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News   November 15, 2013   by Auto Service World

AAPEX Announces 2013 New Packaging Showcase Winners

The winners of the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) 2013 New Packaging Showcase were announced on Monday, Nov. 4, at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas. All New Packaging Showcase entries were on display in Hall D extension Level 2 during AAPEX, Tuesday, Nov. 5 through Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Sands Expo Center.

PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, volunteered to judge entries in this year’s showcase. PMMI’s Tom Egan, vice president, Industry Services, and Sean Riley, editor, Packaging Machinery Technology (PMT) magazine, selected the winning entries that reflect the highest standard in packaging design in the following categories:

• Economics: Spectra Premium Industries, Redesigned Ford Ranger Family Fuel Tank Strap Sets

• Environmental Impact: Mevotech, Inc., TTX Terrain Touch Ball Joint Boxes

• Innovation: Fremax, Fremax Brake Rotors

• Marketing: Scrubblade, Inc., Original Scrubblade Packaging

• Performance: AFA Industries, Inc., Cylinder Kit Package

According to the judges, winning entries were selected based on several features including use of recycled materials, completely different and unique packaging, eye- catching artwork, “one box” design and ease of stocking.

In addition to being honored with an award, exhibitors with the winning entries in the New Packaging Showcases will receive publicity in the official AAPEX publications to help them grow their business at AAPEX.

AAPEX represents the $477 billion global motor vehicle aftermarket, and is jointly sponsored by the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA). For more information, please visit or e-mail:

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