Packaging News

  • Most Americans Think

    November 14, 2005
    March 27 marked the 25th anniversary of Federal regulations prohibiting the use of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) propellants in most U.S. aerosol products. According to a study by CCL Custom Manufacturing, however, 60% of Americans still believe aerosol…


  • Rexam Plc Acquires

    November 14, 2005
    Rexam Plc completed the acquisition of the German glass manufacturer Lüner Glashüttenwerke GmbH on Feb. 18. The deal closed for a consideration of $52.1 million, comprising $5.6 million in cash payable for the shares and $46.5 million of es…


  • Gerresheimer Expands IBCs

    November 14, 2005
    Gerresheimer, a German glass manufacturer, has extended its exclusive UK distributorship with International Bottle Company to include three additional glass factories. The extended agreement grants IBC exclusive rights in the UK to sell glass contai…


  • 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…


  • 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.…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Smurfit-Stone Acquires

    November 14, 2005
    Smurfit-Stone, Chicago, IL,…


  • ID Technology Relocates

    November 14, 2005
    Forth Worth, TX-based ID Technology relocated its New England regional office to 905 South Main Street, Mansfield, MA 02048. The new office serves Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, New Hamp-shire, Vermont, Maine and northeastern Can…


  • Global Distribution of

    November 14, 2005
    Des Moines, IA-based Paper Systems Inc.’s EZ Bulk line of corrugated one-way disposable liquid bulk containers will be represented by Greif Bros. globally. More info: (515) 280-1111; Website: www.paper-systems.com.…


  • O.Berk Moves to

    November 14, 2005
    O.Berk Company, formerly of Union, NJ, has moved to an expanded facility in Mineola, NY. More info: 77 Jericho Turnpike, Mineola, NY 11501; Tel: (516) 877-7451; Fax: (516) 877-0013; E-mail: nysales@oberk.com.…


  • Airspray N.V. Trades on U.S. OTC ADR Market

    November 14, 2005
    To improve the accessibility to shares for U.S. investors, Dutch dispenser manufacturer Airspray N.V. established a sponsored Level-I American Depositary Receipt (ADR) in the U.S. Trading began under the symbol AYAKY in February on the U.S. over-the-…


  • Inoac Utilizes Zeons

    November 14, 2005
    Inoac Corp., Bardstown, NY, now offers upscale packaging using Zeonor cyclo-olefin polymers (COP) from Zeon Chemicals L.P. Executives said the Zeonor resins have outstanding transparency and a “crystal-like” appearance. Testing confirmed…