Case Studies

Personal Care Packaging

Household chemical category: gold to Twin City Bottle (Minneapolis, MN) and The Caldrea Co. for a bottle and closure for home ca
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Other NACD winners

Listed below are the NACD winners in the other six categories.
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Two-line strategy copes with growth

Two new lines at U.K. contract packager Axxis Intl. both rely on puck systems to handle personal care products. One line is tailored for long runs, the other for quick-change versatility. See in-plant video
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Catering to convenience (sidebar)

Other winners
The redesigned package (right) is considerably shorter than its precedessor. (left).
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Machines and materials click at Superior

A redesigned vinyl clamshell at Superior Communications looks better and costs less. Customized automatic sealing equipment completes the picture.
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Richards Packaging wins for combo pack

An unusual two-chamber bottle for Diamond Magic Chemical Ltd., Brampton, Ontario, Canada, won Best of Show in the annual packaging competition of the National Assn. of Container Distributors (Philadelphia, PA). Winning distributor is Richards Packaging (Brampton, Ontario, Canada).
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Cap combines clarity and barrier

Special ingredients give Eleganzza lipstick extended-wear properties. Only a cap molded of the right copolyester can protect those ingredients yet still allow lipstick colors to shine through.
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Dial dispenses foamy hand wash

This month, Dial Corp.’s new Dial Complete Foaming Hand Wash will be available nationwide at retail. The antibacterial liquid formulation combines with a multi-component pump to dispense as a foam.
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Technical prowess, flexible style

Two improved package materials, one for cup lidding, one for microwave wrapping, secured Technical Innovation awards in the Flexible Packaging Assn. competition. Printing and Environmental Achievement awards also went to new technologies.
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Alberto-Culver's all-natural bottle graphics

In an effort to recover its declining herbal shampoo/conditioner business, Alberto-Culver, maker of Alberto VO5 products, decided to modernize and “naturalize” its outdated bottles.
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Introductory design for teen girls

When Caboodles The Teen Brand, Plano, IL, decided to enter the fast-paced bath and body market, its packaging ideas went to Expac Corp. (Montvale, NJ).
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Two chambers prove better than one

For Schering-Plough HealthCare Products’ new Coppertone® Endless Summer® Sunless Tanning Lotion, new tanning technology required new packaging technology as well.
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E-commerce demands quick-change equipment (sidebar)

Methodology
On board the 14-station rotary filler/sealer (above), the upgraded sensor reads the registration mark (left) to orient the tube
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'Enlightened' registration slashes tube scrap

A move to an upgraded vision sensor for tube registration helps filling at Access Business Group stay out of the dark. Literally.
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Decorating, market goals make glass winners

Clear Choice winners for 2000 reinforce the premium image of glass containers. Winners also employ costly decorating, including applied ceramic labeling and heat-transfer labels.
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E-tailer cushions itself in a perilous environment (sidebar)

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