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Closed Cell LDPE Plank Foam comes in fire-retardant version.

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May 23, 2011 - To address structural and packaging applications where flame retardancy is important, PolyPlank(TM) Foam is available in FR and FR plus anti-stat grades. Non-abrasive foam provides shock and vibration protection during product transport. Featuring 2.2 lb density, extruded PolyPlank(TM) comes in 2 x 24 x 108 in. size, while laminated PolyPlank(TM) LAM measures 2 x 48 x 108 in. Both can be die-cut, heat-sealed, welded, glued, saw cut, skived, water jet cut, routed, and drilled.

Pregis Corporation

1650 Lake Cook Rd., Suite 400, Deerfield, IL, 60015, USA

Original Press Release

Pregis Offers Fire-retardant and Anti-stat Versions of Its PolyPlank(TM) Plank Foam for Structural, Cushioning Applications

Press release date: May 19, 2011

Deerfield, Ill., - Pregis Corp. is now offering a fire-retardant (with or without anti-stat) version of its PolyPlank(TM) closed-cell low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plank foam. The fire-retardant (FR) option is also available on the company's PolyPlank(TM) LAM laminated engineered foam product.

PolyPlank(TM) has a long-standing reputation as being resilient, non-abrasive and easy-to-fabricate. This LDPE plank foam provides excellent shock and vibration protection during product transport making it ideal for a broad variety of applications.

The FR and FR plus anti-stat grades were developed to address structural and packaging applications where flame retardancy is an important attribute.

The products have met multiple flammability and flame spread requirements including those from the Underwriter's Laboratory, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and Regulations and Federal Aviation Administration.

"The two biggest markets for these products are transportation and the military. The FR, and FR plus anti-stat grades, are ideal for everything from automotive manufacturing to bus and airplane seats. The products also can be used as cushioning to transport anything from weapons to sensitive electronics," explained Tony Smith, general manager, engineered products, Pregis.

Both the extruded PolyPlank(TM) and the laminated PolyPlank(TM) LAM feature a 2.2 lb. density. Standard dimensions for PolyPlank(TM) are 2- x 24- x 108-inches with PolyPlank(TM) LAM at 2- x 48- x 108-inches. Custom thickness of 3-, 4- and 6-inches are also available. The FR plank is ivory colored, while the FR anti-stat version is a blue/gray.

PolyPlank(TM) products are typically converted by fabricators into their final shape. They can be die-cut, heat-sealed, welded, glued, saw cut, skived, water jet cut, routed and drilled to precise specifications. This creates a more secure fit for packaging applications which improves the ability to stabilize and cushion the items in transit. The fabricating options also enable precise dimensions and shapes for structural uses.

About Pregis:
Pregis Corporation is a leading global provider of innovative protective, flexible, and foodservice packaging and hospital supply products. The company offers packaging and product solutions for a wide variety of consumer and industrial market segments including food and foodservice, healthcare, agriculture, automotive, furniture, electronics, construction, fulfillment, catalog and military/aerospace. The specialty-packaging leader currently operates 47 facilities in 18 countries around the world. For more information about Pregis, visit www.pregis.com.

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