NAUGATUCK, CONN. (Aug. 30, 2:30 p.m. EDT) — Exxel Container Inc. has signed on to become the first outside processor to sell products over a new Web site, b2bpkg.com.
The site, expected to launch by early 2001, will provide order status, shipping information and supplier catalogs for the purchasing of packaging products.
Exxel, based in Somerset, N.J., will offer its Atmos gas-free aerosol dispensing system over the site, as well as through traditional channels. The dispensing system uses a thin-walled plastic inner bottle surrounded by a rubber sleeve that expands as the inner bottle is filled.
The New Jersey company also will help shape the direction of the online marketplace, to be found at 222.b2bpkg.com, according to a news release.
The new site was founded by executives of the Lerman Container Division of Custom Bottle Inc., a packaging processor based in Naugatuck.
Potential customers who have agreed to use the site include Estée Lauder Cos. Inc., Neutrogena Corp., Playtex Products Inc. and Schering-Plough Corp.