Packaging News

  • Berlin Packaging Launches

    November 14, 2005
    Studio 111, the design division of Berlin Packaging, Chicago, created the Nova HDPE bottle in 8-oz. and 4-oz. sizes, with 24/415, and 20/410 and 20/415 neck finishes, respectively. The container’s shoulders curve inward and gently flow out to a…


  • Olay Regenerist Package

    November 14, 2005
    Design studio Webb Scarlett, Chicago, created the new Olay Regenerist package for Procter & Gamble. Regenerist was promoted as a new scientific advancement using fresh, tapered serum and lotion bottles and feminine curves. The crème utiliz…


  • Decorpart Strengthens

    November 14, 2005
    Decorpart Ltd., Nelson, UK, invited Valois executives to a two-day educational trip to the company’s Lancashire site to celebrate trading for 25 years. “We operate in a highly competitive industry where demands and quality standards are…


  • Rexam Adds Metallizing System

    November 14, 2005
    Rexam Dispensing Systems, Purchase, NY, has introduced a UV vacuum metallizing and painting system to its Thomaston, CT plant. Rexam invested $750,000 in this state-of-the-art equipment that employs fast, clean UV light curing and is an economical al…


  • Non-Scuffable Graphics

    November 14, 2005
    Graphic Packaging Corp., Golden, CO, offers the Composipac carton process, rotogravure graphics that are reverse-printed on the inside of a thin, flexible transparent film. Executives said the film is then vacuum-metallized behind the inks and extrus…


  • Clariant Masterbatches

    November 14, 2005
    Clariant (Canada) Inc. Masterbatches division, Toronto, Canada, purchased Quality Colour, a leading supplier of color and additive concentrates and pre-colored compounds to western Canada and northwestern U.S. plastics manufacturers. The 41,000 sq. f…


  • Pratt and Luxe Pack Honor Coty Beautys Eric Thoreux

    November 14, 2005
    Eric Thoreux, president of Coty Beauty, The Americas, was the honoree at the annual Art of Packaging awards sponsored by Pratt Institute and Luxe Pack Monaco in March. Held at the University Club in New York City, the black-tie gala raised nearly $25…


  • Luxe Pack Monaco Organizers

    November 14, 2005
    On June 10 and 11, the first annual Luxe Pack New York will be held during The Fragrance Foundation’s FiFi week at the Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY. This new forum will showcase a display of FiFi award winners from leading manufacturers…


  • NACD Announces 2003 Packaging Award Winners

    November 14, 2005
    The National Association of Container Distributors (NACD), Philadelphia, PA, announced the 2003 NACD Packaging award winners. Roto-Rooter’s 32- and 64-oz. custom HDPE drain opener bottles manufactured by Kaufman Container Co. received the &ldqu…


  • Dial Hopes Larger Caps Mean More Purex Sales

    November 14, 2005
    During the next two years, Dial Corp., Scottsdale, AZ, will increase the size of the caps on its Purex bottles to 5.5-oz. The company is trying to encourage consumers who measure detergent by the capful to use more, according to Greg Tipsford, senior…


  • Seal-It Adds Bar Codes

    November 14, 2005
    Seal-It Inc., Farmingdale, NY, offers shrink sleeves with bar codes for various uses to assist retailers with accurate pricing and inventory control. The sleeves consist of heat-shrink PVC, PETG and OPS and can be printed in as many as 10 colors. Mo…


  • Hirschhorn & Young Graphics

    November 14, 2005
    Hirschhorn & Young Graphics has relocated to a customized, state-of-the-art 7,500 square foot facility. The new address is: 151 West 30th Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10001; Tel: (212) 246-4695; Fax: (212) 765-0501. Client services will be enh…


  • MeadWestvaco Closes

    November 14, 2005
    MeadWestvaco, Stamford, CT, will close its general converting operations in Newark, DE, this month. The plant employs 80 people. The plant, part of the consumer packaging division, converts paper and paperboard into printed packages. Executives said…


  • Qualipac of America Moves

    November 14, 2005
    l Qualipac of America is now located at new offices at 321 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, NJ. More info: (973) 423-1900; Fax: (973) 423-1976.…


  • Inoac and Cheer Key

    November 14, 2005
    Inoac Packaging Group, Bardstown, KY, has formed a joint venture with Cheer Key, Guangdong, China. Cheer Key will manufacture cosmetic compacts and closures for bottles and jars, allowing Inoac to offer complete cosmetic bottle and jar packages. Chee…