Quadpack Adds Sustainable Cork Caps to QLine

The corking regenerating and eco-friendly properties of cork have inspired international beauty packaging manufacturer and provider Quadpack to develop a cork range for its QLine portfolio. Using a by-product of the wine stoppers’ industry as a raw material, the innovative range of fragrance caps brings out the best of cork’s properties for beauty brands. Such as:

  • Hypoallergenic action: Cork does not absorb dust, helping to protect against allergies and respiratory diseases.
  • Waterproofing: The suberin and ceroids contained in the cell walls protect the cork against moisture and allow it to age without deteriorating.
  • Insulation: Cork has low conductivity to heat, noise and vibration, thanks to the gaseous components contained in cork that are enclosed in small impermeable compartments, shaped like a honeycomb.
  • Elasticity: Cork adapts to variations in temperature and pressure without compromising its integrity.
  • Natural touch: Softness and flexibility combine with a naturally uneven surface.
  • Lightness: Over 50% of its volume is air. Cork weighs just 0.16 grams per cm3 and can float.

The new caps are agglomerated with approximately 10% food-grade polyurethane (PU) to ensure the right machining of the material. With five options in different shapes and sizes, they are all monomaterial, recycled and recyclable.

Cork is a completely sustainable product as every bit is used and nothing gets wasted,” says Isabelle de Maistre, Quadpack’s Head of Product Communications. “The launch represents a big step forward in Quadpack’s commitment to the circularity of its products, from source to end of life.”

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