On Display--Sample Packages
Samples for Sale
For brands interested in selling sample sizes of their fragrances, a supplier offers its new Blister Pack fragrance sampler. The Blister Pack is composed of a spray-style vial packaged in a secondary blister pack. The blister card provides ample space for a brand’s graphics. The vial is the supplier’s Sofilux model, which is topped with the company’s invisible SP5K pump. It holds up to 40 sprays of fragrance. Elizabeth Arden recently used this sampler for the Curious Britney Spears fragrance. Rexam Dispensing Systems, Purchase, NY.
Unit-dose tubes suited for liquids and creams are manufactured from Saran Wrap. Offered in a variety of shapes, the tubes are available in clear, white, or black. Tube sizes range from 0.5 to 90 cm3. An easy-to-tear tip makes opening the tube convenient. Product is dispensed through a channel and an iris tip. When customers squeeze the tube, the channel opens, and when they stop squeezing the tube, the channel closes to protect the remaining product. Unit Pack Company, Inc., Cedar Grove, NJ.
A flexible-film supplier offers eye-catching film that can be used to create packets, sachets, magazine inserts, hangtag packets, coupon samples, and direct mailers. The firm’s award-winning 10-color flexographic printing capabilities can be used to add high-end graphics. The firm’s film also offers high-barrier interlayer adhesion to ensure cosmetic and personal care products stay sealed in. Glenroy Inc., Menomonee Falls, WI.
A supplier has introduced a shorter version of its 5-ml plastic swab ampule. The more-compact ampule is suited to products that require a fill volume between 2 and 5 ml. A broad range of applicators is available, including the supplier’s line of large-surface-area tips. Other tips include a cylindrical tip with a centered hole for enhanced product flow, tapered tips for precise topical applications, and brush tips in a variety of materials and styles. The ampule can be custom colored using the Pantone Matching System. James Alexander Corp., Blairstown, NJ.
Simulating Retail Packages
A sachet was recently created to simulate the look of Performance Brands’ Grapes body lotion bottle, which looks like a wine bottle. The sachet is a 0.25-oz die-cut design. The sachet is die-cut to have clean, smooth seals. Filling is performed under strict FDA guidelines and is done in Class 10,000 cleanrooms, with support from an on-site microbiology lab. Identipak Inc., McAllen, TX.
Tear n’ Tuck
The Tear n’ Tuck is a reclosable version of a supplier’s sample-sized tube. It features an easy-open tear top with a dispensing tip that can be folded and tucked in, resealing the tube after initial dispensing. The tube is available in a variety of tip designs, orifice dimensions, and fill sizes. It can be customized using hot stamping, or it can be produced from preprinted material with photo-like quality decoration. It is suited for liquid products, including lotions and creams. Unette Corp., Wharton, NJ.