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Success Cubed - Huhtamaki Films has Presented Three New Films at INDEX14

Press release date: April 1, 2014

Cloth+, Discreet+, Straight+: Huhtamaki Films' trade fair team has achieved triple success at INDEX14, the world's leading nonwovens exhibition in Geneva. Customers, experts and journalists alike praised not only the film specialist's overall presence, but above all the three new products on show.

"We are very satisfied with how INDEX14 went. The feedback we received from customers was unanimously positive", sums up Dr. Ingrid Sebald, Global Director of Research Development at Huhtamaki Films. The international exhibition crew consisting of 18 people, under the leadership of the Global Hygiene Team, was thus able to accrue over one hundred new contacts, more than 30 of them from Asia and Americas. Sebald: "We are always happy about an international audience. We are especially proud of visits from leading manufacturers in the field of hygiene."

Controlled, soft and quiet
Soft Cloth+, quiet Discreet+ and ripper Straight+: Sebald presented the new trio in total three times at the Huhtamaki Films' booth. They show the development potential and the innovative ability of the company, taking both customer and market requirements into account. Cloth+ is all about the soft feel, Discreet+ is about safety and discretion while opening the packaging, and Straight+ is about being able to open a film in a controlled manner both crosswise and lengthwise. "Simple, light, and yet reliable like a Huhtamaki film: The convenience trend in the packaging industry is continuing. We have not only recognized this, we are implementing these trends within the context of our Collaborate & Innovate initiative", reports the Head of Research & Development. The team also received a greatdeal of praise from Peter Wahsner, Executive Vice President of Huhtamaki Films: "Our international team worked extremely well together."

12,500 visitors attended INDEX14 in Geneva to find out about the newest developments of the nonwovens industry. According to the organizers, this figure amounted to an increase of ten per cent compared to the last trade fair. Around 590 exhibitors from more than 40 countries presented their products on 22,000 square meters of stand space. Sebald: "We are already looking forward to the next INDEX in April 2017, and are excited by the prospect of seeing which new films we will be producing together with our customers by then."

About Huhtamaki Films
Huhtamaki Films is a specialist in the manufacture of films and in the finishing of films, PE-coatedpaper, and other flexible materials. We operate all over the world and have become a leader in our field.

Huhtamaki Films is part of the Finland-based company of Huhtamaki, a global producer of foodstuff packaging.

Our range of activities includes the production and processing of polyolefin films, on the one hand, and the finishing of plastic-coated special papers and other flexible materials, on the other. Production methods comprise blow film extrusion, flat film extrusion, and SOPP production.

We manufacture using the SOPP (simultaneously oriented polypropylene) process. Compared to BOPP (conventional biaxial stretching), the material has the advantage that the strength values and the expansion behavior are, lengthwise and crosswise, virtually identical.

Huhtamaki Films has also developed an extensive array of finishing options, such as silikonizing, embossing, laminating, coating, printing, and combinations of these technologies.

Huhtamaki Films, Inc.
2400 Continental Blvd.
Malvern, PA 19355
Tel.: +1 484 527 2000
Fax.: +1 484 527 2100

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