New Brochure Explains How EASY-PAC(TM) Sealing Solution Maximizes Uptime


BRIDGEWATER, NJ, January 28, 2008 - A new brochure on the EASY-PAC(TM) Package
Sealing Solution explains how the system virtually eliminates downtime on
packaging lines caused by char, clogged nozzles and nozzle replacements and
provides packaging operations with the lowest cost-in-use adhesive system
available.

The EASY-PAC Package Sealing Solution from National Adhesives has been
designed to eliminate the problems packaging line operators currently
experience with traditional 350° F hot melt adhesives and their application
equipment, which can cause downtime, slow down production and delay delivery
schedules. This significant improvement is accomplished with a 200°F adhesive
that virtually eliminates char, the largest single cause of adhesive
application malfunctions. Char is the substance produced by overheated hot
melt or outside contaminants in the melt unit, which can clog filters, hoses
and nozzles and bring packaging lines to a halt.

According to the brochure, case and carton sealing operations that purchase
the EASY-PAC Package Sealing Solution are provided with application equipment
and a set of replacement parts at no cost - a $10,000 to $12,000 value. The
EASY-PAC Package Sealing Solution includes char-free, 200ºF adhesive, a new
adhesive application system, an integrated auto-fill system, new hoses, guns
and nozzles, a contaminant-free storage bin, and a premium industry warranty.

National Adhesives performs a "technology review" every three years to
ensure that customers are running the proper system for their sealing
requirements and provides 24-hour, seven day-a-week technical support.

The brochure includes standard system specifications, pictures of parts
included with the system and comparison images that show the impact that char
has on application equipment caused by traditional 350° F hot melt adhesives.

For a free copy of "Package Sealing Solutions: Maximum Packaging Line Uptime
at the Lowest Cost in Use," or more information on the EASY-PAC Package
Sealing Solution, contact National Adhesives, 9435 Waterstone Blvd. Suite 200,
Cincinnati, OH 45249. Visit myeasypac.com; call 1-866-266-5565; fax 1-513-
683-5310.

National Adhesives is a unit of National Starch and Chemical Company, which
had worldwide sales of $3.7 billion in 2006. National Adhesives offers hot
melt, liquid emulsion and solvent-borne solution adhesives to customers
worldwide. National Adhesives' products are based on polyurethane, acrylic,
rubber, ethylene vinyl acetate, epoxy, polyvinyl acetate and starch and
dextrin chemistries. National has its headquarters in Bridgewater, NJ, and is
a member of the ICI Group, an Akzo Nobel company.

National Starch and Chemical Company is dedicated to meeting the needs and
expectations of customers without compromising its commitment to
sustainability. National Starch supports sustainability through its continuous
efforts to improve the safety, health and environment of the communities in
which it operates. For detailed information on National Starch's
sustainability program, visit www.nationalstarch.com.

Editorial Contacts:
Dave Manion
908-685-5395
dave.manion@nstarch.com

Martin Torbert
908-685-5185
martin.torbert@nstarch.com

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