Quadpack purchased Krampak, a Spanish screenprinting company based in Torelló, in the heart of Catalonia’s Cosmetic Valley. The company will benefit from an investment to upgrade its facilities over the next several months, and once complete, Krampak will help improve efficiencies, accelerate response times and increase flexibility for Quadpack’s customers.
Precision Color Graphics announced plans to open Specialty Packaging Technologies, Inc. under the leadership of Tony Cherot as president and Jane Dirr as vice president of business development. Specialty Packaging Technologies will be focused on customized premade pouches, including spouted pouches. Utilizing new innovations and technologies in specialized pouch production equipment, all production will be handled in-house for quick turnaround and orders of every size.
DuPont Packaging announced its panel of judges for the 26th DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation, with David Luttenberger, president of David Luttenberger Consulting LLC, as lead judge. The panel also includes: Rahul Bhargava, director of packaging and technology development, Ranbaxy Laboratories (Daiichi Sankyo-Japan, Group Company); Jose Pedro Cruz, R&D director of Bemis Packaging; Joseph H. Hotchkiss, professor and director, School of Packaging, Michigan State University and director of the Center for Packaging Innovation and Sustainability; Hung Le, vice president of global design, MWV; Denise Lefebrve, vice president of global beverage packaging at PepsiCo; Philippe Roulet, head of global packaging material and training at Nestlé; Wilmer Saavedra, technical manager of Empaques Flexa SAS; Gary Stanley, group procurement director of Coveris; and Anthony Wong, vice president and general manager, China, Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific. Information about the awards including the entry form, guidelines, and past winners can be found at www.packaging.dupont.com. Deadline for entry submissions is March 1, 2014.
Gerresheimer announced a successful financial year 2013 (December 1, 2012 to November 30, 2013), with revenues increasing 3.8% to €1.265 billion.“2013 was a rewarding year for us. We met all the targets we set ourselves. At the beginning of financial year 2014, we sharpened our organization’s customer focus. We are investing in highly promising growth projects, further improvements in quality and the internationalization of our business. These are important steps in setting the course for our future,” said Uwe Röhrhoff, CEO of Gerresheimer.
New on the Shelves
Avon developed a new anti-aging product and dressed it up in Fusion Packaging’s Axis airless package. With a high-tech, futuristic look, Avon delivers its Anew Reversalist Firming Serum in a user-friendly, twist-to-open bottle that offers convenience and precise dispensing. Decoration was a key component to the collaboration with the end result being a highly reflective, color-intense appearance to the package. The outer bottle was injected with a translucent red using FusionMatch Decoration Technology while the inner bottle features a mirror spray decoration that was used to capture the appeal of a reflection. The UV metalized shiny silver pump and matching hot-stamped decoration resulted in a package that is both visually striking and durable enough to withstand the advanced anti-aging formula coming into contact with the decoration.
Pochet du Courval showcased its collaboration with the creative team from Viktor and Rolf for the Bonbon fragrance. In producing this new and uniquely shaped bottle, the bottle itself was totally embossed, with the neck positioned lower than its shoulders, and the decoration offers an intense pink center graduating into a more subtle pink at the edges of the bottle. In implementing a very specific and innovative tooling conception and manufacturing process to achieve the perfect execution of this candy-shaped statement bottle, Pochet du Courval matched the design challenge set by the Viktor and Rolf brand.
Qosmedix now offers a new line of cosmetic bags that are designed for storing makeup or other supplies. These attractive bags with natural hemp trim and zipper closure are available in in four different sizes—Small, Medium, Large and X-Large. One side of the bag is transparent so the contents are clearly visible, while the other side is slightly opaque.
Cosmogen developed NailArt, a range of brushes for nail decoration. The 10 specific brush tips help make decorations on the nails with skill and creativity, and shapes are customizable. Several choices of fibers and materials also are available, and they include the fan brush, inclined liner brush, long liner brush, metal tip-small oval brush, special French manicure brush, square brush, liner brush, strass picker, and the oval brush.
Jean Rollier has been nominated as the new president and CEO of the Ileos Group. Rollier has been board member and worked closely with Pierre Hemar since the acquisition of the group by Oaktree.