Packaging News


  • In Memoriam: Gino Nahum of Arrowpak

    Gino Nahum (1921-2008), a warm, open, genuine and generous man who embraced his life and cherished his family, passed away in December 2008. His expansive, joyful version of family included a network of colleagues around the world as well as assoc…
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  • Spectrum Commits to Renewable Energy

    Spectrum Lithograph, Inc. will purchase Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) equal to 100% of its energy use from Wind energy marketer and developer Community Energy. “We’re proud to step up as a leader in our industry, and to do our p…
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  • Visual Pak Expands Capabilities with Acquisition of Norka

    Illinois-based packager Visual Pak boosted its portfolio with the acquisition of Wisconsin-based Norka Incorporated, a specialty packaging company providing commercial printing and custom paper conversion. Norka, which will continue to operate out of…
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  • P&G Wins Patent Dispute with Fruit of the Earth

    The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) and Fruit of the Earth have reached a settlement in the lawsuit P&G filed on Dec. 12, 2007 against Fruit of the Earth for trade dress and patent infringement on its Olay Regenerist brands. The parti…
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  • Rexam Reports Growing Global Interest in Its Prodigio Lotion Pump

    Bottega Verdeís Uomo Energy Power anti-wrinkle, anti-stress formulation, and Kelemataís Victor anti-fatigue cold cream both recently reached European retail shelves utilizing Rexam’s Prodigio, the airless, neutral, 100% recyclable…
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  • WWP Increases Tubes Division with Equipment

    World Wide Packaging, LLC is adding 17 tubing and printing machines to expand and improve its capabilities for its plastic tubes division. According to Barry Freda, company president, World Wide Packaging’s plastic tubes business has grown by m…
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  • New Organizational Structure at Clariant

    The three U.S. liquid-color plants acquired by Clariant Masterbatches Division from Rite Systems, Inc. last year will continue in operation as the Rite Systems Business Unit of Clariant Masterbatches. The announcement was made by Steve Snow, head of…
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  • Luxe Pack Set for New York May 20-21

    For its seventh edition, Luxe Pack New York, the luxury packaging trade exhibition, will return to the Metropolitan Pavilion and Altman Building on West 18th St., May 20-21. More than 100 exhibitors are expected to participate this year. Since its la…
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  • SeaCliff Beauty Packaging & Laboratories Provides Latest Taesung Component

    SeaCliff Beauty Packaging & Laboratories offers its clients the Taesung Airless Push Button Component with Brush Applicator. This 20ml component allows users to push the button to expel product right onto the brush for a smooth application direc…
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  • Lip Smacker Partners with Paul Frank Industries To Create Limited-Edition Lip Balm Collection

    Lip Smacker, a top lipgloss among girls and a leader in the lipgloss category, has partnered with Paul Frank Industries (PFI) to create a limited-edition lip balm collection for Holiday 2009. Teens and tweens are some of Paul Frank’s mo…
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  • Clorox Revamps Wipes with Redesign Clean Contest

    With Clorox Disinfecting Wipes new Décor canisters, the days of hiding cleaning products under the sink are over. The new line of wipes, just introduced by Clorox, comes in eight designs that combine form, fashion and function to put cleaning…
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  • Cargo Debuts Timestrips for Lipgloss Packaging

    Lipgloss, like food, has an expiration date. Once opened and used, bacteria is introduced to the product. Consequently, the product should be replaced nine months after opening, according to Cargo Cosmetics. To keep lipgloss fresh, Cargo introduce…
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  • Rexam Announces Fifth Annual Foam Challenge

    The 5th Annual Rexam Foam Formulation Challenge invites entries for product applications—with special appeal for babies—that can be dispensed with the firm’s EZi one-touch mechanical foamer. Open to manufacturers, contract packag…
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  • TricorBraun Customers Win Packaging Awards

    TricorBraun was instrumental in designing winning packages in the World Beverage Competition. First Juice-Brand juice beverage received the platinum, best of show prize for the package TricorBraun created for its new alternative drink for youngsters.…
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  • SeaCliff Beauty Packaging & Laboratories Expands Its Manufacturing Capabilities

    SeaCliff Beauty Packaging & Laboratories continues to expand its contract manufacturing and filling services. The company now offers clients the option to manufacture and fill a wide-range of products including cleansers, gels, creams, lotions, s…
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  • Aero-Tech Adds Aerosol Compatibility Vessel

    Aero-Tech Laboratory Equipment Company of Worcester, NY recently debuted the ALT-SP, a new multiple use, side ported compatibility vessel. According to the company, it has the same capabilities as its standard vessel, but is also capable of attaining…
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  • Global Packaging Alliance Holds Annual Meeting

    The Global Packaging Alliance (GPA) held its annual meeting, visiting U.S. and Mexico in January. With members convening from all over the world, the yearly event was a much-anticipated chance to discuss strategies and goals for the upcoming year, ac…
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  • Berlin Packaging Offers a Variety of Options

    As one of North America’s largest suppliers of imported packaging components, Berlin Packaging’s team of dedicated professionals has been successfully sourcing from all points of the globe for more than 20 years.As a global sourcing leade…
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  • SeaCliff Tapped by Addiction Cosmetics

    From designing new packaging to formulating and filling all products onsite, SeaCliff Beauty Packaging & Laboratories will be solely responsible for the relaunch of mineral brand Addiction Cosmetics.In addition to the company’s best-selling…
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  • Demand for Green Packaging to Approach $44 Billion in 2013

    The U.S. demand for green packaging, comprised of recycled content, biodegradable and reusable packaging, is projected to increase 3.4% annually to $43.9 billion in 2013, according to a new report from The Freedonia Group Inc., a Cleveland-based indu…
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