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Article | December 18, 2006
Dispenser gives closure to carpet cleaner
Spartanburg, SC-based Milliken & Co.'s Capture Carpet Cleaner now enjoys trouble-free dispensing thanks to the hinged Flapper® closure from Weatherchem (www.weatherchem.com).
ByConsumers have responded positively to the change, McDowell says. Capture Carpet Cleaner sells at home center, department, and grocery stores. Containers can be purchased for $6.99, $11.99, or $19.99, for the 1-, 2½-, and 4-lb versions, or in a boxed kit that includes a pre-mist spray-nozzle bottle and brush. The kits sell for $12.99, $18.99, and $29.99 for the respective sizes.
Milliken worked with its supplier (and Weatherchem partner) TricorBraun (www.tricorbraun.com) to select the injection-molded polypropylene 89-400 Flapper closure. “The Flapper provides easy, trouble-free convenience of controlled dispensing to our product,” says Scott McDowell, product line manager for Milliken & Co.
He explains that the powdered Capture Carpet Cleaner “is about a 20-year-old consumer product, and in 2005 we added the Flapper closure as part of a rebranding effort that makes the container easier for consumers to open and dispense compared with the previous version.”
Milliken & Co. uses the same Flapper closure for 1-, 2½-, and 4-lb sizes, all in high-density polyethylene bottles. Product is filled by Milliken at a plant in South Carolina. McDowell says the new closure required only modest equipment changes, such as capping chucks.
McDowell explains, “The cap allows the use of induction liners offering tamper-evidence and long shelf life. With easier opening and reclosing of this package, we provide a secure seal when the product is not in use.”
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