Packaging News

  • Luxe Pack Monaco

    November 14, 2005
    The first international Monaco Luxe Pack Design award was given to Andrew Lanza of Nicosia Creative Expresso Ltd. The competition was open to young professional designers (one to five years experience) who were asked to design a perfume bottle with t…


  • Pechiney Board Accepts

    November 14, 2005
    The board of directors of Pechiney accepted an offer for acquisition…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • TricoBraun Headquarters

    November 14, 2005
    ● TricorBraun has moved its corporate offices to 10330 Old Olive Street Road in St. Louis, MO 63141-7808. Executives said the company now occupies 20,000 square feet of the newly completed 25,000 square foot building. More info: (314) 569…


  • Raison Pure Dresses

    November 14, 2005
    Raison Pure Dresses Dove Essential Nutrients ● Raison Pure International, New York, NY, designed the packaging for Unilever’s new Dove Essential Nutrients line of facial care products, featuring an elegant, modern and vibrant packa…


  • Ameri-Seal

    November 14, 2005
    Ameri-Seal Now Offers Contract Sleeving Capabilities ● Ameri-Seal Inc., Chatsworth, CA, unveiled its new contract sleeving division. Bands are shrinked onto products using steam/heat tunnels that work with a wide range of film sizes. Ame…


  • Flexible Packaging Conference

    November 14, 2005
    Flexible Packaging Conference Set for March 24-26 ● Flexible Packaging Conference 2004 will take place March 24-26 at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, GA. Cosponsored by the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) and the Society of…


  • November 14, 2005
    CCL Offers PCR Non-Dispensing Closure ● CCL Plastic Packaging Inc., Los Angeles, CA, launched the Post-Consumer Resin (PCR) non-dispensing tube closure ranging in size from 9/16- to 2inches. The tube consists of 50% recycled polypropylene…


  • Saint-Gobain Calmar

    November 14, 2005
    Saint-Gobain Calmar To Streamline Sites ● Saint-Gobain Calmar Inc., City of Industry, CA, executives said the company plans to invest in making manufacturing sites leaner to strengthen the company’s position in a price-sensitive gl…


  • Software Partnership Developed

    November 14, 2005
    Software Partnership Developed For Packaged Goods Industry ● Esko-Graphics, Ludlow, MA, and Design- 2Launch, Stamford, CT, have collaborated to launch software that takes users all the way from packaging structure conceptualization to the…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…