Packaging News


  • 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

  • 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

  • PolyOne Features OnCap Thermoplastic Additives for Health & Beauty Packaging

    PolyOne Corporation offers a wide range of OnCap Thermoplastic additives for the health and beauty packaging industry including nucleating agents, PlastOne concentrates, slip agents, UV absorbers and inhibitor concentrates. These concentrates enhanc…
    10.31.05

  • Pfeiffer Unveils Cremosa Pump

    The Cremosa gel and lotion pump is the result of a collaboration between DieterBakicDesign and Pfeiffer. The lotion pump has a 24/410 closure, dose volume of 0.28ml and 0.50ml and is lockable in plastic and metal. The gel pump has a 24/410 closure, d…
    10.31.05

  • Yih Tai Offers Packaging Solutions in Asia

    Since 1972, Yih Tai Glass and Plastic Industrial Co., with factories in China and Taiwan, has been a global supplier of bottles, jars, and vials. It was one of the first in Asia to get an ISO certificate, according to the company. Yih Tai encourage…
    10.31.05

  • Saint-Gobain Calmar Buys Microspray Delta

    Saint-Gobain Calmar has acquired Microspray Delta, a Milan, Italy-based manufacturer of pumps for the fragrance and cosmetics industries. Microspray Delta was established in 1948 by the Marelli family to design and manufacture molds. In 1987, the co…
    10.21.05

  • Silgan Adds Petite Oval to Bottle Line

    Silgan Plastics has introduced the new 250mL PET Petite Oval bottle. The shape is suited for packaging a variety of personal care items, according to the company. The Petite Oval is available with a 24-410 or 24-415 neck finish to suit the most…
    10.21.05

  • Schneider Packaging Celebrates 35 Years

    Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., Inc. celebrated its 35th anniversary with customers and other visitors at Pack Expo Las Vegas in September. To kick off the celebration, Schneider treated guests at the booth to birthday sweets every day throughout…
    10.21.05

  • NJ PEC To Hold Package of the Year Awards

    The New Jersey Packaging Executives Club (NJ PEC) Package of the Year Awards presentation and dinner is a special event to honor unique packaging designed and/or manufactured by members of NJ PEC. The presentation of awards and dinner will be h…
    10.21.05

  • Siegwerk Acquires Packaging Ink Business from SICPA

    The Siegwerk Group International, Siegburg, Germany, closed its acquisition of the packaging ink activities of Swiss group SICPA Holding SA last month. The new entity will be called Siegwerk Ink Packaging, an operating company of the holding comp…
    10.21.05

  • Saint-Gobain Takes Legal Action for Trademark

    Saint-Gobain Calmar Inc. recently initiated legal action against Arminak & Associates of Duarte, CA. The lawsuit alleges that Arminak is marketing products on the internet using Calmar’s trademarks. “Arminak is using two internet d…
    10.21.05

  • MWV offers a range of packaging solutions for the personal care industry

    Greenwashing may be rampant in the personal care industry—but not at MWV. The Glen Allen, VA-based company provides a wide range of dispensers and packaging materials that can help beauty companies protect their products while they protect the…
    11.30.-1

  • A Range of Solutions

    For skin care products, MWV’s patented Pure Path technology incorporates the metal spring outside the fluid pathway to eliminate the risk of corrosion and discoloration because no metal comes in contact with the formula. That, in turn, lets for…
    11.30.-1

  • A Global Presence

    In addition to an extensive range of packaging solutions, MWV operates on a global scale, with facilities all over the world. In fact, the company will open a manufacturing facility in Mexico later this year. “We have a global footprint, but…
    11.30.-1

  • A Commitment to Sustainability

    Even as it expands its personal care team and global presence, MWV remains fully committed to sustainability. In fact, MWV even hosted a full-day forum on sustainable packaging that featured a wide range of speakers. “We were very pleased wi…
    11.30.-1

  • SeaCliff Beauty Works with Bare Escentuals

    SeaCliff Beauty Packaging & Laboratories created the packaging for the new Bare Escentuals’ RareMinerals Purely Nourishing Facial Moisturizer. SeaCliff produced the silkscreen printed, custom colored pearl and gold components in two sizes&m…
    11.30.-1

  • In Memoriam: Gino Nahum of Arrowpak

    Gino Nahum (1921-2008), a warm, open, genuine and generous man who embraced his life and cherished his family, passed away in December 2008. His expansive, joyful version of family included a network of colleagues around the world as well as assoc…
    11.30.-1

  • Spectrum Commits to Renewable Energy

    Spectrum Lithograph, Inc. will purchase Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) equal to 100% of its energy use from Wind energy marketer and developer Community Energy. “We’re proud to step up as a leader in our industry, and to do our p…
    11.30.-1

  • Visual Pak Expands Capabilities with Acquisition of Norka

    Illinois-based packager Visual Pak boosted its portfolio with the acquisition of Wisconsin-based Norka Incorporated, a specialty packaging company providing commercial printing and custom paper conversion. Norka, which will continue to operate out of…
    11.30.-1

  • P&G Wins Patent Dispute with Fruit of the Earth

    The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) and Fruit of the Earth have reached a settlement in the lawsuit P&G filed on Dec. 12, 2007 against Fruit of the Earth for trade dress and patent infringement on its Olay Regenerist brands. The parti…
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