Packaging News


  • Diamond Packaging Earns Several NPA Awards

    Rochester, NY-based Diamond Packaging earned 32 rigid box and folding carton awards at the 54th annual National Paperbox Association (NPA) packaging competition in April. Overall, Diamond won one Best of Show, two Judges, 13 Gold and 16 Excellence aw…
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  • P&G Wins Recycled Paperboard Alliance Award

    Recycled Paperboard Alliance (RPA-100%), New York, recognized 10 companies for innovative folding carton solutions at the 61st annual National Paperboard Packaging competition in May. Procter & Gamble and Graphic Packaging International, Wausau,…
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  • ICV Buys Innovative Creative Packaging Solutions

    ICV Capital Partners, New York, acquired a minority interest in Innovative Cre-ative Packaging Solutions, Plainfield, NJ, for an undisclosed sum. The 21st Century Group also contributed equity for the acquisition. Innovative was previously owned by I…
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  • Smith Container Acquired By TricorBraun

    TricorBraun, St. Louis, MO, has acquired $55 million distributor Smith Con-tainer Corp., Atlanta, GA. Executives said the purchase expands Tricor-Braun’s business base in Atlanta; Charlotte, NC; Orlando and Tampa, FL; Greenville, SC; Memphis, T…
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  • Victoria’s Secret Chooses ColorKiss Technology

    A new direct application lipstick samp- ler will be unveiled at select Victoria’s Secret beauty counters. ColorKiss, introduced in 2002 by Orlandi Inc. and manufactured under U.S. and foreign patents, is a technologically advanced cosmetic so…
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  • Wal-Mart Gives RFID Plan Green Light

    Wal-Mart president and chief executive officer Mike Duke said in May that the radio frequency identification (RFID) program will be instituted into grocery and Sam’s Club products in the Dallas area by the end of the year. So far, Wal-Mart impl…
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  • CreativeSpa Earns Visionary Packaging Award

    CreativeSpa, Vista, CA, was honored in May with the Best Sampling and Promotional Packaging award for its SpaManicure foil packetts. The packetts feature life-size, die-cut images of lemon and lime slices, each containing a sample size of both SpaMa…
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  • CCL Container Participates In CSPA Outreach Program

    CCL Container’s director of technical ser- vices, Scott Schneider, recently became the first guest lecturer at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), New York, to speak on the topic of aerosol packaging technology. Mr. Schneider instructed…
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  • ID Technology Adds RFID Business Unit

    Fort Worth, TX-based ID Technology has added an RFID business unit to accommodate the manufacture of its expanding RFID product line. Mark Snedecor was named business unit manager. In his new role, Mr. Snedecor is responsible for overseeing the dev…
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  • NACD Announces Award Winners

    The  National Association of Container Distributors (NACD) has announced winners of its 2004 NACD Packaging awards. Categories included Best of Show; Custom Stock (best use of stock components); Drug & Pharmaceutical; Cosmetics & Toilet…
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  • NJPEC Hall of Fame Announces Honorees

    The New Jersey Packaging Executives Club (NJPEC) paid tribute to the outstanding packagers of the year at the 2004 Hall of fame awards dinner, held May 13 at the Highlawn Pavillion, West Orange, NJ. Honors were presented within select categories:…
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  • Diamond Packaging Earns Paperboard Packaging Awards

    Diamond Packaging, Rochester, NY, earned six awards at the 61st annual Paperboard Packaging Competition. The awards were announced during the annual spring meeting, March 14-16 at the Drake Hotel in Chicago. The competition, sponsored by the Paperb…
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  • Luxe Pack and Pratt Honor Lauder, Bousquet-Chavanne

    The Estee Lauder brand and Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne, group president of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., received the 2004 Art of Packaging award during an annual dinner sponsored by Pratt Institute and Luxe Pack Monaco, held March 16 at New…
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  • DCM is Certified As Women-Owned Business

    Diamond Contract Manufacturing LLC (DCM), Rochester, NY, a member of the Global Packaging Alliance (GPA), has been certified as a women-owned business through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) in Washington, D.C. WBENC i…
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  • Ameri-Seal Provides Labels For Trader Joe’s Products

    Ameri-Seal Inc., Chatsworth, CA, created 360°PVC heat-shrink- able labels for Trader Joe’s Soy Milk shampoo and Soy Milk conditioner. The shampoo and conditioner bottle have a unique four-sided shape that is ideal for a high-shrink PVC bott…
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  • Avancé Receives Three Abbies Awards

    Avancé, a curative spa system that promotes beauty through well-ness, received three Abbies awards at a Gala Awards dinner Jan. 24 at the Renaissance Hotel, located in Long Beach, CA. The Abbies are sponsored by the American Beauty Association…
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  • New Contact Info For The Tube Council

    The Tube Council has changed its main contact information to: The Tube Council, 1601 North Bond St., Suite 101, Naperville, IL 60563; (630) 544-5051; Fax: (630) 544-5055; Website: www.tube.org.…
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  • Saint-Gobain Calmar Honored by SC Johnson

    Saint-Gobain Calmar was presented with a Partners in Quality award from SC Johnson. The award is given annually to SC Johnson suppliers who receive an excellent rating in the company’s 15-category quality system evaluation. This year marks the…
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  • Alcan Spotlights Dispenser At Luxe-Pack New York

    Alcan Packaging will show its latest ideas and developments at Luxe Pack New York June 8-9. Of note is Dedo, a nomadic, stackable mini-dispenser that looks like a thimble and is designed for semi-liquid, fluid or gel bulks. Dedo fits onto the finger…
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  • Di-Na-Cal Group of Smurfit-Stone Wins Honors

    Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. accepted two awards on behalf of its Di-Na Cal Label group. Diamond Products, Tampa, FL, named Smurfit-Stone its Supplier of the Year during the company’s semi-annual quality review meeting in St. Paul, MN. In…
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