EY announced Diamond Wipes International's founder and president Eve Yen received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 Award in the manufacturing category in Orange County. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Yen was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at the St. Regis Resort on June 4, 2014.
Bert-Co. is participating in a blog called “Ask Bert-Co,” which focuses on technical answers to questions about designing folding carton and rigid box packaging, at www.thedieline.com/askbertco. The blog will launch in June 2014.
TricorBraun won 11 awards at the 2014 National Association of Container Distributor’s (NACD) competition, in addition to the Best In Show award for the third consecutive year. It has won the Best In Show award seven of the past 10 years. Best In Show was awarded to its hello Mouthwash and Tooth Paste pack, and TricorBraun also won the People’s Choice Award for the hello Breath Spray. In the beauty realm specifically, the company took silver for its pack for Sei Bella Eye/Lip Color and bronze for its pack for Australian Gold Sweet Escape.
DuPont presented 16 awards recognizing packaging excellence at its 26th DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation. For 2014, Unilever took the Diamond Award top honor for its line of compressed deodorants. The international panel of judges recognized Unilever for excellence in all three award criteria—technological advancement, responsible packaging and enhanced user experience. Unilever’s new containers carry the same amount of product in a package half the size of the original. The smaller packages meet airline carry-on requirements, allow retailers to stock more products on the same shelf space and significantly cut transportation costs as more units fit on a pallet and into each truck. In addition to the Diamond Award, the panel of independent judges selected five gold winners and 10 silver winners representing 11 countries.
MJS Packaging appointed David Lubin as president of MJS Packaging and Sprayco. Lubin has been with the company for the past 21 years, including previous positions as CFO and COO.
Jean-Jacques Ligny has been named vice president of marketing and communication for Aptar Beauty + Home.
Disc announced the appointment of Nicholas (Nik) Blake to its executive team as vice president of operations. Blake will be responsible for all areas of Disc’s electronic pre-press, manufacturing and production systems. He brings to this function many years of operations management, insight and proven expertise in the folding carton industry.
For L’Anza Healing Haircare’s Keratin Healing Oil Intensive Hair Masque, Aptar Beauty + Home provided the flip-open Symphony Jar Lid; the new Tommy and Tommy Girl All Over Body Sprays from the Tommy Hilfiger fragrance line are both dispensed by the Glencoe Twist To Lock accessory on a VX valve supplied by Aptar; and Aptar’s Wren accessory is used to dispense the mousse for Victoria Secret’s Angel Glow Luminous Moisture Mousse while the Angel Glow Luminous Hair Shine while the pack is topped by Aptar’s EuroMist spray pump with metal collar and overcap. And the Up & Up Spray Lotion is packaged in the Bag On Valve dispensing system and topped by the Moritz twist-to-lock accessory, both supplied by Aptar.
Iris, Lily, Orchid and Bouquet are the floral-themed bottles from Quadpack's new glass perfumery range. Inspired by the aromatic beauty of flowers, the new line offers a range of shapes, sizes and options to create an elegant, unique fragrance pack. Each bottle has a distinctive silhouette that will appeal to a particular demographic. Iris has a strong, square profile; Lily has an elegant cylindrical shape; Orchid is a feminine sphere; and Bouquet is chic and rectangular. The bottles come in 30, 50 and 100 ml, with a choice of collars and pumps. The caps can be made of plastic, surlyn, aluminum or, for a touch of natural luxury, PEFC-certified wood from Technotraf Wood Packaging. Decoration options such frosting, spray coating, silk screening and hot stamping also are available.
Albéa developed the new airless Tube + Pump solutions for optimal formula protection. According to the company, the neutral Nea dispensing pump, crafted in Thomaston, Connecticut, is sold fully assembled with tubes made in Reynosa, Mexico. It also offers custom color capabilities and a full range of plastic decoration options, such as silkscreen, offset, hot stamping and more, for optimal shelf appeal and superior formula protection. The dispenser delivers 360-degree application, precise, consistent dosages, and efficient evacuation, and the Nea is available in 1” (25mm) and 1-3/16” (30mm) sizes in both metal and plastic options, with 150µl and 250µl dosage engines. The Nea’s 100% neutrality provides additional protection for delicate formulations, and its high suction rate and soft actuation handles even the highest viscosities.
LiquiGlide is a new, permanently wet coating technology that enables viscous liquids—such as lotions, gels, shampoos and more—to slide right out of their bottles. This coating technology combines a textured solid layer and an impregnating liquid that is held in place by strong capillary forces. It is not a single material, and each unique coating is custom-designed for each application. The choices for solids and liquids number in the thousands and are selected for the properties they display in experiments with different viscous liquids. For example, beauty products have specific safety requirements, so materials already deemed safe for human consumption can be investigated during coating research. The finished coating can be completely harmless, non-toxic and even edible if the application requires it. It works for many different surfaces, including glass, plastic, ceramic and metal, and LiquiGlide has more than six coatings completely ready for market testing and is actively working with clients to implement the technology for specific applications. See LiquiGlide in action at liquiglide.com/videos.
New on the Shelves
To maintain the freshness and effectiveness of the sensitive contents of its Cellular Line & Wrinkle Filler product, beauty brand Skincode worked with Neopac to utilize its Polyfoil tube to protect them. The Polyfoil tube is a proven combination of aluminium and PE through which oxygen, moisture and other chemicals cannot penetrate. On the Skincode tube, the silver metallic cap conceals the SoftTips applicator Pinpoint, which transmits the product precisely to the required spot. The silicone tip guarantees precise and clean application. It also closes directly after use so the contents always remain hygienically pure.