EVANSVILLE, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 17, 2014--
Berry Plastics Group, Inc.’s (NYSE: BERY) new nine-layer film for dry
food packaging, recently earned the Company a Silver Award for Technical
Innovation from the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA).
“Designed for the cereal and cracker market, this packaging film
represents a significant step forward in materials engineering and
property management in this market,” explained Greg Gard, Senior Vice
President of Technical Innovation for Berry Plastics’ Flexible Packaging
Division. “The film was engineered with an enhanced moisture barrier to
ensure a crisper dry food product as it nears the end of the package
Berry Plastics employed a nine-layer blown film capability to precisely
manage all aspects of the finished films properties and performance.
With this approach, using market leading thin barrier layers, the film
delivers the required flavor/oxygen barrier, an enhanced moisture
barrier, and good toughness.
The packaging also features easy opening seals, allowing for convenient
access to the food product. The film which is 10 percent less in total
thickness, as compared to competing products, not only helps to reduce
total packaging but also means less packaging material to dispose of
after the contents are used.
“One of the largest benefits of this product is its ability to deliver
the same food quality and package use experience to the consumer at a
significant savings to the package producer,” added Paul Wolak,
Technical Director with Berry Plastics’ Flexible Packaging Division. “We
are honored to receive a Silver Award from the FPA, as it underscores
our belief that this innovative new packaging solution is a win-win for
our customers and end consumers.”
About the Flexible Packaging Association
The Flexible Packaging Association has served as the voice of the
flexible packaging industry since 1950. FPA members are manufacturers of
flexible packaging sold to users or distributors for packaging purposes
and material or equipment suppliers to the industry. Flexible packaging
is produced from paper, plastic, film, aluminum foil, or any combination
of those materials, and includes bags, pouches, labels, liners, wraps,
rollstock, and other flexible products.
About Berry Plastics
Berry Plastics Group, Inc. is a leading provider of value-added plastic
consumer packaging and engineered materials delivering high-quality
customized solutions to our customers with annual net sales of $4.6
billion in fiscal 2013. With world headquarters in Evansville, Indiana,
the Company’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange
under the ticker symbol BERY. For additional information, visit the
Company’s website at www.berryplastics.com.
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