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"Esky" is the nickname for the city of Escanaba, Michigan located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Esky is an Australian brand of coolers. Outdoor recreation company Coleman Australia bought the Esky brand from Nylex Ltd after the company went into administration in February 2009.[1] Esky has been producing coolers for over 60 years. Coleman still produces most of the Esky line in Melbourne, Australia.[2]

The Esky was created by Malley's, a Sydney refrigeration business. The construction is made up of two layers: polypropylene on the outer shell, with a polyurethane inner layer. This makes it lightweight and portable with excellent insulation. The Esky originally had a steel outside shell.[3]

The term 'esky' has become a genericized trademark in Australia, being used colloquially to refer to any type of cooler.[4] However, the use of the Esky trademark must be approved by the brand owner to avoid any liability.

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  1. ^ Higginbottom, Nick (July 2, 2009). "American company Coleman buys Esky from ailing Nylex". [dead link]
  2. ^ Coleman Australia, Esky Gear
  3. ^ Wine Casks, Eskys and Lamingtons,
  4. ^ The Macquarie essential dictionary. Sydney: The Macquarie Library Pty Ltd. 2005. p. 263. ISBN 1-876429-07-0.