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Twice as Nice: VariBlend, Inc.’s Patented Dual Dispensing System Allows Custom Blending of Two Formulas

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Based on the technology of “variable ratio dispensing,” Montvale, New Jersey-based VariBlend, Inc., has made it possible for a customer to create a formula that is uniquely their own by simply turning a dial.

The patented system features two separate chambers, each of which holds a different formula; for instance, a skin care product with a lotion and a serum, or a cosmetic product with two different shades. As the dial-type dispenser head is turned, an actuating disc activates the pump pistons at different angles. The “mix” of the two different formulas from their respective chambers is delivered based on the setting of the user’s choice.

In short, that’s engineering speak for “you turn the dial, and you get the custom formula you want.”
When a mixing setting is in the middle, or at 50/50, the user will get an equal amount of each formula. As a different ratio is chosen, for instance, 70/30, the formulas will be dispensed accordingly.

The dual dispensing technology allows you to blend products as easily as possible. Furthermore, you can get multiple formula strengths or opt for a fixed ratio setting.

For manufacturers in the personal care, skin care, pharmaceutical and food industries, VariBlend’s dual dispenser technology opens up a world of marketing possibilities, and has done so for a number of top names in these industries.

For more information VariBlend’s dual chamber dispensers, contact John Hewson, President & CEO at 201-248-3005 or Dede Yoder, V.P. of Business Development at 914-320-5858. You are also invited to visit their website at www.variblend.com.

A Service-Oriented Approach To Architectural Services

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It is our goal at Fitzgerald Architecture Studio to create architecture of extraordinary quality and value while creating spaces and places that are enjoyed by, and inspire, the people who function within them in residential and commercial real estates.

Meyer & Depew provides heating and AC service throughout Central and Northern New Jersey.

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Located in Kenilworth, NJ, Meyer and Depew sells, installs and maintains major models of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems-including ENERGY STAR® boilers, furnaces, and AC units that can save you up to 30% on energy costs.

O.Berk Company Introduces Versatile Tube Line to Product Offerings

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O.Berk Company, a full-service supplier and distributor of glass and plastic containers, closures, pumps and sprayers for the pharmaceutical, healthcare, cosmetic, personal care, food and beverage, and household and industrial industries, is pleased to introduce a full line of plastic squeeze tubes to complement its complete line of rigid containers and closures.

The tubes are available in a wide range of sizes and colors with UV, matte, and gloss finishes and in transparent, metallic and iridescent styles. They are made from high- and low-density polyethylene materials, including Soft Touch. Coextruded tubes contain barrier in the head and sleeve. For customers who are interested in a “greener” product, post-consumer regrind (PCR) tubes are also available. A minimum order quantity of 25,000 is required.

The tube heads come in a variety of orifices and have matching polypropylene caps, with dispensing features such as flip-tops and non-dispensing stand-ups. Tube size, orifice size, end seal diameter and closure/head size specifications are available upon request.

According to O.Berk Company Account Executive, Barbara Greenfield, “These tubes are ideal for topical skincare, hair care, medicinal/health, cake decorating, auto body fillers, polishes, tub and tile caulk, and many other household and industrial products. Our custom decorating division can assist in the creation of an outstanding tube line that commands attention on the shelf with options such as offset printing, silk screening, hot stamping, and labeling.”

ABOUT O.BERK COMPANY
O.Berk Company, with four locations on the east coast, provides complete packaging services and solutions to the pharmaceutical, healthcare, cosmetic, personal care, food and beverage, and household and commercial industries, with stock and custom plastic and glass containers, caps, pumps, sprayers, along with labeling and decorating services. For additional information, or to see product samples, please visit www.oberk.com.

New Law Requires Financial Institutions to Offer Interest-Bearing Checking Products to Business/Commercial Accounts

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A law on the financial institution books since the Great Depression of the 1930s was nullified by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, which was signed into law on July 21, 2010. Buried somewhere in its 2,300, give or take a few, pages is Sec. 11001. INTEREST‐BEARING TRANSACTION ACCOUNTS AUTHORIZED, which repeals the prohibition on the payment of interest on corporate checking accounts, effective one year from that date.

Up until now, many financial institutions have offered the option of “sweep” accounts to their business customers. Sweep accounts provide a means to automatically manage the transfer of funds between a primary cash account and an investment account (i.e., money market account, CD). These types of accounts were devised as a workaround to provide business customers with a way to earn interest on cash that could easily be moved to the primary account, as needed, with a minimal amount of personal intervention. Cash over a certain pre-designated limit in the primary account is also “swept” into the investment account where it can earn interest. When the new regulation requiring financial institutions to offer interest on business/commercial checking accounts takes effect next year, these accounts will become obsolete.

This new regulation will have a major impact on both large and small financial institutions who will be looking for creative solutions to offset the costs associated with the new interest-bearing business account products. One alternative may be to require that a minimum account balance be maintained in order to qualify for interest each month. If an account falls below the minimum, a standard fee will be deducted from to the account.

Many may wonder whether the days of business-free checking will fall by the wayside. The answer to that really depends on how the banking industry will market and sell these new business products. According to Richard Grossi, Vice President/Compliance at Unity Bank, headquartered in Clinton, NJ, “Smaller community banks, like Unity Bank, will look to be competitive on fees as they focus on attracting new business accounts after the new law takes effect. Every financial institution, large and small, will have to deal with the inherent challenges imposed by this new regulation, and somehow, they will want to make their relationships with their business clients mutually beneficial for both parties.”

One final thought…although the new regulation requires that financial institutions offer interest on business/commercial checking, banks are permitted to continue to offer non-interest bearing accounts as well.

Unity Bank has branches in Hunterdon, Middlesex, Somerset, Union and Warren counties in New Jersey, and Northampton County in Pennsylvania. The bank began as First Community Bank in 1991 with two branches and thirty employees. It now has over one hundred and sixty employees.
For more information about Unity Bank, call Rosemary Fellner at 800.618.BANK(2265), or visit www.unitybank.com.

Flint Paragon Jars at BottleStore.com

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Flint (clear) glass jars are available in 8 oz. and 16 oz. sizes. Choose between black plastic and white metal closure with foam liner. Carton quantities start at $15.44 + shipping for 8 oz. bottles (quantity 12 bottles with closures). Samples are available. Visit http://www.bottlestore.com/ for 12-pack specials at huge savings. Quantity discounts of 5% – 15% off already low prices are also available.

Flint Rectangular Bottles at BottleStore.com

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Flint (clear) glass rectangular bottle is available in 2 oz. size. Closure is a gold fine mist sprayer w/overcap. Carton quantity $480.74 + shipping (quantity 180 bottles with closures). Samples are available. Visit http://www.bottlestore.com/ for 12-pack specials at huge savings. Quantity discounts of 5% – 15% off already low prices are also available.

PPE Double Wall Jars at BottleStore.com

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Available in 5 sizes (1/2 oz., 1 oz., 2 oz., 4 oz., and 8 oz.), the white PPE double wall jars with linerless plastic dome caps are perfect for beauty and personal care products. Carton quantities start at $148.75 + shipping for 4 oz. bottles (quantity 205 jars with closures). Samples are available. Visit http://www.bottlestore.com/ for 12-pack specials at huge savings. Quantity discounts of 5% – 15% off already low prices are also available.

HDPE Taper-top round Jag at BottleStore.com

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HDPE 1 gallon taper-top round jug with handle is available in natural with black or white plastic cap with liner. Carton (4 bottles) cost is $8.57 + shipping. Visit http://www.bottlestore.com/ for 12-pack specials at huge savings. Quantity discounts of 5% – 15% off already low prices are also available.

Cylinder Bottles at BottleStore.com

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Cylinder bottles, ranging in size from 1 oz. to 32 oz., are available in HDPE natural or white with a choice of closure, depending on size and color of selected bottle. Closure choices include black or white plastic cap with foam liner, white plastic disc-top cap, white plastic fine-mist sprayer and red plastic trigger sprayer. Carton quantities start at $384.30 + shipping for 1 oz. bottles (quantity 1500 bottles with closures). Samples are available. Visit http://www.bottlestore.com/ for 12-pack specials at huge savings. Quantity discounts of 5% – 15% off already low prices are also available.

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