California-based NeoCell adopts 100% PCR plastic bottles across its range of supplements, skincare products; Florida-based LF of America develops multi-layer unit-dose plastic packaging for health and beauty sector

LOS ANGELES , March 29, 2012 () –

U.S. health and beauty manufacturers Neo Cell Corp. of Newport Beach, California, and Hollywood, Florida-based LF of America Corp. have new packaging that aims to increase their sustainability, reported Plastics Today on March 28.

NeoCell has adopted 100% postconsumer recycled-content plastic bottles across its range of natural supplements and skin care products. The packaging is provided by All American Containers Inc. of Miami, Florida.

The changeover required that the company adjust the label size. This lead to a label redesign that included color changes, different graphics and including information about the new bottles, said Sarah Quadri, head of NeoCell’s research and development department, Plastics Today reported.

In its long-term goal to become more socially- and environmentally-conscious, NeoCell looks to use more sustainable labels. So far, it has not been able to find an alternative that meets its requirements for sustainability, cost and quality, said Quadri.

LF of America, which is a division of Italy’s The Lameplast Group, said that it has developed a new multi-layer unit-dose packaging that creates “new opportunity for displaying and protecting cosmetics and pharmaceutical products,” reported Plastics Today.

The packaging, which uses plastics like polyethylene and polypropylene for various layers, can also be made from recycled plastic materials. The multi-layer packs have an outer layer, a middle layer made from ethylene vinyl alcohol, and an inner layer that is in contact with the product.

The choices for each layer can be based on marketing requirements, design considerations, environmental impact or to be creative with colors without affecting the contents, Plastics Today reported.

The primary source of this article is Plastics Today, Akron, Ohio, on March 28, 2012.

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