BASF fine chems sees results of efficiency measures
BASF's fine chemicals division has started 2007 with a sales
increase and earnings before interest (EBIT) up 191 per cent on Q1
2006, as its programme to increase efficiency presses forward.
Asia can make difference for Crown in 2007
Continued expansion in Asia and a 12.4 per cent rise in
sales were the key highlights during the
first quarter 2007 for international packaging group Crown.
Japanese firms no real threat for Western manufacturers
Despite recent news that larger Japanese players are gaining
momentum on Western cosmetic manufacturers, industry insiders have
stated that there is no real, imminent threat.
NEC succeeds in embedding RFID in bottle cap
Two Japanese companies have succeeded in developing a plastic
bottle cap embedded with an radio frequency identification (RFID)
Risdon taps into China growth with Shanghai HQ
Packaging company Risdon International says the opening of a new
office in Shanghai will serve as a means to support its future
expansion plans in China, where world-beating growth is currently
driving the personal care market.
Food packaging to use recycled cosmetic bottles
Used cosmetics bottles will be turned into packaging for the food,
and potentially the cosmetics industry at a proposed €17.6m
recycling plant in the UK.
Dry goods batch system operates remotely
A precision batching system for dry goods can be monitored from
abroad, providing diagnostics and performance reports to managers
working remotely, its manufacturer claims.
Australia joins airport cosmetics ban
From 31st March all passengers flying in and out of
Australia will be limited to taking on board cosmetics and any
other liquids that are less than 100ml in size.
Ceiling-mounted vison packager saves floor space
A new vision robot can pack cosmetics at high speed while
positioned above conveyer belts to save space, its manufacturer
GE to buy France-based industrial water supplier
France-based Idex Aquaservices, which supplies industrial water to
food, beverage and cosmeticsmanufacturers, is about to be bought
out by a unit of General Electric, according to the FinancialTimes.
RFID technology goes global for cosmetics
The international phenomenon that is radio frequency identification
technology (RFID) has at last hit Japanese cosmetic counters, with
Global beauty manufacturer Shiseido taking part in a field trial in
Japan this month.
Packager sells US operations to focus on Europe, Asia
Sweden-based Svenska Cellulosa AB (SCA) has sold its North American
packing operations, that include personal care packaging, so as to
focus on expanding its European and Asian operations.
Gloss gives shining packaging performance
Molded packaging made from a combination of new high density
polyethylene (HDPE) and a color masterbatch boosts glossiness by
200 per cent compared to competing products, the manufacturer
RFID system tested on stretch wrapped shipments
IBM and packaging giant Pliant are testing a radio frequency
identification system (RFID) thatwould allow processors to track
products and detect tampering on stretch wrapped shipments.
Crown Holdings embraces online era
Global cosmetics packager Crown Holdings has announced the launch
of a new website, a move that sees it embrace the online era and
increase industry awareness of the company.