Tricorbraun, with preform molds such as the one used to manufacture the oval violeta, has helped marketers find the middle ground between the panache of a customdesigned bottle and the cost efficiency of an offtheshelf shape.

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Drohlich associates, inc.
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Michael l. Drohlich

Tricorbraun has received the american graphic design award for the creation of a men&rsquos body wash container.the award, given for blade brand body wash, was sponsored by graphic design usa magazine, and tricorbraun won the same prize in 2007 for its design of a new elmer&rsquos glue bottle. The blade brand is owned by cvspharmacy and sold through its stores.  Apollo health and beauty care developed the shower gel and hair care products within this winning franchise.&ldquocvs&rsquos objective was to create its own brand and take a leadership role within this category.  It wanted a package that was as distinctive in its presentation as it was functional,&rdquo according to danielle rogers, sales and product development director, apollo health and beauty care. &ldquoblade was designed as a tottle, a combination tube and bottle, with the dispensing closure on the bottom so users won&rsquot have to shake a nearly empty container.  The tottle was designed with a finger hole in the top so it is easy to pick up when wet,&rdquo david snyder, tricorbraun design director, said. &ldquoalthough the package was designed for men, we had to be mindful of the fact that it frequently would be purchased for men by women,&rdquo rogers said. &ldquoto distinguish blade from its competitors, the container is black with a black translucent closure to showcase the label&rsquos colors.  The container&rsquos profile features a sweeping curve to give it the look of speed as it rests on the shelf,&rdquo according to snyder.&ldquoa number of designers can develop nice looking containers, but tricorbraun can create a great looking container that efficiently runs through the filling line.  They bring a high level of engineering ability to a project,&rdquo rogers said.the blade line consists of four products, which are packaged in 12ounce polyethylene tottles.  The closure is a stock, polypropylene flip top that snaps onto a reinforced neck with a 24millimeter finish.to reduce the manufacturing cost, special molds were used so surplus polyethylene does not have to be removed from within the finger hole. Tricorbraun, www.tricorbraun.com, is one of the world&rsquos leading suppliers of rigid packaging, and it has 33 offices in the united states, canada and asia.apollo health and beauty care is the largest private label personal care manufacturer in north america.  The product was created for cvs.

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