The latest silk screen printing technology developed by Silgan Plastics can print a textured grip area anywhere on a bottle, applying it either over existing inks or directly on the bottle itself. Makers of bottled products intended for use in the shower, at the beach or in other high-moisture environments can now cost-effectively offer consumers the added value of secure handling while continuing to use their existing bottles. The new technology is applicable to both PET and HDPE bottles and is applied using conventional silk printing screens. More info: www.silganplastics.com.
The Cosmetic Packaging Group, a division of O.Berk Company, is now promoting the Firenze line of square jars in PET. The jars are available in four sizes: 4oz., 6oz. and 8oz. with a 70/400 finish and 16oz. with an 89/400 finish. The Firenze square jars are ideal for creams, lotions, bath gels, scrubs and body smoothers. This line can be further enhanced with optional frosting, custom colors and other decorating options. More info: www.oberk.com.
Continental Packaging Solutions introduced the newest addition to its line of tubes, the PE Laminate Tube. It is constructed with alternating layers of PE and other resins to produce a packaging solution with greater barrier properties than LDPE. PE Laminate Tubes are also fully recyclable. For greater barrier properties, the tubes can be lined with ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer (EVOH) that helps ban air contamination from the product. The PE Laminate Tube from Continental is available in five diameters, and custom lengths. More info: www.continentalpackagingsolutions.com.
Rexam’s Prodigio airless lotion dispenser, precision engineered to provide cleanliness and neutrality, features the company’s patent-protected air-proof CleanPoint technology. The compact Prodigio is said to solve usage issues such as drips, clogs and product contamination with the CleanPoint
mechanically closed actuator channel that keeps the lotion exit-point neat, clear and free of messy buildup. To further enhance this 100% recyclable lotion pump’s neutral characteristics, the pump is fitted with polypropylene and polyethylene components. More info: www.rexam.com.