Packaging News

  • Alcan Sells Aluminum Tubes Business

    December 9, 2005
    Alcan Inc. has sold its aluminum tubes business to its current management team and 21 Centrale Partners, an investment fund specializing in high-potential, mid-sized industrial companies. The sale consists of three plants located in Saumur, France;…


  • CCL Provides Counterfeit Protection for Trimspa

    December 9, 2005
    CCL Container, Hermitage, PA, has created embossed aluminum packaging for Trimspa, a diet aid and nutritional supplement, that is virtually impossible to replicate, according to company executives. As the only product in the category utilizing alumin…


  • Saint-Gobain Calmar Creates New Prestige Division

    December 9, 2005
    Saint-Gobain Calmar, a division of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain, has established a new division specifically focused on prestige cosmetics and fragrance markets. Located in New York City, the division is headed by John Sosnovski, director of sales, and…


  • Shorewood Launches New Blister Packaging System

    December 9, 2005
    Shorewood Packaging, New York, NY, introduces Bend & Peel, a child-resistant/senior friendly blister packaging system for the pharmaceutical industry. Developed by Intini Marketing, Inc., the packaging has received the highest rating for child sa…


  • TricorBraun and Sasaki Chemical Enter into Partnership

    December 9, 2005
    St. Louis, MO-based TricorBraun entered into an exclusive agreement for the manufacture and distribution of Sasaki Chemical’s integrated desiccant technology. The Kyoto, Japan-based company holds worldwide patents on the process, which has prov…


  • NJPEC Declares Winners For Packages of the Year

    December 2, 2005
    The New Jersey Packaging Executives Club (NJPEC) has announced the winners of the 2005 NJPEC Package of the Year Awards. Here’s a rundown of the winners: Package of the Year: Island Michael Kors, Estée Lauder, submitted by Cartondruck;…


  • Cosmoprof 2006 Puts Packaging in the Spotlight

    December 2, 2005
    Changes will be apparent when Cosmoprof 2006 opens in Bologna, Italy, April 7-10. In response to requests from a large majority of exhibitors, Cosmopack 2006 will open April 6 and close April 9, one day earlier than Cosmoprof, giving packaging profe…


  • Raison Pure Packages Promesse

    December 2, 2005
    In collaboration with the Cacherel marketing team, Raison Pure International created the brand identity, secondary packaging and merchandising for new fragrance Promesse. The branding is a modern evolution of the tulip. Using a hologram, light is re…


  • M&H Plastics Opens First U.S. Moldng Plant

    November 22, 2005
    M&H Plastics (UK) opened a blow molding and decorating plant in Winchester, VA. The 65,000-square foot facility is the first U.S. manufacturing facility for the company. The facility, which produces a variety of HDPE, COEX and PVC bottles, plans…


  • Diamond Packaging Wins Best of The Best Award

    November 22, 2005
    Diamond Packaging, Rochester, NY, was recognized as “Best of the Best” in the 2004 Best Workplace in America awards competition, sponsored by the Printing Industries of America (PIA) and Graphic Arts Technical Foun- dation (GATF). The pr…


  • Eastman Launches New Sampling Program

    November 22, 2005
    Eastman Chemical Company, Kingsport, TN, launched Material Difference, the first phase of its new sampling program for brand owners, designers and product manufacturers. Available in a variety of colors and either scented or unscented variants, the c…


  • CCL Container Expands Canadian Plant

    November 22, 2005
    CCL Container is expanding its Penetang, Ontario, Canada plant this year by adding two high-speed production lines. The first line started up service in January and the second one is slated for June. This brings the plant’s total number of line…


  • Axon Announces New Headquarters

    November 22, 2005
    Axon Corporation has relocated to Walnut Creek Industrial Park, 3080 Business Park Drive, Suite 103, Raleigh, NC, 27610. Phone: (800) 598-8601; Fax: (919) 772-5575. The new, larger facility doubles Axon’s office and warehouse space.…


  • DS Containers Partners With Daiwa Can Company

    November 22, 2005
    DS Containers plans to open a new 236,000-square-foot plant in Batavia, IL, in the second quarter of 2005. Two high speed production lines will utilize proprietary technology from Japan-based Daiwa Can Company to produce two-piece tin-free steel cans…


  • Smurfit-Stone Opens Innovation Center

    November 22, 2005
    Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. opened a new innovation center at the company’s Carol Stream, IL, facility. The innovation center serves as a focal point for packaging innovation and supports the company’s new product development efforts.…