Packaging News

  • GPA Adds New Member in India

    December 9, 2005
    The Global Packaging Alliance (GPA) announced that it has added a new partner in India by signing an agreement with Kumar Printers Pvt. Ltd, located in Gurgaon. Kumar Printers is a folding carton manufacturer producing high-end packaging for the phar…


  • Diamond Packaging Wins Awards in NPA Packaging Competition

    December 9, 2005
    Diamond Packaging, Rochester, NY, earned 17 awards in the 55th annual National Paperbox Association (NPA) packaging competition. Awards were announced at the 4th International Packaging Conference and NPA’s 87th annual meeting, held in May in L…


  • Eastman Receives Brazilian Packaging Award

    December 9, 2005
    Eastman Chemical Company was awarded the Embanews trophy for “Innovative material for cosmetic luxury applications” on April 1, in São Paulo, Brazil. The award recognizes Eastman’s Glass Polymer family of copolyester resins,…


  • Clariant Masterbatches Plant Earns Certification

    December 9, 2005
    Plant Earns Certification l The Clariant Masterbatches division plant, located in Albion, MI has completed the registration audit of its quality systems to the ISO 9001:2000 standard. The plant previously had been registered to QS 9000 and was prepa…


  • Frost & Sullivan Honors CCL Container

    December 9, 2005
    CCL Container received the 2005 Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Differentiation Innovation for its aluminum bottle development capabilities. The award is presented yearly to the company that best demonstrates the ability to develop innovative…


  • Taesung Opens U.S. Office

    December 9, 2005
    Taesung Industrial Co., LTD, Korea, has opened its new U.S. sales office. Located in Morris Plains, NJ, the operation is headed by Kenneth Taylor, VP of sales. Taesung has a full line of airless pump packages, compacts, lotion pump packaging and sing…


  • FiberMark Offers Sample Book for Cosmetics

    December 9, 2005
    FiberMark offers a collection of packaging materials specifically created for the cosmetic industry. The Fiori by Corvon sample book, featuring a pastel color palette evoking freshness, elegance and femininity for packaging, was designed to create an…


  • MagicTan Chooses CCL for Sunless Tanner

    December 9, 2005
    MagicTan introduced a do-it-yourself version of a sunless tan with the help of CCL Container. What could once only be used in a salon or spa is now available to consumers in convenient, sleek, aluminum containers for home applications. The aerosol se…


  • Diamond Packaging Earns Five Awards

    December 9, 2005
    Diamond Packaging, Rochester, NY, earned five awards at the 62nd Annual National Paperboard Packaging Competition. Awards were announced at the annual spring meeting, held in March at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. The company received r…


  • ExxonMobil Packaging Program Reaches Graduation Milestone

    December 9, 2005
    Al Kuhl of Ohio recently became the 9,000th graduate of the University of Oriented Polypropylene (OPP), a packaging and labeling education program hosted by the Films Business of ExxonMobil Chemical. Mr. Kuhl is a technical marketing manager for MAC…


  • U.S. Can Unveils New Tin

    December 9, 2005
    U.S. Can introduced a brand new decorative tin: Life’s a Trip. The whimsical tin was designed as an all-occasion package. Measuring 6 5/8 inches by 5 1/4 inches, the nostalgic packaging by Teresa Kogut was designed to bring back memories…


  • Crown Holdings Introduces Brand-Building Packaging

    December 9, 2005
    Crown Holdings, Inc. has introduced a new worldwide corporate identity, Brand-Building Packaging, designed to provide customers with a full array of packaging services that increase brand turnover at point-of-sale and build long-lasting relationshi…


  • NJ PEC Offers 4th Annual Summer Luncheon Cruise

    December 9, 2005
    The 4th annual New Jersey Packaging Executives Club (NJ PEC)  Summer Luncheon Cruise aboard the Rendezvous is set to sail from the Weehawken Terminal on August 11 with packaging professional members and guests enjoying a sightseeing cruise of l…


  • Entries Sought for HBAs IPDA Packaging Awards

    December 9, 2005
    Organizers of HBA’s prestigious International Packaging Design Awards (IPDA) are seeking submissions of the newest packaging presentations. Finalists, as well as category leaders, will be selected in mass and limited distribution categories for…


  • Alcan Sells Aluminum Tubes Business

    December 9, 2005
    Alcan Inc. has sold its aluminum tubes business to its current management team and 21 Centrale Partners, an investment fund specializing in high-potential, mid-sized industrial companies. The sale consists of three plants located in Saumur, France;…