cent recyclability, making it ideal for high end oils and serums.”

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