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Bottling lines bump up nail-polish production

Super quick-changeover nail-polish packaging lines help OPI keep cranking out the colors. Custom cartoners complement high-speed filling.
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OPI Products, Inc., North Hollywood, CA, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of manicure and pedicure products for professional nail care. Best known for its nail lacquer lines, the company has earned a reputation for high-quality, chip-resistant formulas and fashion-forward colors with engaging, flirtatious names.

In addition to its 200+ permanent nail-color offerings, OPI also produces two 12-product seasonal collections each year. A sampling of 2008’s geographically inspired hues—the India Collection by OPI and la Collection de France—provides a good example of the company’s branding wit. The France collection’s color names include such memorable monikers as We’ll Always Have Paris, Tickle My France-Y, and Baguette Me Not.

OPI’s nail lacquer offerings also include 11 clear nail treatment and finishing products, as well as two retail color lines, Nicole by OPI and the just-launched Sephora by OPI, in 48 colors.

To meet the ever-growing, worldwide demand for its products, OPI fills one-quarter million 0.5-oz bottles of nail lacquer per day at its North Hollywood plant, on three custom packaging lines. Discussed here are two of those lines, both of which feature specially engineered versions of Capmatic, Inc.’s ( monobloc filling, plugging, and capping machines.

Also on each line, cartoning equipment deftly meets the filling equipment’s high speeds, as well as accommodates unique cartoning configurations. One line incorporates a new Stealth™ cartoner from MGS Machine Corp. ( that places trayed product in a petite, gabletop carton; the other uses a 35-bottle/min ADCO Mfg. (www