Coppell, TX (PRWEB) April 14, 2015 -- Dexas and Popware for Pets claimed top honors during the coveted New Product Showcase at Global Pet Expo, the pet industry’s largest trade show, held recently in Orlando, FL. The company’s newly released dual-chamber pet hydration bottle called Snack-DuO™ was named “Best in Show” and took first place in the highly competitive dog category of new product introductions. The New Product Showcase attracted 925 entries during Global Pet Expo, with the dog products category accounting for over 500 entries. The Snack-DuO was voted the best new product in this crowded field, by buyers attending the show.
"The Snack-Duo is a product that solves a lot of problems dog owners face when they are taking their pets with them,” said Jeff Logan, Director of Marketing. “It’s simply the most practical, portable solution for carrying food and water for your pet, along with a collapsible cup for serving. And it all fits in a cup holder!”
Now in its fifth year, the New Products Showcase recognizes “Best in Show,” 2nd and 3rd place winners across nine pet product categories. The dog category continues to be the highlight of the event, as it attracts by far the most entries. The 2015 Global Pet Expo was also the largest show in its history, featuring over 3,000 new product launches across more than 3,100 exhibitor booths. Total show attendance was 15,500 people.
The Dexas Snack-DuO was also named a Finalist in the recent IHA Innovation Awards. Held each year during the International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago, the IHA Innovation Awards competition regularly receives over 500 new product entries. Winners across 13 categories were named, chosen from among the category finalists. The Snack-DuO was one of five Finalists in the pet products category.
In addition to these recent awards, the Snack-DuO also received a 2nd place award for Best New Product for Dogs at the vastly popular SuperZoo pet industry trade show in Las Vegas, sponsored by the World Pet Association (WPA).
The innovative idea behind all of these awards is the first reusable pet hydration bottle on the market with two side-by-side chambers. The Snack-DuO™ with Collapsible Companion Cup can transport both cool water and a crunchy snack or kibble within the same bottle cylinder. The two chambers each have a different lid configuration. There’s a watertight “cap top” on the beverage chamber, and a wide-mouth snap lid covering the snack chamber. The collapsible “Companion Cup” which can be used by the dog for either water or the dry food or snack.
The Dexas Snack-DuO is made even more versatile with the powerful advantages of Tritan™ copolyester from Eastman. Tritan material has set the industry standard for performance hydration bottles and is known for its clarity, safety and high-impact durability. Plus it is always BPA-free and dishwasher safe.
• Materials: BPA-free, impact-resistant Tritan™ copolyester, TPE collapsible cup.
• Capacities: 12 oz./360 ml in water chamber, 1.5 cups dry food storage in snack chamber
• Available colors: lime green, purple and blue with grey housings
• Watertight cap top, wide-mouth snap lid
• Dishwasher safe, BPA free, safe for all food and beverage contact
Based on popular, collapsible kitchen tools designed and manufactured by Dexas, Popware for Pets products are the unique solution to pet feeding and watering needs, while being easily collapsible, washable and portable. The Popware for Pets line is available in stores and online at Petco, PetSmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, The Container Store, Cabela’s and many other pet boutiques and specialty retailers.
Since 1969, Dexas International Ltd. has provided innovative kitchenware to the world's largest, leading retailers and specialty retailers. The company is a leading manufacturer of cutting boards, kitchen tools, gadgets and silicone heat-resistant items. Its transformative-designed products stimulate the home chef's culinary creativity through healthier eating. Dexas also designs and manufactures innovative office and pet products. The company is based in Texas in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and is proud to manufacture a large majority of its poly products in the United States.
About Eastman Chemical Company, maker of Tritan™ copolyester:
Eastman is a global specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders.
For more information about Eastman Tritan™ copolyester, visit http://www.eastman.com or http://www.eastman.com/tritan.