Brazilian reader survey cites Amcor as leading CSD bottle supplier

Amcor Rigid Plastics, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of rigid plastic packaging for food, beverage, spirits, personal/home care and healthcare industries, has been recognized as the Top Transformador de Bebidas (the top carbonated soft drink bottle converter) by Plasticos em Revista magazine, a leading trade magazine based in São Paulo, Brazil. The award is based on a national reader survey that recognizes leading suppliers and manufacturers in a range of categories, including rigid beverage packaging.
In the reader survey, conducted by Maxiquim Consulting, a leading market research company, Amcor was cited by readers as the leading converter for CSD beverage packaging. In addition to converters, awards were given in a range of categories, including recycling, equipment, pigments, raw materials, and distribution. Magazine readers were permitted one vote in each category.
“We are pleased to be recognized with this honor for our longstanding commitment to the Brazilian market,” said Juan Procel, commercial director of Amcor’s Brazil business unit. “This award further reaffirms our position as one of the leading brands in the beverage, food, personal care, home care, and pharmaceutical segments.”
Amcor is a global leader in rigid and flexible packaging solutions. The company has operated in Brazil since 1998 through mergers and acquisitions of other leading companies in the packaging sector. Today, Amcor employs more than 600 workers and has injection, blow molding, and one-step operations at its six manufacturing sites throughout Brazil.\
In Brazil, Amcor is active in a range of packaging segments, including beverages (carbonated soft drinks, teas, isotonics, and water), food (mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, and salad dressings), personal-care products (mouthwashes, shampoos, conditioners, body lotions, liquid soaps), home care (liquid soaps and insecticides), and pharmaceutical products (medicines for pharma labs worldwide).
Amcor supplies packaging to some of the world’s best-known brands in the beverage, food, personal care, home care, and pharmaceutical segments. It’s a strong, reliable partner with world-class experience in design and manufacturing.         
About Amcor                                                             
Amcor Rigid Plastics is among the world’s largest manufacturers of rigid plastic packaging for the food, beverage, spirits, personal/home care, and healthcare industries, with 58 facilities in 12 countries. Amcor Limited is a global leader in responsible packaging solutions, employing more than 27,000 people worldwide and operating in over 40 countries across more than 180 sites. Amcor supplies a broad range of rigid and flexible packaging solutions to enhance the products consumers use in everyday life. Amcor also provides packaging-related services that help customers succeed through collaboration and innovation driven by art and science. Amcor (AMC) is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, and is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. For more information, visit


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Sauza Tequila undergoes largest rebranding in history

Sauza Tequila, the flagship brand of Casa Sauza, will debut a new premium look in June 2015. The refreshed brand identity highlights the Sauza family heritage, quality and craftsmanship behind the spirit and elevates its visibility and presence internationally. The largest rebrand in Sauza history will roll out globally, driving the brand’s continued long-term growth in existing North American markets, as well as expansion efforts in new, emerging tequila markets – Japan, Brazil, Russia and the brand’s first foray into China.

“Sauza has been producing premium tequila since 1873, continuously bringing fresh perspectives to old traditions,” said Megan Frank, senior brand director of tequila at Beam Suntory. “The rebranding will strengthen Sauza Tequila’s position in the category globally and offer an invigorated brand experience. The new packaging is simply gorgeous and a major upgrade for the brand and consumers.”

Upon its global unveiling, the brand’s premium line, Sauza Blue 100% Agave Tequila will take on the new name, Sauza Signature Blue, and will now feature a premium cork and wood closure. Across all Sauza Tequila variants, the new packaging will include a redesigned label with a prominent depiction of the brand’s iconic Gallo, as well as a unique bottle structure with the Tequila Sauza Crest and monogram embossed on the glass.

The Gallo is a cherished symbol of the Sauza brand and has been part of the Sauza Crest since 1873. It was personally chosen by Sauza founder, Don Cenobio Sauza for representing courage, passion and perseverance; three traits that helped make the brand what it is today. Don Cenobio Sauza’s signature will appear on labels along with the La Perseverancia distillery story to reinforce the brand’s family heritage, deeply rooted in Jalisco, Mexico.

For more information on Sauza Tequila, visit, “LIKE” Sauza Tequila on Facebook, or follow @Sauza on Twitter, @SauzaMargaritas on Instagram and @SauzaTequila on Pinterest.

SOURCE: Beam Suntory Inc.

Neenah Packaging Releases Swatchbooks for Box Wrap and Folding Board Product Lines

Following on the recent launch of the new Neenah Packaging website, Neenah Packaging has released the first swatchbooks for its Neenah Box Wrap and Neenah Folding Board. The new swatchbooks showcase the extraordinary packaging solutions that can be created with Neenah’s wide range of colors and textures, and custom make options. Neenah’s packaging papers and folding boards are ideal for all types of premium packaging projects including high-end beauty products, wine and spirit boxes, compact electronics and more.

“Colors and textures communicate a brand’s style, level of innovation and quality. Neenah is a source for everything needed to create packaging that will enhance image-focused brands, retail presence and point-of-purchase experiences,” says Mark Sng, Director of Marketing, Neenah Packaging.

Neenah Folding Board
Available in a wide variety of calipers, colors, and sustainable alternatives,
Neenah Folding Board also features premium print performance.
·      Colors: Available in custom or 6 readymade colors, from Ultra White, to Deep Black
·      Finishes: Available in Vellum and Felt
·      Weights: Dimensional stability with weights from 16 point up to the new 26 point
·      Environmental: FSC and Green-e certified, 100% PC colors are Processed Chlorine Free, manufactured Carbon Neutral Plus, ensuring a reduction in carbon emissions, and recyclable

Neenah Box Wrap
Neenah Box Wrap papers are the premium packaging solution, and a natural brand extension for consistent color and quality.
·      Available in the whitest whites, deepest blacks, and Neenah’s trending colors
·      Colors: Available in custom or over 40 readymade colors, including Neenah’s trending colors
·      Finishes: Available in over 15 finishes including Super Smooth, Canvas, Orion, Honeycomb and Neenah’s universal digital finish
·      Environmental: Neenah offers a wide variety of sustainable choices across its product lines including FSC certified and recycled options.

Neenah’s Folding Board and Box Wrap are ideally suited for all print processes from flexo and offset, to UV and digital, and for specialty printing such as foil stamping, embossing/debossing, digital raised ink, and more.

Custom Solutions
Neenah offers special-make colors, finishes, weights and sizes for both Folding Board and Box Wrap. Neenah’s color and texture specialists can help achieve the perfect on-brand look and feel. Neenah welcomes custom inquiries.

Neenah Packaging Website
Samples of Neenah Folding Board and Box Wrap can be ordered at no charge through the Sample Selector at the NEW Neenah Packaging website.

Contact your Neenah sales rep for Neenah Folding Board and Neenah Box Wrap swatchbooks.

About Neenah Packaging
Neenah Packaging,, provides unique and sustainable packaging papers and custom solutions for premium packaging. Its range of colors and textures—for bags, box wraps, gift cards, gift card carriers, hangtags, labels, folding board and fragrance strips—inspire visually and create a high touch tactile connection. Neenah Packaging enables leading and emerging brands in cosmetics and fragrances; wine, spirits & craft beer; consumer electronics; and retail to deliver on their brand’s promise. Neenah Packaging welcomes custom inquiries.

For more than 100 years, Neenah Paper (NYSE: NP) has been an innovative leader in the creation and manufacturing of papers for premium writing, text, cover, digital, packaging and specialty needs. The Neenah signature portfolio includes market leading brands such as CLASSIC, ENVIRONMENT, and ROYAL SUNDANCE Papers. The company also offers envelopes in thousands of unique colors, finishes and styles.

With multiple manufacturing facilities in Wisconsin, prime importance is placed on recycled and alternative fiber products through the Neenah Green initiative. For more information on Neenah call (800) 558-5061, Option 5. Follow Neenah on Twitter: @neenahpaper; subscribe to the Neenah Facebook page; or visit Against the Grain, Neenah’s design blog.


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Hornall Anderson Creates Private Label Brand for Bartell Drugs

Celebrating 125 years in the Seattle area, family-owned Bartell Drugs sought to bring something unique to their customers. Hornall Anderson partnered with the Bartell family to create a new private label brand for their 60+ stores that would reflect all that Bartell Drugs is known for by their customers: approachable, unexpected, trusted, and most of all, authentic.

Taking a cue from the local surroundings, the new brand name Emerald & Spruce evokes the landscape and spirit of the beloved Pacific Northwest and its vibrant, eclectic blend of people. It’s a juxtaposition of rugged natural environment with a polished crown jewel.

A colorful, modern-day patchwork pattern epitomizes the wide range of unique offerings and different flavors, tastes, and sounds of the Pacific Northwest. This unmistakable brand cue creates recognition in aisle, ties the packages together as a cohesive family of products, and breaks through the clutter on shelf in a memorable and recognizable way. 

Through tone of voice and flavor names, the Emerald & Spruce ice cream line offers a touch of whimsy and fun, drawing upon much-loved locations around the Greater Seattle area.

The new private label brand includes a brand strategy, naming, packaging, and brand guidelines.

The result: A design flexible enough to maintain the integrity of a variety of brand extensions including vitamins, dog treats and beyond.

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Cosmopack presents: International Business Forum & Exhibition New York, 16th and 17th September 2015

Cosmopack dedicates its attention to the beauty supply chain, which for its 2015 edition in Bologna attracted the most important international companies: from contract manufacturing to the producers of machinery and technology, from companies focused on primary and secondary packaging to those specializing in raw materials.

The project launched in 2014 with the Cosmopack Symposium, which spotlighted in New York the excellence of the Italian and international supply chain, has developed into a Forum: a brand-new concept focused on B2B meetings. The companies are offered concrete business meetings with selected buyers interested in new commercial contacts and partnerships for the development of their product lines.

The International Business Forum & Exhibition by Cosmopack is a strategic occasion of networking for the beauty business community: workshops, in-depth meetings and round-tables focused on the North American market enrich the content offer of the event, facilitating business opportunities and the development of new projects.

The event is organized in collaboration with PBA – Professional Beauty Association – and ICMAD – Independent Cosmetics Manufacturers and Distributors, two key trade associations for the American beauty industry, and Cosmetica Italia and Polo Tecnologico della Cosmesi, which represent the Made in Italy beauty supply chain. The presence as well of the most prestigious international trade magazines will offer a glance at the latest market trends.

This format meets the needs of companies exhibiting at Cosmopack. “Baralan will promote its Italian creativity at Cosmopack NY with the new Inkwell set for nail polish” – said Jim Slowey, VP operations Baralan International Spa. “Designed to be ergonomic and provide a better application of product , Inkwell is now offered with two versions of brushes: big brush and nail art. We look forward to 2 days of forums, one on one meetings and social time to go where the traditional exhibition does not. This truly is a setting designed to bring together the best clients and suppliers to share our products and services and genuinely understand the needs of our customers”.

“Cosmopack puts the spotlight on tradition and innovation, beauty and functionality, efficiency and simplicity”, said Gianfranco Fabi, columnist for Il Sole 24 Ore. “The companies which express the excellence of Made in Italy and exhibit at Cosmopack have all the capabilities to make their machines, packaging and products something unique and suitable to the most refined requirements. Meeting these companies in New York is really a not-to-be-missed opportunity”.

“It’s was such a great experience to join Cosmopack New York last year”, said Gabriel Balestra, Founder & Global Director at SKIN&CO Roma. “We met many companies and started working with some of them. Cosmopack has made it easy for brands to interact with the right suppliers in a great and professional environment. I look forward to joining the next Forum in New York and look at all innovations the industry has to offer”.

The United States, which according to the latest industry research is the most important market of the beauty sector with impressive growth rates expected until 2018, is a market that has always anticipated the trends of the beauty industry. The Big Apple has been chosen as the ideal location for an event that aims to be the meeting point for the international beauty business community. All components of the supply chain will attend: from producers to packaging companies, from machinery to raw materials. The Forum has been designed with the beauty industry and for the beauty industry. The most important American retailers interested in developing their own cosmetic product lines, the main importers of packaging and machinery for the cosmetics industry, the decision makers of the leading manufacturing companies, and brands in search of innovations for their product lines, will be invited to attend the meetings.

The project is specially designed for the make-up, skincare, nail, products containing alcohol and personal care sectors.

BolognaFiere Group, the world’s leading trade show organizer in the cosmetics, fashion, architecture, building, art and culture sectors, features in its portfolio more than 80 exhibitions, both domestic and international. SoGeCos s.p.a., a company of BolognaFiere Group, is the organizer of Cosmoprof, an international platform, with events in Bologna (established 1967), Hong Kong (established 1996) and Las Vegas (established 2003).

Cosmoprof North America, whose 13th edition will be held at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, is organized by North American BeautyEvents LLC, a joint-venture company between BolognaFiere Group and the Professional Beauty Association.


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