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PaperNuts Launches Design Partnership with Spark Innovations

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Axiom Corp. (St, Catharines, Ont., Canada) reports that PaperNuts has partnered with Spark Innovations, a Canadian (King City Ont.) industrial design company, for the completion of design and prototype development of the company's first ever retail scale units.
Tyler Pearson, CEO of PaperNuts, said that "joining forces with Spark Innovations as a design and engineering partner brings a tremendous amount of value and in-house capability to our organization that should allow us to drastically increase our speed to market for the new retail scale PaperNuts machines that we have planned for release later this year."

The retail ready PaperNuts converter machines will be smaller, quieter, and lighter than current industrial scale machines and will enable select retail channel partners to manufacturer PaperNuts on-site, on-demand at the retail store level. This will allow consumers direct access to PaperNuts products at their favorite local shipping and supply stores while freeing valuable shelf space at retailers that can be reallocated to selling other products.

Bob Dickie, president of Spark Innovations, noted that "we look forward to working with the Axiom PaperNuts team and utilizing our specialized design and engineering talents to build their concepts for a smaller, quieter, and lighter retail version of their technology into a fully functional prototype ready for mass production."

Pearson concluded, "Based on our current rapid design and production schedule, we expect to have the new retail PaperNuts machines installed in stores during the fourth quarter of this year."

Axiom Corp., operating through its majority owned subsidiary (95.6%), PaperNuts Corp., is a global focused developer and marketer of innovative and environmentally friendly packaging solutions. PaperNuts Corp. owns proprietary technology and intellectual property originally developed in Finland that provides an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional protective packaging options that are often very harmful to the environment. PaperNuts delivers a loose-fill packaging solution that competes directly with polystyrene foam plastic "peanut" fillers, bubble wrap, air pillows, crumpled paper, foam-in-place, and corn starch peanut products. 

More information Corp. and PaperNuts Corp. is available online.

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