Packaging News


  • MeadWestvaco Closes

    MeadWestvaco, Stamford, CT, will close its general converting operations in Newark, DE, this month. The plant employs 80 people. The plant, part of the consumer packaging division, converts paper and paperboard into printed packages. Executives said…
    11.14.05

  • Qualipac of America Moves

    l Qualipac of America is now located at new offices at 321 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, NJ. More info: (973) 423-1900; Fax: (973) 423-1976.…
    11.14.05

  • Inoac and Cheer Key

    Inoac Packaging Group, Bardstown, KY, has formed a joint venture with Cheer Key, Guangdong, China. Cheer Key will manufacture cosmetic compacts and closures for bottles and jars, allowing Inoac to offer complete cosmetic bottle and jar packages. Chee…
    11.14.05

  • Gerresheimer Expands IBCís

    Gerresheimer, a German glass manufacturer, has extended its exclusive UK distributorship with International Bottle Company to include three additional glass factories. The extended agreement grants IBC exclusive rights in the UK to sell glass contai…
    11.14.05

  • Rexam Plc Acquires

    Rexam Plc completed the acquisition of the German glass manufacturer Lüner Glashüttenwerke GmbH on Feb. 18. The deal closed for a consideration of $52.1 million, comprising $5.6 million in cash payable for the shares and $46.5 million of es…
    11.14.05

  • Most Americans Think

    March 27 marked the 25th anniversary of Federal regulations prohibiting the use of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) propellants in most U.S. aerosol products. According to a study by CCL Custom Manufacturing, however, 60% of Americans still believe aerosol…
    11.14.05

  • Airspray N.V. Trades on U.S. OTC ADR Market

    To improve the accessibility to shares for U.S. investors, Dutch dispenser manufacturer Airspray N.V. established a sponsored Level-I American Depositary Receipt (ADR) in the U.S. Trading began under the symbol AYAKY in February on the U.S. over-the-…
    11.14.05

  • O.Berk Moves to

    O.Berk Company, formerly of Union, NJ, has moved to an expanded facility in Mineola, NY. More info: 77 Jericho Turnpike, Mineola, NY 11501; Tel: (516) 877-7451; Fax: (516) 877-0013; E-mail: nysales@oberk.com.…
    11.14.05

  • Global Distribution of

    Des Moines, IA-based Paper Systems Inc.’s EZ Bulk line of corrugated one-way disposable liquid bulk containers will be represented by Greif Bros. globally. More info: (515) 280-1111; Website: www.paper-systems.com.…
    11.14.05

  • ID Technology Relocates

    Forth Worth, TX-based ID Technology relocated its New England regional office to 905 South Main Street, Mansfield, MA 02048. The new office serves Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, New Hamp-shire, Vermont, Maine and northeastern Can…
    11.14.05

  • Smurfit-Stone Acquires

    Smurfit-Stone, Chicago, IL,…
    11.14.05

  • Organizers Seek Entries

    The fourth annual International Package Design Awards (IPDA) 2003 entry forms are now available from CMP Princeton, San Juan Capo, CA. The award categories include mass distribution cosmetics, fragrance, skin care and personal care as well as limited…
    11.14.05

  • MeadWestvaco Consolidates

    MeadWestvaco, Stamford, CT, will close a plant in Greenville, MS, in March to continue its previously announced plans to consolidate its packaging operations. Executives said the Greenville activities will shift to facilities located closer to major…
    11.14.05

  • 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 TricorBraunís

    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 Zeonís

    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