Packaging News

  • 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 &…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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,…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • CCL Container Participates In CSPA Outreach Program

    November 15, 2005
    CCL Container’s director of technical ser- vices, Scott Schneider, recently became the first guest lecturer at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), New York, to speak on the topic of aerosol packaging technology. Mr. Schneider instructed…


  • ID Technology Adds RFID Business Unit

    November 15, 2005
    Fort Worth, TX-based ID Technology has added an RFID business unit to accommodate the manufacture of its expanding RFID product line. Mark Snedecor was named business unit manager. In his new role, Mr. Snedecor is responsible for overseeing the dev…


  • NACD Announces Award Winners

    November 15, 2005
    The  National Association of Container Distributors (NACD) has announced winners of its 2004 NACD Packaging awards. Categories included Best of Show; Custom Stock (best use of stock components); Drug & Pharmaceutical; Cosmetics & Toilet…


  • NJPEC Hall of Fame Announces Honorees

    November 15, 2005
    The New Jersey Packaging Executives Club (NJPEC) paid tribute to the outstanding packagers of the year at the 2004 Hall of fame awards dinner, held May 13 at the Highlawn Pavillion, West Orange, NJ. Honors were presented within select categories:…


  • Diamond Packaging Earns Paperboard Packaging Awards

    November 15, 2005
    Diamond Packaging, Rochester, NY, earned six awards at the 61st annual Paperboard Packaging Competition. The awards were announced during the annual spring meeting, March 14-16 at the Drake Hotel in Chicago. The competition, sponsored by the Paperb…