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Lindal Group Expands Columbus, INdiana Facility

February 10, 2012

Lindal Group Expands Columbus, INdiana Facility

Lindal Group Expands Columbus, INdiana Facility

This expansion will shorten supply chains and increase return on investment, said the company.
• The latest news at Lindal Group is the expansion of its Columbus, IN facility, which is the result of the worldwide growth in demand for its aerosol dispensing solutions, according to the company.

According to Robert Brands, president, Lindal Americas, the expansion of the Columbus facility allows the company to shorten supply chains and increase return on investment for its multinational customers based in the western hemisphere.

“The Columbus facility’s expansion represents our latest initiative in sustainable and profitable growth through expansion in The Americas,” said Brands. “The proximity to key multinational accounts will shorten supply chains and provide enhanced returns for our trade partners. The enhanced Columbus site will provide new levels of product quality, service and support, as we continue the development of innovative dispensing solutions for the most demanding, trusted and prestigious brand owners in the world.”

The Columbus location opened in 2003 as a center of aerosol valve assembly. Columbus will now also produce the Lindal Group’s increasingly popular bag-on-valve (BOV) technology, molding and valves, as well as provide company warehousing and office space. BOV dispensing, which has been moved from Lindal’s Phoenix facility, offers numerous advantages to customers, consumers and the environment.
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TricorBraun Acquires Trilogy 
Glass and Packaging Inc.

• TricorBraun, a supplier of bottles, jars and other rigid packaging components, has acquired Trilogy Glass and Packaging, Inc., Santa Rosa, CA. Trilogy will become part of TricorBraun WinePak, making it a $120 million division of TricorBraun that specifically services the wine industry.

“Bringing Trilogy Glass and Packaging into the fold was an easy decision. Both companies operate from a ‘customer first’ perspective. We have very similar cultures,” said Keith Strope, CEO of TricorBraun. “This is a move that benefits the customers from both organizations.”

This acquisition has effectively doubled TricorBraun WinePak’s sales force and clearly establishes it as North America’s largest supplier of wine packaging, according to the company. The firm has offices in Northern and Southern California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. A recently opened location in Fairfield, CA includes a $2 million repacking system designed to automatically transfer wine bottles from eight-foot high stacks of pallets to individual wineries’ custom, 12-bottle cartons. This facility also provides over 65% more warehousing space than in its previous Northern California location.

In other news, TricorBraun recently won two international awards in the WorldStar packaging competition. WorldStar awards are presented only for packages that have already won in a national competition.
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Lumson Teams Up 
With CreAttiva

Collezione Slim and Collezione Indy packaging.

• CreAttiva, a historical Italian brand specializing in professional products for hair stylists, recently rolled out a new hair care line sold in selected salons with primary packaging designed, developed, manufactured and decorated by Lumson.

Corani & Partners, the parent company of CreAttiva, has been working with Lumson for years.

CreAttiva’s management selected 125ml and 200ml plastic bottles in soft touch effect from the Collezione Slim and a 100ml plastic bottle in PET from the Collezione Indy. The two bottles selected for the shampoo and the conditioner have been equipped with a dispensing cap that is easy and comfortable to use in the shower, said the company. The PET bottle selected for the treatment oil has been equipped with a cosmetic pump.

The dispensing caps are covered in shiny gold aluminum, the over cap has been shiny gold metalized and the three bottles have been decorated with a graphic design using screen printing and hot stamping techniques. The final result is an enchanted packaging that recalls the magic of “one thousand and one Arabian nights,” said the company.
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British Purveyor of Gourmet Goods Taps M&H

• King’s Fine Foods is a marketer of luxury products such as caviar, smoked salmon, champagne, chocolates and handmade biscuits. When planning the launch of a rapeseed oil and apple balsamic dressing for in-flight catering by British Airways, the company wanted a British company to manufacture the bottle and cap.

For this task, the firm selected M&H Plastics, one of the premier manufacturers of plastic components based on a 50-acre site in Beccles, Suffolk. M&H created new tooling specifically for the 12ml PET square bottle (Ref. 4172) with a 13mm screw cap, which was perfect for British Airways and is also an ideal size for picnics, salads and lunch boxes.
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Rexam Shines with Swarovski

La Factory and Rexam’s sampler technology has flair.
• The head-turning, Swarovski-crystalled necklace worn by models walking the show halls at the Luxe Pack Show in Monaco was a stunning one-off meeting of the design flair of La Factory and Rexam’s sampler technology, according to the company.

La Factory, a France-based packaging solutions provider to the fragrance industry, created the gold and silver-toned cylindrical sheaths, which cleverly housed Rexam Sof’Press mini-dispensers. It was chosen for its slim dimensions, appealing ergonomics and powerful spray characteristics, according to the company.

Sheathed in sparkling Swarovski crystals, the appealing amulets—worn about the neck with distinctive lariat necklaces—created a buzz throughout the exhibition hall.

“With this dressing mixing metal and crystal, La Factory has rewritten the code in packaging by turning the Sof’Press into a jewel,” said Remi De Precourt, sales director at La Factory.

“When you can win the attention of a crowd of industry professionals as experienced and savvy as this one here at Monaco, then you know you have something special,” said Emmanuelle Hermandesse, category manager–mini-products, for Rexam’s Personal Care Division. “Today’s mini-product programs are powerful tools for exciting current customers and ensuring the success of a new launch. And our ability to work with customers to capture consumer attention is truly exciting.”

Added Hermandesse, “This collaboration marked the successful teaming of two packaging industry suppliers and represents the way such high-impact promotions can be created. Cosmetic companies strive to create new promotional ideas and it is our role, as suppliers, to work as a team and provide the global support to ensure success.“
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White Sands Redesigns 
Mega Hold Hairspray

White Sands’ hairspray got a makeover.

• White Sands Haircare recently debuted Stuck Up Mega Hold Hairspray’s brand new bottle design featuring an iridescent, pearlized white can with silver accents. Created as a core product unlike other finishing sprays on the market, Stuck Up remains true to its esteemed formulation, encompassing incredible genetics far surpassing products of the past, but now available in a sleeker, more stylish design.
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Hey Dude Relaunches 
Collection for 2012

• Instead of producing just another re-packaged “me too” men’s product line, Hey Dude Skin Care has rolled out a line of skin care that reward a guy’s craving for a simple system, according to the company.

The collection ($9.99-$17.99) has combined functions like blending a facial cleanser with a shave gel as well as a pheromone-infused 3-in-1 shower SKU. Its tagline is “Ladies Beautify, Guys Dudify.”

By replacing its past series of branded products with a simple, step-by-step set of SKUs comprising a system it calls “Dudification,” Hey Dude Skin Care addresses all of the major male grooming needs—exfoliation, shaving, post-shave treatment, moisturizing and sun protection, said the company, which is in active discussions with a number of national “brick and mortar” retailers.

In addition, the company is actively working to promote its products to its target male audience through social media outlets including Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare—looking to make 2012 the “Year of the Dude.”
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