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CTI Industries Corporation Receives Innovation Gold Award for Vacuum Sealer

CTI Industries Corporation Receives Innovation Gold Award for Vacuum Sealer 
LAKE BARRINGTON, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 08/09/13 --  CTI Industries
Corporation (NASDAQ: CTIB), a manufacturer and marketer of home
storage pouches and systems, foil balloons, latex balloons, novelty
items and printed and laminated films, has been awarded the
prestigious 2013 Innovation Gold Award in the Vacuum Sealers
category. According to the International Housewares Association,
which stages the annual trade show at Chicago's McCormick Place,
there were over 400 product submissions this year. These products
were trimmed to sixty-five finalists. The press corps and major
retail buyers at the event voted for the winners in each category.
CTI Industries branded vacuum sealer as the top performer in its
category was lauded for its "...One-Touch vacuum and instant seal
buttons, a Pulse button for delicate baked goods, and an easy clean
vacuum chamber... the powerful motor is strong enough to crush cans." 
The roll-out of our branded vacuum sealing line of sealing machines,
pouches and rolls is continuing and is now offered in approximately
6,000 retail outlets, including several major chains. 
CTI Industries is one of the leading manufacturers and marketers of
metallized and latex balloons, develops, produces and markets bags
and pouches for home storage and for packaging applications and
produces laminated and printed films for commercial uses. CTI markets
its products throughout the United States and in a number of other
countries. 
Statements made in this release that are not historical facts are
"forward-looking" statement (as defined in the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995) that involve risks and uncertainties
and are subject to change at any time. These "forward-looking"
statements may include, but are not limited to, statements containing
words such as "may," "should," "could," "would," "expect," "plan,"
"goal," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential,"
"continue," or similar expressions. Factors that could cause results
to differ are identified in the public filings of the Company with
the Securities and Exchange Commission. More information on factors
that could affect CTI's business and financial results are included
in its public filings made with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly
Reports on Form 10-Q. 
For further information contact: 
Stephen M. Merrick 
President 
(847) 382-1000  
Investor Relations
(847) 620-1330