Packaging News


  • Pratt and Luxe Pack Honor Coty Beautys Eric Thoreux

    Eric Thoreux, president of Coty Beauty, The Americas, was the honoree at the annual Art of Packaging awards sponsored by Pratt Institute and Luxe Pack Monaco in March. Held at the University Club in New York City, the black-tie gala raised nearly $25…
    11.14.05

  • Luxe Pack Monaco Organizers

    On June 10 and 11, the first annual Luxe Pack New York will be held during The Fragrance Foundation’s FiFi week at the Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY. This new forum will showcase a display of FiFi award winners from leading manufacturers…
    11.14.05

  • NACD Announces 2003 Packaging Award Winners

    The National Association of Container Distributors (NACD), Philadelphia, PA, announced the 2003 NACD Packaging award winners. Roto-Rooter’s 32- and 64-oz. custom HDPE drain opener bottles manufactured by Kaufman Container Co. received the &ldqu…
    11.14.05

  • Dial Hopes Larger Caps Mean More Purex Sales

    During the next two years, Dial Corp., Scottsdale, AZ, will increase the size of the caps on its Purex bottles to 5.5-oz. The company is trying to encourage consumers who measure detergent by the capful to use more, according to Greg Tipsford, senior…
    11.14.05

  • Seal-It Adds Bar Codes

    Seal-It Inc., Farmingdale, NY, offers shrink sleeves with bar codes for various uses to assist retailers with accurate pricing and inventory control. The sleeves consist of heat-shrink PVC, PETG and OPS and can be printed in as many as 10 colors. Mo…
    11.14.05

  • Hirschhorn & Young Graphics

    Hirschhorn & Young Graphics has relocated to a customized, state-of-the-art 7,500 square foot facility. The new address is: 151 West 30th Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10001; Tel: (212) 246-4695; Fax: (212) 765-0501. Client services will be enh…
    11.14.05

  • MeadWestvaco Closes

    MeadWestvaco, Stamford, CT, will close its general converting operations in Newark, DE, this month. The plant employs 80 people. The plant, part of the consumer packaging division, converts paper and paperboard into printed packages. Executives said…
    11.14.05

  • Qualipac of America Moves

    l Qualipac of America is now located at new offices at 321 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, NJ. More info: (973) 423-1900; Fax: (973) 423-1976.…
    11.14.05

  • Inoac and Cheer Key

    Inoac Packaging Group, Bardstown, KY, has formed a joint venture with Cheer Key, Guangdong, China. Cheer Key will manufacture cosmetic compacts and closures for bottles and jars, allowing Inoac to offer complete cosmetic bottle and jar packages. Chee…
    11.14.05

  • Gerresheimer Expands IBCs

    Gerresheimer, a German glass manufacturer, has extended its exclusive UK distributorship with International Bottle Company to include three additional glass factories. The extended agreement grants IBC exclusive rights in the UK to sell glass contai…
    11.14.05

  • Rexam Plc Acquires

    Rexam Plc completed the acquisition of the German glass manufacturer Lüner Glashüttenwerke GmbH on Feb. 18. The deal closed for a consideration of $52.1 million, comprising $5.6 million in cash payable for the shares and $46.5 million of es…
    11.14.05

  • Most Americans Think

    March 27 marked the 25th anniversary of Federal regulations prohibiting the use of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) propellants in most U.S. aerosol products. According to a study by CCL Custom Manufacturing, however, 60% of Americans still believe aerosol…
    11.14.05

  • Airspray N.V. Trades on U.S. OTC ADR Market

    To improve the accessibility to shares for U.S. investors, Dutch dispenser manufacturer Airspray N.V. established a sponsored Level-I American Depositary Receipt (ADR) in the U.S. Trading began under the symbol AYAKY in February on the U.S. over-the-…
    11.14.05

  • O.Berk Moves to

    O.Berk Company, formerly of Union, NJ, has moved to an expanded facility in Mineola, NY. More info: 77 Jericho Turnpike, Mineola, NY 11501; Tel: (516) 877-7451; Fax: (516) 877-0013; E-mail: nysales@oberk.com.…
    11.14.05

  • Global Distribution of

    Des Moines, IA-based Paper Systems Inc.’s EZ Bulk line of corrugated one-way disposable liquid bulk containers will be represented by Greif Bros. globally. More info: (515) 280-1111; Website: www.paper-systems.com.…
    11.14.05

  • ID Technology Relocates

    Forth Worth, TX-based ID Technology relocated its New England regional office to 905 South Main Street, Mansfield, MA 02048. The new office serves Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, New Hamp-shire, Vermont, Maine and northeastern Can…
    11.14.05

  • Smurfit-Stone Acquires

    Smurfit-Stone, Chicago, IL,…
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  • Organizers Seek Entries

    The fourth annual International Package Design Awards (IPDA) 2003 entry forms are now available from CMP Princeton, San Juan Capo, CA. The award categories include mass distribution cosmetics, fragrance, skin care and personal care as well as limited…
    11.14.05

  • MeadWestvaco Consolidates

    MeadWestvaco, Stamford, CT, will close a plant in Greenville, MS, in March to continue its previously announced plans to consolidate its packaging operations. Executives said the Greenville activities will shift to facilities located closer to major…
    11.14.05

  • Fiji Blend Uses Spectrachrome

    Fiji Blend Inc., Santa Monica, CA, selected Clariant Masterbatches to package its indoor tanning products. Clariant created inverted cylinders with wide mouth flip/snap caps using the company’s Spectrachrome three-dimensional color flip masterb…
    11.14.05