Italian plastic packaging supplier Pibiplast has created a mascara pack made with just two components rather than the usual five. The company also presented an in-mold decoration technique that means no surface treatment is required.
Shown at Cosmoprof Bologna last week, Due from Pibiplast is a two-piece mascara pack. The monomaterial pack in PP consists of a bottle with embedded wiper and a one-piece cap with rod and brush (bio-based fibers are also an option). Typically, mascara packaging consists of five components: bottle, cap, rod, wiper and brush. In addition to the positive environmental impact of the pack’s lean design - reduced weight and fewer production processes -, it is also a “cost-competitive” option, says the company. Decoration options include screenprinting, pad printing and hot stamping.
Pibikind decoration technique
Another new development to come out of Pibiplast’s Innovation Lab is Pibikind, a patent-pending technology for injection and blow molding that enables a customized matte finish to be achieved directly from the mold. This means that there is no need for a surface treatment or varnish. The matte effect is obtained by working the mold surface and machinery settings, and can substitute the use of matte UV varnish.