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Paslode Framing Fuel Named a 2016 Packaging Innovation Award Winner

GLENVIEW, Ill. – September 21, 2016 – The Paslode Framing Fuel with an All-Season Formula has been named winner of the inaugural ADF & PCD (Aerosol & Dispensing Forum & Packaging of Perfume Cosmetics & Design) New York Packaging Innovation Awards for its excellence in packaging and dispensing innovation in the industrial and technical application category. The fuel cell, introduced in the fall of 2015, works with all Paslode Cordless Framing Nailers and guarantees effective temperature performance down to 18 degrees Fahrenheit for all Paslode Cordless Framing Systems.

The revolutionary product, developed under the direction of Valery H. Vanstaan, PhD and Senior Project Engineer at ITW Construction, has been a game changer for contractors and remodelers looking to increase efficiency on the job site. In addition to the novel fuel formulation, other innovative features recognized by the award include the product’s bag-on-valve construction, in-can metering valve, special attachments that fit different products and the long product shelf life.

“The framing fuel formula has quickly achieved industry recognition for its ability to support contractors and remodelers on jobsites year-round,” says Greg Martel, Paslode Framing Product Manager. “During extreme weather conditions, the fuel saves time and allows end users to begin working right when they get to the job site. The result is a significant increase in productivity.”

Winners were announced Sept. 13, 2016 at the New York specialty trade show, which brought together a unique blend of aerosol and dispensing suppliers and beauty packaging manufacturers. Paslode was chosen as a winner out of a number of categories considered for the awards, such as opening a new market, environmental friendliness, great formulation, unique shape or decoration, etc. A prestigious jury made up of 15 industry professionals judged the fuel cell and awarded winners based on several criteria of innovations including technical, transformation and process advancements.

The Paslode Framing Fuel with All-Season Formula is available at home centers nationwide. Individual store locations can be found on Paslode’s website. To learn more, visit www.paslode.com.

About Paslode

Paslode, a division of Illinois Tool Works (NYSE: ITW), is the premiere manufacturer of innovative fastening solutions and services. For over 75 years, professional contractors, remodelers and specialty tradesmen serving the residential construction market have relied on Paslode products to drive worksite efficiency, customer satisfaction and business results. As the pioneer of fuel powered cordless tool technology and patented fastener technology, Paslode continues to deliver a broad range of performance-proven, high quality fastening solutions through major home improvement retailers, STAFDA distributors and dealers.