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  • 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

  • Arcade Produces

    l In an attempt to re-energize Volkswagon’s Beetle car brand, Arcade Marketing, New York, NY, created Arcade ScentStrips for various magazine ads featuring specially-made beach, mountain and cut grass scents to illicit a drive in these environm…
    11.14.05

  • Avecia Chooses TricorBrauns

    For the packaging of Bactacil, a scented pool chemical, Avecia used a custom bottle manufactured by TricorBraun. The bottle utilizes soft touch resin and the reverse taper cap has a repeating hot stamp image. A combination of silk screen and pad prin…
    11.14.05

  • Penreco Selects

    l Penreco, Houston, TX, has agreed to make Diversified CPC (DCPC), Channohon, IL, the exclusive reseller for Penreco’s Synergel gelled Conosol products for use in pressurized applications. Synergel is the product of Penreco’s Conosol petr…
    11.14.05

  • Techpack-CMI

    Techpack-Cosmetech Mably International (CMI), New York, NY, recently launched a new initiative to offer a full service option to customers. Executives said start-to-finish projects are possible due to the company’s global sales office operation…
    11.14.05

  • Inoac Utilizes Zeons

    Inoac Corp., Bardstown, NY, now offers upscale packaging using Zeonor cyclo-olefin polymers (COP) from Zeon Chemicals L.P. Executives said the Zeonor resins have outstanding transparency and a “crystal-like” appearance. Testing confirmed…
    11.14.05

  • Pechiney Subsidiary Buys

    acquired Avenir Print Services (APS), which specializes in the production of plastic films for health and beauty packaging. The Montreuil-Bellay, France-based manufacturer employs 80 people. The state-of-the-art APS plant produces short runs, particu…
    11.14.05

  • ICMAD Awards Young Designers

    The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers & Distributors Association (ICMAD) honored three winners of the 2002 ICMAD Young Designers competition on Oct. 15. Tammy Teehan, a Fashion Institute of Technology student, took first prize and $2,500 for her…
    11.14.05

  • Vaseline Gets a Makeover

    The Vaseline Intensive Care line of bath products has been revamped by Raison Pure International, New York, to reflect more modern, approachable packaging. The soft flow movements of the imagery imply softness and silkiness. These vibrant images come…
    11.14.05

  • Diamond Packaging

    For the holidays, Diamond Packaging, Rochester, NY, produced the packaging for Matrix Essentials gift sets for Biolage, Amplify, Sleek.look and Logics. The packages, which use holographic foil, diamond-shaped cuts, transparent PMS inks and UV coating…
    11.14.05

  • Arcade Partners with Fisher

    New York, NY-based Arcade Marketing designed the ad for Fisher Price’s new Baby Scentsations, a playgroup of Sesame Street characters that entertain and relax babies with the aromas of lavender, orange blossom, vanilla and chamomile. The ad fea…
    11.14.05

  • CLP Wins NJPEC Awards

    l CLP Packaging Solutions of Fairfield, NJ and Kibbutz Negba, Israel, won three awards at the annual New Jersey Packaging Executives Club (NJPEC) packaging competition in September. The awards included first place in the food and beverage category fo…
    11.14.05

  • ExxonMobil Honors Marketers at Ceremony

    ExxonMobil honored marketers at its 16th annual Golden Mummy and Pyramid awards, held in conjunction with Pack Expo in November. The awards recognized three companies for flexible packaging and four companies for labeling. Golden Mummy honoree…
    11.11.05

  • Pro Mach Acquires ID Technology

    Ft. Worth, TX-based ID Technology has been acquired by Pro Mach Inc. This marks the eleventh acquisition of a North American packaging equipment manufacturer by Pro Mach in the past four years, according to executives. ID Technology manufactures…
    11.11.05

  • Techpack Strengthens South East Asian Position

    Pechiney Group subsidiary Techpack cre- ated Techpack Asia following an agreement with Nrtjahya Tanudisastro, owner of the Indonesian group Tiger. The cosmetic assets of Tiger, including 120 injection presses and six surface treatment lines, will be…
    11.11.05

  • Eastman Develops New Copolyester for Cosmetics

    Eastman Chemical Company, Kingsport, TN, introduced Eastar copolyester DN011, an injection-molding grade that is the company's clearest copolyester to date, according to the company. Copolyester DN011 complements other resins in the Eastar line. It…
    11.11.05

  • Multivac Expands North American Headquarters

    Kansas City, MO-based Multivac expand- ed its headquarters to meet greater customer demand. The newly expanded headquarters includes 20 rollstock and tray sealing systems, as well as more than 100 vacuum chamber units. This reduces shipping lead time…
    11.11.05

  • Risdon-AMS Produces Two New Packages for Avon

    Risdon-AMS, Laconia, NH, created the primary packaging components for two recent Avon additions: Brilliant Moisture lipcolor and Curl-Ascious Maximum Curling mascara. For Brilliant Moisture lipcolor, Risdon-AMS produced a stock square slimline…
    11.11.05

  • Mold-Masters Opens Office in Shanghai

    Georgetown, Ontario-based Mold-Masters has opened its first direct office in China. The operation is located in Waigaoquiao, Shanghai. Mold-Masters executives said the new office will enhance the company's regional capabilities in the Asian marke…
    11.11.05

  • Cebal Offers New Stock Aluminum Can

    Cebal Aerosols introduced Boost, a flat- shouldered aluminum can with a flat shoulder. Because Boost is a stock item, it does not require any additional tooling expenditure, Cebal company executives said. The new Boost can was introduced this sum…
    11.11.05