Cosmetics are big winners in packaging competition (sidebar)
Additional NACD award winners: Household Chemicals
Gold All-Pak Inc. (Bridgeville PA) developed an easy-to-use easy-to-store recyclable HDPE container for Agway Fertilizer Line from Agway Inc. of Syracuse NY. The container can stand up to inclement weather in outdoor displays a must in Agway's list of critical criteria. The 110-mm dispensing closure and easily gripped handle on the bottle make this package convenient to use. An aggressive adhesive on the label and UV coating protect the package from the elements in outdoor displays. Silver Z-Lex Carpet Stain Eliminator is the name for this product from DuPont Nylon Flooring of Kennesaw GA. The company selected a 32-oz HDPE bottle from Zuckerman-Honickman for its package. Significant effort was used to match the silver in the bottle with the silver in the PP trigger sprayer. The shape of the bottle is highly ergonomic when the sprayer is put to use. Also the sprayer has a special nozzle that produces a foam the ideal way to apply this product. Bronze Kaufman Container Co. (Cleveland OH) won bronze for 32- and 64-oz custom HDPE handled oblong bottles used by Lime-O-Sol of Ashley IN for The Works drain opener. An in-mold label provides a pleasing package appearance. A five-cavity mold was built for the 32-oz bottle and a three-cavity mold for the 64-oz size. Lime-O-Sol management is said to be pleased with the new containers which replace a 32-oz HDPE cylinder with a heat transfer label and a standard 64-oz F-style container.