Pittsburgh — GoBout was one of the big winners at the Society of Plastics Engineers Blow Molding division's annual parts competition.
GoBout is an all-in-one travel dispenser that can hold shampoo, conditioner, body wash and face wash in one refillable container.
FHG Systems Inc., a maker of blow molded tooling in Denville, N.Y., entered the package, which won three awards: the People's Choice, the division award for packaging, and the "other" packaging category.
FHS said the extrusion blow molded PET GoBout replaces carrying separate travel-sized bottles, often collected in plastic bags. Those small bottles end up in the landfill, the company said.
Each bottle in the GoBout has its own pump. When the body is rotated to the selected product, it is dispensed by pressing the top cap. GoBout also is available in a small size to it can pass through airport security.
The bottles are molded on a Uniloy-Milacron all-electric UMS 4 blow molding machine with a W. Müller extrusion head and an FGH mold and tooling package. The molder was not identified.
GoBout was designed by Brainchild Engineering in Northville, Mich.
Including GoBout, five parts won awards at the Annual Blow Molding Conference in Pittsburgh. A lightweight cargo box for the bed of a pickup truck was another winner of multiple awards.
The parts and their creators were honored at an Oct. 9 dinner, during a riverboat cruise.
Here is a recap of the other winners: