However Richards’ role in this application is more like an inventor; Richards developed the blow-molding technology to produce the two-chamber bottle of polyvinyl chloride.
Diamond Magic is a manufacturer of professional car care products mostly marketed to and through auto dealers. For some time it had packaged its New Leather Cleaner in a 750-mL PVC bottle and its New Leather Conditioner in a 250-mL PVC bottle each topped with a trigger sprayer. The new dual-chamber container holds 300-mL of cleaner in one side topped by a fingertip sprayer and 150-mL of conditioner in the other side. It is dispensed with a lotion pump. Both dispensers from Emsar (Stratford CT) fit each side’s 24-410 finish.
The new container is filled by an unidentified contract packager that is also responsible for applying the specially shaped pressure-sensitive labels. The container was introduced late in ’00 so market reaction isn’t yet known says Karrie-Lee Karreman Diamond’s sales and marketing manager.
The true challenge to making the container says Howard Sandys and Bob Down Richards’ account managers was to develop what it calls a proprietary blow-molding tooling package that permits making two separate but connected bottles in a single mold set.
The Bernard M. Seid Best of Show award will be presented May 19 during the NACD annual convention in Anchorage Alaska.