Packaging News


  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • West Pack Label Begins Operations in California

    West Pack Label LLC opened operations in Corona, CA in July. The company manufactures pressure-sensitive labels and flexible packaging for the health, beauty and cosmetic industries. West Pack utilizes the latest and most sophisticated technolog…
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  • O.Berk Acquires Greenfield Associates

    West Haven, CT-based O.Berk Company of New England recently purchased Greenfield Associates Inc., New York. “We foresee a smooth transition in the incorporation of Greenfield’s customers and inventory into our New England facility,&rd…
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  • LionstarCorp Appoints Berry Plastics as Licensee

    LionstarCorp, Birmingham, UK, appointed Evansville, IN-based Berry Plastics Corp. as a U.S. licensee of its spray technology. The technology is based on the ability to manipulate spray and achieve benefits such as a reduction in VOCs, flow control, s…
    11.11.05

  • MeadWestvaco Will Optimize Operations

    MeadWestvaco Corporation announced plans to permanently shut down eight sheeting machines used to convert rolls of paper into sheets at the company’s Luke, MD, paper manufacturing facility in 2003. In addition, MeadWestvaco will expand shee…
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  • FutureBrand Coleman Changes Name

    As of Sept. 1, FutureBrand Coleman’s name was officially changed to Fu-tureBrand. The identity change reflects the integration of Coleman Group and FutureBrand to offer broad-based capabilities in corporate and consumer branding, according t…
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  • Alcan Reaches Agreement To Sell Molded Glass Operations

    Montreal, Canada-based Alcan Inc. has signed a leter of intent to sell its molded glass operations in Park Hills, MO; Mays Landing, Williamstown and Millville, NJ, as well as the company’s 46%-owned joint venture in Beijing, China to Glass Gro…
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  • A New Name and Location For Alpha Plastics

    St. Louis, MO-based Alpha Plastics an-nounced that the company has a new name—Alpha Packaging. Alpha Plastics was founded 33 years ago as a manufacturer of plastic packaging for the health, beauty, nutritional and pharmaceutical industries. The…
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  • Rexam Beauty & Closures Adopts New Name

    Rexam Beauty & Closure’s global dis-pensing systems business unit is now known as Rexam Dispensing Systems. The new name replaces Rexam Sofab and Rexam SMT and encompasses the unit’s three sites in Europe and the U.S. Rexam Disp…
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  • Airsprays Dry Spray Dispenser Utilizes Proprietary Technology

    Pompano Beach, FL-based Airspray International’s Dry Spray dispenser mechanically gives a continuous fine mist for food, household and personal care products. The Dry Spray dispenser is refillable, safe and environment-friendly due to its ab…
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  • Risdon-AMS Opens New Assembly Plant in Mexico

    Watertown, CT-based Risdon-AMS plans to open a new 30,000 square foot plant in Reynosa, Mexico. The facility, located seven miles from McAllen, TX, will be used to assemble metal closures, lipsticks and mascara caps. The plant is expected to be fully…
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  • Pechiney Group Displays Items at HBA

    The Pechiney Group’s various companies will showcase their latest offerings at the HBA Global Expo in New York this month. Techpack recently opened a new innovation center to give customers competitive and functional packaging. Cebal Americas h…
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  • CCL Industries Reviews Investment in Miza

    CCL Industries, Toronto, Canada, is re-viewing its options in its approximately $22 million investment in Miza Pharmaceuticals. In May of 2001, CCL sold its non-core UK custom manufacturing pharmaceutical business to Miza for subordinated convertible…
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  • CCL Container Develops Big Sexy Hair Containers

    Hermatige, PA-based CCL Container created the brushed aluminum cans for Sexy Hair Concepts’ new Big Sexy Hair line. The package features red brushed aluminum that is direct printed via dry offest using a clear base coat layered with a bright re…
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  • Four Packaging Companies Partner for Cancer Program

    Diamond Packaging, Hazen Paper Com-pany, MeadWestvaco and Flutes, LLC have joined forces to donate 60,000 cartons to the Look Good…Feel Better program designed to help women cancer patients regain self-esteem by overcoming the appearance-relat…
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