The creativity of customers is no longer restricted, thanks to Gerresheimer’s recent investments in decoration. More modern and even more options to choose from, Gerresheimer can help customers to streamline their complex processes, reducing the costs of producing their cosmetic products.

The two “Centers of Excellence in Perfumery & Cosmetics” at the German Tettau plant and at the Belgian Momignies plant allows Gerresheimer to offer each customer the perfect customized solution.

Traditional Decoration Processes

As part of the new concept, Gerresheimer has over-hauled, standardized and expanded the screen printing process in Tettau and Momignies with the addition of high performance CNC printers (single and multi-color). Pad printing is still being offered in conjunction with further steps in the decoration process, such as combining base printing with body printing. This goes hand in hand with the expansion of its inspection concept using inline cameras directly inside the printing machine. Color spraying is already available at the Momignies factory and in Tettau from 2019. Tettau also offers the possibility of acid etching, a process that produces an unrivaled “silk-matte” surface on both cream jars and perfume bottles.

Added value for customers

In the interest of a connected process chain, Gerresheimer can now also include further process steps within the scope of screen printing such as the assembling of plastic inserts in the bottle neck –  a significant added benefit for customers. Another example of the process improvement that helps customers is the new labeling line, because including labeling on the filling line can lead to reduced productivity for customers.

From the first quarter of 2019 Gerresheimer will also be able to provide bottles with a variety of applications. With a special combination of hotmelt and UV glueing, materials such as metal or wood can be applied directly to bottles.

Gerresheimer is also working with a network of external suppliers that are all integrated into its quality system. This covers order peaks and completes its product portfolio of lasering, metallization, sublimation, and digital printing, for example.