Invest in the future: Package your cosmetics sustainably!
Cosmetics are subject to rapid assortment and collection changes, increasing individualisation and high competitive pressures. The market’s attention to sustainability is also on the rise. Future-proof your production now and win over your customers with sustainable cosmetic packaging.
With Schubert, you have the ideal partner at your side – for more sustainability in cosmetic packaging!
Sustainable packaging materials
Rapid product and material changes have become very common in the packaging of cosmetics. So it is all the more important that machines and systems keep pace. Packaging machines from Schubert are modular and flexible in design and can easily process a wide range of packaging materials. These include plastics as well as cardboard packaging or other sustainable materials, such as packaging based on grass or hemp.
Individualisation in terms of labels or customised packaging, which is in particular demand in e-commerce, can be achieved on the same machine without significantly reducing the cycle time. Connecting scanners to your ERP system makes the production and shipping status transparent.
Cartons, corrugated boxes, bottles or flacons – the certifications for sustainability in packaging are also becoming stricter for cosmetics. Composite materials that are difficult to separate receive significantly lower ratings than mono-materials based on sustainability. Another trend is refillable, high-quality primary packaging such as shampoo bottles or powder compacts. The goal is clearly to reduce synthetics and plastics. Conflicting objectives arises here between consumer wishes for sustainability on the one hand and stable, durable cosmetics packaging on the other. With Schubert, you can confidently tackle these seemingly opposing goals.
In bulk packaging for transport to the retail shelf, secondary packaging provides the perfect protection. Here in particular, sustainable cardboard packaging is ideal for protecting your products from damage or staining. When it comes to packaging development for paperboard packaging, you are always at least one step ahead with Schubert. We thoroughly examine your process, replace conventional packaging with sustainable packaging and optimise packaging sizes. This saves you material, space and fillers.
Versatile in use: cardboard packaging made from sustainable raw materials
Cardboard is an extremely sustainable packaging material as a result of its highly successful and productive recycling. Whether traditional basic materials such as paper and cellulose or new materials such as grass or hemp – at Schubert we have specialised in cardboard packaging for over 50 years. With resource-saving sleeves, a wide variety of carton shapes or shipping boxes in wrap-around or RSC style, you save valuable raw materials and process costs. At Schubert, it is very important to us that you are the one making the decisions about your cosmetics packaging – not the limitations imposed by your machines. This is why our cartoners and casepackers work just as flexibly as they do carefully, quickly and efficiently. Even special requirements such as adhesive-free folding boxes or high-quality surfaces with special finishes are not a problem for our robot-based technology.
Filling bottles and jars – with modern plastics or glass
With Schubert, you can make your secondary packaging processes more sustainable – but we also take care of the resource-saving filling of powdery or liquid products into bottles and jars. With Schubert systems, this works not only with conventional solid plastic containers, but also with thin-walled, soft monoplastics or recyclable glass.
We feed the containers to the filling station via pick & place instead of in bulk, integrated into the packaging line: Individually designed robotic tools pick the containers directly from the conveyor and place them reliably and gently into the filling station feed. With our exact dosing – even for very small quantities and accurate to the millilitre – your valuable cosmetics are not wasted in the packaging process, and you save resources and costs.
Our cosmetic packaging systems’ machine concept enables you to map the entire packaging process – from the feeding of individual product components through the filling and sealing of the primary packaging to the finished transport packaging – in a fully automated, controlled and highly efficient manner in a single line. This brings manufacturers a big step closer to their sustainable packaging for cosmetics.
More sustainability through packaging optimisation
Are you already using sustainable packaging materials such as cardboard? Here too, there is often potential for optimisation. In addition to the pure use of sustainable materials, there are many other options to ensure more sustainability in your packaging.
With Schubert, you have exactly the right partner at your side. Our industry and process expertise provides you with a critical and objective view of your processes and sequences from the outside. With our implementation expertise, we not only develop solutions, but can also bring them to life directly and without interruptions.
For example, material thickness and machine runnability are often the limiting factors for reducing packaging material. With systems from Schubert, you gain a significant advantage here: Thanks to careful processes and individualised tools, we can also work with very thin or soft packaging without any problems. A closer look at formats often reveals similarly significant development opportunities. More economical blanks, thinner materials and optimised pack densities ensure a measurable increase in the sustainability of your processes.
We can support you in bringing the aspect of friendly and sustainable cosmetic packaging to the foreground in a variety of ways – right up to the point of sale.
Sustainability through process optimisation
When filling and packaging cosmetics, the packaging material is not the only decisive factor – the process itself also offers great opportunities for optimisation. Significant savings can be achieved using a holistic approach that addresses everything from reducing rejects to improving reliability– for higher productivity, lower costs and more sustainability.
Even thin or soft plastics are no problem for our systems: This begins with gentle feeding using the pick & place process and ends with secure final packaging for shipping. We have set all-new standards in process integration. From component feeding via cobots to filling and shipping packaging, all individual processes run in a single seamless system. Long transport distances such as conveyor belts between the individual machines and differences in cycle times are a thing of the past. The modular design of the TLM machines and the use of the Transmodul ensure greater sustainability not only for cosmetic packaging, but also for the entire filling and packaging process.
Competitive advantages for manufacturers and contract packers
For manufacturers as well as contract fillers and contract packers, the sustainably optimised packaging processes achieved by a Schubert machine result in significant competitive advantages:
- Quick and easy format changes for shorter time-to-market
- Reduced investment in equipment due to maximum integration
- In-house 3D printing of format parts and robot tools makes you independent, protects the environment and saves time and money
- Algorithms for optimising packing density and high-precision robots save space, emissions and transport costs
- A high degree of automation saves on personnel costs and makes the company less dependent on skilled worker shortages
- Secure and reliable processes minimise rejects and packaging material consumption
- High machine availability avoids unplanned downtime
- Space-saving installations reduce the need for building and land area, and result in lower energy, heating and operating costs
Schubert-Consulting – an entirely new approach to sustainability
Thinking holistically, analysing process chains, harnessing digitalisation: Almost every machine or line can be equipped with ultra-modern technology. The precise recording and evaluation of a wide range of process parameters with modern algorithms offer in-depth insights into your processes and reveal potential for optimisation.
With international and cross-industry expertise, our consultants also analyse your process across the entire value chain. Schubert-Consulting’s holistic approach does not just focus on consulting. Everything we develop and recommend, we can also implement – with minimal impact on your ongoing processes.
Find out now about sustainable packaging solutions for your cosmetic products!
Let our expert advise you in person: