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McKernan Packaging Expands Wholesale Line

November 6, 2012

McKernan Packaging Expands Wholesale Line

McKernan Packaging Expands Wholesale Line

• McKernan Packaging Clearing House is expanding its wholesale line by adding a new sample size bottle option. This 1.5 oz. polypropylene bottle, with a 28/400 neck finish, is available in white and natural. This new bottle by King is perfect for hospitality samples, cosmetic products, personal care items and much more, as the wide neck size allows for ease in filling and dispensing, said the company. To complement this addition, McKernan Packaging also offers a wide selection of 28/400 closure options.

As the newest addition to McKernan’s King wholesale line, these bottles are now available in continuous supply.

In other news, due to a continual demand for black phenolic closures, McKernan has now added these items to its continuous wholesale line. These closures will be available in 18/400, 20/400 and 24/400 sizes. These closures feature a cone liner that has an excellent sealing quality and superior torque retention, which makes them perfect for many applications, according to the company. These additions to the wholesale line are now in stock and ready to ship. Call McKernan Packaging Clearing House for your free samples, 800-787-7587 or 775-356-6111.

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Qosmedix Publishes 2013 Catalog

Full-line product selection from Qosmedix.

• Qosmedix has published the new 2013 edition of its full-line product catalog, which contains all the necessary supplies for cosmetic industry manufacturers, retailers, makeup artists and spa and salon professionals, according to the company. With more than 90 new product additions and a total of 360 pages, it is an ideal reference for buyers, merchandisers and marketers alike.

This user-friendly guide with full scale images is divided into comprehensive category listings including Applicators, PRO Brushes, eQo-Friendly, packaging, Linens & Apparel, Manicure & Pedicure and Beauty Supplies.

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SeaCliff Beauty PackagingIs Creating a Buzz

The latest technology at Seacliff for skin care applications.
• SeaCliff Beauty Packaging & Laboratories introduces an innovative vibration face applicator that can be used to apply cosmetic or skin care products onto the face such as moisturizers, creams, serums and foundations.

The vibration of the applicator allows an even absorption of the product into the skin, as well as helps induce blood circulation with its massaging effect.

The vibration face applicator is available in two different forms: a sponge applicator and a metal plate applicator. Both can be easily removed for cleaning and maintenance. The sponge applicator comes with an overcap to protect the sponge when not in use.

“Brands can market this unique component with a new or existing product in their line,” said Vonda Simon, owner and president of SeaCliff Beauty Packaging & Laboratories. “The vibration face applicator allows an interesting application technique that is also beneficial for the skin.”

The vibration face applicator can be customized through injection mold and metallization. Decoration options include silkscreen and hot stamp printing.

The minimum quantity order for this component is 5,000 pieces, according to the company.

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Rexam Packages Givenchy’s Noir Mascara

Rexam for Givenchy

• Noir Couture mascara from LVMH’s Givenchy brand is the latest example of the Rexam Personal Care Group’s work for the prestige brand, according to the company. Created in partnership with Givenchy’s brand artistic director, the new mascara assignment recognizes Rexam’s recent make-up packaging successes for the company.

As in past Givenchy work, the new mascara showcases Rexam’s capabilities in injection, decoration and assembly processes. The result is a sophisticated mascara that exudes luxury and reinforces the brand’s haute couture orientation, according to Rexam.

Keys to success of the pack are the sophisticated decoration elements and the delicate logo treatment, the latter created by two distinct processes. A delicate “4G” is engraved—and hot stamped— at the top of the contoured and UV varnished cap, while the same precise two-step process is used to adorn the base with an elegant “Givenchy” logo. The mascara is further decorated with the high-precision alignment and hot stamping of the shiny silver vertical strips extending from cap to base. Both the cap and base are injected in black PCTA, while the wiper is of black PEBD.

Rexam’s makeup related work with LVMH brands is extensive and includes such launches as Givenchy’s Rouge Interdit, Dior’s Rouge Dior and Guerlain’s KissKiss and Rouge Automatique.

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Lumson Is Making Waves

Dynamic packaging from Lumson.
• Among the several standard packaging solutions suggested by Lumson, companies can now also choose two new plastic bottles in 200ml and 250ml sizes with a slightly elliptical shape. The Wave bottles show a light “wave” in relief on their frontal side as a distinctive quality: a design specifically conceived by Lumson to make the packaging more dynamic and ergonomic and also to offer a more user-friendly pack to the final consumer, said the company.

The Wave bottles are made in HDPE and can be personalized with mass coloring and screen-printing decoration to obtain a graphic result with a strong visual impact enhancing the image of a brand.

Lumson has dedicated the same attention to the choice of its closure: the Flip Top Wave, a one-body styled cap creating a bottle with a unique design object. Customizable in two different colors (top and body), the Wave cap rides the new two-colored fashion trend and gives the entire packaging a glamour touch.

These bottles are ideal for a shampoo and conditioner, a cleansing lotion and a body lotion or a tanning and after-sun lotion, according to the firm.

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ICMAD Celebrates Design Talent
• The Independent Cosmetic Manu-facturers & Distributors (ICMAD) celebrated another successful Young Designers Competition, which took place at Twenty Four Fifth in New York City on Oct. 10. The evening’s guests included association members, industry executives and featured keynote speaker Ben Bennett of Hatchbeauty.

The annual competition showcases the talents of students studying package design and inspires future creative talent in the beauty industry. Judged by a panel of cosmetic and personal care packaging design experts, each student received a 30ml bottle, which was donated by East Hill Industries based in Dallas. The criterion was to create the overall packaging concept and brand identity. The winning students were flown to New York City to attend the award dinner and participate in an educational tour of three companies which truly encompass the business of packaging and design—C.O. Bigelow, The Color Association and RPG.

The 2012 Young Designers Winners are Tara Meyer, a design student from Miami International University of Art/Design (1st Place); Samantha Galvez, a design student from Miami International University of Art/Design (2nd Place); and Matt Zonona, a design student from Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) of Los Angeles (3rd Place).

“Congratulations to the winners, we are honored to offer such a valuable opportunity to future budding designers. We look forward to the Young Designers program continuing to evolve and becoming the catalyst to many others’ success,” said Pam Busiek, who is president and CEO, ICMAD.

The 2012 Young Designer competition awards were presented by Busiek; Ian Ginsberg, president of C.O. Bigelow and chairman of the board, ICMAD and Ben Bennett, founder and creative director of Hatchbeauty.