​S. Korean cosmetics maker develops paper packaging for beauty products

Park Sae-jin Reporter() | Posted : November 11, 2020, 17:26 | Updated : November 11, 2020, 17:26

[Courtesy of Kolmar Korea]

SEOUL -- Kolmar Korea, a beauty and pharmaceutical company in South Korea, has developed an eco-friendly paper package for cosmetics products. The package reinforced with a waterproof layer of coated paper withstands the weight of up to 50 kilograms (110 pounds) and can be modified to be produced in various shapes.

Currently, almost every cosmetics products use plastic or glass packaging designed to hold liquid-type or paste-type products. It is hard for makers to create eco-friendly packages using paper as they go soft when exposed to moisture. Cosmetics makers favor plastic packages because of their durability and ability to absorb shock. Also, plastic packages are lighter, making them more cost-effective in large-quantity shipping.

Kolmar Korea said in a statement on November 11 that 80 percent of the new eco-friendly package was made of paper but its cap that fits on the nozzle had to be produced in plastic. Some foreign beauty product companies have already adopted paper packages. La Roche-Posay, a French cosmetics company, released a tube-type sunscreen product using a paper tube in May.
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