Packaging Resource Center: Lip Gloss & Mascara Packaging
Web Exclusive: More Details about Lablabo’s EasyFoil Airless Dispenser
EasyFoil is a supplier’s newest airless dispenser with a self-sealing orifice. EasyFoil’s standout feature is that it combines the advantages of an aluminum barrier with the ease of filling associated with a cylindrical open pouch. According to the supplier, whereas a traditional aluminum pouch would require special equipment and very delicate handling during the filling process, EasyFoil can easily be filled using standard machinery. The firm’s airless systems have been used by brands such as Origins for its Organics line, Yves Saint Laurent, and Stella McCartney.
EasyFoil is a bottle fitted with a pouch. The pouch is made from an aluminum multilayer film, which comprises an aluminum middle layer, an exterior PET layer, and an inner PP or PE layer—the material of choice depends on the nature of the product to be dispensed. This pouch is rolled up and welded around a ring. The bottle is filled from the bottom, and a bottom cap seals the bottle.
Annemasse Cedex, France; www.lablabo.com
Web Exclusive: PET Bottles
PET bottles are suited for cosmetic, personal care, spa, and specialty applications. Offerings include a stock line of heavy-wall PET bottles that provide a high-end look, increased product shelf life, no paneling issues, and ease of decorating. Also available are sustainable bottles produced from 100%-PCR PET, PET Glass bottles that have the look and feel of glass, and PET Metals in metallic aluminum, brass, copper, gunmetal, and pewter colors. Minimums are as low as 5000 for PET bottles and 10,000 for PCR PET bottles.
Peachtree City, GA; www.impressionspackaging.com
Web Exclusive: Victoria Line
The Victoria stock packaging line offers bottle shapes that are individually unique yet look cohesive in a line. Bottle styles include Avantgarde, Elegant, and Classic. The supplier also offers accessories such as pumps and overcaps that can give each bottle a unique look.
Capergnanica, Italy; www.lumson.it
Web Exclusive: Glass Look
A supplier created a sleek, classic bottle with a pump for Sonya Dakar’s Nourishing Body Oil. The bottle’s elegant glass look was achieved by enhancing the PETG plastic with a frosted finish. The flush-fitting PP pump can handle a wide range of product viscosities. The custom cap, enhanced with a pearlescent white metal overshell, was embossed with the Sonya Dakar logo. The bottle is available in sizes of 114 and 146 ml. The cap is also available in SAN, without the metal overshell.
World Wide Packaging Inc.
Florham Park, NJ; www.wwpinc.com
Web Exclusive: Cost-Efficient Preforms
A company uses preform molds to create bottles such as the Oval Violeta bottle pictured. Preforms can help brands find a middle ground between the panache of a custom-designed bottle and the cost-efficiency of a stock bottle. Using existing stock preform molds also gives marketers the opportunity to quickly create a unique design for a bottle’s lower area. Marketers only need to assume the cost of the mold used to create the custom-designed portion of the bottle, rather than paying for two sets of molds—one for the preform and one for the bottle mold. The firm offers preforms for bottles in sizes ranging from 6 to 18 oz.
St. Louis, MO; www.tricorbraun.com
Web Exclusive: Laurie Line
Laurie bottles, designed by a supplier, are offered in glass, PET, and PP. The bottles can be paired with a variety of the caps and pumps, including the Stella Lux cap and the Metropolitan pump, both of which are pictured. The bottles are suited for skin care, body care, and hair care products and are geared to the luxury market.
Munich, Germany; www.bakic.com
For elegant delivery of lotions and liquids, a supplier offers a clear, tapered oval bottle with a white pump and a clear overcap. The 40-ml bottle is made from recyclable PETG. The pump is designed to be ergonomic. The package is ideal for travel-friendly products.
Edgewood, NY; www.qosmedix.com
An HDPE bottle incorporates a snap-on flip-top PP closure that was designed to enhance the package’s overall aesthetics. The bottle is offered in sizes of 200 and 400 ml. A wide variety of color options is available.
Arminak & Associates Inc.
Azusa, CA; www.arminak-associates.com
A supplier’s Technigraph decorating division can help brands transform stock bottles by employing custom colors, special inks, and other unique decorating techniques. In this photo, the supplier’s standard 4-oz cylinders and jars were decorated using the following techniques (from left): thermographic inks that “disappear” when they get warm; glow-in-the-dark inks; “chameleon” inks that appear to change colors when customers view them from different angles; antique silver (on blue bottle) and Super Silver (on jar and jar lid) inks; and glittery inks with tactile and visual appeal. Also pictured is the company’s Sunshine Opaque Yellow 2-oz Boston Round bottle, which was decorated using highly registered screen printing that allows small type to be directly printed on a bottle’s surface.
St. Louis, MO; www.alphap.com
A company uses refined stretch-blow molding and PET plastic to create heavy-wall containers. Custom-molded containers are offered, as well as stock bottles and jars. Bottle sizes range from 7 to 400 ml, and jars range in size from 3 to 570 ml. Many coloring and frosting options are available, and the company can match any color in translucent, opaque, or pearlescent finishes. Decorating and graphic design services are also provided, including hot stamping, pad printing, silk-screening, and spray frosting.
Inoac Packaging Group
Bardstown, KY; www.inoacusa.com
Slim PET Bottles
The Tubo line of slim, cylindrical PET bottles offers five sizes: 5 and 10 ml with 15-415 neck finishes, 15 ml with an 18-415 neck finish, and 25 and 50 ml with 20-410 neck finishes. Several color options are available with minimum-quantity orders, including sky blue and opaque black. The versatile bottles are ideal for sampling, travel kits, and promotional beauty items.
O. Berk Co.
Union, NJ; www.oberk.com
The Ruby White line of stock acrylic bottles features sleek and elegant profiles. The bottles can be supplied with a matching lotion or spray dispenser as well as an overcap. Bottle sizes include 15, 30, and 60 ml. The line can be customized using silk-screening, hot stamping, and metallizing.
Edison, NJ; www.cospackamerica.com