Alcan courts suitors for packaging arm
An India-based company has put in a bid for Alcan's packaging wing,
according to unconfirmed newspaper reports.
MeadWestvaco acquires Keltec Dispensing Systems
Virginia based packaging company, MeadWestvaco, has announced its
acquisition of Keltec Dispensing Systems, which specializes in
airless packaging systems.
DNA markers in packaging as an anti counterfeit measure
Applied DNA Sciences is to take its DNA marker technology, which
protects products against fraud and counterfeiting, to the 'Future
of Ink on Packaging' conference in London next week, in the hope of
bringing its product...
Dutch packaging company makes Antipodean investment
Impress has increased its worldwide footprint in the aerosol
packaging segment by buying up Amcor's New Zealand and Australian
Food Can and Aerosol business.
Risdon aim for the top after Asian acquisition
The Risdon Group says its acquisition of the metal packaging
specialist Decorpart Asia will help the company become the leading
global supplier of cosmetics packaging components.
Anti-counterfeit technology for cosmetics
Heat-shrink labels with integrated holograms could help the
personcal care industry in the fight against counterfeiting and
forgery, the manufacturers claim.
UK cosmetics packaging company pulls out of China
The financial burden of setting-up a production plant in China has
forced the owners of a cosmetics packaging firm to call in the
administrators and sell the business.
Labelling system signals product expiration period
A recent study has highlighted that female consumers are holding on
to their makeup products for too long, providing opportunities for
manufacturers to create labelling innovations to further monitor
the shelf life of cosmetic products.
New film attempts to combat forgery
In a bid to protect manufacturers from the ever-growing counterfeit
cosmetics market, Sleever has introduced a new UV protection
barrier system to protect cosmetic formulations from further
Metro Group outlines RFID strategy
Suppliers to Metro Group in Germany are gearing up this year
to expand the use of radio frequency identification (RFID).
RFID standard passes shipping test
A new international standard for radio frequency identification
technology (RFID) has passed the first test, according to the
results of a pilot project tracking containers between Hong Kong
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)