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September 4, 2009

Exciting Program Slated for Luxe Pack Monaco

There is something for everyone at the next Luxe Pack Monaco, scheduled for Oct. 21-23 at the Grimaldi Forum. The pre-program roster includes such sessions as: “Packaging for Generation Y: Just Funky and Colorful?” (Oct. 21); the Luxe Pack Observer 2009 workshop (Oct. 22); and “Developing a Luxury Brand Identity While Guiding and Inspiring the Packaging Design?” (Oct. 23); to name a few.

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Date Set for Cosmoprof Italy 2010

The 43rd edition of Cosmoprof is now scheduled for April 16-19, 2010 in Bologna, Italy; with Cosmopack to take place in the Fair District on April 15-18, 2010. Cosmoprof North America 2010 is planned for July 18-20, 2010 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.

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Knoll Expands Global Reach at Paris Pack & Gift Show

In an effort to expand its European client base, Knoll Packaging’s U.S. management team joined its new Paris office head of sales, Florence Dancoisne, at the Pack & Gift Show in Paris-Port de Versailles, France, June 3-4.

According to the company, the show enjoyed an increase in attendance of nearly 9% from the 2008 show, with 2,800 visitors. “I was very impressed with the traffic from high-end luxury commodities,” stated Ms. Dancoisne. “Knoll appreciates the interest all of these visiting companies.”

One of 147 exhibitors this year, Knoll plans on returning as a third-time exhibitor in 2010 for the Paris show, which will run June 9-10, 2010. The company’s clients include Coty Diageo, Estée Lauder, La Prairie and LVMH.

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TerraNova Revamps Packaging for Bestselling ‘Rain’ Products

Natural body care brand TerraNova launched new packaging for its classic Rain products. Featuring eye catching expressionist florals designed by Sandra Murray of San Francisco and inspired by the
Expressionist florals now grace the packaging of Rain products.
lively paint strokes of Raoul Dufy, these chic watercolors, depicted on the product’s boxes and labels, are evocative of a simpler, more hopeful era, appealing to consumers in these challenging economic times, said the company.

“Consumers are being more sensible about their purchases, going back to what they trust and know, yet they still want to feel good, pamper themselves and express their individuality, without breaking the bank,” said Kathy Saunders, vice president of TerraNova.“Our classic Rain fragrance answers their needs on all fronts.”

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Rexam to Close Pompano, FL Location

Rexam will shutter its Pompano Beach, FL, plastic packaging manufacturing plant. According to the company, the closure will further align its manufacturing capabilities, improves overall asset utilization and helps balance industry capacity and demand.

The plant closure is currently scheduled to be complete by early 2010. The plant, which began operations in 2000, employs about 65 people and manufactures foam dispensers. The plant’s production will be absorbed by other manufacturing facilities in Rexam’s network without interruption in customer shipments, said the company.

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