Rust-Oleum SpraySmart® system wins DuPont packaging award
Groundbreaking design earns praise for Enhanced User Experience and Responsible Packaging
VERNON HILLS, Ill., May 18, 2016 – Rust-Oleum’s SpraySmart® system paint pouch packaging has been recognized as a Gold Award winner in the 2016 DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation. The award was presented to Rust-Oleum’s packaging partner, Printpack, a leader in flexible packaging concepts.
“We are extremely honored that DuPont has chosen the SpraySmart® enhanced barrier pouch to receive this prestigious award,” said Jeff Kistler, vice president of marketing for Rust-Oleum. “This system was developed with the utility locator end-user in mind and was designed to solve the issues that are facing that market today. We believe this is the future of marking paint.”
Rust-Oleum’s SpraySmart® system is a revolutionary concept for the marking paint industry that uses custom-designed paint pouches that allow for quick color changes in a reusable compression device. The pouches are made of a clear, durable nylon material that not only withstands tough handling but also includes these benefits:
- Paint color is easily identified
- Users can easily see how much paint remains in the pouch
- Pouches take up less space and are more convenient to transport
- Allows for fully emptying paint — maximizing your investment
DuPont cited two main reasons for presenting SpraySmart® with the award – Enhanced User Experience and Responsible Packaging. The development of the SpraySmart® enhanced barrier plastic pouches enhances the user experience by increasing the efficiency of the paint mixture and evacuation of the paint. Additionally, because the packaging can be disposed with regular waste, the SpraySmart pouches eliminate the procedures, effects and costs that are typically associated with the disposal of aerosol cans.
For nearly a century, Rust-Oleum has been the global leader in manufacturing innovative coatings that empower do-it-yourselfers and professionals alike across categories including small project paints, cleaners, primers, automotive, industrial, high performance coatings and wood care. Its wide breadth of brands and products include such trusted names as Rust-Oleum, Stops Rust®, Painter’s Touch®, Krud Kutter®, Universal®, EpoxyShield®, RockSolid® Varathane®, Zinsser®, MultiSpec®, Testors®, Modern Masters®, and Watco®. Visit rustoleum.com for more information.