• Due to popular demand, McKernan Packaging has added a 7ml frosted glass jar to its continuous stock inventory. The jar is offered with a metal unishell brushed silver closure in a 38/400 finish with a foam liner. It is said to be ideal for lipgloss, blush, eye creams and numerous other cosmetic products. The frosted jar is currently in stock and ready to ship with no lead times and is also available in flint. The caps are available in custom high gloss or matte colors.
Also, with a rising demand for MWV Pearl Minis, McKernan Packaging has increased its stock program to include black as a standard stock color in 15-, 30- and 50ml. These airless units are 100% metal-free, which allows for a broader range of compatibility with different chemical formulations and eases the recycling process, according to the company.
The Pearl Minis are ideal for skin care, makeup and treatment serums. Companies can mix and match the airless components to their specific needs with choices in black, white and natural. McKernan is an official distributor of the Pearl Mini, which is in stock and can be purchased in minimum or large order quantities usually with no lead times.
McKernan recently launched the Earth Spray All Plastic Trigger as part of its continuous line. Due to the success of that launch, McKernan increased the available options to include unlimited color choices, a variety of nozzles, triggers, shrouds and closures to the Earth Spray Trigger for your specific product design needs. The all-plastic trigger replaces conventional steel springs and balls which allows for a broader range of compatibility with different chemical formulations and eases the recycling process. The Earth Spray All Plastic Trigger is an ideal solution to a growing consumer demand for 100% plastic packaging component, according to the company.
More info: www.mckernanpackaging.com
Arval Looks to Lumson For Body Care Collection
• Arval’s Swiss Laboratoires recently developed “Lesactifs,” a new high-performance cosmetic line made of three body care SKUs. For the primary pack, Arval selected the Collezione Indy, which is a complete standard cosmetic packaging collection designed, manufactured and decorated by Lumson.
The So Fresh and So Volume products feature a 100ml PET bottle with the Smart AB226 pump and Joli 440 overcap. So Lifting uses a 200ml PET bottle with the Smart AB262 pump and the Joli 535 overcap.
More info: www.lumson.com
M&H Debuts Embossed Effect Print
• M&H Plastics created an in- novative new decorative effect by featuring a high-build varnish printed directly onto the product resulting in a distinctive tactile texture. The varnish gives a gloss embossed effect, which can further enhanced by selecting a co-ex soft touch matt finish for the product.
According to M&H Plastics, this is a cost-effective alternative to embossing and adds a premium feel to the product.
More info: www.mhplastics.com
Rexam Releases Personal Care Catalog
• Rexam Personal Care makes it simple for industry professionals to easily find and choose innovative packaging solutions, with the publication of its market- and application-oriented 2012 product catalog.
According to Nathalie Nowak, Rexam Personal Care’s global director of marketing and innovation, the company’s catalog is configured to meet the needs of busy executives seeking compelling packaging solutions specific to an expertise, application zone or to a formula.
“Rather than recreate the typical catalog, our task was to invent an invaluable tool for brand owners, designers, manufacturers and marketing people in cosmetics and toiletries,” Nowak said.
Included in each section is a summary of every product’s value proposition, overview description and both customer and consumer benefits.
“Like our very business, the catalog is market-facing, and helps our customers imagine the packaging possibilities for a wide range of product applications,” she said. “It is a remarkable solutions book that belongs on the desk of every industry professional.”
For a copy of the 2012 Rexam Personal Care product catalog, visit www.rexam.com/personalcare.
AGI-Shorewood Revolutionizes Reflectivity in Specialty Packaging
• AGI-Shorewood recently introduced RefleXions, its proprietary next-generation technology that gives consumer product companies unprecedented freedom to apply highly reflective packaging design elements, according to the company. It uses patent-pending technology in an in-line process to offer a cost-effective alternative to metalized polyester, metalized transfer or hot foil stamping. Reflective design elementscan now be efficiently and selectively applied in a single process.
More info: www.agishorewood.com
CPNA Teams with YouBeauty.com
• YouBeauty.com will partner with Cosmoprof North America’s (CPNA) exclusive Discover Beauty program to find brands for their new e-commerce site, BeautySage.com, which launches Spring 2012. The Discover Beauty program celebrates its sixth year of matching specialty leading retailers with emerging beauty and skin care brands in 2012. Cosmoprof North America will take place July 22-24, 2012 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. Companies must be selected to participate in Discover Beauty.
The key factors for Discover Beauty’s success have always been the unique brands exhibiting and the retailers that participate in the program. For these brands, show organizers arrange pre-scheduled sales meetings and events with key national and international retailers. In past years, retailers such as Nordstrom, Henri Bendel, Bergdorf Goodman, Sephora, QVC and HSN have secured partnerships with Discover Beauty brands and this year will continue in the same vein. YouBeauty.com, created by Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Michael Roizen in 2011, explores the link between beauty and science. The site supplies visitors with quizzes and beauty tools. YouBeauty will launch BeautySage this spring and carry brands that continue to bring the science of beauty message to the masses. Merchants from YouBeauty will attend the Discover Beauty meetings and then choose three brands that best fit with the BeautySage philosophy. The three selected Discover Beauty brands will be promoted and carried by BeautySage as an exclusive offering and will be marketed to their customers for a limited time.
MeadWestvaco Opens US Innovation Plant
• MeadWestvaco Corporation has opened its state-of-the art pilot plant located in Eastern Henrico County, VA. A key component of MWV’s Center for Packaging Innovation (CPI), the pilot plant is a 48,000 square foot packaging materials and technologies research and development facility. To help kick off the opening, MWV hosted Virginia State Senator Donald McEachin for a tour of the facility. In 2010, MWV decided to move its Center for Packaging Innovation and the pilot plant, from Raleigh, NC to the company’s global headquarters in Richmond, VA.
MWV has invested more than $13 million in infrastructure and equipment to establish the pilot plant in Eastern Henrico County. Bringing the Center for Packaging Innovation and the pilot plant to Richmond has created 114 new jobs over two years (108 housed in CPI facilities at MWV’s corporate headquarters downtown, six at the pilot plant); These jobs, paying approximately $13 million in annual wages and employee incentives, supplement another 736 employees also located at corporate headquarters.
In total, MWV employs 850 in Greater Richmond with annual wages and benefits of more than $117 million.
|DS Containers Rolls Out New Products
• DS Containers presents a variety of new packaging options for the season. Here is a look at a few products:
Product:Disney Playtime Pals Continuous Spray Lotion Sunscreen for Babies
Description:Sunscreen Spray Lotion has broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen protection. Can is produced by DS Containers.
Product:Salon Solatte Skin Care
Description:The 16oz container fits into a convenient hand-held applicator so the salon professional can easily andcomfortably apply a light, even coat without streaks. Can is produced by DS Containers.
Product:Olive Oil Nourishing Sheen Spray
Description:Sheen spray provides a healthy sheen that will not fog and bead. Can is produced by DS Containers.
Product:Luster’s Pink Sheen Spray
Description:Sheen Spray is a lightweight formula that contains mink oil and wheat germ oil. Can is produced by DS Containers.