New name for Moco Cosmetic Packaging

The owner of Moco PackagingMoco Cosmetic Packaging (Moco) has a new name – Moco Packaging. Company owner, Moshe Cohen talks to PACKAGING REVIEW about this change and the supply of closures, pumps and dispensers for cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

Situated in Jeppestown in the Johannesburg CBD, the company has been in existence for more than 28 years. Cohen says it was time for the name change as its original branding implied the company sold only cosmetics packaging.

‘This is not the case,’ he comments, ‘so the solution was to remove the word “cosmetic” as we also supply products for pharmaceutical packaging, among others.’

Making the right choice

A key element to cosmetics packaging is the dispenser. Whether it is a standard cap or sophisticated pump dispenser, it is essential that an appropriate amount of product is dispensed without hassle to the end user.

The best selling items are the company’s standard pumps and sprayers. ‘Our standard range is most suitable for a client who is price conscious but wants a product to do the job,’ Cohen recommends.

There are a variety of closures for cosmetics applications, including sprayers, pumps, foamers, triggers and actuators – which all serve the same purpose. An additional factor for consideration when selecting a closure is product viscosity. Low viscosity products are thinner liquids than the thicker, higher viscosity products.

‘Sometimes even massage oil packaging requires the use of a pump,’ he adds. ‘If the product is more viscous, an external dip tube with a larger diameter allows the product to be pumped more easily. Fluids with aggressive ingredients can also be sprayed into a fine mist.’

Dynamic market growthMoco Packaging supplies sprayers, dispensers and closures

The popular sustainable material for closures is plastic. Recycled polyethylene terephthalate is a favourite for personal care product packaging due to its similarities to glass, and it’s 100 percent recyclable.

Cohen says consumers have become more environmentally conscious and the global personal care industry is taking note of the lean towards ‘green’. This has been a driving factor in the reduction of packaging complexity.

According to Ceresana Market Intelligence Consulting’s (Ceresana), the market for plastic caps and closures has been profiting substantially from the increasing use of packaging made of PET-based disposable bottles. As a result, the quality of closures is constantly improving.

Ceresana reports that restrictive packaging standards in developed countries and increasing consumer requirements will result in the rising consumption of advanced closures. These include tamper evident caps, side press and turn tops, and push and lock caps and dispensers.

Cohen says tamper evident and child resistant packaging help avoid accidental medicine ingestion, while playing an important role in product protection.

Although medicine regulations continue to become stricter, it can take up to seven years to introduce a new product. This is why closures remain the same for lengthy periods, as an adjustment is also a tedious, time-consuming process.

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