Pharmaceuticals & Cosmetics

The packaging of personal care products should reflect the products themselves – hygienic, safe and long-lasting. To successfully wrap cosmetics, healthcare and personal care products, businesses require a high-quality wrapping solution able to keep up with high customer demands and tight deadlines. Our wide range of presentation packaging machines, including L-sealers and side sealers, are perfect for the personal care sector, delivering speed, reliability and flexibility, as well as aesthetically pleasing packs. Furthermore, a fast-growing trend in these industries is packaging sustainability, as many beauty brands look to protect nature while they harness its wellbeing properties. With our collection of 100% recyclable materials, many of which can also be supplied with recycled content, we're perfectly positioned to transition personal care brands to sustainable alternatives.

Why choose YPS for pharmaceutical & cosmetics wrapping applications?


Customers who care about the health of our environment can enjoy our range of 100% recyclable polyolefin and polythene shrink films, many of which are now available with a minimum of 30% recycled content. With OPRL approval, packs can display clear recycling guidance to consumers. Meanwhile our Servo X side sealers, also lauded for their sustainability credentials, have been shown to mimimise film waste in production by as much as 35%.

display and transit packaging

If you're packing individual beauty or healthcare items, its likely that the appearance of packs is top of your agenda. Our polyolefin shrink films can help you create wrinkle-free, glossy, high-shine packs when using our L sealing and side sealing equipment. Alternatively, when personal care products are required in multipacks or must be protected in the distribution channel, we can supply robust heavy-duty polythene films and a range of sleeve sealing machines to ensure total pack security.

Tamper evidence

Medicinal products fall under strict regulations when it comes to packaging, but YPS wont let you down. Manufacturers who sell medical products must demonstrate compliance with the Falsified Medicine Directive, which rules that products must not be tampered with. A layer of intact shrink film is an easy, cost-effective way of reassuring customers that their medicinal products have not been falsified.

BAMA Aerosol compliance

YPS have many years of expertise in the packing of aerosols. These highly pressurised, flammable products must be handled carefully in a production environment to avoid serious health and safety risks. We can upgrade our sleeve sealing range to incorporate a full suite of aerosol safety features, including CO2 flooding, flame detectors, pack counters and temperature overload circuitry to ensure your set-up is 100% BAMA compliant.

Bags with antimicrobial properties

Many individual packs of medicines and pharmaceuticals can be successfully packed with a vertical auto bagging unit. For these applications, we would also recommend the use of a gamma-patient poly bag, which are ideal for syringes, implants, surgical gloves. Their antimicrobial properties maintain complete sterility and prevent contamination during transit.

Back-up and support

We know that reliability is important to personal care businesses. Our award-winning back-up and support service is on hand to help with any questions or issues you may have. In 95% of cases, a dedicated engineer can be with you within 24 hours.

John Spooner, JRI Orthopaedics

“Thank you for all of your help with our recent purchase of a fully automatic L sealer to shrink wrap our boxes containing orthopaedic implants. The machinery has meant that we are able to increase our production compared to previously hand applying individual sleeves.”

presentation packaging

when appearance matters

Clean, glossy and beautiful. Cosmetics, skin care and hair care products in particular must embody a wholesome, impressive look and feel in their packaging for a competitive edge, and consumers expect nothing less than perfection. Here's where our high-shine, high transparency shrink films come into their own, making the most of their high shrinkage capacity to create that all-important polished finish. With discreet, tidy seals and a wrinkle-free effect, our presentation films are ideally placed to let your products shine in the retail environment. Our ultra-thin films are particularly impressive. With thicknesses as low as 9mu, they have the same high performance and aesthetic qualities as our traditional films, but use less overall plastic to achieve the same coverage. In this way they can satisfy greener goals whilst remaining a great choice for the protection of personal care products.

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David Ditchfield, Faith In Nature

"The installation went extremely smoothly and we are now reaping the benefits."

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Inline Automatic Sleeve Sealer
Semi Automatic Sleeve Sealer
High-Speed Flight Bar Sleeve Sealer
Side Feed Automatic Sleeve Sealer
Automatic L Sealer
L Sealer Combination Unit

Max Costantini, Hallam Beauty

“We had no hesitation in purchasing a second and third unit from YPS. Our packing costs have decreased and efficiencies are far greater than before - as well as happier customers!”

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Bespoke Application Poly Bags
Polythene Transit
BTT Ultra-Thin Technology
BY High Performance