Packaging company responds to security risk

By Simon Pitman

- Last updated on GMT

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New York-based packaging company Nalgene has responded to the
problem of traveling on transatlantic with cosmetics by offering a
range of bottles and jars that fulfil tightened security
regulations at US airports.

Confusion has reigned in the past two months, ever since security measures were introduced following the uncovering a terrorist plot that was to involve the use of liquid explosive devises on board flights between the UK and the US.

In response to the threat security measures were introduced by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) that totally banned all cosmetics in hand carry luggage, which was last week updated to allow liquid cosmetics in bottles and jars of smaller sizes to be carried on board aircrafts.

In response to this Nalgene is marketing what it calls the medium kit, comprising six bottles, two jars and two extra dispensing caps that all fulfill the new regulations.

The new TSA regulations state that airline passengers can carry liquid cosmetics in bottle and jars that hold no more than three-ounce, and that all such items must be carried in clear plastic bags.

Nalgene says its kits comply with all the new regulations, allowing travelers to transfer their liquid cosmetics such as hair gel, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and moutwash into the smaller receptacles in order to comply with the security regulations.

Likewise the company also says that the containers can serve to store dry goods such as powders, cotton balls, pills and even jewelry.

"Now these versatile containers are considered essential gear for anyone who flies,"​ said Margaret Gregory, director of sales and marketing at Nalgene Consumer Products.

The containers come in sizes ranging from half-ounce to three-ounce capacity, with some of the receptacles being made out of shatterproof, stainproof, odorproof polycarbonate and others made of HDPE plastic. Meanwhile all are dishwasher proof and replacement caps and dispenser tops can be bought separately.

Cosmetics companies have already aired their concerns as to the impact the security measures will have had on their sales. In particular high-end players such Estee Lauder, which derives 7 per cent of its annual $6bn sales from airport retail outlets, has already warned that the measures may impact the results for the current quarter.

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