Packaging News

  • Iredale Minerals

    September 8, 2006
    ● 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…


  • Qosmedix Offers New Brush Sets, Spray Misters

    September 8, 2006
    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…


  • GCS Makes North American Debut at 2006 HBA

    September 8, 2006
    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…


  • Crown Names

    September 8, 2006
    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…


  • O-I To Expand Glass

    September 8, 2006
    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…


  • Rexam Airspray To Make HBA Announcements

    August 17, 2006
    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…


  • Wal-Mart, Sams Club Execs

    August 17, 2006
    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…


  • TricorBraun Wins Award

    August 17, 2006
    The effectivesness of many products depends upon the user’s ability to uniformly pour the item from its container. TricorBraun resolved that challenge for a liquid de-icer manufacturer that wanted to broaden its customer base from airports to…


  • Aubrey Organics Converts to Airless Pump Packaging

    August 17, 2006
    l Aubrey Organics recently made its Vegecell Nighttime Hydrator with green tea and Rosa Mosqueta night crème with alpha lipoic acid available in new airless pump packaging from Cospack, Edison, NJ. Vegecell replenishes lost moisture with he…


  • DS Container Opens New Facility in Batavia, IL

    July 10, 2006
    In May, DS Containers opened a new plant in Batavia, IL. The 236,000 square-foot facility was built by DSC’s Japanese affiliate, Daiwa Can Company, to produce two-piece aerosol cans for the personal care, insecticide, automotive, paint,…


  • Crabtree & Evelyn, J&J

    July 10, 2006
    Crabtree & Evelyn has announced it is speeding up plans to stop using polyvinyl chloride (PVC) packaging products by March 2009. Johnson & Johnson says it will reduce use of PVC packaging by 70% by year-end 2007. “We are thrille…


  • NJ Packaging Adds

    July 10, 2006
    New Jersey Packaging, Fairfield, NJ, has expanded its size and increased its production capabilities with the addition of a new facility in Raleigh, NC. According to Gene Dul, president, New Jersey Packaging, the 30,000-square-foot facility will enha…


  • PureOlogy Wins Best

    July 10, 2006
    PureOlogy’s NanoWorks Restorative Hair Treatment recently won the best packaging award at the ABBIES (America’s Best Beauty Industry Efforts for Salons). The winning look included a custom color green jar, signature purple cap and a car…


  • O.Berk Receives Customer Service Leadership Award

    July 10, 2006
    Frost & Sullivan presented O.Berk Company with the 2006 Frost & Sullivan Customer Service Leadership of the Year Award for its strong commitment for service to its customers in the U.S. packaging markets. Each year, Frost & Sulliv…


  • MeadWestvacos Ontario Facility Receives Safety Honors

    July 10, 2006
    MeadWestvaco Packaging Systems’ Ajax, Ontario, Canada converting facility was recently honored for its outstanding safety performance by the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) at the PPC’s annual awards banquet held in Atlanta, GA. Earn…