South Korean beauty group Amorepacific has chosen US-based speciality material provider Eastman to design sustainable packaging solutions for its products.
Eastman will use its molecular recycling technologies to develop packaging materials to help the beauty firm meet its sustainability goals.
The Water Sleeping Mask from Amorepacific’s Laneige brand will be the first product to be launched in packaging made from Eastman’s Cristal Renew copolyester.
It is due to be introduced this month at the earliest.
The product will be available at Sephora stores in the US and Canada, as well as on us.laneige.com.
Eastman Plastics commercial director Glenn Goldman said: “It’s an honour to be selected as a partner in Amorepacific’s sustainability journey.
“We look forward to working further with them to bring new innovations to market, beginning with the Laneige launch before the end of the year.”
Eastman’s molecular recycling technologies convert hard-to-recycle plastic waste into molecular building blocks that can be reused to make other products.
The technology is said to cut greenhouse gas emissions by between 20% and 50% compared with traditional manufacturing processes.
The Cristal Renew solution diverts waste from landfills and uses recycled content certified by the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC).
It is available with either 30% or 50% certified recycled content.
Amorepacific development and purchasing division senior vice-president Jung Changwook said: “Cristal Renew and Eastman’s innovative molecular recycling technologies will play a crucial role in helping us achieve the commitments laid out in our ‘2030 A MORE Beautiful Promise,’ without sacrificing the premier beauty experience customers expect from Amorepacific.”
In June, Eastman partnered with LVMH Perfumes & Cosmetics to develop a sustainable packaging solution for its Dior Addict Lip Maximiser.
Amorepacific recently collaborated with South Korean boy band BTS to launch limited edition purple packaging for its Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask.