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Article | May 31, 2005
Tube and NACD winners announced
Recently announced were the winners in this year’s Tubes of the Year competition, sponsored by The Tube Council, and in the Package of the Year Awards competition, sponsored by the National Association of Container Distributors.
Named the Ted Klein Tube of the Year was a 11¼2”-dia white high-density polyethylene tube for Johnson & Johnson Skin Crack Ointment. Made by Alcan Packaging Cebal the tube has a satin matte coating to highlight graphics and product description. The package comes with a blue Cebal flip-top cap that opens quickly to dispense product accurately and easily.Winning the Bernard M. Seid Best of Show award in NACD’s competition was Halo Hair Care Products marketed by GWI a division of Procter & Gamble. This package uses a combination of custom and stock components. A custom clear injection stretch/blow-molded PET cylinder was designed with an indented base and shoulder so that a custom overcap and base cup could be matched. An injection-molded polypropylene overcap fits around a stock disc-top closure and those components are all color matched in various pearlescent colors identifying each SKU. The same bottle is used for all SKUs reducing inventory inefficiencies. Clear pressure-sensitive labels of biaxially oriented PP on the back and front show off the products and the product hot-stamped on silver reflects light glowing like the pearlescent components.To see the other winners in each of these competitions visit the associations’ Web sites. —Pat Reynolds
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