Packaging News


  • 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

  • Chanel Awards Flexpaq

    Flexpaq, South Plainfield, NJ, was recognized by Chanel for “Outstanding Supplier Performance” in 2002. Flexpaq provided Chanel with a Chance body lotion round paquette, a Chance rollerball package and several Precision samplers…
    11.14.05

  • Cebal Americas Receives

    l Four awards were presented to Cebal Americas, Norwalk, CT, at the Tube Council’s annual spring meeting: Laminate Tube of the Year for PoliGrip with Ooze Control tip, Dentrifice Tube of the Year for Crest’s Rejuvenating Effects toothpast…
    11.14.05

  • Risdon-AMS Supports

    Twenty employees from the Risdon-AMS Danbury, CT plant recently renovated a local residence, as part of the 16th annual AmeriCares HomeFront program. It was the seventh year that Risdon-AMS volunteers participated in this event for homeowners and com…
    11.14.05

  • CCL Plastic Tubes

    CCL Plastic Packaging Inc., Los Angeles was awarded the Tube Council’s Ted Klein Tube Of The Year for Victoria’s Secret Rapture Pearl shower cream and Plastic Tube of the Year for Banana Boat’s Suntanicals SPF 15 sunblock at the…
    11.14.05

  • SeaquistPerfect Dispensing

    SeaquistPerfect Dispensing was honored with the 2003 Supplier of the Year award at the National Association of Container Distributors (NACD) annual convention in Scottsdale, AZ. The award honors suppliers who have displayed outstanding support of t…
    11.14.05

  • Clariant Masterbatches

    l Clariant Masterbatches opened the ColorWorks NYC studio, a satellite facility to the McHenry, IL-based ColorWorks Design and Technology Center, in New York City June 11. ColorWorks McHenry and NYC are gateways to Clariant’s global network of…
    11.14.05