Improving Cosmetic Packaging and Production with Multi-Material Color 3D Printing

Operating at the heart of a fast-paced consumer goods industry, Albéa, a leading cosmetics and personal care packaging manufacturer, has learned how to meet demanding customer expectations. The company owes its success to two strengths: its ability to adapt within a challenging and fast-moving industry, and its constant search for innovation and creativity.

In the early 2000s, Albéa outsourced its prototyping, commissioning suppliers who used 3D printing technologies including stereolithography and laser sintering. However, limitations meant Albéa was constrained in terms of color and material.


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This manufacturing tool produced on a Stratasys Connex3 is used to verify the thickness of the  final production part.

This manufacturing tool produced on a Stratasys Connex3 is used to verify the thickness of the final production part.

“When evaluating products for design and functionality, this exceptional level of realism and multi-material capability at the prototyping stage is a major advantage for customers, aiding decision-making and accelerating time-to-market.”

Yann Crapet, Albéa