Packaging News

  • 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…


  • CCL Packaging Teams Up with Weener Plastik

    November 14, 2005
    CCL Plastic Packaging, Los Angeles, has formed a strategic alliance with Weener Plastik, Weener, Germany, to license and distribute Weener’s plastic packaging components in the U.S. and Canada. Specifically, CCL Plastic Packaging will market an…


  • Diamond Packaging Wins Prestigious WPO Award

    November 14, 2005
    Diamond Packaging will be honored with the World Packaging Organization’s (WPO) 2003 WorldStar Package award later this year for L’Oréal’s Trix Remix Counter display and sampler for Matrix Essentials. The package holds a CD,…


  • Berlin Packaging Unveils The Apollo PET Bottle

    November 14, 2005
    Berlin Packaging, Chicago, has launch-ed a new bottle for the personal care industry called the Apollo. Available in 200ml PET with 24/410 and 24/415 neck finishes, the tall, oval bottle has ample size impression for labeling. Berlin also offers a va…


  • FCUKs Label Altered For Federated Stores

    November 14, 2005
    Zirh International agreed to change the labels on the licensed FCUK Him and FCUK Her scents for the nation’s largest department-store retailer, Federated Department Stores. The labels will now say French Connection United Kingdom Him and French…


  • Risdon-AMS Mexico Plant Makes Ocean Pacific

    November 14, 2005
    Risdon-AMS, Watertown, CT, announced that its plant in Reynosa, Mexico is producing the complete package for Parlux’s Ocean Pacific fragrance. The scent features Risdon’s new color pour decorating technology and individual components from…