Packaging News


  • James Alexander Corporation Breaks Ground on Facility

    ● James Alexander Corporation, a leading manufacturer and contract packager of unit dose dispensing systems, will increase the size of the firm’s Frelinghuysen facility from 20,000 to nearly 30,000 square feet. Construction on the long-p…
    11.03.06

  • TricorBraun Sales Rep

    Christina Dedrick from TricorBraun’s Charlotte, NC office received the Certified Packaging Professional award. A packaging consultant for 10 years, Ms. Dedrick received her Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Clemson University in 1991…
    11.03.06

  • Captive Plastics

    Captive Plastics Inc., a manufacturer of blow-molded plastic bottles and closures, completed the acquisition of Grafco PET packaging technologies. Grafco, a supplier of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) rigid containers, is set to strengthen and div…
    11.03.06

  • Alcan Packaging Beauty Introduces Artist Tube

    Artist Tube, the latest innovation from Alcan Packaging Beauty is a fashionable solution for liquid bulks. This new tube offers gentle and precise application for makeup, (including lipgloss, concealers and highlighters.), skin and nail care products…
    11.03.06

  • Influential Color Palette Unveiled at NJPEC Dinner

    Linda Carroll, color insight manager for Ampacet, unveiled AmpaVision 2008, a directional, global palette of 16 influential packaging colors based on global socio-economic trends and influences at the package of the year award presentation dinner. T…
    11.03.06

  • Frost & Sullivan Selects Constar

    In recognition of its significant presence in the market, innovations, value-added services and product portfolio, Constar International won the 2006 plastic packaging product innovation leadership award. Each year, Frost & Sullivan highlights…
    11.03.06

  • Lumson Debuts Victoria Line at Luxepack

    Lumson, which has been creating cosmetic containers and accessories for more than 30 years, will unveil its new Victoria line this month at Luxepack in Monaco, to be held October 24-27. This new line features an innovative design that plays with the…
    10.04.06

  • Tricorbraun Garners Distinction

    TricorBraun was recently awarded the Alberto-Culver 2006 Preferred Supplier award for the company’s service, technical support and quality in the preparation of decorated bottles.…
    10.04.06

  • HBA Industry Awards

    Top industry executives and product packaging were honored at the fifth annual Health and Beauty Association Industry Awards dinner on Sept. 12 at the Sheraton Hotel & Towers New York. More than 600 industry executives attended the award event. H…
    10.04.06

  • Sessions Announced for Upcoming Pack Expo

    Seeking to enhance brand identity or personalize packaging? Need to safeguard your brand against tampering and counterfeiting? Want to learn more about RFID and smart packaging? These are just a few of the topics packaging professionals will be able…
    09.08.06

  • Colts Packaging Showcases Eastmans New Ingredient

    Eastman Chemical Co. has teamed up with Colt’s Plastics to provide a package for a sample cream containing NutriLayer, Eastman’s new, natural cosmetic ingredient derived from non-GMO rice bran oil. The challenge was to find a small, clea…
    09.08.06

  • SkinMedica Looks to the Future

    Cosmeceutical company SkinMedica, Inc. is looking to the future with a new, sleek look. The modern outer packaging, available in physician’s offices, is as innovative as the advanced formulations inside, says the company. The new package desi…
    09.08.06

  • Red Dress and

    Red Dress and Perumania have teamed up with the American Heart Association to combat women’s heart disease with their “Go Red For Women” campaign. Now, Red Dress is also helping the environment by manufacturing its cartons using bo…
    09.08.06

  • Iredale Minerals

    ● Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, Ltd. has been awarded ICMAD’s (Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors) 2006 CITY Award in the category of Package Innovation for their new product, HE Bronzer for Men. This marks the first time t…
    09.08.06

  • Qosmedix Offers New Brush Sets, Spray Misters

    Qosmedix introduced two new brush sets designed as point-of-purchase items for salons and spas. They also make an economical gift-with-purchase opportunity for beauty product retailing and are perfect for applying makeup on-the-go. Both the five- and…
    09.08.06

  • GCS Makes North American Debut at 2006 HBA

    Zeller Plastik, a division of GCS, showcased its global product line for closures and dispensing systems for the health and beauty industry at HBA Expo this month in New York City. The new product offerings included tube, snap and hinge closures, a…
    09.08.06

  • Crown Names

    Consumer packaging maker Crown Holdings Inc. promoted Chris Homfray to the post of president of its Crown Europe Division. He currently serves as senior vice president responsible for Crown Food Europe, and will succeed William Apted, who announced…
    09.08.06

  • O-I To Expand Glass

    Owens-Illinois, Inc. announced a $47 million expansion at its glass manufacturing facility in Penrose, Auckland, New Zealand. The investment at Penrose will be spent on an additional energy-efficient furnace that will support the growing glass contai…
    09.08.06

  • Rexam Airspray To Make HBA Announcements

    Rexam Airspray will unveil two new dispensers to the U.S. market at the 14th Annual HBA Health & Beauty America Show, held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York City, Sept. 12-14th at booth 1915. First of the new products is the EZi Fo…
    08.17.06

  • Wal-Mart, Sams Club Execs

    The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) announces that Matt Kistler, vice president, package and product innovations, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., and Amy Zettlemoyer, director of packaging, Sam’s Club, will deliver the closing keynote…
    08.17.06