Packaging News


  • World Wide Packaging Introduces One-Piece Tube

    Florham Park, NJ-based World Wide Packaging will introduce Liscio, a seamless tube that is extruded from low density polyethylene in one piece including cap, at HBA on Sept. 28-30 in New York. Liscio is available in sizes from 35-40mm in diameter. T…
    11.22.05

  • Packaging Services Expo Is Set for 2005 in Chicago

    The Packaging Services Expo (PSE) de-buts May 10-12, 2005 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rose-mont, Chicago. The first-ever event is sponsored by the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) and other trade groups. According to show…
    11.22.05

  • Seal-It is a Top Women-Owned Firm

    Seal-It Inc., Farmingdale, NY, was named by Crain’s New York Business as one of the Top 25 women-owned firms in New York City, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester counties and New Jersey. Seal-It ranked No. 8 on the list. Seal-It’s heat shrink…
    11.22.05

  • CCL Packaging Wins Tube of the Year Award

    For the second year in a row, CCL Plastic Packaging Inc., a division of CCL Industries, received the Ted Klein Tube of the Year award. The honor was presented at the Tube Council’s annual meeting. The Unilever/Best Foods Skippy Squeez’ It…
    11.22.05

  • Companies Donate To Look GoodFeel Better Cause

    Diamond Packaging, Hazen Paper Com-pany, MeadWestvaco and Flutes LLC have teamed up to donate 60,000 cartons for the Look-Good…Feel Better program, co-sponsored by the Cos-metic, Toiletry and Fragrance Asso-ciation (CTFA), the American Cancer…
    11.22.05

  • Tube Council Holds Spring Meeting in San Juan

    The Tube Council held its spring meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico April 28-30. The meeting included technical presentations, a cocktail and dinner reception at the Pikayo Restaurant, a networking reception and a golf tournament. Awards were also giv…
    11.22.05

  • NJPEC Hall of Fame Announces Honorees

    The New Jersey Packaging Executives Club (NJPEC) paid trib- ute to outstanding packagers at the 2004 Hall of Fame awards dinner on May 13 at the Highlawn Pavilion, West Orange, NJ. NJPEC presented honors to four packaging veterans in four categories.…
    11.22.05

  • DuPonts Surlyn TF Gives Transparency, Soft Grip

    Mexx Summer Shimmer and Summer Cool shower gel are the first commercial applications for a new range of plastic tubes using DuPont Surlyn packaging resin. The tubes, developed by Tubex, Rangendingen, Germany, in collaboration with DuPont, combine cr…
    11.22.05

  • Luxe Pack Monacos Deadline is Extended

    Indice Monaco has extended the deadline for the Monaco Luxe Pack Design award until Aug. 30. The competition for junior-level designers requires a design and concept for a powder compact with mirror and applicator, a matching lipstick and the theme &…
    11.15.05

  • Slashed Advertising Budgets Boost Label Industry

    Films are projected to grow 6-7% this year, according to the North American Label Study (NALS’04) by Tag & La-bel Manufacturers Institute (TLMI). TLMI reported that institutional packaging buyers have introduced cost-cutting measures and sm…
    11.15.05

  • Saint-Gobain Exec Honored by NACD

    John McKernan, president and chief executive officer of Saint-Gobain Calmar, received the National Assoc-iation of Container Distributor’s 2004 NACD Achievement award. It recognizes companies and individuals who consistently make efforts to fur…
    11.15.05

  • 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…
    11.15.05

  • 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,…
    11.15.05

  • 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…
    11.15.05

  • 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…
    11.15.05

  • Victorias 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…
    11.15.05

  • 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…
    11.15.05

  • 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…
    11.15.05

  • 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…
    11.15.05

  • 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…
    11.15.05