Packaging News

  • GPA Hosts Its Annual Session in South Africa

    May 5, 2008
    The Global Packaging Alliance (GPA) held its annual meeting in Cape Town, South Africa during the week of Feb. 4-8. With members convening from all over the world, the yearly event was a chance to discuss strategies and provided an opportunity for t…


  • MeadWestvaco Is Now MWV in Rebranding Move

    May 5, 2008
    Global packaging solutions leader MeadWestvaco Corporation (MWV) recently unveiled its new corporate identity as “MWV: How brands take shape.” The company’s new brand is designed to articulate in a unified voice its global packa…


  • Arminaks Latest Tube Printing Capabilities

    April 3, 2008
    Arminak & Associates Inc. unveiled its latest tube printing capabilities, including a new eight-color printing process. The new printing capabilities surpass the standard four- to six-color printing options commonly found in the packaging solutio…


  • Inoac Opens Plant in Mexico

    April 3, 2008
    Inoac Packaging Group has completed construction of a new manufacturing plant in Monterrey, Mexico. The 110,000-sq.-ft. facility features six automated spray lines, a clean-room environment and, in the near future, will add vacuum metalizing capabili…


  • Qosina Expands Facility in Response to Growth

    April 3, 2008
    Qosina and Qosmedix has expanded its office and warehouse space. This added space of more than 42,000 sq. ft. allows for enhanced workflow. The new facility will be located in an adjacent building to Qosina’s corporate headquarters in Edgew…


  • Innovations at CCL Tube

    April 3, 2008
    CCL Tube Inc., now offers a wide range of innovative decorating capabilities that are designed to meet the sophisticated, world-class packaging needs of its customers, according to the company. Complementing its standard one-to-eight color offset and…


  • CCL Invests in New Machinery

    March 4, 2008
    CCL Tube, a division of CCL Industries, recently invested over $7 million in the latest silkscreen tube printing technology thereby enhancing the company’s existing decorating capabilities and production capacity. The new silk-screen machinery…


  • O.Berk Forms New Group

    March 4, 2008
    O.Berk Company, recently formed the Designer Glass Packaging Group. The first offering is a new line of faceted fragrance bottles—the Masterpieces Collection available in clear, black or a palette of other colors. Sizes include 8-, 20-, 40- an…


  • Seaquists Green Team Leads Environmental Initiatives

    February 7, 2008
    Seaquist Closures is one of the first companies in the closure industry to form a “Sustainability Team” dedicated to increasing its focus on environmental sustainability issues, according to Anne Stecker, food market manager. The team…


  • Luxe Pack Monaco Beats Attendance Records

    February 7, 2008
    The 20th edition of the Luxe Pack Exhibition, which took place at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco last October, attracted 6,121 visitors, an increase of 9.5%. This growth indicates an increasing need for meeting top experts in the sector and discovering…


  • Cosmoprof North America Continues OTC Program

    February 7, 2008
    Following the inaugural year of the OTC Program in 2007, Cosmoprof North America has announced it will continue this groundbreaking initiative in 2008. Cosmoprof North America will be held at the Mandalay Bay hotel, Las Vegas, July 13-15. It will inc…


  • Bath & Body Works Purchases Milestone Foamer from Rexam

    February 7, 2008
    The “one-billion-foamers-sold” milestone has been reached by Rexam. The one-billionth foamer, a natural T1 pump, was sold to Beauty Avenues for its Bath & Body Works Anti-Bacterial Gentle Foaming Hand Soap. The innovative retailer has…


  • Seaquist Introduces Fusion Co-Dispensing Valve System

    February 7, 2008
    Seaquist Closures’ new Fusion Co-Dispensing Valve System is a single-can system, designed to dispense pre-mixed, pressurized two-part products. The patent-pending system encompasses a new design utilizing a bag-on-valve inside a bag-in-can…


  • CCL Tube Will Move To Leed-Certified Site

    February 7, 2008
    CCL Tube, a division of CCL Industries, will relocate its central Los Angeles manufacturing plant to a 101,340 sq. ft. Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certified building beginning in early July 2008. Under construction now,…


  • Rexams New Personal Care Division

    December 4, 2007
    Prompted by the recent acquisition and integration of O-I Plastics the new Rexam Personal Care Division consists of dispensing systems, make up and home and personal care. All were on display at the recent Luxe Pack Monaco trade show. “As be…