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TricorBraun helps Instant Knockout punch above its weight with men who are looking to burn fat

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When a new product enters an already crowded field - like the weight loss supplement marketplace - standing out from that crowd is critical to success. Robert Parker, owner of Roar Ambition, recognized that when he developed his new weight loss product targeted towards men. Roar Ambition already had an existing product in the male supplement market, and Parker knew that there was a demand in the market for a unique fat burner, but he also knew it would have to grab attention.

To create that impact, Parker conceived of a dramatic package - a clear plastic bottle molded in the shape of a clenched fist. That would show off the bright red capsules while projecting his 'knockout fat' theme. It was intended to be eye-catching and designed specifically to appeal to his target demographic: younger men who are already working out but who want help losing that last few pounds of fat.

"My goal for Instant Knockout", says Parker "was to make it the number one fat-burning supplement on the market for these men. We had spent many months creating, researching and testing a very effective formula, and I wanted branding and packaging that delivered the same impact as the formula."

TricorBraun helped Parker turn this unique design concept into a finished bottle that would retain its dramatic shape when molded in clear plastic.

"The TricorBraun designers and I spent a lot of time talking about what was possible", Parker says, "and they would then consult with the bottle blower. I was very keen to get the bottle perfect, even if it would delay the project. We were pushing the limits of design and blow molding capability."

TricorBraun also advised on the best materials for the package, polyethylene terephthalate glycol-modified (PETG) for the bottle and polypropylene (PP) for the cap.  Roar Ambition's branding agency, Robot Food, designed the Instant Knockout carton that holds the bottle, recommended branding the bottle by printing the Instant Knockout logo (The letter K) prominently on the black cap, embossing it on the bottle body and adding a tag for the bottle that also carries the K brand logo, since the bottle itself would have no label.

From its headquarters in the UK and distribution centers in the USA and UK, Road Ambition sells Instant Knockout online from its web site, www.instantknockout.com. Globally, approximately 60-65% of its sales are to the US, followed by 15-20% to the UK, 5-10% to Australia, 5-10% to Canada and 1-5% to continental Europe and the rest of the world.

"It's still early days", says Parker, "but so far the product is selling very well and we are getting great feedback from the customers about it. They love the eye-catching bottle and powerful formula!"

TricorBraun Design & Innovation Group is a business unit of TricorBraun, one of North America's leading providers of bottles, jars, and other rigid packaging components. The Group's primary mission is to design, engineer and manage the development, production and delivery of customized rigid packaging solutions for personal care, cosmetics, healthcare, food and beverages and industrial and household chemical products. It is supported by TricorBraun's more than 40 offices globally, holding one of the largest inventories of rigid packaging components worldwide.

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