Packaging News

  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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-…


  • 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.…


  • 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.…


  • 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…


  • Smurfit-Stone Acquires

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


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…