Packaging News


  • IntraPac Plastic Group

    Plattsburgh, NY-based IntraPac Plastic Group has launched a glass jar family made of polypropylene and polystyrene in 1-, 2- 3- and 4-oz. sizes. These wide-mouth, low profile jars are available in white, natural and custom colors with matching lids.…
    11.14.05

  • Eastman Offers Glass-Like

    l Eastman Chemical, Kingsport, TN, now offers Glass Polymer, an Eastar copoylester material that looks and feels like glass for makeup products. Executives said one out of three women has had to clean up a shattered foundation bottle on the floor or…
    11.14.05

  • CCL Honored as Mary Kays Vendor of the Year

    Los Angeles-based CCL Plastic Pack-aging was awarded Vendor of the Year from Mary Kay Inc., in recognition of CCL’s outstanding performance in 2002. CCL executives said this is the first time a tube manufacturer has received the honor and met t…
    11.14.05

  • Glenroy Honored with

    l Glenroy Inc., Menomonee Falls, WI, won seven awards this year for its various printing capabilities. They include a Bronze award from the Flexographic Technical Association; two best of category, one award of excellence and a certificate of merit f…
    11.14.05

  • Luxe Pack Monaco

    The first international Monaco Luxe Pack Design award was given to Andrew Lanza of Nicosia Creative Expresso Ltd. The competition was open to young professional designers (one to five years experience) who were asked to design a perfume bottle with t…
    11.14.05

  • Pechiney Board Accepts

    The board of directors of Pechiney accepted an offer for acquisition…
    11.14.05

  • U.S. LEADS SHIPMENTS OF

    ● U.S. packaging machinery shipments exceeded $5.8 billion in 2002, up $26 million in 2001, according to the Confederation of Packaging Machinery Associations (COPAMA), Arlington, VA. The U.S. is the worldwide leader in packaging machiner…
    11.14.05

  • Expanded OPP

    Expanded OPP Manufacturing At ExxonMobil‚ Shawnee Plant ● Macedon, NY-based ExxonMobil Chemical has expanded its Shawnee, OK, oriented propylene film manufacturing plant (OPP). The installation of a specialty 6.6-meter orienter line…
    11.14.05

  • TricoBraun Headquarters

    ● TricorBraun has moved its corporate offices to 10330 Old Olive Street Road in St. Louis, MO 63141-7808. Executives said the company now occupies 20,000 square feet of the newly completed 25,000 square foot building. More info: (314) 569…
    11.14.05

  • Raison Pure Dresses

    Raison Pure Dresses Dove Essential Nutrients ● Raison Pure International, New York, NY, designed the packaging for Unilever’s new Dove Essential Nutrients line of facial care products, featuring an elegant, modern and vibrant packa…
    11.14.05

  • Ameri-Seal

    Ameri-Seal Now Offers Contract Sleeving Capabilities ● Ameri-Seal Inc., Chatsworth, CA, unveiled its new contract sleeving division. Bands are shrinked onto products using steam/heat tunnels that work with a wide range of film sizes. Ame…
    11.14.05

  • Flexible Packaging Conference

    Flexible Packaging Conference Set for March 24-26 ● Flexible Packaging Conference 2004 will take place March 24-26 at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, GA. Cosponsored by the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) and the Society of…
    11.14.05

  • CCL Offers PCR Non-Dispensing Closure ● CCL Plastic Packaging Inc., Los Angeles, CA, launched the Post-Consumer Resin (PCR) non-dispensing tube closure ranging in size from 9/16- to 2inches. The tube consists of 50% recycled polypropylene…
    11.14.05

  • Saint-Gobain Calmar

    Saint-Gobain Calmar To Streamline Sites ● Saint-Gobain Calmar Inc., City of Industry, CA, executives said the company plans to invest in making manufacturing sites leaner to strengthen the company’s position in a price-sensitive gl…
    11.14.05

  • Software Partnership Developed

    Software Partnership Developed For Packaged Goods Industry ● Esko-Graphics, Ludlow, MA, and Design- 2Launch, Stamford, CT, have collaborated to launch software that takes users all the way from packaging structure conceptualization to the…
    11.14.05

  • Arkay Earns Top Honors

    l Arkay Packaging, New York, NY, recently received awards from key clients. Cha-nel honored Arkay as one of its eight elite suppliers for quality, delivery and service in 2002. Mary Kay Cosmetics named Arkay as Supplier of the Year 2002 for the fourt…
    11.14.05

  • M&H To Build

    l Plastic bottle, closure and flexible tube manufacturer M&H Plastics, Beccles, UK, will set up a production facility in the U.S. on the east coast. The company has been active in the U.S. market since 1994, and local demand, coupled with the nee…
    11.14.05

  • ICMAD Sponsors Fifth

    l The Independent Cosmetic Manufactur-ers and Distributors’ (ICMAD) fifth annual Young Designers contest will include students from the American Academy of Art and Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Art Center of Design, Pasadena, CA; the F…
    11.14.05

  • CCL Container Wins

    l Hermitage, PA-based CCL Container won two Can-of-the-Year awards at the Cannex show held in Singapore, organized by Canmaker magazine. CCL Container earned the Gold award in the beverage category for Snapple’s Mistic RE aluminum can. The comp…
    11.14.05

  • Flexible Packaging Conference

    The Flexible Packaging Conference, or-ganized by The Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) and The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), will be held March 24-26 at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, GA. Conference panel topics range from conversi…
    11.14.05