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Published December 2, 2008
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AQL Decorating Company Acquires Radial Images



AQL Decorating Company has acquired the operational assets of Radial Images, a bottle, jar and closure decorating company located in Cinnaminson, NJ. The decorating equipment, fixtures and inventory will be moved to AQL’s facility in Fairview, NJ. AQL will now service all of the Radial Images customers out of its Fairview facility.
   
In a related announcement, Steven Mannino, formerly the president of Radial Images, has joined AQL as sales manager and will cultivate and grow its expanding customer base. 
   
AQL Decorating Company provides screen printing, pressure sensitive labeling, hot stamping, pad printing, and therimage/heat transfer for a wide variety of brands packaged in various shapes and sizes. It remains an independent business unit and a member of the O.Berk family of packaging companies. More info: www.AQLdecorating.com

Diamond Packaging Selected P&G Supplier of the Year


Diamond Packaging was named a Supplier of the Year by Procter & Gamble during P&G’s first ever global Supplier Summit in October. P&G hosted the event with its 350 top global suppliers to discuss their continued collaboration for a sustainable future and to honor top performing suppliers.
   
“We are thrilled to have won this award,” said Karla Fichter, chief executive officer of Diamond Packaging. “Our partnership with Procter & Gamble is especially rewarding because of our shared commitment to innovation and sustainability.”
   
Diamond was recognized for providing superior packaging solutions for multiple products lines, including P&G’s Gillette division (blades, razors) and Clinical Strength antiperspirants and deodorants. Diamond has also been instrumental in the success of several P&G product launches, including Gillette Fusion, Gillette Mach3 and Venus.
   
Diamond was also one of only 51 P&G suppliers to earn an Excellence Award for consistently performing at high levels within P&G’s Supplier Performance Management System.

KDC To Manufacture Butterfly Uni-dose Package


KDC, Knowlton, Quebec, is the first facility in North America to manufacture and fill the Butterfly, a uni-dose package designed and produced by Bologna, Italy-based Easypack Solutions. The Butterfly gives consumers the most efficient and practical single-dose packaging system on the market, according to KDC.
   
The European-developed technology produces a unique rectangular sealed package on a vertical form-fill-seal-machine. The machine packages liquid or semi-dense products into the proprietary Butterfly package, so-called because it takes the shape of a butterfly when consumers fold the package with their fingers to easily dispense the entire contents.
   
Benny Chiavetti, managing partner of Easypack, said the partnership marks the beginning of the transformation of the single-dose packaging market in North America. “The design of the single-dose package has not seen significant evolution in decades —until now,” he stated. “Consumers will benefit from the ease of use of the Butterfly, and the most discerning brands will gain from KDC’s exceptional service, experience and expertise.”
   
More info: www.butterflypack.com

TricorBraun Wins National Design Award


TricorBraun received the American Graphic Design Award for the creation of Blade, a men’s body wash container. TricorBraun also won the award, sponsored by Graphic Design USA magazine, in 2007 for its design of an Elmer’s Glue bottle. The Blade brand is owned by and sold in CVS. Apollo Health and Beauty Care developed the shower gel and hair care products.
  
“CVS’s objective was to create its own brand and take a leadership role within this category. It wanted a package that was as distinctive in its presentation as it was functional,” according to Danielle Rogers, sales and product development director, Apollo Health and Beauty Care. 
   
“Blade was designed as a tottle, a combination tube and bottle, with the dispensing closure on the bottom so users won’t have to shake a nearly empty container. The tottle was designed with a finger hole in the top so it is easy to pick up when wet,” David Snyder, TricorBraun design director, said. 

More info: www.tricorbraun.com



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