Chanel unveils fragrance bottle caps made with bio-based material
French fashion house CHANEL has announced its new perfume bottles will be made with a biobased cap developed with Finnish start-up Sulapac.
CHANEL first introduced its LES EAUX DE CHANEL fragrance in 2018. The company says it was developed with sustainability in mind, with a thinner and lighter glass bottle meaning it required a smaller volume of raw materials and transport could be optimised.
In addition, LES EAUX DE CHANEL’s corrugated cardboard outer packaging was given a “clean, simple” redesign and made easier to recycle by its lack of lamination or glossy coating, according to the company.
Now, all 125ml LES EAUX DE CHANEL perfume bottles will be topped with a new cap composed of three layers, apparently made of 91% biobased materials obtained from renewable, plant-based resources and FSC certified wood chips.
CHANEL was one of the first companies to invest in the Sulapac startup in 2018. Its new cap is the result of a two-year partnership with Sulapac and allegedly over 48 attempts to reach a suitable final product.
The design of the bottle cap was especially important, according to Sulapac, with “every detail” carefully considered to meet CHANEL’s research and development standards. This includes the sensory nature of the materials, such as the sound the bottle makes when its cap is put on, its resistance to fluctuations in temperature, and the bottle’s grip. Sulapac says it also needed to account for the matte finish on the “iconic” double C engraving of the CHANEL brand.
Suvi Haimi, CEO and co-founder of Sulapac, comments: “This first product launch of our collaboration with CHANEL, the biobased LES EAUX DE CHANEL cap made with Sulapac material, is a remarkable milestone for us. It proves that Sulapac meets the highest quality standards.”
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