Silgan Dispensing launches Pearl 2 airless system

By Julia Wray 4-Oct-2021

Sustainable solution with robust e-commerce design unveiled at Luxe Pack Monaco show

Silgan Dispensing has revealed its next generation airless system, called Pearl 2, to coincide with Luxe Pack Monaco 2021.

Pearl 2 is said to deliver all the benefits of a standard airless system, such as formula protection from oxidation, 360-degree dispensing and a high evacuation rate, while also offering materials designed for recyclability, a robust e-commerce design and broader technical capabilities.

“Pearl 2 was designed with our customers’ needs in mind. Our focus in developing the product was on three key areas:  sustainability, e-commerce, and improved performance,” said Guillaume de Demandolx, Vice President, Fragrance and Beauty for Silgan Dispensing.

“Sustainability continues to be a top expectation when it comes to packaging and was our first priority.  Finding solutions that do not disrupt today’s recycling streams without sacrificing quality and performance is often elusive,” continued de Demandolx.

“Today’s recycling infrastructure has challenges in sorting the small round packages typical in beauty products, so we focused on designing Pearl 2 with the right mix of materials compatible with the recycling stream.”

To get that mix right, Silgan Dispensing invented LifeCycle Technology, a patented plastic spring in Pearl 2 that enables the removal of non-recyclable materials and metal, which led to the dispenser being made almost entirely of a single polyolefin.

As a result, Pearl 2 has been certified by RecyClass to not have a negative impact on current European-coloured containers recycling based on third-party laboratory testing using the Recyclability Evaluation Protocol for HDPE containers.

Pearl 2 also passes third-party e-commerce testing protocols due to its robust design and overcap. The pump can withstand changes in air pressure, which means that it won’t leak during transport or air travel.

Finally, Pearl 2 is claimed to provide improved performance from both a technical and consumer standpoint. On the technical side, Pearl 2 boasts high compatibility plus consistency of performance across a variety of different formulas and viscosity levels.

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And for consumers, a longer stroke length provides maximum dosing control in an ergonomic, one-handed dispenser.

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