Packaging News


  • 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

  • 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…
    11.11.05

  • 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…
    11.11.05

  • 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…
    11.11.05

  • 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…
    11.11.05

  • 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…
    11.11.05

  • 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…
    11.11.05