Give A Look of Luxury To Your Beauty Package

Today’s beauty business appeals for metals to packaging components to make the most impact. To add a look of luxury and an opportunity to communicate brand identity, most beauty companies use metal components of aluminum used as shells, caps, collars, ferrules and other decorative accents. Aerosol cans, bottles, jars and tins can also resort to aluminum as a strong, resilient material.

The most attractive and powerful packages use today what it is called anodized aluminum. Anodized aluminum is an aluminum sheet exposed to an electrolytic passivation process that imparts a tough, hard-wearing protective finish on its surface. During anodizing, the surface of the metal is converted to its oxide. The oxide layers are receptive to any color dye and are extremely wear, corrosion and heat resistant, FDA approved, won’t peel or delaminate. This process gives a metallic look to the package. “Anodizing is a treatment of the surface, which gets very hard and can be colored in almost any imaginable color—matte or shiny. The color is inside the anodizing layer, thus can never wear off. And it still keeps the metallic look in all colors,” said Boris Schafer, director of Seidel’s customer relations in New York.

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Body & Beauty Works shiny cap made of anodized aluminum

“The advantage of aluminum is the fact that it can be anodized,” said Schafer. Aluminum cannot be plated, but can be anodized or lacquered to achieve different colors and finishes, which is an advantage over plastic.  “A wide variety of finishes can be applied to anodized aluminum”, according to Aviva Himoff, president of Préface Deux.

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Men’s fragrance “Kenneth Cole Black” introducing a new popular simple shape

The anodizing aluminum package has been helping the world’s most trusted brands elevate their packaging to new levels. The men’s line fragrance “Kenneth Cole Black” launched by Kenneth Cole is a good example of the simple shapes that are now popular, noted Eric Bigotte, executive vice president at Axilone USA. The cap uses anodized aluminum, giving a shiny, deep black finish to perfectly match the black glass bottle of the new men’s fragrance. To provide the lightweight aluminum with a more substantial feel, the cap, which includes a PP insert, was assembled with a weight. Black is available in 50-ml and 100-ml sizes, but the cap was produced in only one size and two different sized inserts provide a snug fit on each bottle.

Shanghai Metal Corporation is a leader in anodized aluminum sheet manufacturing with various worldwide applications. To know more about our products, please visit our website. Please also follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Try also our new mobile application by scanning the QR code below.

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Source: Anomatic.com, beautypackaging.com

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Camilla G.//SMC Editor

Give A Look of Luxury To Your Beauty Package

Today’s beauty business appeals for metals to packaging components to make the most impact. To add a look of luxury and an opportunity to communicate brand identity, most beauty companies use metal components of aluminum used as shells, caps, collars, ferrules and other decorative accents. Aerosol cans, bottles, jars and tins can also resort to aluminum as a strong, resilient material.

The most attractive and powerful packages use today what it is called anodized aluminum. Anodized aluminum is an aluminum sheet exposed to an electrolytic passivation process that imparts a tough, hard-wearing protective finish on its surface. During anodizing, the surface of the metal is converted to its oxide. The oxide layers are receptive to any color dye and are extremely wear, corrosion and heat resistant, FDA approved, won’t peel or delaminate. This process gives a metallic look to the package. “Anodizing is a treatment of the surface, which gets very hard and can be colored in almost any imaginable color—matte or shiny. The color is inside the anodizing layer, thus can never wear off. And it still keeps the metallic look in all colors,” said Boris Schafer, director of Seidel’s customer relations in New York.

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Body & Beauty Works shiny cap made of anodized aluminum

“The advantage of aluminum is the fact that it can be anodized,” said Schafer. Aluminum cannot be plated, but can be anodized or lacquered to achieve different colors and finishes, which is an advantage over plastic.  “A wide variety of finishes can be applied to anodized aluminum”, according to Aviva Himoff, president of Préface Deux.

cole1
Men’s fragrance “Kenneth Cole Black” introducing a new popular simple shape

The anodizing aluminum package has been helping the world’s most trusted brands elevate their packaging to new levels. The men’s line fragrance “Kenneth Cole Black” launched by Kenneth Cole is a good example of the simple shapes that are now popular, noted Eric Bigotte, executive vice president at Axilone USA. The cap uses anodized aluminum, giving a shiny, deep black finish to perfectly match the black glass bottle of the new men’s fragrance. To provide the lightweight aluminum with a more substantial feel, the cap, which includes a PP insert, was assembled with a weight. Black is available in 50-ml and 100-ml sizes, but the cap was produced in only one size and two different sized inserts provide a snug fit on each bottle.

Shanghai Metal Corporation is a leader in anodized aluminum sheet manufacturing with various worldwide applications. To know more about our products, please visit our website. Please also follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Try also our new mobile application by scanning the QR code below.

You can also read more articles by our team at SMC:

LIQUID PACKAGING MADE FAMOUS BY A WATCH COMPANY

5 MODERN INNOVATIVE PACKAGING CONCEPTS

WORLD’S MOST ICONIC SPORTING VENUES UTILIZE ALUMINUM TO PORTRAY MODERN FEEL

FOR OUR SWEDISH READERS: TRÖTT? ANVÄND RULLTRAPPAN!

TIRED? USE THE ESCALATOR!

ALUMINUM ENSURES SMOOTH SAILING AT SEA

FOR OUR BRAZILIAN READERS: ANÁLISE DO SETOR DE ALUMÍNIO NO BRASIL

THE TRUTH IS REVEALED ABOUT THE HEALTH CONCERNS ASSOCIATED WITH ALUMINUM COOKWARE

FULL-METAL DRESS STRUCK BY LIGHTNING

THE EXOTIC TITANIUM BICYCLE

CORK OR SCREW CAP FOR YOUR WINE BOTTLE?

MIX OF ICE AND ALUMINUM AS ROCKET FUEL

FOOD TRUCKS INDUSTRY SWITCHING FROM CHEESEBURGERS AND FRIES TO LETTUCE WRAPS AND KALE CHIPS

AVIATION MADE POSSIBLE BY LIGHT WEIGHT ALUMINUM: A BRIEF HISTORY

2015 LUXURY VEHICLES EMPHASIZE ALUMINUM COMPONENTS

IN ECONOMIC TURMOIL, ENVIRONMENT REMAINS KEY

ICONIC ALUMINUM ROOFING AROUND THE WORLD

FOR OUR CHINESE READERS: 日本不锈钢产业进口

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Source: Anomatic.com, beautypackaging.com

Pictures: Anomatic.com, beautypackaging.com

Camilla G.//SMC Editor

Who Doesn’t Want To Look Forever Young?

In an effort to keep looking young, most women (and men too) are willing to do anything, or perhaps, almost anything. It includes paying big bucks for the promising eternal youth formula. In the hunt for the secret youth formula, beauty companies are getting more and more innovative, and not rare we find exquisite ingredients promising to erase the signs of aging and keep you looking fabulous.

Everything from stem cell from rare Swiss apples and caviar to diamonds, dead sea algae,  synthetic snake venom, and these days, even precious metals such as diamonds, platinum, gold, mot
her-of-pearl and quartz are all getting popular ingredients used in high-end an anti-aging eye cream. However, the use of metal for beauty is not recent. In ancient Egypt, the ankh was the symbol of both eternal life and a sacred metal, copper. It was believed to give magical powers to those who wore it. While eternal life might be a bit of a stretch, it turns out that copper does hold promise for the next-best thing: prolonging youth.

“Copper definitely plays an important role in maintaining healthy skin,” says dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical research at Mount Sinai’s Department of Dermatology in New York. “It helps to develop collagen and elastin, which maintain the strength of the skin”, he adds. In other words it helps with less sagging and fewer lines. It also has antibacterial and antifungal properties, which help prevent infections,” he adds, which is why it has been used in wound care since the ’60s (and shows high hopes for acne treatment too). Best of all, copper-enhanced lotions and potions pose little danger. “Unlike with other heavy metals, like silver, the risk of toxicity from topically applied copper is low because it is metabolized by the body,” Zeichner says.

Dr. Yan Trokel, a New York City cosmetic surgeon, also highlights the benefits of the use of metals in the beauty treatment.  “It’s a little too early to know their full effect, but a lot of metals, like magne
sium, copper and zinc, are working within our bodies already and get depleted with age. Most people use them for a certain luminosity.” Magnesium, for example, supports a healthy immune system, while zinc and copper influence metabolism.

Others aren’t so enthusiastic. “If you derive a great deal of pleasure in acquiring that shiny bottle or jar and looking at it in your vanity, then by all means, buy it,” says Dr. Grace Pak, a New York City dermatologist. Whether or not these products really help you to look young is yet for proof. But certainly time will show you the truth of beauty.

Shanghai Metal Corporation offers copper is varying types including foil, cable, tube, coil, busbar, sheet, plate, in varying fittings and sizes. SMC also produces enameled wires, PTFE wires, low voltage cables, fiberglass copper wires for the security, telecommunications, electrical, commercial, industrial, and automotive industries. To find out more, please visit our Website or send your inquiry here. Our English speaking personnel will be more than pleased to help you. Follow us on  LinkedInTwitter, FacebookInstagram and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel. Or you could try our new mobile app by scanning our QR code.

Source: Forbes, harpersbazaar

Camilla G.//SMC Editor

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