A new packaging will allow more natural cosmetics

January 15, 2014

The active packaging Acticospack will be able to disperse natural preservatives in a suitable number and quantity in cosmetic products. This mode of conservation allows the reduction of artificial preservatives in the formulation of cosmetics and has a more lasting effect than the current direct addition of preservatives, thus extending their useful life.
Both companies and European legislation seek to gradually reduce the amount of artificial preservatives that are incorporated into cosmetics. The Acticospack project responds to this, in which a consortium of companies and technology centers led by Laboratorios Acento is involved to create more natural cosmetic products.
In the words of its technical and R&D director, Luis Torró, the project represents an "exciting technological challenge, formulating new cosmetics packaged with active technologies that reduce preservative levels without affecting their safety," he says. Specifically, "we have to get new cosmetic formulations with fewer artificial preservatives because they will be provided by the active container, which will also be natural, resulting in a safe product that complies with all European legislation," says Torró.
Laboratorios Acento (Española de Nuevos Tratamientos, SA) participates in this project in cooperation with the 7th Framework Program of the European Union together with the Technological Institute of Packaging, Transport and Logistics (ITENE) and the German Fraunhofer, as well as with the Italian firms Induplast , Lameplast and the Portuguese GEPACK.

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