Packaging News

  • 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…


  • Techpack-CMI

    November 14, 2005
    Techpack-Cosmetech Mably International (CMI), New York, NY, recently launched a new initiative to offer a full service option to customers. Executives said start-to-finish projects are possible due to the company’s global sales office operation…


  • Penreco Selects

    November 14, 2005
    l Penreco, Houston, TX, has agreed to make Diversified CPC (DCPC), Channohon, IL, the exclusive reseller for Penreco’s Synergel gelled Conosol products for use in pressurized applications. Synergel is the product of Penreco’s Conosol petr…


  • Avecia Chooses TricorBrauns

    November 14, 2005
    For the packaging of Bactacil, a scented pool chemical, Avecia used a custom bottle manufactured by TricorBraun. The bottle utilizes soft touch resin and the reverse taper cap has a repeating hot stamp image. A combination of silk screen and pad prin…


  • Arcade Produces

    November 14, 2005
    l In an attempt to re-energize Volkswagon’s Beetle car brand, Arcade Marketing, New York, NY, created Arcade ScentStrips for various magazine ads featuring specially-made beach, mountain and cut grass scents to illicit a drive in these environm…


  • Fiji Blend Uses Spectrachrome

    November 14, 2005
    Fiji Blend Inc., Santa Monica, CA, selected Clariant Masterbatches to package its indoor tanning products. Clariant created inverted cylinders with wide mouth flip/snap caps using the company’s Spectrachrome three-dimensional color flip masterb…


  • MeadWestvaco Consolidates

    November 14, 2005
    MeadWestvaco, Stamford, CT, will close a plant in Greenville, MS, in March to continue its previously announced plans to consolidate its packaging operations. Executives said the Greenville activities will shift to facilities located closer to major…


  • Organizers Seek Entries

    November 14, 2005
    The fourth annual International Package Design Awards (IPDA) 2003 entry forms are now available from CMP Princeton, San Juan Capo, CA. The award categories include mass distribution cosmetics, fragrance, skin care and personal care as well as limited…


  • CLP Wins NJPEC Awards

    November 14, 2005
    l CLP Packaging Solutions of Fairfield, NJ and Kibbutz Negba, Israel, won three awards at the annual New Jersey Packaging Executives Club (NJPEC) packaging competition in September. The awards included first place in the food and beverage category fo…


  • Arcade Partners with Fisher

    November 14, 2005
    New York, NY-based Arcade Marketing designed the ad for Fisher Price’s new Baby Scentsations, a playgroup of Sesame Street characters that entertain and relax babies with the aromas of lavender, orange blossom, vanilla and chamomile. The ad fea…


  • Diamond Packaging

    November 14, 2005
    For the holidays, Diamond Packaging, Rochester, NY, produced the packaging for Matrix Essentials gift sets for Biolage, Amplify, Sleek.look and Logics. The packages, which use holographic foil, diamond-shaped cuts, transparent PMS inks and UV coating…


  • Vaseline Gets a Makeover

    November 14, 2005
    The Vaseline Intensive Care line of bath products has been revamped by Raison Pure International, New York, to reflect more modern, approachable packaging. The soft flow movements of the imagery imply softness and silkiness. These vibrant images come…


  • ICMAD Awards Young Designers

    November 14, 2005
    The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers & Distributors Association (ICMAD) honored three winners of the 2002 ICMAD Young Designers competition on Oct. 15. Tammy Teehan, a Fashion Institute of Technology student, took first prize and $2,500 for her…