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Clarification of CUB5055 and CUB9099 Product Release

Hello CUBITAINER® customer –

Hopefully, you’re well-informed and ready for the introduction of the new enhanced neck and ring coming to our standard 20L CUBITAINER®.  You’ve previously ordered this product as CUB9088.

We’re pleased to let you know that we have achieved final qualification on the new CUBITAINER® which will replace the CUB9088.    Our intent is to completely replace CUB9088 with CUB9099.

However, as a precautionary step, we are releasing TODAY (August 30th) an interim part number, CUB5055.  This distinct part number will ensure stricter inventory control as we finalize the UN registration process with the new CUBE® design.   The CUB5055 part is completely equal to the CUB9099, with the exception that the CUB5055 is designated specifically for NON-UN applications.   Once we have the UN registrations completed, the CUB5055 will be rendered obsolete and the CUB9099 will become the permanent part number for ALL standard 20L CUBITAINER® product.

Our VP of Quality, Mary Dodds, has issued the attached statement which further explains the situation.

We are able to accept and begin filling orders for the CUB5055 today, and working for conversion to the CUB9099 as quickly as possible.

As always, we welcome your questions and feedback on this change.  Feel free to get in touch with us at [email protected] or 800.890.1183.

Best regards,

The Sales Team at the Hedwin Division of Zacros America

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Announcing exciting enhancement to CUBITAINER® neck sealing

Dear customer –

We are pleased to introduce to you an exciting new enhancement to the attachment and seal at the neck of our CUBITAINER® products.   This enhancement will be rolling out first with our standard 20 Liter/5 Gallon products in July 2017, then to 10 Liter/2.5 Gallon products, before extension to the rest of our CUBITAINER® products soon.

Some of our largest customers, with the most demanding and regulated applications, have already been using this enhanced neck with great success.

CUBITAINER® is already one of the most robust and trustworthy flexible packages on the market today, and with this enhancement to sealing properties, it becomes even more reliable.

Please read through the following white paper, and feel free to get in touch with any questions you may have.

You can also find this white paper on our website under “Resources” if you need to refer to it in the future.

Have a terrific afternoon!

Best regards,

The Sales Team at the Hedwin Division of Zacros America


Price Increase Effective July 15, 2017

Dear Valued Customer –

Thank you for your ongoing business relationship with the Hedwin Division of Zacros America.

Since May of 2016, we have held our prices constant.  Unfortunately, changes in resin and corrugated pricing have continued to increase, and we must now pass on these increases to our customers.

In evaluating this material increase, we have considered the published indices for each commodity.

Quarterly resin indices for LDPE and LLDPE, specifically the Chemical Data Index (CDI), have increased as much as $0.117 per pound since our last increase, which was based on the 1Q2016 marker.   We have been able to absorb a bit of the costs, and at this time are passing on a $0.065 per pound resin increase.

Linerboard has increased by $90 per ton over the past year, or 14.6%, according to the Pulp and Paper Index (PPI).   Corrugated increases have a far larger impact on our Assembled CUBITAINER® products than on our Knocked-Down CUBITAINER® and accessory products.

Effective July 15th 2017 the Hedwin Division of Zacros America will increase prices for our CUBITAINER® product lines as outlined above.

Note:  If you currently have a signed sales agreement with Zacros America/Hedwin Division, this particular price increase will be implemented per the terms of our negotiated sales agreement.  If this is the case, this letter is for informational purposes only.

All orders will be priced using the price in effect on the day the order was received.

Please contact your Zacros America Hedwin Division Customer Service Representative should you have any questions regarding this price increase announcement.

Sincerely,

Yasuo Iwasa
President of Hedwin Division
Executive Vice President of Zacros America


Finalized Sale Of Our Former Liner Business Announcement

Dear valued customer,

Thank you for your ongoing partnership with the Hedwin Division of Zacros America.

Today we announce the finalized sale of our former liner business – including PAYLINER®, HEDLINER®, WINLINER® and TOPLINER® products – to CDF Corporation.

We at the Hedwin Division of Zacros America have proudly supported your drum and pail liner needs over the seven last decades.

From today, CDF will be your ongoing source for the drum and pail liner products mentioned above.   All order, service and sales inquiries for liner products should be directed to the transition team at CDF:

CDF Corporation
77 Industrial Park Rd
Plymouth, MA 02360
www.cdf1.com
888.593.2211

Sales: 
Jim Gillis
610.656.7236
[email protected]

Customer Service: 
Kate Connors
508.591.6721
[email protected]

Joanne Strohman
508.591.6723
[email protected]

The Hedwin Division of Zacros America looks forward to shaping our future with a narrow focus on our patented CUBITAINER® flexible packaging products and processes, to improve upon the unparalleled value and durability of our flagship product.  Learn more at: https://www.hedwin.com/products/cubitainer

If you have any questions about CUBITAINER® products or need a sample, please contact our customer service department at [email protected] or 800.890.1183, option 4.

Very truly yours,

Yasuo Iwasa
President of Hedwin Division of Zacros America Inc.
Executive Vice-President of Zacros America Inc.

*CUBITAINER® is a registered trademark of Zacros America.
HEDLINER®, WINLINER®, PAYLINER®, and TOPLINER® are registered trademarks of CDF Corporation.


Hedwin Liner Business Sale Announcement

Dear valued customer,

Thank you for your ongoing partnership with the Hedwin Division of Zacros America.

Today we announce the pending sale of our liner business – including PAYLINER®, HEDLINER®, WINLINER® and TOPLINER® products and their related accessories to CDF Corporation.

CDF has been a premier manufacturer of drum and pail liners for several decades, and understands the market needs and applications for our products.  We feel that the quality of the liner products and technologies invented, improved and/or sold by Hedwin Division of Zacros America will be well served by CDF Corporation, an established provider in the market.

After the closing of the transaction, CDF will be your ongoing source for the drum and pail liner products mentioned above.   We anticipate that the transition to CDF will take place in early June.

We at the Hedwin Division of Zacros America are committed to ensuring a smooth transition to CDF, and will work diligently to meet your needs and requirements.  Representatives from both the Hedwin Division of Zacros America and CDF Corporation will be contacting you to begin turnover activities in the near future.

Until the closing, the Hedwin Division of Zacros America will continue to service your account.

Following the closing of the pending sale of our liner business all order and service inquiries for liner products should be directed to the Customer Service team at CDF:

    CDF Corporation
    77 Industrial Park Rd
    Plymouth, MA 02360

    Drum & Pail Division
    Customer Service Team
    508.591.6700 • 888.593.2211
    www.cdf1.com

The Hedwin Division of Zacros America looks forward to shaping our future with a narrow focus on our patented CUBITAINER® flexible packaging products and processes, to improve upon the unparalleled value and durability of our flagship product while leveraging the power of the entire Fujimori Kogyo Ltd., and Zacros organization to perfect it.

If you have any questions or need any additional information, please feel free to contact our customer service department at [email protected] or 800.890.1183 option 4.

Very truly yours,

Yasuo Iwasa
President of Hedwin Division of Zacros America Inc.
Executive Vice-President of Zacros America Inc.
www.hedwin.com

Joe Sullivan
President
CDF Corporation
www.cdf1.com

*CUBITAINER®, HEDLINER®, WINLINER®, PAYLINER®, and TOPLINER® are registered trademarks of Zacros America Inc.