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Article | February 29, 1996
A step up for tube-making
Keeping afoot of recent trends in the personal care category, Los Angeles, CA-based Freeman Cosmetics Corp. introduced its new line of foot care products in foot-shaped tubes designed to stand out among competitors.
Targeting women aged 15 to 54 the new Barefoot line features the flowered graphics theme used for Freeman products. Seda Packaging (Los Angeles CA) produces the low-density polyethylene tubes offset-printed in six colors. They're fitted with threaded polypropylene caps and shipped to Freeman for filling. The tube's foot-shaped edge is achieved with Norden Packaging's (North Branch NJ) Design-A-Seal system for custom crimping. Rather than using conventional sealing tools that close the tube from the outside this unique system heats the tube edges from the inside thus protecting the integrity of the decoration. Tubes index to a second station that cuts the edge into its foot-like shape. The Barefoot line's four varieties were introduced to mass markets in early 1995. A 5.3-oz tube retails at $3.29.
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