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Recyclable Packaging Solution meets fresh market needs.

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June 21, 2013 - Offered in Flexible version for vacuum pack base webs as well as Semi-Rigid and Rigid versions for modified atmosphere base webs, Packpyrus consists of thermoformable, cellulose-based packaging solutions for fresh market. Oxygen barrier makes this product suitable for pre-sliced products such as meat or cheese. Packpyrus Flexible and Rigid also offer optimized life cycle performance and use renewable fibers.

Amcor Rigid Plastics-North America

270 Pickets Line, Newport News, VA, 23603, USA

Original Press Release

Amcor Packpyrus - A Brand New Innovative and Recyclable Pack Solution!

Press release date: June 3, 2013

Today Amcor Flexibles is proud to announce the launch of Packpyrus, a new packaging solution which contributes to Amcor's excellence in sustainability programme and meets consumers expectations.

Today Amcor Flexibles is proud to announce the launch of Packpyrus, a new packaging solution which contributes to Amcor's excellence in sustainability programme and meets consumers expectations. As a global packaging leader, Amcor believes in responsible packaging and is committed to reducing environmental impacts of all our operations and throughout our products' total life cycles.

Amcor Packpyrus is a thermoformable cellulose-based packaging solution for the fresh market. Thanks to its oxygen barrier it is particularly suitable for pre-sliced products like meat or cheese.

For our customer's convenience, Amcor is providing Packpyrus in three versions, i.e. Packpyrus Flexible for vacuum pack base webs, as well as Packpyrus Semi-Rigid and Packpyrus Rigid for modified atmosphere base webs.

The Packpyrus Flexible and Packpyrus Rigid solutions set themselves apart from the traditional cPA 80 / PE 100 and APET / PE-EVOH-PE 300 / 50 solutions by offering significant improvement in life cycle performance. Thanks to their lightness, use of renewable fibres and optimised manufacturing processes they offer an impressive reduction in the cradle-to-gate carbon footprint of about 70% and 60%, respectively.

Furthermore the CEREC* (French Committee for the Evaluation of Recyclability of Paper and Cardboard Packaging) recently published on its website a favourable technical assessment for two of the Amcor Packpyrus formats. As such, packaging made from these Amcor Packpyrus materials is allowed to feature the 'Info Tri Point Vert' (Waste sorting Green Dot) pictogram, which was created by Eco Emballages to help encourage consumers to correctly sort their household waste for recycling.

In addition to its environmental credentials, Amcor Packpyrus is also creating particular interest in the packaging world due to its 'Kraft paper' natural look and feel which brings enhanced product differentiation on shelf.

Amcor Flexibles manufactures Packpyrus in a plant with ISO 14001 certification. Also Amcor is a member of SEDEX (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange) and AIM-PROGRESS (Programme for Responsible Sourcing).

*Cerec: Comit? d'Evaluation de la Recyclabilit? des Emballages papier-Carton, France www.cerec-emballages.fr
http://www.cerec-emballages.fr/opencms/sites/fr/rubrique_lesavis/liste_des_avis.html

About Amcor Flexibles Europe & Americas

With 68 plants in 21 countries, Amcor Flexibles Europe & Americas, a division of Amcor, is a market leader and the world's largest supplier of flexible packaging. We deliver innovative packaging solutions and provide enhanced quality products for the food, beverage, pharma, personal care, medical and industrial markets. Its award winning approach towards sustainability makes Amcor Flexibles Europe & Americas the preferred partner for customers looking for responsible packaging solutions. For more information visit www.amcor.com

About Amcor

Amcor Limited is a global leader in responsible packaging solutions, employing more than 30,000 people worldwide, operating in 40 countries across 300 sites. Amcor supplies a broad range of plastic (rigid and flexible), fibre, metal and glass packaging solutions to enhance the products consumers use in everyday life. Amcor also provides packaging-related services that help customers succeed through collaboration and innovation driven by art and science. Amcor is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia and is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. For more information visit www.amcor.com

Philippe Scherrer
Marketing Director
Amcor Flexibles Europe & Americas,
Fresh, LED, Dairy & Capsules
Tel: + 46 70 299 32 56
Email: philippe.scherrer@amcor.com

Karen Quirchove
Communication Manager
Amcor Flexibles Europe & Americas,
Fresh, LED, Dairy & Capsules
Tel: +33 6 07 11 22 86
Email: karen.quirchove@amcor.com

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