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Diamond Achieves Zero Waste to Landfill Status

Diamond Achieves Zero Waste to Landfill StatusDiamond Packaging recently announced that it has achieved zero manufacturing waste to landfill status, an important milestone towards meeting its future goal of zero waste to landfill. The recovery and recycling program is a natural evolution of the company’s greenbox sustainability initiative and one which will provide long-term environmental and economic benefits.

Diamond achieved its goal through strategic partnerships with Cascades Recovery, Covanta Sustainable Solutions Group, and Advanced Waste Solutions. A collaborative task force was created to audit manufacturing and recovery methods and seek positive end-of-life scenarios (solutions) for all waste streams. >> more

It's Dreamy: Diamond Soft Touch Coating

Mariah Carey Dreams folding cartonMariah Carey Dreams is an inviting, almost magnetic scent, and the beautiful new packaging — featuring soft touch coating, foil stamping, and embossing — reflects it. Elizabeth Arden turned to Diamond for packaging that perfectly captures the essence of the product.

The carton was converted utilizing Clearwater Candesce® .018 SBS paperboard and offset printed with four process colors, four PMS colors, inline with DiamondTouch soft touch coating and UV gloss spot coating. >> more

Fragrances Tell a Vintage Story


by Marie Redding, Beauty Packaging Magazine

White Diamonds Lustre folding cartonThe celebrity fragrance trend isn’t showing any signs of slowing—but this year, there seems to be more niche brands, retailers, artisan perfumers and even watchmakers launching fragrances, and they’re taking a different approach to package design.

Some of the fragrance packaging designed for recent launches, especially celebrity and fashion designer brands, has been a little too “gimmicky in recent years,” experts say. Is “elegance” coming back as a design trend, for fragrance launches in 2014? >> more

Technical Corner


UV Coating Adds Appeal
by Chris Calomino, ACTEGA Kelstar

Coatings have been around for a long time. However, due to the increased visibility in consumer packaging, there has been a greater focus on delivering value via post-finishing techniques. This is where coatings come into play. Specifically, UV coatings offer the widest variety of value-added finishes from both a visual and tactile perspective. Regardless of whether printing on a narrow-web or wide-web flexographic press, the demand for specialty products is the same. >> more

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