News from Golden; September 2009

New 3-Tube Box

In an effort to reduce the size of its environmental footprint, Golden will be making a change in the 3-tube box that is used for shipping 2 oz. tubes. The current corrugated box will be replaced by a 100% recycled post consumer fiber box. The new box folds flat for disposal and, with less packaging overall, there is less waste. In addition, the new box will be easier to insert the tube for shipping, as well as remove the tubes at retail for placement in the rack, saving labor costs on both ends. Shipping tests indicate that the new box will perform equally well to the performance of the corrugated box. The new tube box is expected to start shipping around the beginning of October.

The changes in box dimension are shown below:

The change to the length, width, and height of the 3-Pak tube package:

Dimension in Inches (“)

Current 5.875” x 4.625” x 1.875”

New 5.375” x 4 “ x 1.375”

Dimension in Millimeters (mm)

Current 149.mm x 117.mm x 47.mm

New 137.mm x 102.mm x 35.0mm

Just Paint Newsletter Issue #21 Coming Soon!

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The latest Just Paint will be hitting mailboxes and www.goldenpaints.com soon!  This issue focuses on the subtleties of color, new testing results of OPEN Acrylics, Technical Services Representative Amy McKinnon, several new technical videos now available online and an interview with artist and author, Jackie Battenfield regarding her new book, “The Artist’s Guide: How to make a living doing what you love.”
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