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Dec'12
Hi-Cone provides multipack carriers for Hurricane Sandy emergency drinking water.

Hi-Cone Supplies Multipack Carriers for More Than One Million Cans of Emergency Drinking Water for the areas hit by Hurricane Sandy.

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Nov'12
Hi-Cone expands in Latin America with new Colombia plant

The new facility in Bogotá will provide multipack carriers directly to bottling plants throughout Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia

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Nov'12
Hi-Cone meets Growing Private Label Manufacturers at PLMA Trade Show

Hi-Cone’s booth is very busy as store brands learn the advantages of providing their product in the multipackaging used by major brands.

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Oct'12
More usable by design: New wristband carriers put Halloween fun in Fanta

Hi-Cones leading-edge design team recently designed two removable Halloween-themed wristbands into the Hi-Cone carrier for Fanta’s 8-pack of 7.5-oz. cans.

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Oct'12
Hi-Cone Adopt-A-Beach 2012: Our 20th year is another record-breaker

What record did Hi-Cone break this year? A record number of 5,546 items were collected.

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Oct'12
Hi-Cone was invited to 7th Annual Walmart/Sam’s Club Sustainable Packaging Expo

Less than 200 companies are invited to the Expo and Hi-Cone has been honored with this selection for the past seven years, since its inaugural 2005 Expo.

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Sep'12
50 Years of Simply of Great Ideas

Fifty years of simple, ingenious solutions have helped drive profitable growth.

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Aug'12
The Mixery generation welcome can multipacks in German market

One of Central Europe’s leading retailers chose Hi-Cone as a partner in to introduce multipacks of Mixery into the German convenience chain market place

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Jul'12
Hi-Cone ColorPak carriers used on the first ever white coke cans.

Hi-Cone’s red ColorPak® carrier was used on Coca-Cola®’s first ever white cans to reinforce the Coke red branding and provide an eye grabbing contrast for consumers.

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Jul'12
Hi-Cone Innovations in the Spot Light

In the Alliance for the Great Lakes Annual Report, Hi-Cone is featured in a “Beach Adopter Spotlight” for its commitment to the protection of wildlife.

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Jul'12
Hi-Cone Sponsors the first annual Canny’s Awards at 2012 Craft Brewers Conference

New at this year's CBC this was the first annual “Canny Awards," a competition honoring the craft beer industry's unique and distinctive graphics

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Jun'2012
Hi-Cone is plugged into Green Energy

Hi-Cone proudly announces a NEW development to our existing excellent credentials of sustainable advantages in energy, greenhouse gases, and solid waste.

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Mar'2012
Qualcomm recognized for 15 years of
participation in Ring Leader Recycling.

Qualcomm has recycled 2.86 tons of 6-pack rings. That’s equal to 713,900 rings, and enough to stretch for 93 miles.

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Jan'12
Leader of Hi-Cone Interviewed on Japan Expansion Plans

Japan’s Daily Industrial Newspaper sought an interview with Steve Henn, Group, who directs Hi-Cone worldwide, to discuss the expansion plans in the Japan marketplace.

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Jan'11
Hi-Cone’s Successfully Launches Expansion
into Japan at Eco-Products 2011

The perfect venue to introduce Japan to the advantages of minimal, sustainable, Hi-Cone multipack carriers was at the Tokyo environmental exhibition, Eco-Products 2011.

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Hi-Cone provides multipack carriers for 
Hurricane Sandy emergency drinking water.

Hi-Cone Supplies Multipack Carriers for More Than One Million Cans of Emergency Drinking Water for the areas hit by Hurricane Sandy.

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Hi-Cone, the leading supplier of plastic multipacks, learned one of its longtime customers, Anheuser-Busch, was using its Cartersville, Georgia Brewery to package 44,000 cases of emergency drinking water – or 1,056,000 cans – for residents impacted by the devastation. Knowing the line was equipped with 6-pack carriers, Hi-Cone stepped in to donate the 6-pack carriers to help distribute the water to the American Red Cross and other local disaster relief organizations.

Hi-Cone expands in Latin America with 
new Colombia plant

The new facility in Bogotá will provide multipack carriers directly to bottling plants throughout Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia

Hi-Cone’s new 3,000 plus square meter manufacturing facility will be able to produce several hundred million carriers with multiple options such as labeling and hot stamping, bringing the sustainable benefits of Hi-Cone multipacks locally to the market.

Hi-Cone meets Growing Private Label
Manufacturers at PLMA Trade Show 

Hi-Cone’s booth is very busy as store brands learn the advantages of providing their product in the multipackaging used by major brands.

As a leading supplier of plastic-based multipackaging systems for global beer, soft drink, pharmaceutical and general consumer products industries, Hi-Cone is proven performer for multipackaging over a wide variety of product categories that are rapidly growing for Store Brands around the world. We look forward to working with progressive Store Brands and Private Labels at PLMA 2012 as they expand their packaging from traditional multipacks to more sustainable, minimal, flexible Hi-Cone packaging.

More usable by design: New wristband 
carriers put Halloween fun in Fanta

Hi-Cones leading-edge design team recently designed two removable Halloween-themed wristbands into the Hi-Cone carrier for Fanta’s 8-pack of 7.5-oz. cans.

The Halloween wristbands proved to be an attention-getting, fun addition to the shelf pack and proved that minimal packaging can still have maximum impact.

Hi-Cone Adopt-A-Beach 2012: Our 20th 
year is another record-breaker

What record did Hi-Cone break this year? A record number of 5,546 items were collected.

Over the past 5 years, Hi-Cone has collected over 46,500 items and over 800 pounds of debris. The recovered items included a cell phone and a credit card (each of which was returned to its owner), a toilet seat, a bag of drugs, and a hair piece (none of which was returned to its owners).

Hi-Cone was invited to 7th Annual Walmart/
Sam’s Club Sustainable Packaging Expo

Less than 200 companies are invited to the Expo and Hi-Cone has been honored with this selection for the past seven years, since its inaugural 2005 Expo.

Hi-Cone plastic-ring based packaging systems are used by major beverage brands found on the retailer’s shelves. Hi-Cone products have long been a sustainable choice in multi-packing and characteristically
demonstrate substantial score improvements on Walmart’s Packaging Scorecard.

50 Years of Simply of
Great Ideas

Fifty years of simple, ingenious solutions have helped drive profitable growth.

As Hi-Cone celebrates its 50th Anniversary, its record of innovations, problem solving, and design smarts exemplifies the customer focus of highly successful companies today. 

The Mixery generation welcome can 
multipacks in German market

One of Central Europe’s leading retailers  chose Hi-Cone as a partner in to introduce multipacks of Mixery into the German convenience chain market place

When first introduced to Hi-Cone, Lekkerland was immediately enthusiastic about the key features of minimal packaging and showing the primary beverage container of  the can or bottle. These fit well with Lekkerland’s image of “ease, convenience and simplicity”. Additionally, Lekkerland finds that Hi-Cone’s promotional panel multipack ideally suits the promotional activities, which they conduct on a regular basis, without adding unacceptable levels of secondary packaging for the convenience stores and their customers to recycle.

Hi-Cone ColorPak carriers used 
on the first ever white coke cans.

Hi-Cone’s red ColorPak® carrier was used on Coca-Cola®’s first ever white cans to reinforce the Coke red branding and provide an eye grabbing contrast for consumers.

The Coke Arctic Home promotion, which featured an image of a mother polar bear and her cubs on the side, captured national attention. Everyone carried the story of the first ever Coke white cans, including Time, Wall Street Journal, ABC News, Huffington Post, and multitudes of bloggers. The red ColorPak carrier added great contrast to the look and kept the Coke’s traditional red brand color a presence on the multipacks.

Hi-Cone Innovations in the Spot Light

In the Alliance for the Great Lakes Annual Report, Hi-Cone is featured in a “Beach Adopter Spotlight” for its commitment to the protection of wildlife.

The Alliance for the Great Lakes presents Hi-Cone as an example of how a company with a strong commitment to the environment can make changes through innovations to help ensure the protection of wildlife. When the issue of animal entanglement came to the fore in the 1980’s when the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration created its Marine Debris Program, Hi-Cone developed a new photodegradable formula for their plastic that quickly becomes brittle and breaks apart when exposed to sunlight. Statistics from the Ocean Conservancy show only 146 animal entanglements from six-packs over the last 25 years, representing less than 1 percent of the shoreline wildlife entanglements that have been documented over hundreds of thousands of miles of shoreline.

Hi-Cone Sponsors the first annual Canny’s 
Awards at 2012 Craft Brewers Conference

New at this year's CBC this was the first annual “Canny Awards," a competition honoring the craft beer industry's unique and distinctive graphics

The best can graphics in the craft beer industry were on display at the 2012 CBC as part of the first annual “Canny Awards," bringing together best of the high-quality graphics featured on craft beer in cans. During this inaugural competition, 83 craft breweries submitted 231 entries in seven categories. Independent judges awarded an overall can design trophy to the top three designs, as well as first-place awards in each of the seven categories. Awards presented during the Craft Brewers Conference were as follows: (see detailed PDF)

Hi-Cone is plugged 
into Green Energy

Hi-Cone proudly announces a NEW development to our existing excellent credentials of sustainable advantages in energy, greenhouse gases, and solid waste.

The Hi-Cone manufacturing plants in Europe, located in Mallow (Cork) Ireland and La Garriga (Barcelona) Spain, are both committed to using Green Energy. The local power supply providers have agreed with Hi-Cone that energy, equivalent to the total annual quantity  used by each of the plants, will be generated or purchased from certified renewable energy sources and high efficiency cogeneration plants which is marketed under the name "Green Energy".

Qualcomm recognized for 15 years 
of participation in Ring Leader Recycling.

Qualcomm has recycled 2.86 tons of 6-pack rings. That’s equal to 713,900 rings, and enough to stretch for 93 miles.

It all started with staff engineer Frank Merrow of Qualcomm when he asked the administrative clerk in charge of stocking the conference and break rooms to start saving the rings for his son’s Cub Scout pack. Word spread fast about how to recycle the rings. Soon, Frank was getting boxes of rings from all over Qualcomm. The rings are shipped free of cost to Hi-Cone for recycling.

Leader of Hi-Cone Interviewed on Japan
Expansion Plans

Japan’s Daily Industrial Newspaper sought an interview with Steve Henn, Group, who directs Hi-Cone worldwide, to discuss the expansion plans in the Japan marketplace.

Hi-Cone is well known globally but not yet in Japan. In this interview Steve Henn talks about the sustainable advantages Hi-Cone packaging as well as the enthusiatic reception of the carrier of the  carrier at the Japan ECO.

Hi-Cone’s Successfully Launches Expansion 
into Japan at Eco-Products 2011

The perfect venue to introduce Japan to the advantages of minimal, sustainable, Hi-Cone multipack carriers was at the Tokyo environmental exhibition, Eco-Products 2011.

Hi-Cone carrier received much attention among more than 180,000 business people and consumers interested in environmental issues. Some environmental enthusiasts were surprised to learn about the photodegradability of the carriers, which was shown prominently in a hands-on display.
The launch of Hi-Cone also captured the interest of the largest newspaper in Japan, Nikkei Shinbun. Hi-Cone's launch was heralded in an article in Nikkei Shinbun headlined: “Packaging material company is coming into Japanese market.”

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