Air Cushioning contains 25% pre-consumer recycled content.

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Astro-Bubble® Renew(TM) is available in coex (low-density polyethylene/nylon) and monolayer (linear-low density polyethylene) options with bubble sizes consisting of very small, small, medium, and large and 1/8 to ½ in. bubble dia range. Lightweight product is suited for cushioning, surface protection, and void-fill applications in wide range of industries such as aerospace, agriculture, electronics, medical, military, government, pharmaceuticals, and transportation.

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Pregis Intros Astro-Bubble® Renew(TM), Economy Air Cushioning with 25% Recycled Content

Deerfield, Ill., August 6, 2008-Pregis Corp. is launching Astro-Bubble® Renew(TM), an economy air cushioning grade that contains 25% pre-consumer recycled content. The product is an ideal alternative for economy bubble users who want environmental benefits coupled with a less volatile pricing structure.

"At Pregis, we are committed to engineering protective cushioning products for a broad range of applications. This new bubble helps customers mitigate price pressures that stem from today's raw material environment," says Josephine Lee, marketing director, Pregis Protective Packaging North America.

Because 25% regrind is used, the decreased dependence on 100% virgin resin smooths out spikes in cost which translates into more consistent pricing for Pregis customers. Renew also contributes to the conservation of petroleum-derived raw materials.

"This is an environmentally-responsible product which incorporates waste material that would otherwise be diverted into the waste stream," Lee says. "Astro-Bubble® Renew(TM) is the latest addition to the Pregis "green" family of products whose purpose is to address the growing need for sustainable packaging alternatives."

Due to the percentage and type of regrind being used, Astro-Bubble® Renew(TM) typically will have subtle color tones depending on which colorants are part of each specific batch. (Most frequently, the grade will have a silvery tone, but other subtle shades may also occur.)

Astro-Bubble® Renew(TM) is available in coex (low-density polyethylene/nylon) and monolayer (linear-low density polyethylene) options with bubble sizes consisting of very small, small, medium and large. Bubble diameters range from 1/8- to ½-inch.

Its lightweight characteristics make it an ideal cushioning, surface protection and void-fill option which helps minimize weight during finished goods delivery. In turn, this helps lower fuel consumption and carbon emissions throughout the supply chain.

Market segments targeted by the product line include: aerospace, agriculture/produce, automotive, doors/building material, electronics/appliances, food, fulfillment/mail order, furniture, glass/china, industrial equipment/supplies, jewelry, medical, military/government, moving and storage, pharmaceuticals, publishing, retail and transportation.

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

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