Cosmetic Packaging

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Because of the extensive range of cosmetic products available, an equally wide range of packaging designs is necessary to accommodate them. Read More…

Cosmetic Packaging Cosmetic packaging is the term used to describe any packaging material used for the storage or transportation of cosmetic products. Cosmetic packaging can be made out of plastic, aluminum, glass and many other materials.

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Greeneville, TN  |  423-638-1284

With our longstanding history of being at the top of the market we are committed to bringing our customers only the best in quality, service and reliability. We will work with you from the first steps of the process all the way to the finished product that suits your needs. We are driven and strive to make your experience with us the best it could possibly be. Our contract packaging is among the best that the market has to offer!

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Valk Industries, Inc. $$$

Garden Grove, CA  |  714-455-9925

The Aaron Thomas Company is an award winning supplier of quality contract packaging benefits. Aaron Thomas’ high speed automated capabilities allow you to bring your inventory to market in less time and with higher quality. If you need fast and affordable quality servicing then you need the Aaron Thomas Company. Please call today or go to ATC’s website for full descriptions.

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Aaron Thomas Company, Inc. $$$

Salt Lake City, UT  |  801-943-1111

At American Packaging Group, we are committed to helping you create and deliver the right packaging, right on time, at the right price. We offer the complete solution to medium and large size contract packaging. Our skilled staff takes you from initial analysis to packaging design, production and fulfillment services for corrugated packaging, point of purchase displays, assembly kitting and more.

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American Packaging Group $$$

Franklin Park, IL  |  847-451-4018

Mattpak thrives in the fast-paced world of contract packaging, dedicated to providing the most innovative & cost-effective solutions to client needs. Packaging options include: Bags, Blisters (even water soluble PVA), Jars & Pails. We handle powder, granules, pastes & liquids, & offer specific food & soaps packaging, plus display packaging to add the finishing touch to retail shelves & beyond!

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Mattpak Inc. $$$

Denver, CO  |  800-262-6789

Contract packaging of shelf stable food & non-food products. Organic and A.I.B. GMP Certified. Food supplement pouched sets, capsule & tablet blister-form fill, bottling, organic encapsulation, vertical & horizontal flow wrapping, literature wrapping for bulk mail, skin packs, blister, shrink-wrap, bundling, collating, kitting, retail displays, rework, quality inspections & fulfillment.

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Western Innovations $$$
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The long list of cosmetic product packaging configurations includes tubes, pumps, pencils, compacts with mirrors, cases, bottles, jars and many more. These containers often must be air and water-tight in order to keep creams, pastes, lotions, powders, gels, cakes, waxes and jellies from spilling or become dried by contact with air.

Other cosmetic products like mascara, concealer, eye shadow, eye liner, lip stick, blush, lotions, creams, nail polish and body spray all require specialized packaging to create the right storage atmosphere and to allow for easy application. Some liquids like foundation and nail polish are stored in glass bottles, while lotions, which would be difficult to extract from glass, are packaged in plastic containers. Jars can feature pop-on or threaded twist-off lids, and bottles can be fitted with pumps and caps to dispense their products.

Cosmetic packaging can be made out of plastic, metal, glass and even polished wood in some cases. The majority of plastic cosmetic packaging products are made of acrylics, polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polystyrene (PS), polyethylene (PE) or polypropylene (PP). There are exceptions, but these materials are so widely used because they are inexpensively and easily formed. They can also be lightweight, non-porous and hypoallergenic.

Most of the cosmetic packaging products made using these plastics are formed by blow molding. Blow molding begins by heating raw plastic material until it is molten. The molten plastic can be mixed in with coloring agents and other additives to improve the appearance of the finished product. The molten plastic is then injected into a mold cavity that is shaped like the intended packaging product. Compressed air is forced into the mold, forcing the plastic to take the mold's shape and become hollow in its middle.

Once the plastic has taken its shape, it is allowed to cool and harden and is then ejected from the mold. The process is fast, accurate and highly repeatable. Thousands of identical containers are manufactured in high volumes through this molding process. Often, the cosmetic packagers assist customers with concept and brand development, as well as the exterior design of the logo and label.

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