Packaging News

  • Luxe Pack Features

    November 15, 2005
    Luxe Pack New York, scheduled during FiFi Week on June 8 and 9 at New York’s Metropolitan Pavillion, will spotlight manufacturers of an array of luxury packaging including glass, plastic, metal and paper. For the first time, Luxe Pack will ho…


  • Arcade Marketing Earns

    November 15, 2005
    Arcade Marketing, New York, NY, received the ISO 9001:2000 designation for its facilities in Chattanooga, TN, and its Arcade CP facility in Baltimore, MD. Arcade was previously ISO 9001 certified. The company has once again been approved as conform…


  • Tube Professionals Meet

    November 15, 2005
    The Tube Council’s spring conference is set for April 28-30 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, organizers announced. They keynote address will be given by Roger Caracappa, senior vice president, global packaging for the Estée Lauder Corp. Mr. Ca…


  • Rexam Creates Transparent Packaging

    November 15, 2005
    l Rexam Dispensing Systems, Purchase, NY, introduced FlowPack, a plastic sealed envelope that shows its encased, miniature spray sampler via a see-through front panel. The rear panel can be imprinted with a logo, image or message. More info: (914) 25…


  • An Integrated Package from CCL

    November 15, 2005
    l CCL Plastic Packaging, Los Angeles, introduced its integrated tube systems (ITS). The first in the line is Nova, an integrated polyethylene flexible tube and polypropylene dispensing tube closure package. Executives said more integrated tube system…


  • Square Tubes and Closures from VisiPak

    November 15, 2005
    l VisiPak, Arnold, MO, offers stock square tubing and closures in a variety of sizes. Custom cut-to-length is available. The PETG tubing allows full visibility of the package’s contents. More info: (800) 797-7886; Fax: (636) 282-6888; Website:…


  • Qosmedix Launches Colored Jars

    November 15, 2005
    l Edgewood, NY-based Qosmedix launched 2ml polypropylene jars with coordinating lids in Natural, Lemon, Lime, Violet, Teal and Rose. The jars can be used for lotions, gels, creams and powders and are perfect for giveaways or traveling. More info: (63…


  • The Still Jennifer Lopez fragrance

    November 15, 2005
    The Still Jennifer Lopez fragrance is topped with a plastic cap and metal collar by Axilone USA, New York, NY. The round cap is made of crystal clear surlyn to reflect the transparency of a diamond, executives said. The cap snaps onto a shiny aluminu…


  • TricorBraun Moves; Buys Packaging West

    November 14, 2005
    TricorBraun moved to 10330 Old Olive Street Road, St. Louis, MO 63141. The company’s telephone and fax numbers remain the same: (314) 569-3633; Fax: (314) 872-9876. In other news, TricorBraun has acquired Packaging West, Aurora, CO, for an u…


  • Tech Industries Changes Name To Portola Tech International

    November 14, 2005
    Woonsocket, RI-based Tech Industries is changing its name and logo to Portola Tech International, after its acquisition by Portola Packaging in September. Capacity will also be extended with Portola Packaging’s 14 manufacturing locations in Nor…


  • Clariant Masterbatches Opens Plant in Vietnam

    November 14, 2005
    Clariant Masterbatches, Muttenz, Switz-erland, opened a masterbatch facility in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The recently renovated plant will produce small-order masterbatches and dry colorants, executives said. More info: www.clariant.masterbatches.c…


  • Kaufman Merges With Twin City Bottle

    November 14, 2005
    Kaufman Container, Cleveland, OH, has merged with Twin City Bottle, Minneapolis, MN. Twin City will change its name to Kaufman Container. The two companies offer full-service glass, plastic and metal containers, tubes, closures, dispensing systems, c…


  • Diamond Packaging Honored For Workplace & Packaging

    November 14, 2005
    Diamond Packaging, Rochester, NY, was recognized for the third consecutive year with the “Best of the Best” Workplace award in 2003 from the Master Printers of America, which honors graphic arts companies for outstanding human relations e…


  • CCL Label Adds Label Production to New Plant

    November 14, 2005
    Framingham, MA-based CCL Label an-nounced it has begun production at its new Upland, CA facility, which manufactures security and RFID labels. More info: www.ccllabel.com.…


  • Pechiney Acquires Avenir Print Service

    November 14, 2005
    In January, Pechiney Soplaril Flexible Europe (PSFE), Rueil-Malmaison Cedex, France, purchased Montreuil-Bellay-based Avenir Print Service (APS), a company specializing in short runs of flexible sample packaging for beauty and cosmetic products. P…