What is your product?
MANA Care ™, A two chamber, refillable dispensing device that mounts to any hard-clean surface. This is not your average refillable device. This product allows you to take the bottle inside with you. It is airtight and portable. Take it with you to the beach, camping or to the gym, and when you get home it goes back in the wall mount. Something you can use every day again and again; there’s nothing like it in the marketplace.
How does it work?
The pump mechanism works in relation to the function. Every time you pump the diaphragm inside, the pump takes a sip of air to replace the quantity of product that just left. This sip of air through displacement rises to the top of the bottle. At the top of the bottle is a vacuum bubble. This bubble holds the product suspended in the bottle, even if the pump is removed. This process allows your personal products to descend with the assistance of Mother Earth’s gravity, equally and evenly until the last ounce is in the fill cap, which is drawn by the dip tube on the pump.
What problem(s) does your product solve?
Many refillable dispensers of the past have required continual airflow by means of a loose-fitting lid or a hole in the top of the bottle to allow their pump to work properly. Continual airflow is harmful to your liquid products by drying them out and creating the perfect environment for bacteria to grow– continual airflow + food source = bacteria. A commercially available pump was chosen because it works. Other pump mechanisms require complicated priming and continual airflow to function. The MANA Care pump is recognizable and long-lasting. The dip tube extends right down into the bottom cap to ensure you get every ounce.
Box: A high-impact corrugated shipper box, retail hook tab, colorful graphics defining product use and benefits.
Hood and Backplate: ABS durable polymer plastic, injection molded hood and backplate, heat and shrink resistant. Vented housing structure to deflect and drain water allows quick drying. Locking unit for commercial use will become available in 2019 and non-locking available now for residential use.
Backplate: Backplate or wall mount has been designed for bonding to smooth surfaces and to integrate with the hood smoothly by means of a rail system on the perimeter. The latch center of the backplate is for securing the hood. When mounted to the wall (by means of components, sticky tape and silicone), the backplate adheres to the smooth, clean, hard surface. Additional sink holes are provided in this framework for mounting sink screws into a wood or soft wall mounting surface (screws not included).
Hood: The hood, with elegant teardrop shape, will attach to the backplate by means of an integrated track system. The hood is designed for two purposes. One purpose is to make the loading and unloading of the bottles easier, with two holes for inserting. Purpose two is to deflect water through its shape. Another elongated hole is in the center hood for checking product volume (if the hood is made of a solid color). This opening also helps the device to dry out and vent excess water or condensation. Transparent is our initial choice of material color, allowing customers to see the bottle contents and volume. Transparent is less obvious in any decor.
Bottle: Blow-molded polyurethane bottles. The bottle design is the heart of the MANA Care TM program and exclusive to EDS (vacuum-bubble regulated gravity-fed bottle). Two 12.5 oz. bottles with foam-lined caps and commercial-grade pumps are included. The bottle thread has been designed to integrate with the cap to bite down hard onto the foam lining to prevent leaking and prevent stripping of the thread. The threaded cap and bottle are manufactured by EDS. After filling the bottle and placing upright, air displaces in the bottle creating a VACUUM-BUBBLE effect on the product, keeping product fresh for longer periods of time.
Pump: Products are released from the bottle by means of a (recognizable) industry standard, lotion-sized, leak-proof pump. As the pump draws product, it also draws a sip of air equivalent to the volume of product leaving (via a diaphragm). The pump dip tube will extract the last ounce of product from the base cap. The pump is not manufactured by EDS, but commercially available.
Components: One comprehensible instruction sheet with large graphics, two 3M style double-side sticky tape patches, one 1/8 oz. tube of silicone, four waterproof icons for product recognition, two locking pump collars for travel, two extra caps for storage.