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Edge Protectors target point-of-purchase applications.

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February 25, 2009 - Manufactured using 100% recycled paperboard, Snap-Right Edge Protectors are intended for PoP and display-ready packaging applications. Units are available with perforations every 3, 6, 9, or 12 in., allowing frame of package to be lowered by snapping off pieces of edge protector as consumer removes products. Products are also available with perforations at precise intervals, allowing user to purchase only one size with perforations at required lengths.

Caraustar Industries, Inc.

5000 Austell-Powder Springs Road Suite 300, Austell, GA, 30106-3227, USA

Original Press Release

Caraustar Introduces Snap-Right: A Unique Perforated Edge Protector for Use with Point-of-Purchase and Display-Ready Packaging

Press release date: February 16, 2009

ATLANTA, Feb. 16 /-- Caraustar Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSAR), a recycled packaging company and one of North America's largest integrated manufacturers of converted recycled paperboard, today announced the introduction of Snap-Right, a new addition to its Protect-A-Board(TM) and Protect-A-Wrap(TM) edge protector product lines. The Snap-Right product, primarily for use with POP (point-of-purchase) or display-ready packaging, has value-added characteristics that include perforation at designated intervals for customer ease-of-use and access to palletized products.

Snap-Right is manufactured in two distinct product types, the first of which is perforated every 3, 6, 9 or 12 inches and allows the "frame" of the package to be lowered by "snapping" off pieces of the edge protector as the consumer removes products. The second Snap-Right option is for customers that use multiple lengths of Protect-A-Board and the perforations are made at precise intervals allowing the user to purchase only one size with perforations at the required lengths.

Caraustar's Protect-A-Board and Protect-A-Wrap product lines are manufactured at five locations in the United States and are stocked at 14 regional warehouses strategically located across the country. These products are manufactured using 100% recycled paperboard and exemplify Caraustar's commitment to preserving the environment.

For more information on Snap-Right or any of Caraustar's Protective Packaging products, please contact Todd Padgett (678-910-0353) or visit the company's website at www.caraustar.com.

Caraustar Industries, Inc. is one of North America's largest integrated manufacturers of 100% recycled paperboard and converted paperboard products. The company is a socially responsible corporation, is committed to environmentally sound practices and is dedicated to providing customers with outstanding value through innovative products and services. Caraustar has developed its leadership position in the industry through diversification and integration from raw materials to finished products. Caraustar serves the four principal recycled boxboard product end-use markets: tubes and cores; folding cartons; gypsum facing paper and specialty paperboard products.

CONTACT: Todd Padgett, National Sales Manager, Protective Products, of Caraustar Industries, Inc, +1-678-910-0353

Web Site: http://www.caraustar.com/

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