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Aptar Beauty’s Best-Selling Airless Dispenser Goes Mono-Material

Mono Micro is made of 100% Polyethylene, with cyclos-HTP certified recyclability.

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By Vanessa Miremont Global Brand Communications Senior Manager
7 Nov 2023

Global leader in dispensing systems Aptar Beauty has launched Mono Micro, the first mono-material airless dispenser in its portfolio. Based on its brand-favorite Micro (30ml) airless packaging solution, it is made entirely of polyethylene (PE) for enhanced circularity. Mono Micro boasts a 100% recyclability score from European evaluation institute cyclos-HTP. Furthermore, brands can take advantage of seamlessly matching full PE labels from leading European label company Autajon Labels, to create a branded pack that is fully compatible with PE recycling streams.

Patrick Bousquel, Marketing Director Beauty EMEA at Aptar Beauty, commented: “At Aptar Beauty, we are always improving our existing offer and updating it with more Design for Recycling solutions. Being mono-material, Mono Micro as a whole is compatible with existing recycling streams. It makes it easy for brands by choosing Mono Micro to anticipate future regulations with recyclable plastic packaging and meet their sustainable commitments.”

Mono Micro is perfect for dermo-cosmetics and masstige brands concerned about the end of life of their packaging. The whole pack – including the outer cap, container, actuator, interior piston mechanism and label, if used – is made only of PE.

As with all Aptar Beauty airless products, the formula is kept safely shielded from external contamination. The top-fill piston system offers a high evacuation rate to minimize waste of the bulk. With 360° dispensing and exact dosage per stroke, Mono Micro is intuitive and easy to use for consumers.

Aptar’s Mix & Match program allows a wide variety of personalization options, with different finishes, color matching and decoration, to customize the pack to any brand’s image.

Mono Micro is designed and manufactured at Aptar Beauty’s airless technology specialist facility in Villingen, Germany. The Micro 30 ml and, step by step, the whole Micro range will be available beginning of 2024 and then extended to the Mezzo 50 ml.

These will also be available in the future with PCR (post-consumer recycled) resin from mechanical or chemical recycling.


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