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Light Medical Packaging Films help meet sustainability goals.

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Press Release Summary:

November 15, 2012 - Intended for medical-device packaging, Pentamed® light foamed high-impact polystyrene (HIPS) films enable material reduction by reducing package weight while maintaining physical properties comparable to standard materials. Products offer formability and processability compatible with standard thermoforming and form/fill/seal equipment and are sealable to range of lid stocks. Able to be EtO, gamma, and E-beam sterilized, films can be used for trays, containers, clamshells, and liners.

Klockner Pentaplast of America, Inc.

3585 Klockner Rd., Gordonsville, VA, 22942, USA

Original Press Release

Pentamed® Light Medical-Packaging Films Now Available from Klöckner Pentaplast

Press release date: November 1, 2012

Gordonsville, Virginia – Klöckner Pentaplast’s portfolio of sustainable packaging solutions has been extended to include Pentamed® light foamed high-impact polystyrene (HIPS) films. Pentamed® light films provide the opportunity for customers to help meet their sustainability goals for medical-device packaging applications as current FDA medical-packaging regulations prohibit the use of post-consumer recycled (PCR) content.

These films allow for material reduction as they reduce package weight while maintaining physical properties comparable to standard materials. In addition, Pentamed® light films can improve package yield by 5 to 20%; thereby providing cost-saving opportunities.

Pentamed® light films offer excellent formability and processability on standard thermoforming and form/fill/seal equipment. They are sealable to a wide range of lid stocks. Pentamed® light films can be EtO, gamma, and E-beam sterilized and can be used for trays, containers, clamshells, and liners.

“Pentamed® light films were developed to help meet customers’ sustainable packaging goals, while providing cost-saving opportunities,” notes Justin Glass, Klöckner Pentaplast’s food and medical device packaging films business manager for the Americas. “The expansion of our sustainable packaging film range to include these unique films continues to provide our customers with the broadest selection of high-performance films available in the global marketplace today.”

About the Klöckner Pentaplast Group
The Klöckner Pentaplast Group is the world’s leading producer of films for pharmaceutical, medical device, food, electronics, and general-purpose thermoform packaging, as well as printing and specialty applications. Founded in 1965 in Montabaur, Germany, Klöckner Pentaplast has grown from its initial facility to 17 current production operations in 11 countries. The Klöckner Pentaplast Group is wholly owned by the Strategic Value Partners Investor Group.

The company has sales of over Euros1 billion ($1.4 billion) and employs more than 3,000 people committed to serving customers worldwide. For more information, visit our web site at www.kpfilms.com.

Contact for Corporate, The Americas, and Asia:
Nancy E. Ryan
Group Director, Corporate Communications
Klöckner Pentaplast Group
+1.540.832.1427
+1.540.832.1419 Fax
n.ryan@kpfilms.com

Contact in Europe:
Thomas Huenseler
Manager of Communications
Klöckner Pentaplast/Europe
+49.2602.915.315
+49.2602.915.197 Fax
t.huenseler@kpfilms.com

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