Gerresheimer’s factories in Tettau (Germany) and Momignies (Belgium) specialize in the industrial production of cosmetic glass and have been supplying notable customers in the cosmetics industry for decades. At both sites, newly created, high-performance “Decoration Centres” use modern techniques to customize sophisticated branded products for the cosmetics market.
Customization is a key market trend in the cosmetics industry, particularly using primary packaging. In addition to the design of a bottle, decoration is playing an ever-greater role. Bernd Hörauf, Senior Plant Director of Gerresheimer in Tettau considers decoration to be anything that can be offered to customers as added value, alongside the classic areas such as screen printing, colour spraying, acid etching, and pad printing. Based on the philosophy of reducing the complexity of the process chain for customers, a brand-new integrated concept has been born at Gerresheimer’s cosmetics factories in Tettau and Momignies, that features production and process structures of the same kind.
Another concept has been developed that involves bonding small metal plates onto glass containers. This concept has already been put to the test. It involves a special combination of hotmelt and UV bonding and will be ready for production in the first half of 2019. The first colour spraying line will also begin operation at the Tettau factory in the second half of the year.