US Acquisition, DuPont Packaging Awards, Brush Sets, and More Beauty Packaging News and Launches for Late January 2014

CCL Industries Inc. signed a binding agreement to acquire Sancoa & TubeDec, privately owned companies with common shareholders supplying labels and plastic tubes to home and personal care customers in North America from three plants located in New Jersey and one in Ohio. The agreed purchase price is $71 million, including the settlement of financial debt. The new acquisition will trade as part of CCL Label's global home and personal care business unit.

M. Jacob & Sons has changed its name to MJS Packaging. In addition, its wholly owned companies Packaging Consultants Group and Dye Packaging will also begin doing business as MJS Packaging. To reflects its new name, the company also created new logo that reflects its heritage and experience, as well as a new tagline: “Passion ∙ Performance ∙ Service Since 1885.”

DuPont Packaging announced the call for entries in the 26th DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation. The awards program returns for a new year with refreshing changes that reflect current trends in the packaging industry. The deadline for entries is March 1, 2014.

M&H Plastics created a brand new app, the M&H Product Selector, to enable users to search M&H’s range of more than 1,200 packaging products and view full product details.

New Launches

Fusion Packaging unveiled a new, innovative foundation bottle called Scene. The patent-pending package provides a shatterproof, clear and glass-like base for true color indication, enabling the formula to be seen while on display or at point of sale. Comprised of two resins, the package features a polypropylene barrel and PCTG base. The result is a lightweight, single-walled atmospheric bottle with universal appeal. The bottle also functions by disguising foundation separation behind the opaque barrel while simultaneously providing a large canvas for customizable decoration. Brands can maximize the large space for branding through a variety of decoration techniques including silk screening, hot stamping, UV metallizing, and custom color or spray. The bottle capacity is 30 ml with a 0.23 ml output, and is available in three pump options: aluminum, plastic or a combination of both. It works well for foundations, primers, alphabet creams, and formulas with unique coloring.

Qosmedix introduced a 10-Piece White Brush Set with Fold and Snap Case to its Pro Brush Collection. This set can be personalized with unique brand logos for retail sale, offered as a promotional item or gift with purchase. The ten high-quality brushes included in the set have white wood handles, goat or nylon hair, and aluminum ferrules. Well-suited for travel, the set comes packaged in a luxurious white leatherette fold and snap case with protective flap.

Designed as a symphony of strength and feminine beauty, the Dahlia pack is the newest addition to the AirGlass family from Quadpack. The range features an outer glass container, adorned by anodized aluminum accessories, surrounding a protective core of Yonwoo airless technology. Created in-house by Quadpack’s development team, Dahlia ensures the formula is shielded from oxygen, gases and other external contaminants, and the glass bottle adds weight and a luxury feel. The glass bottle also can be painted or pearlized inside or out, while branding can be applied through techniques such as screen printing and hot stamping. The aluminum collar and cap, too, can be embossed, punched, polished and more.

O.Berk offers the customized look of gradient effects that can be used as a primary choice for all product packaging needs. With colors and effects previously available only through extensive secondary manufacturing processes, the addition of a programmable extrusion process that results in a new color gradient bottle gives brands the ability to specify from many visual and tactile options as a primary manufacturing process. Two-color gradient effects include top to bottom, bottom to top, centered and pulsed. Additional effects available include colored, pearlescent and soft touch.

Lumson debuted its new Caresse collection of stock plastic bottles. Rounded square shapes available with multiple neck dimensions, materials of PE and PE + PP Soft Touch, and sizes of 150, 200 and 250 ml, the bottles work for skin care, body care, sun care, makeup remover, shower and bath and body and hair care applications. Additionally, available accessories include cosmetic pumps, screw caps with or without a reducer, and flip-top snappy caps.

Global One-Pak launched its inaugural range of high viscosity products aimed at the cosmetic and food industries. The HV range is available in a wide range of closures, actuator inserts and cap liners for mist sprayers, micro triggers and serum pumps, and it is ideal for oil-based formulations including skin care, hair care, sun care, baby care and more.

New on the Shelves

The new Bumble and Bumble Spraychalk Limited Edition color hairspray uses a pressurized package that is topped by the VX valve and S25 accessory with powder insert from Aptar Beauty + Home. Also, the Garnier Fructis Style De-Constructed Move It Manipulating Gel with Black Fig is dispensed by the Purity Snap-On Tube Top in glossy raspberry from Aptar.

People News

The Lindal Group announced the appointment of Dan O’Hare to the position of Eastern regional sales manager for North America, in order to further accelerate business development at a time of increased demand for the company’s innovative aerosol dispensing solutions.

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