New Permatex® Fast Orange® Hand Cleaner Rocker Cap Bottle Wins 2015 AmeriStar Packaging Award

Innovative dispenser garners gold medal in Household Chemical Automotive division

Hartford, CT – Permatex, a leading innovator in chemical technology for automotive maintenance and repair, has earned a gold medal in the AmeriStar Packaging Awards competition from the National Association of Container Distributors (NACD) for the innovative dispenser design of its #1 selling waterless hand cleaner, Permatex Fast Orange. The new design introduces a proprietary rocker closure. The disc-top, placed on base of the inverted package allows easy, one-hand action during hand cleaning. The user simply taps the bottle on its bottom corner of the spout to open and dispense the cleaner, and then taps again to close.

The new package was designed by Berlin Packaging. The revolutionary design represents the first rocker-cap style bottle to be introduced to the automotive retail market. The award was presented for first place in the Household Chemical Automotive division, during the 2015 NACD Packaging Awards in Chicago, IL.

“We are extremely excited about winning this prestigious award from the NACD”, said Sean Lyon, Permatex’s Director of Marketing. “As a company we are always looking for ways to innovate and grow our business. This award shows that our efforts have paid off and we look forward to developing many more innovations that will benefit our customers.”

The AmeriStar Awards, one of the most exclusive competitions in the industry, recognizes those packages exhibiting excellence in innovation, economics, performance, environmental impact, marketing, and product protection. Sponsored by Institute of Packaging Professionals, these awards as considered as North America's most prestigious packaging competition.

The Permatex Fast Orange Rocker Cap Bottle is available in a 15 oz. size and is offered in both ‘smooth’ and ‘pumice’ formulas. Permatex Fast Orange Hand Cleaner features patented MicroGel™ Technology, an innovative Polymer Emulsion synthetic solvent that eliminates the need for citrus or petroleum based solvents, while continuing to deliver effective cleaning power. The MicroGel formula easily removes grease and grime from hands. The formula’s gel-like consistency also adheres better to the hands, reducing the amount of product needed to get the job done. Fast Orange Hand Cleaner also includes skin-conditioners to keep hands soft. The cleaner is biodegradable, non-toxic, and petroleum-solvent free.

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Permatex is a leading manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of premium chemical products to the automotive maintenance and repair markets. Since 1909, Permatex has been an acknowledged leader in the development of innovative new products and services for the automotive aftermarket. Permatex markets a wide range of products under well-known ITW brand names such as Permatex®, Fast Orange®, Spray Nine®, the Right Stuff®, Gel Twist®, Ultra Bond® and Dr. Bond®, Ultra Cherry®, and Grez-Off®.

Permatex currently operates in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the U.K. and exports products to more than 85 countries around the world. North American operations include Permatex’s headquarters in Hartford, CT, a state-of-the-art manufacturing, distribution, and technical center located in Solon, OH.

Permatex is a division of ITW (Illinois Tool Works Inc.), a US based, NYSE listed corporation, founded in 1912. ITW is a Fortune 200 diversified manufacturing company.

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