Packaging News

  • Tube Council Holds Spring Meeting in San Juan

    November 22, 2005
    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…


  • Companies Donate To Look GoodFeel Better Cause

    November 22, 2005
    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…


  • CCL Packaging Wins Tube of the Year Award

    November 22, 2005
    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…


  • Seal-It is a Top Women-Owned Firm

    November 22, 2005
    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…


  • Packaging Services Expo Is Set for 2005 in Chicago

    November 22, 2005
    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…


  • CreativeSpa Earns Visionary Packaging Award

    November 15, 2005
    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…


  • Wal-Mart Gives RFID Plan Green Light

    November 15, 2005
    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…


  • Victorias Secret Chooses ColorKiss Technology

    November 15, 2005
    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…


  • Smith Container Acquired By TricorBraun

    November 15, 2005
    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…


  • ICV Buys Innovative Creative Packaging Solutions

    November 15, 2005
    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…


  • P&G Wins Recycled Paperboard Alliance Award

    November 15, 2005
    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,…


  • Diamond Packaging Earns Several NPA Awards

    November 15, 2005
    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…


  • Saint-Gobain Exec Honored by NACD

    November 15, 2005
    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…


  • Slashed Advertising Budgets Boost Label Industry

    November 15, 2005
    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…


  • Luxe Pack Monacos Deadline is Extended

    November 15, 2005
    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 &…