Gerresheimer, provider of innovative solutions and systems and global partner for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and cosmetics industries, and Rezemo, an innovative new company for bio-based materials, announce the establishment of a partnership. The collaboration includes offering innovative and sustainable closures for primary packaging solutions in the fields of cosmetic, food and beverage and pharmaceutical industries. This partnership marks a significant step towards advancing environmentally friendly packaging solutions in the industry, combining infinitely recyclable glass packaging with bio-based closures.
“Both companies share a deep commitment to sustainability and green manufacturing and design. By joining forces, we aim to further reduce the environmental footprint of primary packaging and, at the same time, offer customers innovative and attractive solutions,” highlights Stefan Rider, Senior Vice President Global Commercial at Gerresheimer Molded Glass. The collaboration between Gerresheimer and Rezemo will focus on the development and production of bio-based closures for glass containers.
Innovative material for more sustainable packaging solutions
“Bio-based closures in combination with glass packaging will appeal to environmentally conscious consumers. They are biodegradable, recyclable and align with the global movement towards reducing single-use plastics,” he explains. Stefan Zender, co-founder of Rezemo. “We have developed a cutting-edge material composed of wood fibers and biopolymers,” explains Julian Reitze, the second co-founder of Rezemo. The bio-based wood material is ideal for producing closures. It is not only environmentally friendly but also offers excellent performance characteristics, making it a promising alternative to traditional plastic closures. In addition, multiple design options can be realized in terms of surface structure or color.
As a first step, Gerresheimer's standard cosmetic packaging portfolio now includes a set of 50 ml glass bottles with wooden closures, ideal for example for skin care products. Both the jar and the closure can be personalized using decoration or color design techniques.