Packaging News


  • 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

  • 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…
    11.11.05

  • 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…
    11.11.05

  • 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…
    11.11.05

  • 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…
    11.11.05

  • 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…
    11.11.05

  • 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…
    11.11.05

  • 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…
    11.11.05

  • Montebello Turns 50 with Two-Day Celebration

    Oak Park, IL-based Montebello Pack-aging celebrated its 50th anniversary on Aug. 19. To honor its roots, the manufacturer of collapsible aluminum and laminate tubes celebrated in Monte-bello, Quebec, where the company was founded in 1952. The two-day…
    11.11.05

  • MeadWestvaco Divests Mill

    MeadWestvaco Corp. has agreed to sell its Stevenson, AL, corrugating medium mill and related assets to Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. for approximately $375 million. This includes seven container plants and 82,000 acres of timberlands. The plant was f…
    11.11.05

  • SATA To Meet in Myrtle Beach

    The 22nd annual Southern Aerosol Tech-nical Association (SATA) conference will take place Oct. 3-6 at the Kingston Plantation Embassy Suites hotel in Myrtle Beach, SC. The meeting will feature seminars, a buffet lunch, beachside cookout and reception…
    11.11.05

  • CCL Tubes Receive Four Awards

    CCL Container tube division, Harrison-burg, VA, was honored with four awards from the Tube Council’s 2001 Tubes of the Year. The awards included: 2001 Metal Tube of the Year for 4g Instant Krazy Glue; 2001 Dentrifice Tube of the Year for Walgre…
    11.11.05

  • DieterBakic Spotlights 2002 Industry Trends

    Executives at DieterBakic, Munich, Ger-many, said the eventful year of 2001 has brought a return to traditional tastes. This translates into packaging that is inspired by nature and simple messages. This spring, DieterBakic introduced three themes in…
    11.11.05

  • James Alexander Offers Unit-Dose Ampoules

    Blairstown, NJ-based James Alexander Corp. has introduced a single-use dispensing system in the form of a plastic ampoule for contract packages. The ampoule is a one-piece molded polyethylene or polypropylene unit that re-mains intact and sealed unti…
    11.11.05

  • HBA Recognizes the Best In Innovative Packaging

    The sixth annual International Package Design Awards (IPDA) competition drew more than 300 entries—a new record and double the number of entries in 2004. Held in conjunction with HBA (Health & Beauty America) and sponsored by Happi and Cosm…
    10.31.05