Dry Goods Package has integrated, hinged lid.

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Made of plastic, 4.25 gal 425RQ Smart Hinge(TM) package has hinged lid that opens completely for full access to its contents. Tamper-evident tear tab on lid permits right- or left-handed opening. Able to store up to 34 lb of dry products, package accepts metal or plastic bail and provides billboard space for labels. Rectangular unit has built-in edge handles that facilitate handling and molded-in bottom grips that aid in pouring of contents.

Original Press Release:

Letica's New Smart Hinge(TM) Package Gives Full Access to Contents with Lid Attached

Tamper Evident Tear Tab with Right or Left Hand Opening

Rochester, Mich., Feb. 6, 2006 - Letica Corporation today announced a new, 4.25-gallon, rectangular plastic package with full access to package contents via an innovative, integrated hinged lid. The 425RQ Smart Hinge(TM) package is designed for dry products and is versatile, consumer friendly, and visually appealing for point-of-purchase impact.

The new lightweight package features a hinged lid that remains attached to the container and permits easy opening and resealing. The lid opens completely and has an enhanced, tamper evident tear tab that allows right- or left-handed opening. Pilferage of, and tampering with products inside the package are virtually eliminated, since the tear tab must be removed before opening the lid. A tapered configuration permits nesting empty containers for efficient shipping.

The 425RQ Smart Hinge(TM) design yields attractive retail packages, with color-coordinated containers and lids available in a variety of colors. The container has a large "billboard" space for sleeve, pressure sensitive, heat transfer, or other label decoration. It also has built-in edge handles and accepts a metal or plastic bail. Molded-in bottom grips assist pouring contents from the container, and the package's rectangular shape allows optimal retail 48" x 40" pallet layout. Maximum content weight is 34 lbs.

425RQ Smart Hinge(TM) Package Wide Market Applicability
Potential applications for the 425RQ Smart Hinge(TM) package include containers for snack foods, pet foods, kitty litter, bird seed, animal feed supplements, detergent, fertilizer, and other dry materials. Packaging "promotional kits" of various items is a particularly attractive application. A variety of businesses use these kinds of kits to promote new products and to bundle several product offerings, e.g., foods in smaller packages, car wash items, swimming pool care kits, gardening products, sport kits for fishing tackle, cleaning guns, paint balls, etc., hardware, building products, and other sundry items.

More Information Available
For more information about the 425RQ Smart Hinge(TM) package, contact Aimee Biondo or Tracey Wamboldt with Letica Corporation's marketing team, phone: 1-800-Letica1 (1-800-538-4221) or 1-248-652-0557, email: info@letica.com.

About Letica Corporation
Letica Corporation, a privately owned company founded in 1967, has 14 locations across the continental United States. Letica's Advanced Technology Center and corporate headquarters in Rochester, Michigan, support the business operations of the company.

Letica produces a wide range of rigid plastic containers and lids used by a variety of industries and Fortune 500 companies. Letica also manufactures paper and plastic cups and lids for the foodservice industry and supplies several large quick serve restaurants and convenience store chains in America. The company delivers its products to customers nationwide via its own freightlines.

For more information about Letica, please visit our website: www.letica.com.

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