HCP Christmas party in China

Representatives from each of HCP's global offices joined with the China office team for a lively Christmas celebration in Shanghai.

The party opened with a recital by the Chinese team of the HCP company song followed by food and festivities stretching into the evening.

Secret Santa ensured no-one left empty handed and the introduction of advent calendars to the Far East was a cross cultural learning experience with most being emptied of chocolates before understanding the traditional western Christmas countdown!

Christmas spirit flowed freely, China's favourite Qingdao beer went down well and wine cascaded readily
from the direction of the French office.

A night to remember for all who were there!
Adrian Hook appointed as
Executive Director of Sales

HCP are pleased to announce the appointment of Adrian Hook as Executive Director of Sales for HCP USA.

Adrian comes to HCP with an extensive background in cosmetics packaging sales gained from his past professional experience, which include ten years as Vice President of Sales for Geka, where he spearheaded the establishment of a US Sales Office. More recently Adrian was Director of Sales for the Wormser Corporation.

L'Oréal, Revlon and Mary Kay will be Adrian's key accounts at HCP.

Adrian has been living with his family in the USA for 12 years and still remains a loyal supporter to English football team Norwich City!

A warm welcome to Adrian from all at HCP!
Welcome to Armindo Lourenco
President of HCP France, Eric Firmin, is delighted to announce the appointment of Armindo Lourenco as new Technical Manager for the French Office from 1st December.

Armindo's professional qualifications include a degree in engineering from the ISD Valenciennes and a DEA degree in new Products Conception awarded by the ENSAM in Paris.

Experience gained at international level in product development for such companies as Aptar Group, Qualipac Group and Airsec mean Armindo is well equipped to join HCP's global working environment.

HCP are pleased to welcome Armindo to join our ever expanding team of technical expertise.
Cool Art Wet and Dry
HCP launches an addition to the Cool Art line in the form of a new large Wet and Dry case; a two tier compact, with scope for a high level of graphics design in the lid.

The two-piece construction of the Cool Art cover presents a multitude of decorative options to add detail and depth to any design. Printed paper inserts can be contained below the clear SAN cover, offering potential to incorporate full colour and photographic images that can be lifted to a further dimension by silk screen printing or hot foil stamping on the outer lid surface.

Ventilation spaces between the base and insert create a discreet alternative to the usual perforated underside, allowing the applicator sponge to 'breathe' whilst maintaining an all over smooth exterior.

In keeping with the characteristics of the Cool Art Pressed Powder compact, HCP's new Wet and Dry case offers a large oval mirror and push button opening. The recess is designed to accommodate a 59mm pan for foundation with space below for a sponge applicator to assist flawless application.

In addition to a printed paper insert, a range of decorative techniques can be applied to the compact using HCP's high quality finishing capabilities including vacuum metallisation, pearlescent spray finishes and UV lacquer.
Fortune Orient Pot
Wishing good fortune to all this Christmas!

The spherical profile of HCP's Fortune Pot sits comfortably in the hand and is now available as production tooling.

Available in either crystal clear PMMA or opaque resins with a choice of spray finishes, achieving premium presence for this versatile component.

This extension to the Orient pot lends itself well to the application of a charm or ribbon embellishment passed through the smooth loop in its rounded cap to create prominent personality for this petite pot.

Perfect for powders or hot pour there's a place for this pot in any comprehensive cosmetics range.
New Cupid Mascara
"Love your Lashes"

The heart-shaped cross section of our new Cupid mascara brush just loves lashes!

The uniform bristle placement ensures even application, easy product loading and sweeps effortlessly through lashes.

The feed groove holds product to keep the application surface moist for repeated coating whilst the sharp edge defines lashes and combs out clumps.

Available in a choice of solid or hollow fibres this brush places emphasis on lengthening and volumising for results you'll love!
HCP becomes leader in PET bottle production in China
HCP has invested heavily in additional injection blow molding machines, to be able to claim a leading position, in China, for the manufacturing of PET bottles. Purchasing new Japanese ASB and Novapax four stage IBM machines, HCP now has 17 IBM machines in the Shanghai headquarters fully operational to support increased capacity for bottle blow molding.

HCP has supported Procter and Gamble with the roll out of their highly successful Olay/Olaz Regenerist serum in Europe, manufacturing their custom 50ml bottle in a premium specification, with a high gloss red pearl finish with multi print variant decoration.

Another recent example of new product developed in HCP Shanghai, utilising IBM bottle production, is the new gel product for sparse brows, Shu Uemura's Eyebrow Manicure. This product is designed to groom eyebrows, giving colour and definition in a waterproof formula for all-day results, providing a more natural finish than that achieved with a pencil.

HCP have developed a mini mascara applicator featuring a spiral fibre formation, for accurate application and combing brows into shape.
HCP Environmental News
HCP are pleased to announce that extensive efforts to conserve energy and protect the environment have been acknowledged in the form of a prestigious award, presented by the local government of Shanghai.

The award recognises the implementation of low energy lighting used throughout the Shanghai site, both within the buildings and outdoors, reduced emissions from the factory and self-sufficiency in using heat generated as a factory by-product to provide hot water to the staff quarters.

HCP are proud to be playing a part in achieving government targets to increase efficiency and decrease pollution.
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