All Press Releases for July 21, 2008

Berry Plastics - Tapes and Coatings Division Launches FIBC Bag Refurbishing Program Refurbishing Reduces Container Cost and Environmental Impact

Berry Plastics Tapes and Coatings Divison's new flexible intermediate bulk container (FIBC) refurbishing program offers bag owners a turn key solution to reduce their container costs.

    /24-7PressRelease/ - FRANKLIN, MA, July 21, 2008 - Berry Plastics - Tapes and Coatings Division, manufacturers of the globally established FIBC brands, Marino Technologies, Rafypak, Walpole Bag, and Atlas Bag, is pleased to announce the launch of its FIBC Bag Refurbishing Program.

Smart for companies, good for the environment, and logistically simple, Berry Plastics has crafted a program designed to extend the lifecycle of used FIBCs in good shape. The process begins when used FIBCs are picked-up at a designated end-user location. Each bag is then thoroughly inspected domestically to determine if it is fit for refurbishing - or if it's ready for recycling. (Bags beyond refurbishing are 100% recyclable.) Bags qualified for refurbishing are cleaned, repaired, and restored to their original quality and appearance. After final inspection, refurbished bags are returned to the customer's designated location.

This timely refurbishing program offers complete lifecycle service processing for the bags. An FIBC in good condition can be refurbished, repaired, and used as many as 4 to 6 times. By producing a safe, clean bag ready for reuse through refurbishing helps to reduce container cost and environmental impact.

"We are very pleased to be introducing an environmentally-conscious, cost-effective program that allows bag owners to get multiple uses from an FIBC and realize a financial gain," states Mr. Ernie Giordano, FIBC Sales and Marketing Leader for Berry Plastics - Tapes and Coatings Division. "Because the cost of refurbishing a bag is significantly lower than the price of a new FIBC, a bag owner can maximize the use of an FIBC, reduce their operational spending, and contribute more to their bottom line," he adds.

Bags are currently being accepted into the program. For further information please contact Ernie Giordano at or by calling 508.918.1684.

About Berry Plastics
Berry Plastics is a leading manufacturer and marketer of plastic packaging products, polyethylene-based plastic films, industrial tapes, medical specialties, packaging, heat-shrinkable coatings and specialty laminates. Berry Plastics provides a wide range of open top and closed top packaging as well as comprehensive packaging solutions to over 12,000 customers, ranging from large multinational corporations to small local businesses. It is also the number one producer domestically of trash bags, duct tape and niche laminated and coated products. Among its leading brands are Ruffies and Rhino-X trash bags; Film-Gard plastic sheeting; Nashua tapes; Covalence Raychem heat-shrinkable coatings (Raychem is a trademark of Tyco Electronics Corporation and Nashua is a trademark of Nashua Corporation; each are used under license by Covalence); Polyken pipeline coatings; Thermo-ply and Energy-Brace wall sheathing; as well as R-Wrap and Barricade house wraps. The Company is based in Evansville, Indiana and with the merger of Covalence, has more than 50 manufacturing facilities worldwide and more than 13,000 employees.

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