"We have packaging and labeling solutions for Shellfish, Lobster and Shrimp, that will create increased consumer "Buy Me" appeal in the retailers seafood cases."

For Immediate Release - January 30, 2003

Tipper Tie Inc. an International manufacturer of automated, semi automated packaging closure systems and package netting, in partnership with Fukui North America a supplier of advanced technology, equipment and associated materials to the global seafood industry have developed a complete semi automated package and labeling system for specific sectors of the changing seafood business.

As explained by Don Bishop of Fukui North America "The system initiative was based on market research carried out over the last three years at the consumer level analyzing trends and buying patterns at both the retail and food service sectors. The objective was to create a packaging system that at the retail level that would create new customers who would repeat purchases more often at a premium price. At the food service level it was found that Chefs identified quality with a specific product that they had previously experienced and therefore a branded label like that on a bottle of wine confirmed this".

"We have packaging and labeling solutions for Shellfish, Lobster and Shrimp, that will create increased consumer "Buy Me" appeal in the retailers seafood cases." states Tipper Tie's netting product manager, Lisa Vacco-Orlowski.

The system allows for multiple size packages as the package netting comes in a 250' roll which the clipping machinery sizes the desired dimension, this eliminates the need for multiple size packaging inventory. This is especially beneficial for shellfish or shrimp processors.

Labeling issues for whole fish and fillets that are vacuum packed, fresh or frozen have also been addressed with the new arrow tags that are actually shot into the flesh with compressed air by a semi automated labeling gun. This addresses both low, medium as well as high volume operations in Salmon, Talipia and Catfish.

Attractive netting, that looks and feels like real fishing net, combined with high gloss labels provides for eye catching branding and consumer information solutions for mussels, clams, oysters, lobster and shrimp. This allow processors and seafood growers to create customer loyalty while at the same time meeting the requirements of the new US labeling laws.

See the equipment in operation and examine first hand the packaging solutions it produces that say "BUY ME" to consumers at Booth 1030 on the first floor of the Boston Sea Food Show March 11-13th, 2003.

For further information contact Mr. Don Bishop, President at: 613 625-1704, kate@fukuina.com or see the information at www.fukuina.com.