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Dec'11
Ocean Conservancy applauds Hi-Cone for innovations to the six-pack carrier.

The 25th Anniversary Report highlighted innovations that have made a difference in protecting the ocean including Hi-Cone’s innovation to the six-pack carrier.

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Nov'11
Science Museum exhibit puts Hi-Cone’s
“Hidden Heroes” in the spotlight

Hi-Cone’s Hidden Heroes exhibition at London’s Science Museum has captured the attention of Londoner’s and created a flurry of attention in the media.

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Nov'11
Hi-Cone leader recognized with the
Presidents Volunteer Service Award

Sherri Lydon, Business Unit Manager with Hi-Cone, a division of Illinois Tool Works, Inc., is honored for her outstanding contribution to Keep Chicago Beautiful.

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Sep'11
Hi-Cone Adopt-A-Beach 2011:
Another Record Breaking Year

Hi-Cone joins more than 500,000 people in over 100 countries to help remove and analyze millions of pounds of trash from the beaches around the world.

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Sep'11
Inventive Use of Blocking Material Prevents Possible Scanning Errors in Multipacks

An ingenious application of colored LDPE as a barcode blocker offers brands a new way to avoid incorrect scanning at the register.

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Sep'11
Ring Leader Recycling Program
Honored to be Invited to Disney
Earth Day Expo

Disney’s dedicates an entire month to Earth Day Expos and invites a variety of environmental organizations to educate, inspire and involve its Cast Members.

Full Article

Sep'11
Proven Innovation is the Focus
of Walmart's Sixth Annual Expo

Walmart invited Hi-Cone to its 6th Annual Sustainable Packaging Exposition to learn about Hi-Cone’s latest sustainable packaging solutions.

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Aug'2011
New Canning Machine Gives
Multipacks The Billboard Treatment

Webby awards recognize “hidden heroes” online exhibition. Multi-award winning exhibition promotes efficiency in design.

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Aug'2011
Hi-Cone Proves A Hit At The
Consumer Goods Forum

A simple stand featuring a display of water bottles was the centre of attention at the prestigious global Consumer Goods Forum in Barcelona last week

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Aug'2011
Less Is More With Innovative
New Bottle Packaging

Hi-Cone unveils new PET bottle multipack system at the Consumer Goods Forum.

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Aug'2011
“Hidden Heroes” Website
Given Award

Webby awards recognize “hidden heroes” online exhibition. Multi-award winning exhibition promotes efficiency in design.

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Jun'2011
Bigfoot Sighting at Brewexpo

Big Foot appeared in the Mumm Products Booth, a distributor for Hi-Cone, at BrewExpo America® 2011, to the surprise of over 2,500 of the nation’s most prominent craft brewers.

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APR'2011
Hi-Cone joins Keep Chicago Beautiful in recycling
education program.

At a workshop by Keep Chicago Beautiful, attendees completed hands-on activities while learning about litter prevention and responsible waste management.

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Apr'2011
CFP assessment panel.

Hi-Cone multipack was approved to use CFP mark by Japanese CFP assessment panel.

Apr'2011
Help for Japan.

Hi-Cone would like to express their deepest sorrow for the unprecedented tragedy all Japanese people are experiencing at the moment.



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Mar'2011
Hi-Cone volunteers make a difference
at Fullerton Elementary School

Continuing a long-running commitment to volunteerism, Hi-Cone employees will again bring the Junior Achievement Program to their adopted school, Fullerton Elementary.


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Feb'2011
Ensure moves to a proven, high shelf impact, easy-to-carry pack.

Abbot undertook much research and analysis before the major packaging change to Hi-Cone for the Leading nutrional brand Ensure

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Ocean Conservancy applauds Hi-Cone 
for innovations to the six-pack carrier.

The 25th Anniversary Report highlighted innovations that have made a difference in protecting the ocean including Hi-Cone’s innovation to the six-pack carrier.

The Annual Report recounts “When cleanup volunteers reported encountering marine animals entangled in sixpack holders, Hi-Cone decided to make a safer product. The company created a new, photodegradable plastic in 1988. Within weeks of exposure to sunlight, the material breaks down and breaks apart with the force of waves, wind—or an entangled animal’s movements.

Science Museum exhibit puts Hi-Cone’s 
“Hidden Heroes” in the spotlight

Hi-Cone’s Hidden Heroes exhibition at London’s Science Museum has captured the attention of Londoner’s and created a flurry of attention in the media.

The Hidden Heroes exhibition, celebrating of the humble design of 36 items which all share the genius of simplicity, like the paperclip, the tea bag, and Hi-Cone’s iconic multipack carrier, appeared in a fully illustrated article called “Everyday Wonders, the beauty of small things: celebrating ideas from the Post-it® to the paperclip” in The Times, the British daily national newspaper. The exhibit was also covered by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in a filmed feature called “Celebrating the hidden heroes of technology ,” by Rory Cellan-Jones.

Hi-Cone leader recognized with the 
Presidents Volunteer Service Award

Sherri Lydon, Business Unit Manager with Hi-Cone, a division of Illinois Tool Works, Inc., is honored for her outstanding contribution to Keep Chicago Beautiful.

The Council created the President’s Volunteer Service Award program as a way to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers are making in our communities as well as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service. Sherri received the highest level of the President’s Volunteer Service Award, the Lifetime Award, which requires 4,000 hours of volunteer service.

Hi-Cone Adopt-A-Beach 2011: 
Another Record Breaking Year 

Hi-Cone joins more than 500,000 people in over 100 countries to help remove and analyze millions of pounds of trash from the beaches around the world.

The Alliance for the Great Lakes Adopt-A-Beach program is part of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup’s global network that unites volunteers worldwide to pick up shoreline trash and categorize trash data. After the clean-ups, the trash is analyzed to identify major sources of litter and to support more informed public policy. Read more to find out what the major contributor to debris is on Osterman Beach...

Inventive Use of Blocking Material Prevents 
Possible Scanning Errors in Multipacks

An ingenious application of colored LDPE as a barcode blocker offers brands a new way to avoid incorrect scanning at the register.

The enhanced ColorPak® material is the brainchild of Hi-Cone, the international leader in multi-packaging for beverage, food and consumer goods, and is the result of ten years’ painstaking development and millions of dollars of research. The material contains a special non-toxic colorant which prevents scanners from reading the barcodes on individual cans or bottles — only the bar code on the multipack can be registered.

Ring Leader Recycling Program Honored 
to be Invited to Disney Earth Day Expo

Disney’s dedicates an entire month to Earth Day Expos and invites a variety of environmental organizations to educate, inspire and involve its Cast Members.

Caitlin Cox, who is part of the Walt Disney World Environmental Initiatives team, said, “Part of our EarthDay involves inspiring and motivating our Cast Members to take action to positively benefit and protect nature. Cast Members are encouraged to, for example, to recycle more and to recycle a wider variety of products; this is why I saw our connection to be so important and we were elated to have you and Hi-Cone once again at our Expo.”

Proven Innovation is the Focus of 
Walmart's Sixth Annual Expo

Walmart invited Hi-Cone to its 6th Annual Sustainable Packaging Exposition to learn about Hi-Cone’s latest sustainable packaging solutions.

All of the innovators have been asked to relate the details of how one of their products has contributed to a sustainable practice. “Walmart’s Scorecard Modeling Software is helping Hi-Cone quantify the sustainability features of its packaging systems and provide verification to our customers,” said Jeff Neitzel, Director of Marketing for Hi-Cone. “Hi-Cone has utilized Life Cycle Analysis tools for years and this shared tool further enhances our message about the benefits of material reduction.”

New Canning Machine Gives 
Multipacks The Billboard Treatment

A high-speed orientation machine which packages up to 2,400 drinks cans per minute for maximum visual impact has been launched in Great Britain.

The machine from Hi-Cone, the international leader in packaging for beverage, food and consumer goods, automatically and precisely forward faces all cans for consistent presentation in customer-friendly multipacks.

Hi-Cone Proves A Hit At The 
Consumer Goods Forum

A simple stand featuring a display of water bottles was the centre of attention at the prestigious global Consumer Goods Forum in Barcelona last week

Under the banner “Win More With Less,” the stand featured a large stack of water bottles held together by the highly cost-effective packaging, which uses between 20 and 50 per cent less material than standard printed shrinkwrap. The exhibit showed the latest innovation from Hi-Cone, the international leader in packaging for beverage, food and consumer goods. The firm introduced its brand new storage-and-carry system for large PET bottles at the event.

Less Is More With Innovative 
New Bottle Packaging

Hi-Cone unveils new PET bottle multipack system at the Consumer Goods Forum.

Hi-Cone, the international leader in packaging for beverage, food and consumer goods, will launch a brand new storage-and-carry system for large PET bottle multipacks at next week’s Consumer Goods Forum in Barcelona.

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“Hidden Heroes” Website 
Given Award

Webby awards recognize “hidden heroes” online exhibition. Multi-award winning exhibition promotes efficiency in design.

“Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things” which is a showcase for products which are used so often that we rarely ever think about them, picked up a Webby Award earlier this week. The exhibition is the brainchild of Hi-Cone, the global multi-packaging leader. Hi-Cone’s philosophy of ‘Min=Max’ promotes minimal use of materials and resources across the entire life cycle of their products and is a fundamental principal behind the exhibition.

Bigfoot sighting at Brewexpo.

Big Foot appeared in the Mumm Products Booth, a distributor for Hi-Cone,  at BrewExpo America® 2011, to the surprise of over 2,500 of the nation’s most prominent craft brewers.

However, the Bigfoot seen at the Mumm booth was actually
the mascot of the Leave No Trace (LNT). LNT joined Mumm Products, and Hi-Cone at the Craft Brewers Conference to spread the word about its environmental educational programs and to provide education on recycling
Hi-Cone packaging.

Hi-Cone joins  Keep Chicago Beautiful 
in recycling education program.

At a workshop by Keep Chicago Beautiful, attendees completed hands-on activities while learning about litter prevention and responsible waste management.

Hi-Cone’s Jeff Neitzel presented information on recycling and demonstrated the properties of LPDE #4, the material used in Hi-Cone multi-pack carriers. Many of the participants were not aware that LDPE #4 is a photodegradable material, which breaks down naturally in the environment if the carriers are disposed of improperly. The photodegradable multipack carrier starts to lose its strength very quickly after exposure to sunlight. Once a carrier becomes brittle by expo­sure to sunlight and breaks into pieces, it poses minimal risk to wildlife. Hi-Cone carriers are also recyclable and can be in­cluded in recycling bins wherever #4 LDPE is collected.


Hi-Cone multipack was approved to use 
CFP mark by Japanese CFP assessment panel.

Hi-Cone multipack was approved to use CFP mark by Japanese CFP assessment panel.

CO2  Emission of Hi-Cone multipack is 19.6g per one 6pack carrier for beer cans (17.6t per one pallet).  The fact that Hi-Cone’s environmental burden is very low is proved by Japanese law.  Hi-Cone will continue its effort to further reduce its environmental burden.

WEB site URL of CFP approved products

Detailed information of Hi-Cone multipack carrier
(in japanese language only)




To the people of Japan.

Hi-Cone would like to express their deepest  sorrow for the unprecedented tragedy all Japanese people are  experiencing at the moment. 

We are impressed to see that all Japanese people are cooperating and supporting each other during such a tough time.  We sincerely hope all of you can strongly  recover from this suffering.  

ITW group that is the parent company of Hi-Cone made a $250,000 (yen 20 million) gift to the American Red Cross Japan Relief Fund.

ITW is encouraging all US employees to donate to the American Red Cross Japan Relief Fund and utilize ITW's matching gift program for a 3:1 match.

 

 

Hi-Cone volunteers make a difference 
at Fullerton Elementary School

Continuing a long-running commitment to volunteerism, Hi-Cone employees will again bring the Junior Achievement Program to their adopted school, Fullerton Elementary.

More than 20 Hi-Cone employees will teach business and real life economics to students in a fun, hands-on way using lesson plans provided by JA. Through
age-appropriate curricula, JA programs begin at the elementary
school level, teaching children how they can impact the world around them as individuals, workers, and consumers.

Ensure moves to a proven, high 
shelf impact, easy-to-carry pack.

Abbot undertook much research and analysis before  the major packaging change to Hi-Cone for the Leading nutrional brand Ensure.

Abbott conducted extensive market research in considering the packaging change from 6-packs of registered shrink film. After studying three different options — shrink film, full-wrap paperboard box, and Hi-Cone — the consumer’s preference was unambiguous: consumers liked Hi-Cone.

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