Packaging News

  • Expanded OPP

    November 14, 2005
    Expanded OPP Manufacturing At ExxonMobil‚ Shawnee Plant ● Macedon, NY-based ExxonMobil Chemical has expanded its Shawnee, OK, oriented propylene film manufacturing plant (OPP). The installation of a specialty 6.6-meter orienter line…


  • U.S. LEADS SHIPMENTS OF

    November 14, 2005
    ● U.S. packaging machinery shipments exceeded $5.8 billion in 2002, up $26 million in 2001, according to the Confederation of Packaging Machinery Associations (COPAMA), Arlington, VA. The U.S. is the worldwide leader in packaging machiner…


  • Flexible Packaging Conference

    November 14, 2005
    The Flexible Packaging Conference, or-ganized by The Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) and The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), will be held March 24-26 at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, GA. Conference panel topics range from conversi…


  • CCL Container Wins

    November 14, 2005
    l Hermitage, PA-based CCL Container won two Can-of-the-Year awards at the Cannex show held in Singapore, organized by Canmaker magazine. CCL Container earned the Gold award in the beverage category for Snapple’s Mistic RE aluminum can. The comp…


  • ICMAD Sponsors Fifth

    November 14, 2005
    l The Independent Cosmetic Manufactur-ers and Distributors’ (ICMAD) fifth annual Young Designers contest will include students from the American Academy of Art and Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Art Center of Design, Pasadena, CA; the F…


  • M&H To Build

    November 14, 2005
    l Plastic bottle, closure and flexible tube manufacturer M&H Plastics, Beccles, UK, will set up a production facility in the U.S. on the east coast. The company has been active in the U.S. market since 1994, and local demand, coupled with the nee…


  • Arkay Earns Top Honors

    November 14, 2005
    l Arkay Packaging, New York, NY, recently received awards from key clients. Cha-nel honored Arkay as one of its eight elite suppliers for quality, delivery and service in 2002. Mary Kay Cosmetics named Arkay as Supplier of the Year 2002 for the fourt…


  • CCL Plastic Tubes

    November 14, 2005
    CCL Plastic Packaging Inc., Los Angeles was awarded the Tube Council’s Ted Klein Tube Of The Year for Victoria’s Secret Rapture Pearl shower cream and Plastic Tube of the Year for Banana Boat’s Suntanicals SPF 15 sunblock at the…


  • Risdon-AMS Supports

    November 14, 2005
    Twenty employees from the Risdon-AMS Danbury, CT plant recently renovated a local residence, as part of the 16th annual AmeriCares HomeFront program. It was the seventh year that Risdon-AMS volunteers participated in this event for homeowners and com…


  • Cebal Americas Receives

    November 14, 2005
    l Four awards were presented to Cebal Americas, Norwalk, CT, at the Tube Council’s annual spring meeting: Laminate Tube of the Year for PoliGrip with Ooze Control tip, Dentrifice Tube of the Year for Crest’s Rejuvenating Effects toothpast…


  • Chanel Awards Flexpaq

    November 14, 2005
    Flexpaq, South Plainfield, NJ, was recognized by Chanel for “Outstanding Supplier Performance” in 2002. Flexpaq provided Chanel with a Chance body lotion round paquette, a Chance rollerball package and several Precision samplers…


  • Owens-Illinois Produces

    November 14, 2005
    Toledo, OH-based Owens-Illinois Inc. announced that a new stock product line of child-resistant squeeze and turn packages is now available. The packages incorporate a one-piece closure and bottle system in five sizes. The squeeze and turn closure te…


  • Avon Chooses Risdon-AMS to Make a Memorable Impression

    November 14, 2005
    Avon chose Risdon-AMS, Danbury, CT, to produce the custom molded, metallized cap for its Memorable fragrance. The two-piece molded design has a metallized exterior finish in bright gold, with the “Memorable” name molded into one side of…


  • Inwork Guides Package Design Programs

    November 14, 2005
    l Inwork, New York, NY, a packaging composite supplier, has re-positioned the company to provide prototypes that reflect final print production. The company now provides support to design management with tools that enhance innovation, add value and s…


  • QC Packaging Adds BST Genius

    November 14, 2005
    A new BST Genius print management system has been purchased by QC Packaging, Missisauga, Canada, to be installed on the company’s new Arpeco 10-color press. The BST Genius system includes print defect detection, automatic color monitoring and…