Gerresheimer reveals sustainable plastic packaging solution for body care brands

The German company's BioPack bottles are made from sustainable and renewable biomaterials such as sugarcane

Gerresheimer, the plastic packaging specialist, is catering to increasing industry demand for sustainable packaging solutions with its new line of bottles for body care products, made from recyclable plastic.

The German-based company has previously developed packaging for leading beauty brands including Avon, Lancome and L'Occitane.

Now, created for a major client in the cosmetics industry, the company has developed a refillable plastic bottle, featuring an indented base that allows containers to be stacked on top of one another to save space and reduce CO2 emissions per shipment.

Meanwhile, the bottle has straight edges like a cube, so its four sides can accommodate small petals or seeds through transparent labels suspended inside the gel.

The new bottle is part of the company's new BioPack range, which offers a broad range of plastic packaging solutions made from sustainable and renewable biomaterials instead of the standard polyethylene terephthalate (PET) used for most body care products.

Today, Gerresheimer serves customers across the global cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries, offering an extensive standard range of plastic packaging as well as creating customised solutions made from PET, recycled or R-PET and biomaterials.

Headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany, the company employs around 10,000 people worldwide and has plants in Europe, the Americas and Asia, generating revenues of around €1.4bn.

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