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Made in USA Hits Home For Eufora

In Dallas, NC, at CTL Packaging USA, Anna Soden, director, sales and business development, says customers cite a number of reasons for choosing to manufacture in the U.S., from speed of market to patriotism.

She says, “We are seeing a strong desire for Made in the USA products. Companies want to support manufacturing and jobs in the USA more than ever. Domestic customers notice the difference in overall quality, ease of communication and speed to market with their products.”

According to Soden, many of CTL’s customers “find value in sourcing products like ours in the USA, especially as we offer decoration luxury, flexible MOQs and ease of logistics all in their backyard.”
For instance, when one of CTL’s customers, Eufora International, needed a new tube for its collection, Eufora’s package designer, Derek Hutcheson, principal, Hutch Design + Brands, says he was so happy to work with CTL, where all these services were available locally

Hutcheson says, “What happens when form follows function and it just isn’t enough? From a package designer’s perspective this has been my lament for years when it comes to tube design and manufacturing. Whether it’s dated technology, limited silkscreen capabilities, oppressive manufacturing ‘minimums’ or under-performing label applications, it all added up to an uneasy compromise.”

Then, says Hutcheson, “Along comes a company called CTL and the creative strait jacket is taken off. As part of a larger packaging redesign initiative for my client Eufora International, I had specific design and graphic requirements that needed to be met. With CTL’s unique production capabilities, those needs were not only met but were exceeded. From color-matching foils to wrap-around graphic positioning to full bleed 4-color process printing, my particular tube design relied heavily on those unique production capabilities and CTL delivered exceptionally well.

Excerpt from Beauty Packaging Magazine article, September 2014.

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Goodbye, Burn; “Aloe” 360-degree Printing

S4 wanted its customers to fully see its organic, antioxidant infused aloe product, Cool It. S4 choose CTL Packaging USA’s clear label and easysupplytube technology to show their blue aloe through the packaging. The 360-degree printing and unique clear-to-solid graphics ultimately allowed the brand to achieve their desired look.

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Pacific Shaving Cream

CTL Packaging USA worked closely with Pacific Shaving on their newly launched Caffeinated Shaving Cream and After Shave. With the unique concept to “put caffeine on your mug, not in it”, the goal was to develop a strategy that made their brand stand out on the shelf. They used a silver cold stamp but muted the high shine with ink and a matte varnish to give it a more rugged, masculine appearance and feel. The front of the tube was intended to look like a label, and with the easysupplytube process, the 360-degree seamless look is achieved with the in-mold decoration plastic tube process.

CTL Packaging USA also offers metallized closures, hot stamping and metal overshells to add a more luxurious look to the end product. Visit us at LuxePack New York, Booth B58 to see our capabilities in person, and meet the CTL Packaging USA team!

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Carol’s Daughter

Carol’s Daughter used the 4 color process printing capabilities of the easysupplytube, to achieve a seamless look throughout their newly launched line of skincare and hair products. The 360 degree graphics and unique art that resembles recycled paper is executed effortlessly.

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Focused on the Details of Deco

At CTL Packaging USA, Dallas, NC, the big trend in tube deco is combination spot varnishing with metallic effects. “Combining both a gloss and matte finish on the tube, provides an aesthetic effect and also a tactile feel that is unique for the consumer,” says Anna Soden, director sales and business development. “We utilize cold stamping with print over the metallization to provide a custom color and unique look for every brand. (more…)

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Maxfair Line

JF Labs wanted a strong shelf impact for their Maxfair line. Printed flexographic we used a full cold stamp and color matched inks to meet the high shine metallic look. The final product provides great brand awareness and shelf presence.

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Duke Cannon

Duke Cannon wanted a tube with a rugged look for their 6 oz shave cream. The product is geared towards the mainstream American man and a portion of the proceeds benefits US veterans.

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Made in The USA!

CTL Packaging was featured in Beauty Packing Magazine’s “Made In the USA” editorial. The article discusses CTL’s dedication to the “Made In the USA” movement, where CTL Packaging Business Development and Marketing Manager, Anna Sodden, is quoted as saying, “CTL Packaging has without a doubt been a significant motivator in the ‘Made in the USA’ movement.
For the past few decades, overseas organizations have dominated the manufacturing industry.” CTL packaging is excited to be a leader in this migration of manufacturing domestic products. Click here to view the full article in the online edition of Beauty Packaging Magazine.

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CTL Packaging is proudly featured in the 2013 International Buyers Guide edition of Beauty Packaging Magazine!

CTL Packaging was proudly featured in the 2013 International Buyers Guide edition of Beauty Packaging Magazine, for their July-August issue. The article titled, “Luxe Pack New York Breaks Records”, describes how the expansion of tube use, has translated into a booming business for our recently added US factory.
CTL Packaging Business Development and Marketing Manager, Anna Soden, is quoted in the article as saying, “We’re making deals almost every minute!” Soden also highlights the domestic production of their innovative tubes, at the 160,000 square foot plant in Dallas, North Carolina. Click here to view full article in the online edition of Beauty Packaging Magazine.  

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Ahava Almond Exfoliating Scrub

Looking to launch their new exfoliating scrub in a clear container; Ahava choose CTL Packaging’s transparent easysupplytube to display the quality of their product through the tube. They also utilized the 4 color process printing for the almond flower image and the soft, white vignette from clear to solid to complete the package.

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