Press Releases

Date: February 17, 2010

TricorBraun Wins Two WorldStar Awards

by TricorBraun Administrator
TricorBraun won two awards in the WorldStar packaging competition. WorldStar awards are presented only for packages that have already won in a national competition.

TricorBraun received first place awards for a package that mixes two ingredients in mid- air and packaging components for a child’s drink that includes a sippy-top cap closure that eliminates a toddler’s spills.

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Double Down spot remover interlocking containersDouble Down is a spot remover that is made from two ingredients that cannot be mixed until they are applied to a garment or carpet. TricorBraun helped develop a package that evenly mixes both ingredients in mid-air before they are applied. The bottle was developed for Hillyard, Inc., a Missouri-based manufacturer and distributor of janitorial products, sanitary supplies and equipment.

A single, custom-designed, snap-finish closure is attached to two interlocking containers and consistently mixes the stream of chemicals one inch after they leave the cap and before the cleaning agent reaches the soiled area.

Two ergonomically shaped, 16-ounce, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) resin containers are permanently joined by a locking mechanism that is molded to the sides of the containers. The molds also were custom-designed by TricorBraun.

From one container, peroxide is dispensed which brightens and deodorizes the laundry or carpet spot. The second ingredient, a polymer with surfactant, is dispensed from the adjoining bottle, and it encapsulates the remaining residue. The soil is either washed out in the laundry cycle or vacuumed from the carpet.

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Nationally, concerns about child obesity have prompted parents to reconsider their children’s diets, and TricorBraun provided the packaging for a new alternative drink for youngsters, age 6 to 30 months, that is formulated to foster healthy food and drink preferences when eating habits are formed.

TricorBraun provided the company with a sippy-top cap closure that helps reduce the spills that typically follow a toddler. The sippy-top cap is ergonomically shaped especially for a toddler’s mouth. It works using the same durable, bi-injected crosscut silicone valve-closure frequently used for the finest sippy cups. The bottle was developed for First Juice, Inc., a Rutherford, NJ manufacturer of organic, low sugar, fruit and vegetable juices for infants and toddlers.

The World Packaging Organisation* is a non-profit international federation of national packaging institutes and associations, regional packaging federations and corporations. It was established to encourage the development of packaging technology and science as well as to promote education and training. It was founded in Tokyo in 1968.

TricorBraun (www.tricorbraun.com) is one of the world’s leading suppliers of packaging. It has 34 offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Asia.

*EDITOR'S NOTE: Organisation is the correct spelling.

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EDITOR’S NOTES: TricorBraun is headquartered 10330 Old Olive St. Rd., St. Louis, Missouri 63141-7808, TEL: (314) 569-3633. For additional background information, check the company web site at www.tricorbraun.com or email us at using our online contact form.

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