Packaging News


  • 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

  • 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