Single-use Format Revolutionizing Personal Care Industry
OSG’s Consumer Products has built its reputation on innovative package solutions serving the personal care industry, such as single-use facial cloths and body wash towelettes.
Mahwah, NJ (PRWEB) December 12, 2005
OSG’s Consumer Products facility in Mahwah has built its reputation on innovative package solutions serving the personal care industry, such as single-use facial cloths and body wash towelettes. As the first manufacturer to introduce the single-unit dose application for over-the-counter products just a few years ago, OSG has seen the single-use format revolutionize the personal care industry for both the marketer and the consumer. But the revolution has just begun.
“The single-unit dose format is a relatively new concept,” notes Craig Berry, Executive Vice President of the Coating Division at OSG. “At four years young, the format is still evolving. More product lines and industries are sure to come to see the advantage it offers their consumers.”
The single-unit dose format can be delivered in a number of formats and applications, from coated non-wovens (such as cloths saturated with product then dried and wet-activated) to dissolvable films (ideal for soap, shampoos, moisturizers, creams and gels) and edible films (ideal for cough suppressants, breath strips, appetite suppressants, and other product formats).
Says Berry, “The single-unit dose delivery approach is a boon to marketers as it serves to help them meet a unique consumer need–convenience. Additionally, it extends their product line, giving them new opportunities for their products. This delivery approach is ultimately convenient, portable, and easy to use. If a consumer for instance is traveling, they can pack just the soap and shampoo they need, not large containers that take up space. For an individual that can’t swallow pills, they can better tolerate edible films. Single-unit dose simply gives consumers greater options for the products they need and use.
OSG’s Consumer Product facility in Mahwah has been serving the personal care market for decades, with 25 years packaging experience and 15 years in specialty coating. OSG offers comprehensive services that address the total needs of businesses venturing into this packaging format.
Says Berry, “Being able to take a client from concept to deliverable is critical in this format. The sensitivity of this format presents a number of challenges. For instance, if a product such as a coated non-woven or film product has to be handed off to different companies to manage different stages, critical errors can occur that cost time and money. OSG takes a comprehensive approach to the process so that all aspects are managed in one place–the development, blending, coating, cutting, and packaging–minimizing the possibility of error. By managing all phases, the product transitions smoothly and successfully from start to finish, giving the marketer the opportunity to turn to one vendor for all its needs. And for those venturing into this format for the first time, not only do they have a single source, they have the power of experience at all phases behind them.
Recently, OSG and National Starch and Chemical of Bridgewater, NJ, a leading global manufacturer of adhesives, specialty polymers, electronic materials and specialty starches, entered into a joint manufacturing and marketing agreement for personal care dissolvable films. The joint venture will help expand the reach of such packaging applications within the industry with more product formats venturing into single-unit dose packaging. Through the joint venture, OSG’s comprehensive process, development, and manufacturing capabilities will be complemented by National Starch and Chemical formula and research capabilities.
OSG’s Consumer Products facility in Mahwah is a leader in small, single-unit, and sample packaging for the personal care market. OSG offers a broad array of standard, customized, and unique package designs and formats. Package formats include liquid-filled, device, cream and powder pouches; pre-saturated swab sticks, and individual and multiple towelettes; and liquid-filled semi-rigid thermoform packaging.
OSG is one of North America’s largest contract manufacturers of cosmetics, household, personal care and healthcare products. With corporate headquarters in Woodcliff Lake, N. J., Outsourcing Services Group, Inc. maintains manufacturing operations in the U. S., Canada and Mexico. OSG is a leading supplier of outsourced supply chain solutions to the healthcare, cosmetics, personal care and household products market.
For more information please visit http://www. osghq. com/announcements. html (http://www. osghq. com/announcements. html)
For more information on OSG’s products and services, please contact:
Coating Division, OSG Consumer Products
55 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430
Tel: (201) 529-3434
Fax: (908) 529-1319
Www. osghq. com
For further press information, please contact:
Tel: (908) 534-9044
Fax: (908) 534-6856
Www. delianet. com
# # #